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This article is about the town in Tuscaloosa County. For other uses, see Brookwood (disambiguation).
Town of Brookwood
Incorporated 1977
Population 1,828
Mayor Alton Hyche
School district Tuscaloosa County Schools

Brookwood Town Council
Brookwood Fire Department
Brookwood Police Department

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Brookwood, originally called Horsehead, is a Class 8 municipality, or town, with a population of 1,828 in eastern Tuscaloosa County. It is part of the Tuscaloosa metropolitan area and is the home of Jim Walter Resources' Brookwood Mine, which at times has employed as many as 900 workers.

The community adopted its current name when its post office was established in 1890. The town was incorporated in 1977.


As of the 2010 census, there were 1,828 people, 659 households, and 516 families residing in the town. The population density was 225.7 people per square mile. There were 703 housing units at an average density of 86.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 92% white and 5% black. 2.0% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 659 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $55,357, and the median income for a family was $66,944. Males had a median income of $44,837 versus $31,118 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,352. About 7.2% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

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  • Foscue, Virginia O. (1989) Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. ISBN 081730410X
  • "Brookwood, Alabama (October 21, 2015) Wikipedia - accessed December 29, 2015

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