Uniontown, Alabama

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Uniontown is a city in Perry County, Alabama in the United States of America. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 1,636. The current mayor is Jamaal O. Hunter.

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History

Uniontown was first settled in 1818 by the Wood family and was originally known as Woodville. The name was later changed to Uniontown, after this name was suggested by Philip Weaver. He was a local planter, originally from Uniontown, Maryland.[1] Uniontown has four sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Fairhope Plantation, Pitts' Folly, the Uniontown Historic District, and Westwood.

Geography

Uniontown is located at 32°26′56″N 87°30′44″W / 32.44889°N 87.51222°W / 32.44889; -87.51222 (32.448984, -87.512287)[2].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,636 people, 617 households, and 433 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,224.9 people per square mile (471.4/km²). There were 743 housing units at an average density of 556.3/sq mi (214.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.20% Black or African American and 11.80% White. 1.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 617 households out of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.1% were married couples living together, 40.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.27.

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