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Town of Mulga
Incorporated 1947
Population 822
Mayor Dennis McCrary
School district Jefferson County Schools

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Mulga Fire Department
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Mulga (incorporated in 1947) is a town of 822 located on 0.61 square miles in western Jefferson County, on Alabama Highway 269 between Pleasant Grove and Adamsville. The town's post office (35118) was established in 1907. The name is thought to refer either to an Indian place name or to the Creek word omalga, meaning "all".

Mulga later annexed the former "model mining village" of Bayview on Bayview Lake to its north.


As of the census of 2010, there were 836 people residing in the town's 411 housing units, for an average household of 2.03 persons. The population density was 1,360.3/mi², with housing units at an average density of 668.8/mi². The racial makeup of the town was 81.0% White and 16.9% African American. 0.60% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In 2000, there were 390 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,500, and the median income for a family was $41,382. Males had a median income of $31,438 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,622. About 8.6% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.

The Jefferson County Board of Equalization evaluated 410 homes in Mulga and determined that their average market value for 2007 was $41,189, a 3.2% increase since 2006.


  • Foscue, Virginia O. (1989) Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. ISBN 081730410X
  • "Mulga, Alabama (June 10, 2010) Wikipedia - accessed June 24, 2010
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