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Hodges is a town in Franklin County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 288.[3] Hodges was laid out in 1902.[4] It was incorporated in 1913.

Hodges, Alabama
Town Hall
Town Hall
Location of Hodges in Franklin County, Alabama.
Location of Hodges in Franklin County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 34°19′49″N 87°55′39″W / 34.33028°N 87.92750°W / 34.33028; -87.92750
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyFranklin
Area
 • Total4.13 sq mi (10.71 km2)
 • Land4.13 sq mi (10.69 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
863 ft (263 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total288
 • Estimate 
(2018)[2]
281
 • Density68.09/sq mi (26.29/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35571
Area code(s)205
FIPS code01-35200
GNIS feature ID0120172
Websitehodgesal.com

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HistoryEdit

A community known as "Reid Brake" was established at what is now Hodges in the 1880s. The current town was established in 1907 as a stop along the Illinois Central Railroad and named for a prominent local family. The town incorporated in 1913, and reincorporated in 1919.[5]

GeographyEdit

Hodges is located in southern Franklin County at 34°19′49″N 87°55′39″W / 34.33028°N 87.92750°W / 34.33028; -87.92750 (34.330242, -87.927394).[6] The southern border of the town follows the Marion County line. Alabama State Route 172 passes through the town, leading northwest 9 miles (14 km) to Vina and southeast 7 miles (11 km) to Hackleburg. Alabama State Route 187 leads northeast from the center of Hodges 13 miles (21 km) to Belgreen.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.7 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.15%, is water.[3] The town sits on the Tennessee Valley Divide, with the east side draining to Bear Creek, a north-flowing tributary of the Tennessee River, and the west side draining via Skirum Branch to Bull Mountain Creek, a west-flowing tributary of the Tombigbee River. 2 miles (3 km) north of Hodges is Rock Bridge Canyon Park, on bluffs overlooking Bear Creek.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1920279
1930247−11.5%
19402605.3%
1950220−15.4%
1960194−11.8%
19702076.7%
198025020.8%
19902728.8%
2000261−4.0%
201028810.3%
Est. 2018281[2]−2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 261 people, 98 households, and 78 families residing in the town. The population density was 84.2 people per square mile (32.5/km²). There were 118 housing units at an average density of 38.1 per square mile (14.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 98 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $38,333. Males had a median income of $35,625 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,239. About 14.0% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 18.2% of those sixty five or over.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Hodges town, Alabama". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  4. ^ "Towns, communities make region sparkle". Times Daily. Aug 2, 1998. p. 7. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  5. ^ James P. Kaetz, "Hodges," Encyclopedia of Alabama, 12 June 2017.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Archived from the original on May 22, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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