Location of Pinson in Jefferson County, Alabama.
|• Total||10.79 sq mi (27.96 km2)|
|• Land||10.77 sq mi (27.89 km2)|
|• Water||0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)|
|Elevation||620 ft (190 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||659.98/sq mi (254.81/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
35126, 35123, 35215
|Area code(s)||205 & 659|
|GNIS feature ID||0152950|
This city is located at (33.686301, -86.681913).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 7.0 square miles (18 km2), of which 7.0 square miles (18 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.43%) is water.
Pinson is located in an area of SW - NE parallel ridges, with occasional rock outcrops, especially toward the east-facing ridge crests. Pinson is home to the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve and the Alabama Butterbean Festival.
The Palmerdale Homesteads are located within the city limits of Pinson. The Palmerdale Homesteads were the first of five farmers' resettlement communities built in Alabama under President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal in the 1930s. The first of the 102 homesteads were completed in 1935. A community store and elementary school/community center were completed in 1937 to serve the farming community.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
Note: Census demographic data were enumerated for the Census-Designated Place (CDP) for somewhat different boundaries prior to incorporation in 2004. The 1990 population of 10,987 was for the CDP of Pinson-Clay-Chalkville, which was subdivided in 2000 into their own separate CDPs. Therefore, exact population for the Pinson portion in 1990 cannot be ascertained
At the 2000 census, there were 5,033 people, 1,853 households, and 1,450 families living in the community. The population density was 721.2 people per square mile (278.4/km2). There were 1,953 housing units at an average density of 279.8 per square mile (108.0/km2). The racial makeup of the community was 8.33% Black or African American, 88.1% White, 0.32% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 2.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 1,853 households 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 19.0% of households were one person and 6.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.08.
The age distribution was 28.3% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% 65 or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.
The median household income was $39,583 and the median family income was $48,707. Males had a median income of $33,843 versus $25,112 for females. The per capita income for the community was $17,704. About 8.6% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.
At the 2010 census, there were 7,163 people, 2,731 households, and 2,074 families living in the community. The population density was 1023.3 people per square mile (393.6/km2). There were 2,948 housing units at an average density of 421.1 per square mile (162.0/km2). The racial makeup of the community was 79.0% White, 17.0% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 2.2% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. 3.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 2,731 households 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 20.9% of households were one person and 6.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.04.
The age distribution was 24.4% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% 65 or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.
The median household income was $56,863 and the median family income was $63,221. Males had a median income of $41,719 versus $36,066 for females. The per capita income for the community was $23,902. About 4.5% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.
Three newspapers serve Pinson:
- The Trussville Tribune, a weekly newspaper based in nearby Trussville, which publishes on Wednesdays
- The North Jefferson News, a weekly newspaper based in nearby Gardendale, which publishes on Wednesdays
- The Birmingham News, the major metro-area newspaper that publishes Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
Pinson Valley High School- Located on Highway 75 in Pinson. Grades 9-12.
Rudd Middle School- Grades 6-8.
Kermit Johnson Elementary- Grades 3-5.
Pinson Elementary School- Grades k-2.
Pinson Public Library opened its doors on October 1, 2011.
- WAVYYungSmitty aka JD Smithson - WAVY Certified, The King/Soldier Of Red Hollow Road, Rapper/Musician, Comedian
- Ed Chandler - former Major League Baseball player
- Melinda Toole - Gunter - Former Miss Alabama
- Terry Jones - Former outfielder for the Montreal Expos and Colorado Rockies
- Desmond Jennings - Major League Baseball player
- Terry Hoeppner - Assistant coach at Pinson (1974–75), Later head coach for the Indiana University football team
- Samantha Francis - Contestant on Americas Next Top Model cycle 8, Professional international Model
- Bo Nix - Current quarterback for the Auburn Tigers
- "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-06-07.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 7, 2014.
- R J Barnette - Barnette, a native of Pinson and graduate of Pinson Valley High, is the front tire carrier for Jimmie Johnson's team, which won NASCAR's Pit Crew Challenge last spring. http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/10/alabama_gang_rj_barnette_makes.html