Wilton is a town in extreme southwestern Shelby County along Alabama State Highway 25. The town is immediately southwest of Montevallo and the two border each other along Wilton's northeastern edge. At the 2000 census the population was 580.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 mi², all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 580 people, 222 households, and 166 families residing in the town. The population density was 269.8/km² (697.1/mi²). There were 253 housing units at an average density of 117.7/km² (304.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 73.28% White, 23.62% Black or African American, 0.86% Native American, 0.17% Asian, and 2.07% from two or more races. 3.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 222 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $40,833. Males had a median income of $30,893 versus $20,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,056. About 9.4% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.5% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.
- Wilton, Alabama. (May 7, 2007) . Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Accessed May 24, 2007.
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