Ragland

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Town of Ragland
Incorporated 1899
Population 1,677
Mayor Gary Daffron
School district St Clair County School System
Government

Ragland Town Council
Ragland Fire Department
Ragland Police Department

Web site stclaircountyal.com/ragland/ragland.html
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Ragland is a town in St Clair County southeast of Ashville with a population of 1,677. It is part of the Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman Combined Statistical Area. An F4 tornado struck southwest of the town at 10:55 in the morning on Palm Sunday March 27, 1994.

Geography

Ragland is located at 33.743415, -86.142268.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.9 square miles (43.7 km²), of which, 16.8 square miles (43.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.71%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,918 people, 729 households, and 567 families residing in the town. The population density]was 114.5 people per square mile (44.2/km²). There were 840 housing units at an average density of 50.1/sq mi (19.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 82.17% White, 17.00% Black or African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races.

There were 729 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.2% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% 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 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,152, and the median income for a family was $36,034. Males had a median income of $27,468 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,531. About 15.3% of families and 18.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.3% of those under age 18 and 21.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

  • Rudy York, native of Ragland, major league baseball player

References

External links

St Clair County Seal.png St Clair County
Topics

Communities | County Commission | Schools | Sheriff

Cities

Argo | Ashville (seat) | Leeds | Margaret | Moody | Odenville | Pell City (seat) | Ragland | Riverside | Springville | Steele | Trussville | Vincent