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Double Springs, Alabama

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Double Springs is a town located in Winston County, Alabama. As of the 2000 census, the population of the town is 1,003. The city is the county seat of Winston CountyTemplate:GR.

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Geography

Location of Double Springs, Alabama

Double Springs is located at 34°9'6" North, 87°24'16" West (34.151642, -87.404390)Template:GR.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 10.0 km² (3.9 mi²). 10.0 km² (3.9 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 1,003 people, 426 households, and 276 families residing in the town. The population density is 100.3/km² (259.5/mi²). There are 486 housing units at an average density of 48.6/km² (125.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.51% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. 1.10% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 426 households out of which 30.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% are married couples living together, 12.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% are non-families. 33.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.18 and the average family size is 2.75.

In the town the population is spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $25,865, and the median income for a family is $29,615. Males have a median income of $25,667 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,122. 20.3% of the population and 16.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 29.5% of those under the age of 18 and 28.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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Double Springs rests inside the William B. Bankhead National Forest, and is near Lewis Smith Lake.

In 1944, a memorial marker was erected on the courthouse square "To the memory of the Denson Brothers Seaborn M. Denson (1854-1936) and Thomas J. Denson (1863-1935) who devoted their lives and gifts to composing and teaching American religious folk music as embodied in the Sacred Harp, in most of the Southern States, but mostly in Alabama. This stone is placed in the midst of their field of labor by the loving hands of their families, pupils of their singing schools, and legions of singers and friends in the summer of the year 1944. The One Hundredth Anniversary of the Sacred Harp while 'Uncle Seab' and 'Uncle Tom' sing on 'way over in the promised land'."

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