Smiths Station, Alabama

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Smiths Station is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. It is a part of the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is also known by locals as Smiths, although the official name is Smiths Station. According to the local legend, a postmaster around 1960 grew tired of writing Smiths Station, so he took it upon himself to drop "Station" from the name of the community. Smiths Station was officially incorporated in June 2001, and is as of 2004 Alabama's second newest city next to Center Point. At the time of the 2000 census, it was still a census-designated place (CDP), and its population was 21,756. Smiths Station is a bedroom community of Columbus, Georgia and Phenix City, Alabama. Smiths Station High School has an enrollment of 1,800+ students and is the 11th largest high school in the state.

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Geography

Smiths is located at 32°32′21″N 85°05′55″W / 32.539259°N 85.098703°W / 32.539259; -85.098703.[1]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 71.9 square miles (186.2 km²), of which, 71.2 square miles (184.3 km²) of it was land and 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²) of it (1.00%) was water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 21,756 people, 7,806 households, and 6,252 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 305.7 people per square mile (118.0/km²). There were 8,437 housing units at an average density of 118.6/sq mi (45.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.79% White, 12.67% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.74% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 2.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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