Hueytown, Alabama

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Hueytown is a city in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 15,364.

It was the home of the legendary NASCAR Alabama Gang. It also made international headlines in 1992 with the unexplained "Hueytown Hum", a mysterious noise believed to be related to large ventilation fans for an underground coal mine in the area.

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Geography

This city is located at 33°26′16″N 86°59′51″W / 33.43778°N 86.9975°W / 33.43778; -86.9975 (33.437709, -86.997579).[1]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.6 square miles (30.1 km²), of which, 11.6 square miles (30.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.17%) is water.

It is considered a suburb of the Birmingham–Hoover Metropolitan Area.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 15,364 people, 6,155 households, and 4,517 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,323.7 people per square mile (510.9/km²). There were 6,519 housing units at an average density of 561.7/sq mi (216.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 83.81% White, 15.49% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. 0.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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