Trussville

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City of Trussville
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Incorporated 1947
Population 20,702
Mayor Gene Melton
School district Trussville City Schools
Government

Trussville City Council
Trussville Fire Department
Trussville Police Department

Web site trussville.org
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Trussville (incorporated in 1947) is a city of 20,702 on 33.41 square miles of eastern Jefferson County directly northeast of Birmingham. It adjoins Clay to the west and Argo to the north and is traversed by I-59 and Highway 11. Additionally the northern terminus of I-459 is located within the city. Although not incorporated until 1947, Trussville was established as a settlement in 1820.

Downtown Trussville is located along Highway 11 which is locally Main Street (Trussville) and Gadsden Highway at its intersection with Chalkville Mountain Road and west of its crossing with the Norfolk-Southern Railroad. The Cahaba Homestead Village is located west of downtown between Highway 11 and near I-59.

History

The first European settler to establish residence in the area was Warren Truss, who entered the area on the Georgia Road with his brothers John and Sam, and constructed a grist mill on the Cahaba River in 1821.

Trussville remained an agricultural community until after the Civil War when the Alabama-Chattanooga Railway was built through the city. By 1886 a blast furnace was built where the current Hewitt-Trussville Middle School now stands.

During the 1930s, Franklin D. Roosevelt's Government Resettlement Administration constructed the Cahaba Homestead Village or as it was locally called the "Slagheap Village" in the area directly west of downtown. Each of these residences was leased by the federal government until being sold to private landowners in 1947. [1]

On June 10, 1947, Trussville was incorporated as a town, and on May 31, 1957, the town officially became a city. It was on this date the City of Trussville was adopted as the official name.

Today Trussville is one of the Birmingham regions most rapidly growing areas. The city has seen much residential and retail construction with two major shopping centers being built within the city during the early 2000s, the Colonial Promenade at Trussville on its western side and both the Colonial Promenade Tutwiler Farm and Pinnacle at Tutwiler Farm along Highway 11 at the I-59/I-459 interchange.

In 2005 Trussville was ranked as number 56 out of 100 in Money magazine's "Best Places to Live".

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 19,933 people residing in 7,667 housing units in Trussville. The population density was 596.67/mi² with housing units at an average density of 229.5/mi². The racial makeup of the city was 90.3% White and 6.6% African American. 1.25% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In 2000 there were 4,588 households out of which 44.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.3% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.8% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.5 years.

The median income for a household in the city was $66,943, and the median income for a family was $71,111. Males had a median income of $48,921 versus $31,806 for females. The per capita income for the city was $27,235. About 2.5% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line.

The Jefferson County Board of Equalization evaluated 5,337 homes in Trussville and determined that their average market value for 2007 was $227,181, a 2.7% increase since 2006.

Government

Trussville's mayor is Gene Melton. As of 2008 the five-member Trussville City Council consisted of Wayne Taylor (council president), Buddy Aydelette, Buddy Choat, Anthony Montalto, and Brian Plant.

The city operates its own police and fire departments.

Hewitt-Trussville High School, Hewitt-Trussville Middle School, Paine Intermediate School and Paine Primary School are part of the Trussville City Schools.

References

External links

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