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Red Bay is a city in Franklin County.

The community was named for the red berries of bay bushes growing in the area.

The latitude of Red Bay is 34.439N. The longitude is -88.14W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 643 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,293.


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Median household income
Local
$27,596
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Red Bay demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Vincents Crossroads
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 13. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Tammy Wynette, country singer
Local festivals include:
  • Founders Festival - Sept. 15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Red Bay web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Red Bay residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Red Bay ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Red Bay was $14,653, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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9% of Red Bay residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Red Bay, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $190.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $627.


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Libraries in Red Bay include Weatherford Public Library ... View libraries

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Franklin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Red Bay political report.

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The average commute time for Red Bay workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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