Collinsville, Alabama

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Collinsville is a town in Cherokee and DeKalb Counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2000 census, the population is 1,644. The town is a part of the 'Gadsden, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area'



Collinsville is located at 34°15'55.555" North, 85°51'41.483" West (34.265432, -85.861523)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km²), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,644 people, 565 households, and 367 families residing in the town. The population density was 465.8 people per square mile (179.8/km²). There were 629 housing units at an average density of 178.2/sq mi (68.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 63.32% White, 16.18% Black or African American, 1.52% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 13.99% from other races, and 4.14% from two or more races. 23.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 565 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.4% were married couples living together, 18.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,964, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $20,114 versus $16,635 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,042. About 22.2% of families and 25.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under age 18 and 27.0% of those age 65 or over.


Collinsville Elementary (K-6) and Collinsville High (7-12), home of the Panthers which play football, serve Collinsville. The schools are members of the DeKalb County School System.

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