Hokes Bluff, Alabama Population and Demographics

Population, Race and Ethnicity

Hokes Bluff is a city in Etowah County, Alabama, with a population of 4,271. According to the most recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, 99.10% of residents identify as white, 0.00% as Black or African American, 0.00% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.00% as Asian, 0.00% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 0.90% as Hispanic or Latino, and 0.00% as some other race or combination of races.

Nationally, some 61.1% of Americans identify as white, 12.3% as Black or African American, 0.7% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 5.4% as Asian, 0.2% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 17.8% as Hispanic or Latino, and 2.6% as some other race or combination of races.

Ancestry

Census respondents are also asked to report ancestry. Some of the most commonly reported ancestries in Hokes Bluff include American, Irish, German, English, and Italian. Measured by location quotient — comparing the city share to the national share — some of the most highly concentrated ancestries in city are British, Scandinavian, and Dutch.

Native and foreign-born population

An estimated 99.40% of Hokes Bluff residents are native-born, meaning they were born in the United States, Puerto Rico, a U.S. Island Area, or abroad to a U.S. citizen. Of the 0.60% of the population that is foreign-born, 100.00% have become naturalized U.S. citizens. Nationwide, 86.5% of Americans are native-born. And of the 13.5% of Americans who are foreign-born, 48.5% have become naturalized U.S. citizens.

Age

The population of Hokes Bluff is older than the United States as a whole. The median age is 40.4 years, 2.5 years more than the national median age of 37.9 years. An estimated 20.90% of the population is 65 years and over, compared to 15.2% of the U.S. population.

Family and household composition

Family and household composition also varies heavily across the United States. In Hokes Bluff, 52.40% of households are occupied by married-couple families, compared to the 48.3% national figure. Some 3.30% of households are occupied by single male householders, 10.60% by single female householders, and 33.60% by non-family occupants. Nationwide, 4.9% of households are occupied by single male householders, 12.6% by single female householders, and 34.3% by non-family occupants. An estimated 84.90% of heads of household own their homes, compared to the national homeownership rate of 63.8%.

Language spoken

English is by far the most commonly spoken language in Alabama and across the U.S. as a whole. Similarly, in Hokes Bluff, 99.5% of local residents aged 5 and up speak English exclusively, or, if they are multilingual, speak English very well. For context, 97.9% of the 5 and older population across Alabama only speaks English, or speak it very well, and 91.5% of the same age group nationwide do.

Marital status

Residents of Hokes Bluff are slightly more likely than the typical American to be married. Of all local residents aged 15 and older, 48.6% are currently married, compared to 48.1% of Americans nationwide in the same age group. Across Alabama as a whole, 47.8% of residents 15 and older are married.

Divorce is far more common in Hokes Bluff than it is across the U.S. as a whole. According to Census estimates, 16.8% of residents 15 and older are divorced — compared to 10.8% of the U.S. population in the same age group. In Alabama, 12.3% of the 15 and older population is divorced.

An estimated 25.3% of Hokes Bluff residents 15 and older have never married, compared to one-third of all Americans in the same age group.

Veterans

In Hokes Bluff, 5.7% of the 18 and older civilian population are veterans — compared to 7.5% of adult civilians nationwide and 8.9% of the civilian population in all of Alabama.

Educational attainment

In Hokes Bluff, adults are more likely to have a high school education than the typical American adult, but are less likely to have a four-year college education. Among Hokes Bluff residents 25 and older, 95.10% have a high school diploma or equivalent, and 21.20% have a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to 87.7% and 31.5% of adults nationwide, respectively. Across Alabama, 85.8% of adults have graduated high school, and 24.9 have a bachelor’s degree.

Income

The typical household in Hokes Bluff earns $48,472 a year, about $11,800 less than the national median of $60,293 and in line with the median household income across the state of $48,486.

Poverty

Serious financial hardship is less common in Hokes Bluff than it is nationwide. The local poverty rate stands at 13.00%, while the national poverty rate is 14.1%. Across the state as a whole, 17.5% of the population lives below the poverty line.

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