Susan Moore

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City of Susan Moore
Incorporated 1982
Population 963
Mayor Jamie Brothers
School district Blount County Schools
Government

Susan Moore City Council
Susan Moore Fire Department
Blount County Sheriff's Office

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Susan Moore is an incorporated town (Class 8) of 763 on 5.3 square miles in northeastern Blount County, on the south bank of the Locust Fork river, between Oneonta and Snead. The Susan Moore Town Hall and Community Center is located at 39989 Highway 75.

The area was first settled in the 1860s by the family of Robert M. Moore. His son, David gave the community the name of Clarence, after his oldest son. Two of David's sons, David Jr and Joe (both founders of Birmingham's South Highland Hospital) donated funds in 1923 for a high school, which they named in honor of their mother, Susan Nunnally Moore. Eventually the town came to be known informally by the name of the school.

After the town was incorporated in November 1982 the newly-elected City Council voted to make the name "Susan Moore" official.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 721 people, 268 households, and 210 families residing in the town. The population density was 137.6 people per square mile. There were 304 housing units at an average density of 58.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 93.5% White, with 6% of the population of Hispanic or Latino background.

There were 268 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.3% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town, the age distribution of the population shows 26.2% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,417, and the median income for a family was $44,167. Males had a median income of $32,431 versus $19,688 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,540. About 10.3% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 28.9% of those age 65 or over.

Population, 1990-2017

year   pop.  change  %change
1982 | 351 |       |         | 
1990 | 658 | +307  | +87.5%  |
2000 | 721 |  +63  |  +9.6%  |
2010 | 763 |  +42  |  +5.8%  |
2016 | 769 |   +7  |  +0.92% | estimate

References

  • "Town of Susan Moore" (June 2010) Historical Marker erected by Alabama Tourism Commission and Town of Susan Moore (link)
  • Kaetz, James P. (February 20, 2013) "Susan Moore" Encyclopedia of Alabama - accessed December 26, 2017
  • "Susan Moore, Alabama" (December 26, 2017) Wikipedia - accessed December 26, 2017