New Site, Alabama

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New Site is a town in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 848. It is part of the Alexander City Micropolitan Statistical Area.



New Site is located at 33°1′49″N 85°47′12″W / 33.03028°N 85.78667°W / 33.03028; -85.78667 (33.030281, -85.786721)[1]. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 9.8 square miles (25.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 848 people, 339 households, and 240 families residing in the town. The population density was 86.8 people per square mile (33.5/km²). There were 376 housing units at an average density of 38.5/sq mi (14.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.27% White, 9.79% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.24% from other races, and 0.12% from two or more races. 0.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 339 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,167, and the median income for a family was $37,396. Males had a median income of $25,977 versus $20,109 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,113. About 13.3% of families and 17.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.7% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over.

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