Profile for Scottsboro, Alabama, AL
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"Lost Luggage Capital of the World"
Scottsboro is a city in Jackson County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Robert T. Scott, landowner
The latitude of Scottsboro is 34.672N. The longitude is -86.034W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 689 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,776.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Scottsboro demographic reports
Scottsboro is near the Tennessee River
Former and merged names include:
· Scott's Mill
· Sage Town
In the infamous Scottsboro case, nine black youths were indicted here in 1931 on charges of having raped two white girls. Doctors who examined the girls declared no rapes had occurred, but eight of the defendants were convicted and sentenced to death. Most of the defendants were eventually freed, after the case became a cause celebre in the civil rights movement
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 13. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
- Jackson County Fair - Sept. 17-22, 2007
- Old Timer's Festival - May 8, 2007
- Catfish Festival - May 19, 2007
- Summer Latino Festival - July 22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Scottsboro web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Buck's Pocket State Park, Goosepond Colony
Scottsboro attractions: Unclaimed Baggage Center
Historic sites and museums: Scottsboro-Jackson Heritage Center
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
11% of Scottsboro residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Scottsboro ancestry & family history guide.
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Recommendations: "Some of the best fishing in the U. S. on the beautiful Tennessee River"
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Scottsboro was $18,430, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Scottsboro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Scottsboro festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Catfish Festival - M
- Jackson County Fair - S
- Summer Latino Festival - J
- Old Timer's Festival - M
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Scottsboro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $288. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $728.
Libraries in Scottsboro include Scottsboro Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Scottsboro include Daily Sentinel, Scottsboro Daily Sentinel
Jackson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Scottsboro political report.
The average commute time for Scottsboro workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 15 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Scottsboro between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
Hotels in Scottsboro include Best Value Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn, Comfort Inn Scottsboro, Econo Lodge & Suites, Jameson Inn Scottsboro, Jameson Inn Scottsboro, Scottsboro Days Inn.
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