|â€” Town â€”|
The U.S. Post Office in Steele, Alabama
Location in St. Clair County and the state of Alabama
|- Total||6.5 sq mi (16.9 km2)|
|- Land||6.5 sq mi (16.9 km2)|
|- Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||577 ft (176 m)|
|- Density||168.2/sq mi (64.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|- Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0164867|
Steele is located at .(33.940172, -86.199523)
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,093 people, 430 households, and 323 families residing in the town. The population density was 167.9 people per square mile (64.8/kmÂ²). There were 471 housing units at an average density of 72.4/sq mi (27.9/kmÂ²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.53% White, 0.09% Asian, 1.92% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 3.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 430 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $32,941, and the median income for a family was $37,885. Males had a median income of $31,346 versus $20,385 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,380. About 9.6% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.