Guin, Alabama

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Guin is a city in Marion County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 2,389. On July 13, 2010 the citizens of Guin voted to become the first city in Marion County since prohibiton to allow the sale of alcohol.

On April 3, 1974, Guin was devastated by an F5 tornado during the Super Outbreak, the largest tornado outbreak on record. The death toll in Guin was 30, which, at the time, was 11% of the population.



Guin is located at 33°58′23″N 87°55′0″W / 33.97306°N 87.916667°W / 33.97306; -87.916667 (33.973135, -87.916711)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.5 square miles (32.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,389 people, 1,027 households, and 666 families residing in the city. The population density was 191.5 people per square mile (74.0/km²). There were 1,168 housing units at an average density of 93.6/sq mi (36.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.69% White, 11.85% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,027 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% 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 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.9 males.

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