Fyffe, Alabama

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Fyffe is a town in DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 971. Fyffe is located on top of Sand Mountain.

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Geography

Fyffe is located at 34°26′49″N 85°54′24″W / 34.446899°N 85.906590°W / 34.446899; -85.906590.[1]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of 2000, there are 971 people, 411 households, and 286 families residing in the town. The population density is 85.2/km² (220.5/mi²). There are 458 housing units at an average density of 40.2 persons/km² (104.0 persons/mi²). The racial make-up of the town is 94.03% White, 0.93% African American, 1.24% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.13% from other races, and 2.37% from two or more races. 1.85% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 411 households out of which 30.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% are married couples living together, 11.4% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 30.2% are non-families. 28.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 2.84.

In the town the population is spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $30,298, and the median income for a family is $31,908. Males have a median income of $30,385 versus $18,636 for females. The per capita income for the town is $13,713. 21.6% of the population and 13.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 33.6% are under the age of 18 and 19.9% are 65 or older.

The town of Fyffe was the location of UFO sightings on Friday and Saturday, February 11–12, 1989. Over fifty people in the town of less than two thousand called the Fyffe Police Departmentto report sightings on two separate occasions. This was later made fun of by late comedian Bill Hicks on his album "Dangerous", released in 1990.

Fyffe is home to the annual UFO (Unforgettable Family Outing) Festival which is held every August and features hot air balloon rides available to the public as well as musical entertainment and outdoor games.

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