Oneonta, Alabama

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Oneonta is a city in Blount County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 5,576.[1] The city is the county seat of Blount County. Oneonta is home to the Covered Bridge Festival.[2]

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History

Oneonta became the county seat in 1889 when it was moved from Blountsville.[3]

During World War II, a small POW camp was operated outside of Oneonta.[4]

Geography

Oneonta is located at 33°56'32.291" North, 86°28'43.586" West (33.942303, -86.478774).[5]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.4 square miles (40 km2) of which 15.3 square miles (40 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.52%) is water.[6]

Demographics

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 5,576 people, 2,177 households, and 1,419 families residing in the city.[1] The population density was 363.4 inhabitants per square mile (140.3 /km2). There were 2,373 housing units at an average density of 154.7 per square mile (59.7 /km2).[1] The racial makeup of the city was 85.87% White, 7.41% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 4.45% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. 13.24% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[1]

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