Priceville, Alabama

Coordinates: 34°31′16″N 86°52′47″W / 34.52111°N 86.87972°W / 34.52111; -86.87972
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Priceville, Alabama
FIPS code
01-62472
GNIS feature ID2407160[2]
Websitecityofpriceville.com

Priceville is the third largest municipality in

Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. The 2020 census counted a population of 3,513,[3]
up from 2,658 in 2010.

Priceville was incorporated in 1975.[4]

History

Priceville was settled in the 1820s and is named for the Price family, who played prominent roles in its early history. The community remained sparsely populated until the 1950s, when the construction of Interstate 65 brought rapid economic expansion.[5]

Geography

Priceville is located in northern Morgan County at 34°31′16″N 86°52′47″W / 34.52111°N 86.87972°W / 34.52111; -86.87972 (34.521001, -86.879678).[6] It is bordered to the west by Decatur, the county seat. State Route 67 runs through the town center, leading northwest 9 miles (14 km) to the center of Decatur and southeast 6 miles (10 km) to Somerville. Interstate 65 passes through the western portion of Priceville, connecting the town with Cullman 26 miles (42 km) to the south and Athens 19 miles (31 km) to the north. The Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge is situated between Priceville and Decatur. The Tennessee River (Wheeler Lake) passes just north of Priceville.

According to the

U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15 km2), of which 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2), or 0.52%, are water.[1]
Ginhouse Branch runs through the center of town, flowing north to the Tennessee River.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1980966
19901,32337.0%
20001,63123.3%
20102,65863.0%
20203,51332.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[8]

2020 census

Priceville racial composition[9]
Race Num. Perc.
White
(non-Hispanic)
3,055 86.99%
Black or African American
(non-Hispanic)
123 3.5%
Native American
17 0.48%
Asian
52 1.48%
Pacific Islander
2 0.05%
Other/Mixed
152 4.33%
Latino
112 3.19%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 3,512 people, 1,204 households, and 945 families residing in the town.

2010 census

As of the

Latino
of any race.

There were 620 households, out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.2% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.3% were non-families. 13.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 23.9% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $51,875, and the median income for a family was $55,885. Males had a median income of $37,679 versus $28,750 for females. The

poverty line
, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ a b "2021 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Alabama". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 2, 2022.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Priceville, Alabama
  3. ^ a b "Priceville town, Alabama: 2020 DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 2, 2022.
  4. ^ "Which direction will Priceville voters take on wet-dry issue?".
  5. ^ James P. Kaetz, "Priceville," Encyclopedia of Alabama, 2016.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 17, 2021.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.

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