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Mulga, Alabama

Mulga is a town located in Jefferson County, Alabama. As of the 2000 census, the population of the town is 973.

Geography Mulga is located at 33°33'13" North, 86°58'31" West (33.553562, -86.975374)1.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 km² (0.6 mi²). 1.6 km² (0.6 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 973 people, 390 households, and 276 families residing in the town. The population density is 615.9/km² (1,604.2/mi²). There are 425 housing units at an average density of 269.0/km² (700.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 85.10% White, 13.16% African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 0.10% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 390 households out of which 32.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% are married couples living together, 16.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% are non-families. 27.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 3.04.

In the town the population is spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 79.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $36,500, and the median income for a family is $41,382. Males have a median income of $31,438 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town is $16,622. 10.8% of the population and 8.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 13.5% are under the age of 18 and 14.0% are 65 or older.

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