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Minor is a small unincorporated community and census-designated place of 1,116 people located between Birmingport Road, Minor Parkway and Mulga Loop Road north of McDonald Chapel in western Jefferson County. It occupies part of the area between Village Creek and Camp Branch upstream of Bayview Lake.

The community was named for Minor Engineering & Construction Co. and First National Bank of Ensley president John W. Minor. Minor School, founded in 1907, is located north of the community, within the city limits of Adamsville. The community is represented in the Alabama Senate as part of Alabama Senate District 19. The 1998 Oak Grove tornado caused extensive damage in Minor, including the Open Door Church.


As of the 2000 census, there were 1,116 people, 456 households, and 340 families residing in the Minor CDP. The population density was 1,607 people per square mile. There were 471 housing units at an average density of 678/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 98% white.

There were 456 households, of which 26% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65% were married couples living together, 8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25% were non-families. 23% of all households were made up of individuals and 14% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 21% under the age of 18, 9% from 18 to 24, 26% from 25 to 44, 21% from 45 to 64, and 22% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $33,710, and the median income for a family was $38,250. Males had a median income of $28,295 versus $24,042 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,690. About 2.0% of families and 1.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.


  • Minor, Alabama (June 10, 2010) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia - accessed June 17, 2010