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Overview

Introduction to Demopolis, Alabama

Demopolis, Alabama, in Marengo county, is 50 miles S of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (center to center) and 217 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia.

Demopolis History

Demopolis was first settled by a group of Bonapartists, who sought refuge in the country after the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. The city derived its name from a Greek word meaning "City of the People." They arrived in the city on July 14, 1817. Some of the early settlers were Count Lefebvre Desnouettes, Lieutenant-General Baron Henri-Dominique Lallemand, Simon Chaudron, Colonel Jean-Jerome Cluis, and Count Bertrand Clausel.

Demopolis and nearby Attractions

  • Gaineswood
  • Laird Cottage
  • Bluff Hall
  • Lyon House Museum
  • Chickasaw State Park
  • Gaineswood Antebellum House Museum

Things To Do In Demopolis

Demopolis is home to the Demopolis Botanical Gardens. You can also visit Foscue Park, Demopolis Public Square, and Demopolis Access Area. The Magnolia Grove Historic House Museum, Hale County Civil Rights Museum, and Safe House Black History Museum are also worth visiting. In addition, the city organizes several special events and festivals throughout the year including Heritage Appreciation Day and Harvest Fest.

Demopolis Transportation

Flights can be availed from Tuscaloosa Regional Airport.

Demopolis Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are offered at several colleges and universities including Shelton State Community College, Mississippi State University, Meridian Community College, and many more.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,167
Male Share of the Population42%
Female Share of the Population58%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+2,240
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married33.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21%
Median Earnings25+$28,597
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,023

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,308
% Above Poverty Level67.4%
% Below Poverty Level32.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone39.3%
Median Gross Rent$488
Median House Value$115,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52.6%
English5.6%
Irish3.7%
German3.5%
African2.9%
Scottish0.9%
Welsh0.4%
French Except Basque0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Russian0.2%
Polish0.2%
Greek0.1%
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Demopolis Almanac

CategoryValue
County Marengo County
Standard Zip Codes36732
Phone Area Codes334
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.5
Approximate Longitude-87.83

Demopolis Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationDEMOPOLIS LOCK AND DAM
Distance2.7 miles
Jan Temp33 to 55 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp50 to 77 F
Annual Precip55.7 inches
StationLIVINGSTON
Distance20.7 miles
Jan Temp32 to 56 F
Apr Temp48 to 75 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp49 to 77 F
Annual Precip55.5 inches
StationMARION JUNCTION 2 NE
Distance35.4 miles
Jan Temp33 to 55 F
Apr Temp49 to 75 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 77 F
Annual Precip55 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Boligee594$13,036
Forkland729$29,628
Greensboro2,482$31,738
Linden2,292$55,735
Newbern172$0
Uniontown2,329$27,014

Demopolis Public Libraries

Demopolis Public Library
211 E. WASHINGTON STREET
Demopolis, Alabama
(334) 289-1595
Marengo Library System
211 EAST WASHINGTON STREET
Demopolis, Alabama
(334) 289-1595

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Demopolis Hospitals

Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital
105 U.s. Highway 80, East
(334) 287-2423

Demopolis Public Schools

Demopolis High Sch
701 Hwy 80 W
ZIP: 36732
High
Total Enrollment 663
Demopolis Middle Sch
300 E Pettus St
ZIP: 36732
Middle
Total Enrollment 533
John Essex High Sch
70 Hornet Dr
ZIP: 36732
Us Jones Elem Sch
715 E Jackson St
ZIP: 36732
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
Westside Elem Sch
1720 Mauvilla Drive
ZIP: 36732
Primary
Total Enrollment 530

Demopolis Private Schools

West Alabama Christian School
1504 Cardinal St
ZIP: 36732
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
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