St. Florian, Alabama

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St. Florian is a town in Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States. It is part of the Florence - Muscle Shoals Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals". As of the 2000 census, the population of the town is 335.



St. Florian is located at 34°52′22″N 87°37′30″W / 34.87278°N 87.625°W / 34.87278; -87.625 (34.872753, -87.625117)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.7 km²), all of it land.

St. Florian was settled by Roman Catholic German immigrants who fled Germany during the Kulturkampf persecutions of Catholics. The city was apparently named after Florian Rasch. However historians believe the city was named after the patron saint of Firefighters, Saint Florian.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 335 people, 129 households, and 103 families residing in the town. The population density was 112.3 people per square mile (43.4/km²). There were 140 housing units at an average density of 46.9/sq mi (18.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.81% White, 0.60% Black or African American and 0.60% Asian.

There were 129 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.9% were married couples living together, 2.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $46,250, and the median income for a family was $48,125. Males had a median income of $36,364 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,522. About 9.2% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

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