Pisgah, Alabama

Pisgah is a town in Jackson County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the population of the town is 706.


Pisgah is located at (34.685022, -85.846575).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 706 people, 294 households, and 206 families residing in the town. The population density was 147.1 people per square mile (56.8/km²). There were 323 housing units at an average density of 67.3/sq mi (26.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.33% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 3.40% Native American, and 2.12% from two or more races. 0.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 294 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $26,146 versus $17,917 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,503. About 9.5% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 15.0% of those age 65 or over.

Pisgah High School

Pisgah High School is a K-12 school and is part of the Jackson County school system. Enrollment is around 570 students, and it consistently ranks above average on standardized tests. They field junior varsity and varsity athletic teams in basketball (boys and girls), football, baseball, softball, golf, and track. Pisgah softball is known throughout Alabama as an elite softball program. They were state champions from 2001-2005 (5 titles back-to-back). Since 2000, they have had great success in football and girls basketball. They currently compete in the Alabama High School Athletic Association's Class 3A division. More information on Alabama high school athletics as well as the Pisgah Eagles can be fount on the AHSAA website at http://www.ahsaasports.com, and the PHS website at http://www.pisgaheagles.org.


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