Theodore, Alabama

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Theodore, Alabama
First Baptist Church in Theodore
First Baptist Church in Theodore
Location in Mobile County and the state of Alabama
Location in Mobile County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 30°33′2″N 88°10′51″W / 30.55056°N 88.18083°W / 30.55056; -88.18083Coordinates: 30°33′2″N 88°10′51″W / 30.55056°N 88.18083°W / 30.55056; -88.18083
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyMobile
Area
 • Total7.98 sq mi (20.68 km2)
 • Land7.98 sq mi (20.67 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
62 ft (19 m)
Population
 • Total6,270
 • Density785.52/sq mi (303.29/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
36582, 36590, 36619
Area code251
FIPS code01-75768
GNIS feature ID0127851

Theodore is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Mobile County, Alabama, United States. The population was 6,270 at the 2020 census.[1] It is a part of the Mobile metropolitan area. Prior to 1900 this area was known as "Clements", but it is now named for William Theodore Hieronymous, a sawmill operator and postmaster.[3]

Geography[edit]

Theodore is located in southern Mobile County at 30°33′02″N 88°10′51″W / 30.550690°N 88.180878°W / 30.550690; -88.180878.[4] It is bordered to the northeast by the city of Mobile (the original center of Theodore is now within the Mobile city limits) and to the northwest by Tillmans Corner. Interstate 10 forms the border between Theodore and Tillmans Corner, with access from Exit 13 (Theodore Dawes Road). I-10 leads northeast 14 miles (23 km) to downtown Mobile and west 27 miles (43 km) to the Pascagoula, Mississippi, area.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Theodore CDP has a total area of 8.0 square miles (21 km2), of which 0.002 square miles (0.0052 km2), or 0.03%, are water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890277
19806,392
19906,5091.8%
20006,8114.6%
20106,130−10.0%
20206,2702.3%
source:[5]

Theodore first appeared on the 1890 U.S. Census as a village. It did not appear again on the census until 1980 when it was designated a CDP (census-designated place).

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 6,811 people, 2,483 households, and 1,926 families living in the CDP. The population density was 571.6 inhabitants per square mile (220.7/km2). There were 2,697 housing units at an average density of 226.3 per square mile (87.4/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 71.11% White, 25.58% Black or African American, 0.62% Native American, 1.29% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. 1.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,483 households, out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 19.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.1% 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 3.11.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 28.5% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDPwas $33,750, and the median income for a family was $36,500. Males had a median income of $32,297 versus $19,679 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,129. About 16.3% of families and 18.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.6% of those under age 18 and 23.5% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2010, there were 6,130 people, 2,293 households, and 1,681 families living in the CDP. The population density was 770 inhabitants per square mile (300/km2). There were 2,473 housing units at an average density of 309.1 per square mile (119.3/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 79.7% White, 13.3% Black or African American, 1.1% Native American, 2.4% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. 3.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,293 households, out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 27.4% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,473, and the median income for a family was $44,950. Males had a median income of $33,673 versus $23,658 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,384. About 17.9% of families and 22.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.8% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.

2020 census[edit]

Theodore racial composition[8]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 4,186 66.76%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 1,188 18.95%
Native American 69 1.1%
Asian 198 3.16%
Pacific Islander 1 0.02%
Other/Mixed 343 5.47%
Hispanic or Latino 285 4.55%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 6,270 people, 2,035 households, and 1,465 families residing in the CDP.

Education[edit]

The community is in the Mobile County Public School System.[9]

Two elementary schools, Mary Borroughs and Nan Gray Davis, serve sections of the CDP.[10][11] All residents are zoned to Hankins Middle School and Theodore High School.[12][13]

Points of interest[edit]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Theodore CDP, Alabama: 2020 DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 25, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "2021 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 25, 2022.
  3. ^ "Flotte's Notes on Mobile County, Alabama". Archived from the original on 2007-06-28. Retrieved 2007-09-26.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-04.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-14.
  9. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP (INDEX): Theodore CDP, AL" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2018-11-28. - Pages: 1, 2, 3, 4.
  10. ^ "Borroughs Elementary." Mobile County Public School System. Retrieved on November 28, 2018.
  11. ^ "Nan Gray Davis Elementary." Mobile County Public School System. Retrieved on November 28, 2018.
  12. ^ "Hankins Middle Map." Mobile County Public School System. Retrieved on November 27, 2018.
  13. ^ "Theodore High School Map." Mobile County Public School System. Retrieved on November 26, 2018.
  14. ^ Hevesi, Dennis. "Rodger McFarlane, Who Led AIDS-Related Groups, Dies at 54", The New York Times, May 18, 2009. Accessed May 19, 2009.