Section, Alabama

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Section is a township in Jackson County, Alabama, United States and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the population of the township is 769. Section is located on top of Sand Mountain. It is also home to the Section Dairy Bar.



Section is located at 34°34′41″N 85°59′17″W / 34.57806°N 85.98806°W / 34.57806; -85.98806 (34.578155, -85.988114)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 4.6 square miles (11.9 km²), all of it land. Section sits atop Sand Mountain, overlooking the Tennessee River.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 769 people, 321 households, and 228 families residing in the township. The population density was 167.9 people per square mile (64.8/km²). There were 352 housing units at an average density of 76.8/sq mi (29.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.89% White, 0.78% Black or African American, 2.34% Native American, 0.13% from other races, and 2.86% from two or more races. 0.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 321 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 30.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 84.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,500, and the median income for a family was $37,115. Males had a median income of $29,205 versus $20,781 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,036. About 15.0% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.5% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.

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