Fort Deposit, Alabama

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Fort Deposit is a town in Lowndes County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 1,270. It is part of the Montgomery Metropolitan Statistical Area.

This town is named after a fort that was built under the order of Gen. Andrew Jackson. This was a supply fort that was built to serve the soldiers during the Creek Indian War. There is an annual arts and crafts fair called Calico Fort on the second weekend of April every year.



Fort Deposit is located at 31°59′16″N 86°34′16″W / 31.98778°N 86.57111°W / 31.98778; -86.57111 (31.987872, -86.571249)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.6 square miles (14.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,270 people, 489 households, and 349 families residing in the town. The population density was 225.1 people per square mile (86.9/km²). There were 569 housing units at an average density of 100.9/sq mi (39.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 68.19% Black or African American, 31.50% White and 0.31% from two or more races. 0.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 489 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.3% were married couples living together, 27.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 86.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,433, and the median income for a family was $24,250. Males had a median income of $27,391 versus $20,882 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,584. About 29.8% of families and 35.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.8% of those under age 18 and 34.2% of those age 65 or over.

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