Smoke Rise, Alabama

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Smoke Rise is a census-designated place (CDP) in Blount County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 1,750.

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History

Smoke Rise lies east of Interstate 65 in western Blount County, with most homes sitting atop Bryant Mountain or in the valley below. The community began in the late 1960s as a large planned residential subdivision. Smoke Rise originally was slated to include its own community school, but those plans never came to fruition; today, children there attend public schools in nearby Hayden.

Residents founded the Smoke Rise Homeowners Association in the mid-1990s, but the community remains unincorporated despite occasional discussion of an incorporation vote. Few businesses are in Smoke Rise's immediate vicinity, but many observers expect the impending construction of a new sewer system in western Blount County to fuel commercial growth.

Geography

Smoke Rise is located at 33°52'26.666" North, 86°49'33.643" West (33.874074, -86.826012)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.4 square miles (16.7 km²), of which, 6.4 square miles (16.7 km²) of it is land and 0.16% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,750 people, 643 households, and 533 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 271.9 people per square mile (104.9/km²). There were 665 housing units at an average density of 103.3/sq mi (39.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.51% White, 0.46% Native American, 0.06% Asian, and 0.97% from two or more races. 0.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 643 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.1% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.1% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $56,295, and the median income for a family was $57,917. Males had a median income of $33,155 versus $26,419 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,245. About 2.7% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.

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