Orrville, Alabama

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Orrville is a town in Dallas County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 230.

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Geography

Orrville is located at 32°18′20″N 87°14′43″W / 32.30556°N 87.24528°W / 32.30556; -87.24528 (32.305584, -87.245378)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 230 people, 105 households, and 59 families residing in the town. The population density was 222.5 people per square mile (86.2/km²). There were 118 housing units at an average density of 114.2/sq mi (44.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 51.30% White, 48.26% Black or African American, and 0.43% from two or more races. 0.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 105 households out of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.9% were non-families. 41.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.0% 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 3.03.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,571, and the median income for a family was $31,719. Males had a median income of $29,583 versus $30,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,418. About 9.9% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 22.2% of those sixty five or over.

Industry

At the height of the expansion of the recreational boating industry, Orrville was home to Baker-Jewell Inc., a small manufacturing company which produced small fiberglass boats for the recreational market. These boats featured iconic styling of the late 1950s era including automotive-type tailfins and seating.[3]

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