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Haleyville
—  City  —
Haleyville is located in Alabama
Haleyville
Location in Alabama.
Coordinates: 34°13′48″N 87°37′8″W / 34.23°N 87.61889°W / 34.23; -87.61889
Country United States
State Alabama
Counties Winston, Marion
Area
 - Total 7.4 sq mi (19.2 km2)
 - Land 7.4 sq mi (19.2 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 942 ft (287 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 4,182
 Density 565.1/sq mi (217.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35565
Area code(s) 205
FIPS code 01-32704
GNIS feature ID 0119567

Haleyville is a city in Marion and Winston Counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. Haleyville was originally named Davis Cross Roads, as it was established at the crossroads of Byler Road[1] and the Illinois Central Railroad. At the 2000 census the population was 4,182.

On February 16, 1968 the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system in the nation went into service in Haleyville. The sheriff is Kyle Bridges.

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Geography

Haleyville is located at 34°13′48″N 87°37′8″W / 34.23°N 87.61889°W / 34.23; -87.61889 (34.230131, -87.618978)[2].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.4 square miles (19.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,182 people, 1,815 households, and 1,148 families residing in the city. The population density was 563.9 people per square mile (217.6/km²). There were 2,061 housing units at an average density of 277.9/sq mi (107.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.81% White, 1.48% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 2.68% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 3.11% of the population were Latino of any race.

There were 1,815 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 52 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 86.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,907, and the median income for a family was $33,875. Males had a median income of $27,028 versus $18,312 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,139. About 18.9% of families and 23.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.9% of those under age 18 and 20.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The 'Haleyville City Schools' system operates three places of public education: Haleyville Elementary School; Haleyville Middle School and Haleyville High School. Also within the system lies the Haleyville Center of Technology, a career and vocational training center.

Haleyville High School's mascot is the Lion, and the school colors are Cardinal and White.

The system is the home of the several-time national championship-winning Haleyville High School Band, its last notable victory came under the direction of Ken Williams (director from 1990 to 2007), during a national competition held 2003 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, in Dallas, TX. The band received all superior ratings and was crowned Grand Champion of the competition. Following Ken Williams, the band came under the direction of Michael C. Muncher from 2007-2009. The current band director is Joel B. Henson. [4]

Athletics

The city of Haleyville, as most other communities in the southeastern United States, rallies around its athletics as a point of pride. Haleyville's public schools have had a long-standing tradition of quality athletic programs.

The 2007-2008 Haleyville High School Baseball team finished state runner-up in the Alabama High School Athletic Association state tournament. The 2008-2009 Haleyville High School Baseball team won the 4A State Championship in the Alabama High School Athletic Association state tournament. It was their first state championship in baseball in the school's history. The 2008 Lady Lions Volleyball team finished third in the state with a win over Alabama Christian Academy in the first round of the State Tournament. The 2008 Running Lions finished third in the state in cross country. The 2009 Running Lions boys team also finished third in the state in cross country. The Haleyville Boys Golf team qualified for the state championship tournament in 2005 (seventh place), 2006 (sixth place), 2007 (fourth place), and 2008 (sixth place).[4]

City Council

The election of August 26, 2008, elected the following to city council.[5] They officially took office November 3, 2008.[6]:

  • Mayor- Ken Sunseri (2008-present)
  • Place 1- Royce Benefield (2008-present)
  • Place 2- Drew Thrasher (2008-present)
  • Place 3- Bud Wilson (2008-present)
  • Place 4- Jonathan Bennett (2008-present)
  • Place 5- Bicycle Bittinger (2008-present)

References

  1. ^ http://www.rootsweb.com/~alwalker/BylerRoad.htm
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ a b The Northwest Alabamian newspaper
  5. ^ "City Election Results Certified". HBTV.us. 2008-09-02. http://www.hbtv.us/NEWS/2008/City/9-2-08%20Election%20Results%20Certified.html. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  6. ^ "Newly Elected Mayor and City Council Hold First Meeting". HBTV.us. 2008-09-04. http://www.hbtv.us/NEWS/2008/City/9-4-08.html. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 

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Coordinates: 34°13′48″N 87°37′08″W / 34.230131°N 87.618978°W / 34.230131; -87.618978

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Simple English

Haleyville, Alabama
—  City  —
Coordinates: 34°13′48″N 87°37′8″W / 34.23°N 87.61889°W / 34.23; -87.61889
Country United States
State Alabama
Counties Winston, Marion
Area
 - Total 7.4 sq mi (19.2 km2)
 - Land 7.4 sq mi (19.2 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 942 ft (287 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 4,182
 Density 565.1/sq mi (217.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35565
Area code(s) 205
FIPS code 01-32704
GNIS feature ID 0119567

Haleyville is a city in Marion and Winston Counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. At the 2000 census the population was 4,182.


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