Woodville, Alabama

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Woodville is a town in Jackson 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 761.

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History

Woodville was settled about 1815 by Henry Derrick[1] and is the oldest town in Jackson County.[2] It was named for early residents Richard and Annie Wood. Woodville became the seat of Decatur County, Alabama in December 1821, but was attached to Jackson County when Decatur County was abolished the following year. The surrounding area was the site of considerable guerrilla warfare during the American Civil War.

Geography

Woodville is located at 34°37′36″N 86°16′29″W / 34.62667°N 86.27472°W / 34.62667; -86.27472 (34.626775, -86.274832)[3].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.7 square miles (17.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 761 people, 301 households, and 232 families residing in the town. The population density was 113.7 people per square mile (43.9/km²). There were 322 housing units at an average density of 48.1/sq mi (18.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.98% White, 1.71% Native American, 0.13% Asian, and 1.18% from two or more races. 0.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 301 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.

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