Lowndesboro, Alabama

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Lowndesboro is a town in Lowndes County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 140. It is part of the Montgomery Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo was slain here while driving to Selma after the Selma-to-Montgomery march, March 26, 1965.


Lowndesboro is located at 32°16′23″N 86°36′36″W / 32.27306°N 86.61°W / 32.27306; -86.61 (32.273118, -86.609915)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 140 people, 58 households, and 40 families residing in the town. The population density was 176.0 people per square mile (67.6/km²). There were 62 housing units at an average density of 77.9/sq mi (29.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 71.43% White, 25.00% Black or African American, 1.43% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. 3.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 58 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 23.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

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