Greensboro (Alabama)

Hale County


Greensboro is a city in the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Hale County. In 2000, the city had 2731 inhabitants. The town was founded in the early 19th century under the name of Troy, which was amended in 1823 in Greensborough, in honor of Nathanael Greene, a hero of the Revolutionary War. The name was later shortened to Greensboro. In Greensboro, the Magnolia Grove Historic House Museum is an antebellum house in the Greek Revival style.


Greensboro geographical coordinates are 32 ° 42 'N, 87 ° 36' W32.702222222222 - 87.596111111111 ( 32.702340, -87.596216 ).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 6.2 km ², of which almost all attributable to the country and only a very small percentage of 0.42 % to water.


At the time of the census of 2000, there were 2731 Greensboro people. The population density was 443.0 people per km ². There were 1142 housing units at an average 185.3 per km ². The population consisted of Greensboro 38.30 % White, 60.89 % African American, 0.04 % Native American, 0.77 % from two or more races. 0.88 % of the population to be Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The residents of Greensboro distributed to 1026 households out of which 32.3% were living in children under 18 years. 35.1% married couples living together, 27.3 % had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9 % were non-families. 31.2 % of households were made ​​up of individuals and someone lived in 14.6 % of all households aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size is 3.21 people.

The city population was spread out with 28.6 % under the, 10.5% 18-24 year olds, 20.9 % 25 -44- year-old, 20.5% 45-64 year olds and 19.4 % under the age of 65 years or more. The average age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 86.8 males. In the over -18s accounted for 100 women, 74.6 men.

The median household income in Greensboro was 22,930 U.S. dollars and the median family income reached the height of 28,990 U.S. dollars. The average income of men was 36 071 U.S. dollars, compared to 23,224 U.S. dollars for women. The per capita income in Blooming Prairie was 13,271 U.S. dollars. 35.3 % of the population and 27.2 % of families had affected an income below the poverty line, including 47.1 % of minors and 26.2 % of those age 65 or over.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Richmond Pearson Hobson, deceased member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Pete Jarman, deceased member of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Ambassador to Australia
  • Eugene Sawyer, former Mayor of Chicago