|City of Margaret|
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Margaret is a fast-growing town of about 4,500 on 9.3 square miles along Middle Black Creek in western St Clair County. It was founded in 1906 as a coal-mining camp by the Alabama Fuel & Iron Company and named by its president, Charles DeBardeleben for his wife, Margaret.
In the 1930s, the mines at Margaret were among the most productive in the state.
The town was incorporated in 1959. The Margaret Post Office is located at 25 Post Office Drive. The Margaret Church of Christ occupies the former company-built church building at the intersection of Main Street and School Street.
As of the 2010 census, there were 4,428 people, 1,543 households, and 1,252 families residing in the town. The population density was 476.1 people per square mile. There were 1,698 housing units at an average density of 182.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 77.3% White and 19.3% Black.
Of the 1,543 households, 44.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.8% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.9% were non-families. 15.6% of all households consisted of individuals, and 2.3% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.19.
The age distribution was 29.9% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 38.5% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 5.0% 65 or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males.
The median household income was $52,111 and the median family income was $52,463. Males had a median income of $41,941 versus $34,242 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,984. About 3.3% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.
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- City of Margaret on Facebook.com