Lisman, Alabama

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Lisman, Alabama
Location of Lisman in Choctaw County, Alabama.
Location of Lisman in Choctaw County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 32°10′20″N 88°17′22″W / 32.17222°N 88.28944°W / 32.17222; -88.28944
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyChoctaw
Area
 • Total2.59 sq mi (6.70 km2)
 • Land2.59 sq mi (6.70 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
164 ft (50 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total539
 • Estimate 
(2018)[2]
487
 • Density188.32/sq mi (72.71/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
36906, 36910, 36912
Area code(s)205
FIPS code01-43384
GNIS feature ID0121683

Lisman is a town in Choctaw County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census, the population was 539.[3] Lisman was named after a 19th-century railroad investor at the time of construction of the nearby rail line. The mayor of Lisman, Alabama, is Jason Q. Ward.

Geography[edit]

Lisman is located in northern Choctaw County at 32°10'19.978" North, 88°17'21.667" West (32.172216, -88.289352).[4]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), all land.[3]

History[edit]

In 1962, local residents participated in "a federal lawsuit challenging the white Choctaw County registrars who were rejecting 95 percent of black voters’ applications."[5] Martin Luther King visited the town to lead a rally for voting rights on April 30, 1966.[6]

The town incorporated in 1979, which enabled it to pave its dirt roads, and build sewers.[5]

A 2019 article described Mayor Jason Ward's plans to hire a police officer and rebuild the abandoned school library.[5]

Lisman was not included in Choctaw County's new “Opportunity Zones” in 2019.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920521
19305210.0%
19405454.6%
195060611.2%
196090950.0%
1970636−30.0%
19806380.3%
1990481−24.6%
200065335.8%
2010539−17.5%
Est. 2018487[2]−9.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 653 people, 245 households, and 171 families residing in the town. The population density was 257.6 people per square mile (99.3/km²). There were 269 housing units at an average density of 106.1 per square mile (40.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.42% Black or African American, 7.20% White and 1.38% from two or more races. 0.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 245 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 24.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the town, the population was spread out with 31.1% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,333, and the median income for a family was $22,750. Males had a median income of $31,719 versus $14,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,295. About 36.4% of families and 36.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.7% of those under age 18 and 37.9% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Lisman town, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ a b c d McCrummen, Stephanie (2019-10-12). "'I don't think they know we exist'". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2019-10-14.
  6. ^ Muhuzuma, Rodney (2018-04-05). "Martin Luther King Jr.'s work still resonates across Africa". Los Angeles Sentinel. Retrieved 2019-10-14.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Archived from the original on May 22, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°10′20″N 88°17′22″W / 32.172216°N 88.289352°W / 32.172216; -88.289352