Lipscomb, William Nunn, 1919-, American physical chemist, b. Cleveland, Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 1946. A professor of chemistry at the Univ. of Minnesota and later at Harvard, his use of X-ray techniques to examine the structure of boron molecules led to new conclusions about the nature of chemical bonding in general. For his discoveries he was awarded the 1976 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Lipscomb is a city in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 2,458.

The city does not have its own U.S. Post Office or ZIP code, instead sharing the Bessemer ZIP code (35020).


Lipscomb is located at (33.427308, -86.922475).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,458 people, 901 households, and 634 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,163.6 people per square mile (832.5/km²). There were 1,108 housing units at an average density of 975.3/sq mi (375.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 32.55% White, 65.58% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.94% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. 2.24% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 901 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.4% were married couples living together, 23.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.35.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,865, and the median income for a family was $35,556. Males had a median income of $26,908 versus $21,150 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,582. About 15.9% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.7% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.


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