Parrish, Alabama

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Parrish is a town in Walker County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 1,268.

A long-track EF3 tornado struck Parrish on April 24, 2010. The rotation later crossed into Cordova, and Empire, a town northeast of Sumiton on Highway 78. It expired after reaching Interstate 65 near Highway 160 southwest of Hayden.



Parrish is located at 33°43′57″N 87°16′45″W / 33.7325°N 87.27917°W / 33.7325; -87.27917 (33.732477, -87.279291)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,268 people, 506 households, and 358 families residing in the town. The population density was 605.2 people per square mile (233.1/km²). There were 587 housing units at an average density of 280.2/sq mi (107.9/km²). The racial makeup of Parrish is 72.63% White, 25.32% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.63% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 506 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

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