Luverne, Alabama

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Luverne is a city in Crenshaw County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 2,635.[1] The city is the county seat of Crenshaw County.

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History

The town of Luverne was founded in 1889 in the central part of Crenshaw County with the intention of becoming the terminus of the Montgomery and Florida Railroad Company. The new station was a success and Luverne grew. In 1893, the citizens of Crenshaw County voted to move the county seat from Rutledge to the more populous Luverne.[2]

Geography

Luverne is located at 31°42′52″N 86°15′48″W / 31.714427°N 86.263323°W / 31.714427; -86.263323.[3]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.4 square miles (32 km2) of which 12.4 square miles (32 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.24%) is water.[4]

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 2,635 people, 1,107 households, and 710 families residing in the city.[1] The population density was 212.7 inhabitants per square mile (82.1 /km2). There were 1,249 housing units at an average density of 100.8 per square mile (38.9 /km2).[4] The racial makeup of the city was 70.25% White, 28.43% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 0.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[1]

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