Clayhatchee, Alabama

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Clayhatchee is a town in Dale County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 501. It is part of the EnterpriseOzark Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Clayhatchee is located at 31°14′16″N 85°42′46″W / 31.23778°N 85.71278°W / 31.23778; -85.71278 (31.237743, -85.712679)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 501 people, 222 households, and 152 families residing in the town. The population density was 183.9 people per square mile (71.1/km²). There were 267 housing units at an average density of 98.0/sq mi (37.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.42% White, 4.19% Black or African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. 1.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 222 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,156, and the median income for a family was $34,821. Males had a median income of $26,354 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,959. About 15.6% of families and 20.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.2% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.

Swimming in the Choctahatchee River has always been a popular activity in Clayhatchee. Two most hated families in Clayhatchee are the Sconyers and the Hulls.


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