Moulton, Alabama

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Moulton is a city in Lawrence County, Alabama, and is included in the Decatur Metropolitan Area, as well as the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 3,260. The city is the county seat of Lawrence County.



Moulton is located at 34°28′56″N 87°17′8″W / 34.48222°N 87.28556°W / 34.48222; -87.28556 (34.482307, -87.285621)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,260 people, 1,384 households, and 863 families residing in the city. The population density was 552.1 people per square mile (213.3/km²). There were 1,486 housing units at an average density of 251.7/sq mi (97.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.82% White, 15.00% Black or African American, 2.76% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. 0.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,384 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 81.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,591, and the median income for a family was $35,195. Males had a median income of $30,964 versus $27,339 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,638. About 12.6% of families and 17.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.8% of those under age 18 and 31.4% of those age 65 or over.

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