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Hazel Green, Alabama
—  CDP  —
Location in Madison County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: Template:Coord/link
Country United States
State Alabama
County Madison
Area
 - Total 10 sq mi (26 km2)
 - Land 10 sq mi (26 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 794 ft (242 m)
Population (2010)
 - Total 3,630
 - Density 363/sq mi (139.6/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35750
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-48112
GNIS feature ID 01-33808

Hazel Green is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Madison County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the community is 3,630.

HistoryEdit

The town of Hazel Green was named by United States President Andrew Jackson. Jackson named the town "Hazel Green" because the hazel bushes along the road were of a vibrant green color.[citation needed] Hazel Green was once an incorporated town in the mid-19th century, but was later unincorporated. At the time, Hazel Green was a small, rural community that served a crossroads. Roads connected Hazel Green with Athens to the west, Winchester, TN to the east, Huntsville to the south, and Nashville to the north. These roads intersected at what is now known as the intersection of US Highway 231/431, Joe Quick Road, and West Limestone Road.

On April 3, 1974, Hazel Green was hit by an F5 tornado. This tornado was part of the Super Outbreak of 1974.

GeographyEdit

Hazel Green is located at Template:Coord/link (34.923712, -86.567206)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 10.0 square miles (26.0 km²), all of it land.

Major RoadsEdit

  • U.S. Highway 231-431
  • Charity Lane
  • West Limestone Road
  • Walker Lane
  • Joe Quick Road
  • Grimwood Road

Neighboring CommunitiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop. <tr><td style="text-align:center">1960</td><td style="padding-left:8px">150</td><td></td><td style="padding-left:8px">
</td></tr><tr><td style="text-align:center">1970</td><td style="padding-left:8px">747</td><td></td><td style="padding-left:8px">Template:Val%</td></tr><tr><td style="text-align:center">1980</td><td style="padding-left:8px">1,648</td><td></td><td style="padding-left:8px">Template:Val%</td></tr><tr><td style="text-align:center">1990</td><td style="padding-left:8px">2,280</td><td></td><td style="padding-left:8px">Template:Val%</td></tr><tr><td style="text-align:center">2000</td><td style="padding-left:8px">3,805</td><td></td><td style="padding-left:8px">Template:Val%</td></tr><tr><td style="text-align:center">2010</td><td style="padding-left:8px">3,630</td><td></td><td style="padding-left:8px">Template:Val%</td></tr>

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,805 people, 1,340 households, and 1,080 families residing in the community. The population density was 378.9 people per square mile (146.3/km²). There were 1,394 housing units at an average density of 138.8 per square mile (53.6/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 93.56% White, 2.65% Black or African American, 1.31% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. 1.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,340 households out of which 46.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.1% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the community the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 35.3% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males. The median income for a household in the community was $40,263, and the median income for a family was $45,174. Males had a median income of $33,005 versus $23,929 for females. The per capita income for the community was $18,397. About 4.2% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

  • Hazel Green Elementary School (K-5)
  • Meridianville Middle School (6-8)
  • Hazel Green High School (9-12)

Notable residents and nativesEdit

  • Claire Lynch, American Bluegrass singer
  • George Lindsey, Actor of Goober Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show

ReferencesEdit

  1. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External LinksEdit

Coordinates: Template:Coord/input/dec

Madison County
County seat Huntsville
Cities Huntsville · Madison · New Hope
Towns Gurley · Owens Cross Roads · Triana
CDPs Harvest · Hazel Green · Meridianville · Moores Mill · New Market · Redstone Arsenal

Template:Huntsville-Decatur Metropolitan Area

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