Triana, Alabama

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Triana (pronounced /traɪˈænə/, locally [tʃɹaːˈɛnə]) is a town located on the southern county line of Madison County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the population of the town is 458.


Triana is located at 34°35′15″N 86°44′11″W / 34.5875°N 86.73639°W / 34.5875; -86.73639 (34.587456, -86.736251)[2].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 458 people, 162 households, and 116 families residing in the town. The population density was 360.4 people per square mile (139.2/km²). There were 176 housing units at an average density of 138.5/sq mi (53.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 11.35% White, 86.46% Black or African American, 1.09% Native American, 0.44% Asian, and 0.66% from two or more races. 0.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 162 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.2% were married couples living together, 34.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.44.

In the town the population was spread out with 33.0% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $30,750. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $16,538 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,012. About 27.3% of families and 27.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.6% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

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