Headland, Alabama

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Headland is a city in Henry County, Alabama, United States. It is part of the Dothan, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. At the 2000 census the population was 3,523. The city is one of the fastest growing in Alabama, and the fastest growing in Southern Alabama.[citation needed] Ray Marler is the current mayor.



Headland is located at 31°21′12″N 85°20′23″W / 31.35333°N 85.33972°W / 31.35333; -85.33972 (31.353410, -85.339793)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.0 square miles (41.5 km²), of which, 16.0 square miles (41.5 km²) of it is land and 0.06% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,523 people, 1,423 households, and 1,027 families residing in the city. The population density was 219.7 people per square mile (84.9/km²). There were 1,516 housing units at an average density of 94.6/sq mi (36.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 67.53% White, 31.28% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 0.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. As of the 2006 census estimate, Headland's population was 5,271 people or an increase of 50% since 2000.[citation needed]

There were 1,423 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.94.

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