Union Springs, Alabama

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Union Springs is a town in Bullock County, Alabama, United States.[1] The population was 3,670 at the 2000 census.[2]

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History

The area that became Union Springs was first settled by white men after the Creek Indian removal of the 1830s. Twenty-seven springs watered the land, giving rise to the name of Union Springs. The city was incorporated on January 13, 1844. When Bullock County was formed in 1866, voters selected Union Springs as the county seat.[3]

Geography

Union Springs is located at 32°8'24.407" North, 85°42'46.094" West (32.140113, -85.712804)[4].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.9 square miles (18 km2).[5]

Demographics

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 3,670 people, 1,393 households, and 909 families residing in the city.[2] The population density was 535.2 inhabitants per square mile (206.6 /km2). There were 1,617 housing units at an average density of 235.8 per square mile (91.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 74.41% Black or African American, 22.81% White, 0.33% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.84% of the population.[2]

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