Hurtsboro is a town in
County, Alabama, United States.
At the 2000 census the population was 592.
founded in 1857 as Hurtsville and named for Joel Hurt, Sr. (whose son, Joel Hurt, was an important developer of Atlanta,
Georgia). A railroad spur from Columbus,
Georgia was completed the next year and in 1883 the town
name was changed to Hurtsboro.
The town is part of the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical
Hurtsboro is located at (32.240102, -85.415377) .
According to the U.S. Census Bureau
, the town has a total area
of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 592
people, 283 households, and 161 families residing in the town. The
people per square mile (221.9/km²). There were 342 housing units at
an average density of 331.5/sq mi (128.2/km²). The racial
makeup of the town was 70.27% Black
or African American
, and 0.34% from
two or more races. 0.17% of the population were Hispanic
of any race.
There were 283 households out of which 25.1% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 31.1% were married
living together, 23.3% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 43.1% were non-families. 41.7% of all
households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age
of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to
64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $16,691, and the
median income for a family was $25,000. Males had a median income
of $26,979 versus $19,821 for females. The per capita income
for the town was
$16,908. About 28.4% of families and 32.8% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 46.3%
of those under age 18 and 28.5% of those age 65 or over.
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