is a town in Bibb
Counties in the U.S. state
, just outside of the city of Tuscaloosa
. It is most famous for the Mercedes-Benz plant
, currently the only one in North America
. The current mayor of Vance is Keith Mahaffey
The Tuscaloosa County portion of Vance is part of the Tuscaloosa Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Bibb County portion is part of the Birmingham–Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The town of Vance was first settled in 1830
by David M. Lindley
. At that time, the town was called Trion
and it was a trading post on the Old Huntsville Road
In 1872, Trion was renamed Smallwood in honor of sawmill owner Charles Smallwood.
In 1879, Smallwood was renamed its current name Vance in honor of Dr. William Vance of North Carolina.
- Mayor - Keith Mahaffey
- Place 1 - Lou Evelyn White
- Place 2 - Jack McBurnett
- Place 3 - Jerry Kornegay
- Place 4 - Brenda Morrison
- Place 5 - Dianne Averett
- Town Clerk - Susan Alexander
Vance is located at 33°9'52.276" North, 87°13'54.185" West (33.164521, -87.231718).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.2 square miles (21.1 km²), all of it land.
- Average Annual Rainfall - 54.9"
As of the census
of 2000, there were 500 people, 189 households, and 154 families residing in the town. The population density
was 61.3 people per square mile (23.7/km²). There were 207 housing units at an average density of 25.4/sq mi (9.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.40% White
, 0.60% Black
or African American
, 0.20% Native American
, 1.00% from other races
, and 0.80% from two or more races. 1.20% of the population were Hispanic
of any race.
There were 189 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.5% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 110.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $43,750, and the median income for a family was $50,833. Males had a median income of $37,500 versus $21,944 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,867. About 2.1% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.