Creola, Alabama

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Creola is a city[1] in Mobile County, Alabama, United States. The population was 2,002 at the 2000 census, at which time it was still a town. It is included in the Mobile metropolitan statistical area.



Creola is located at 30°53′44″N 88°0′53″W / 30.89556°N 88.01472°W / 30.89556; -88.01472 (30.895465, -88.014760)[2].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town had a total area of 15.5 square miles (40.1 km²), of which, 14.6 square miles (37.8 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²) of it (5.62%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,002 people, 718 households, and 567 families residing in the town. The population density was 137.1 people per square mile (52.9/km²). There were 796 housing units at an average density of 54.5/sq mi (21.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 86.36% White, 9.89% Black or African American, 1.45% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 1.85% from two or more races. 0.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 718 households out of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,517, and the median income for a family was $38,942. Males had a median income of $35,658 versus $19,911 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,956. About 14.3% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.5% of those under age 18 and 19.9% of those age 65 or over.

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