- This article is about the Blount County town. For the former Jefferson County community annexed into Birmingham, see Cleveland (Birmingham).
|Town of Cleveland|
|Mayor||Jerry L. Jones|
|School district||Blount County Schools|
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Cleveland is a Class 8 town of 1,316 on 6.9 square miles in central Blount County. It was originally called Dry Creek Crossroads, then Blackwood's Crossroads for store operator John Blackwood. A post office was established in 1890, at which time the settlement was renamed for President Grover Cleveland. The town was incorporated in 1912. The present mayor is Jerry L. Jones.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,241 people, 441 households, and 339 families residing in the town. The population density was 69.6/km². There were 492 housing units at an average density of 27.6/km². The racial makeup of the town was 95% White. 16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 441 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.22.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $37,037, and the median income for a family was $40,298. Males had a median income of $27,228 versus $19,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,857. About 5.2% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.
- "Cleveland, Alabama" (October 8, 2007) Wikipedia - accessed October 25, 2007
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