Lockhart, Alabama

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Lockhart is a town in Covington County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 548.



Lockhart is located at 31°0′41″N 86°21′2″W / 31.01139°N 86.35056°W / 31.01139; -86.35056 (31.011435, -86.350652)[1]. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (3.54%) is water.


Lockhart came into being about 1900 when the Jackson Lumber Company mill was constructed there. In 1912, the mill employed around a thousand workers and ran 24/7. At that time Lockhart was the largest lumber mill in the United States. Flooring for the famous Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City came from Lockhart.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 548 people, 229 households, and 147 families residing in the town. The population density was 504.1 people per square mile (194.1/km²). There were 264 housing units at an average density of 242.9/sq mi (93.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 74.82% White, 23.91% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.36% Pacific Islander, and 0.55% from two or more races. 2.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 229 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town the population was 25.4% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males. The median income for a household in the town was $23,281, and the median income for a family was $29,688. Males had a median income of $20,625 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,338. About 17.5% of families and 25.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.4% of those under age 18 and 22.5% of those age 65 or over.

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