Vincent is a town of 1,850 located in Shelby County, with portions in St Clair and Talladega Counties. The town's post office was established as Propell in 1871. It was renamed in 1888 in honor of the Vincent family, some of the town's earliest settlers. The town was incorporated in 1897.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 19.1 square miles (49.4 km²), of which, 18.9 square miles (48.9 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (1.00%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,853 people, 740 households, and 546 families residing in the town. The population density was 98.2 people per square mile. There were 806 housing units at an average density of 42.7/sq mi. The racial makeup of the town was 81% White and 17% Black.
There were 740 households out of which 33% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58% were married couples living together, 12% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26% were non-families. 24% of all households were made up of individuals and 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.5 and the average family size was 3.0.
In the town the population was spread out with 25% under the age of 18, 8% from 18 to 24, 30% from 25 to 44, 24% from 45 to 64, and 13% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 89 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,045, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $30,709 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,412. About 11% of families and 14% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18% of those under age 18 and 10% of those age 65 or over.
- Vincent, Alabama. (February 17, 2008). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved March 19, 2008.
- Foscue, Virginia O. (1989) Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. ISBN 081730410X
- Gordon, Amy (December 16, 2008) "Vincent claims state’s oldest Christmas tree." Shelby County Reporter
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