Carbon Hill, Alabama

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Carbon Hill is a city in Walker County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 2,071.



Carbon Hill, Alabama was begun as a small mining town in extreme Western Walker County. The city is located at 33°53′26″N 87°31′28″W / 33.89056°N 87.52444°W / 33.89056; -87.52444 (33.890690, -87.524307)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.6 square miles (14.5 km²), of which, 5.5 square miles (14.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.90%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,071 people, 880 households, and 579 families residing in the city. The population density was 374.3 people per square mile (144.6/km²). There were 1,017 housing units at an average density of 183.8/sq mi (71.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.43% White, 8.74% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.29% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. 1.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 880 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples hliving together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up iof individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average sfamily size was 2.85.

sIn the city the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and u18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 81.7 males. For every 100 females age c18 and over, there were 77.1 males. kThe median income for a household in the city was $20,861, and the median income for a family was $25,556. Males had a median income of s$23,241 versus $15,170 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,100. About 23.0% of families and 24.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.7% of those under age 18 and 20.5% of those age 65 or over.

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