Maytown, Alabama

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Maytown is a town in Jefferson, Alabama, United States. It is part of the Birmingham–Hoover–Cullman Combined Statistical Area. At the 2000 census the population was 435. This area was damaged by an F5 tornado on April 8, 1998.


Maytown is located at 33°33′13″N 86°59′40″W / 33.55361°N 86.99444°W / 33.55361; -86.99444 (33.553498, -86.994471)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 435 people, 161 households, and 129 families residing in the town. The population density was 158.8 people per square mile (61.3/km²). There were 176 housing units at an average density of 64.3/sq mi (24.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.31% White, 19.08% Black or African American, 0.69% Native American, 0.23% Asian, and 0.69% from two or more races.

There were 161 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.2% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.3% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $42,083, and the median income for a family was $44,038. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $22,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,125. About 7.9% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.1% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 33°33′13″N 86°59′40″W / 33.553498°N 86.994471°W / 33.553498; -86.994471

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