Hackleburg, Alabama

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Hackleburg is a town in Marion County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 1,527. It is also the hometown of country music singer Sonny James. James had numerous country and cross over pop hits starting in the 1950s though the 1970s. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.



Hackleburg is located at 34°16′17″N 87°49′51″W / 34.27139°N 87.83083°W / 34.27139; -87.83083 (34.271460, -87.830826)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.3 square miles (39.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,527 people, 657 households, and 444 families residing in the town. The population density was 99.7 people per square mile (38.5/km²). There were 737 housing units at an average density of 48.1/sq mi (18.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.21% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 657 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,075, and the median income for a family was $30,938. Males had a median income of $26,542 versus $20,739 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,239. About 10.8% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under age 18 and 25.8% of those age 65 or over.

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