Rainsville, Alabama

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Rainsville is a city in DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 4,499. Rainsville is located on top of Sand Mountain.

Rainsville was incorporated in October 1956.



Rainsville is located at 34°29′32″N 85°50′43″W / 34.49222°N 85.84528°W / 34.49222; -85.84528 (34.492258, -85.845316)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.9 square miles (51.5 km²), of which, 19.9 square miles (51.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.10%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,499 people, 1,880 households, and 1,336 families residing in the city. The population density was 226.5 people per square mile (87.5/km²). There were 2,016 housing units at an average density of 101.5/sq mi (39.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.11% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.09% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 2.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,880 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 89.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.6 males.

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