Napier Field, Alabama

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Napier Field is a town in Dale County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 404. It is part of the EnterpriseOzark Micropolitan Statistical Area. The town was originally constructed as a military air base during the Second World War, and its airport currently serves as the municipal airport for Dothan, Alabama. While the airport itself lies within Dothan's city limits, the adjacent housing units and other buildings constitute the incorporated town of Napier Field.


Napier Field is located at 31°18′55″N 85°27′16″W / 31.31528°N 85.45444°W / 31.31528; -85.45444 (31.315265, -85.454340)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 404 people, 183 households, and 109 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,520.7 people per square mile (577.7/km²). There were 234 housing units at an average density of 880.8/sq mi (334.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 85.40% White, 11.39% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.74% from other races, and 2.23% from two or more races. 2.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 183 households out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.9% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,868, and the median income for a family was $45,179. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,769. About 6.2% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.

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