Montevallo, Alabama

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Montevallo is a city in Shelby County, Alabama, United States. A college town, it is the home of the University of Montevallo, a public liberal arts university with around 3000 students. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city of Montevallo is 4,825.



Montevallo is located at 33°6′18″N 86°51′46″W / 33.105°N 86.86278°W / 33.105; -86.86278 (33.104927, -86.862817)[1]. A plaque on Reynolds Cemetery Road, just off highway 25, in the eastern corner of the town, marks the geographic center of the state of Alabama. Middle Street, formerly known as Main Street, had its name changed in 1899 for this reason, upon the completion of a new state survey.[2]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.7 square miles (19.7 km²), of which, 7.6 square miles (19.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.66%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,825 people, 1,711 households, and 946 families residing in the city. The population density was 638.5 people per square mile (246.4/km²). There were 1,897 housing units at an average density of 251.0/sq mi (96.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 72.54% White, 25.89% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 1.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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