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Allgood

James P. Kaetz, Auburn University
Allgood is located in southeast Blount County in the north-central part of the state. It has a mayor/city council form of government.
History
Allgood initially was named Chepultepec. In the early 1900s, a lime manufacturer, believing that he was not getting repeat business from his customers because many of them could not spell the name of the town, persuaded the postmaster to change the name December 1915 to Allgood, after the postmaster himself. Allgood was incorporated in 1959. The town installed a water system after incorporation and built tennis courts.
Demographics
According to 2020 Census estimates, Allgood recorded a population of 796. Of that number, 65.8 percent of respondents identified themselves as white, 63.2 percent as Hispanic, and 4.0 percent as two or more races. The town's median household income was $47,898, and the per capita income was $19,101.
Employment
According to 2020 Census estimates, the workforce in Allgood was divided among the following industrial categories:
  • Educational services and health care and social assistance (26.3 percent)
  • Construction (23.6 percent)
  • Manufacturing (13.5 percent)
  • Other services, except public administration (8.5 percent)
  • Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services (7.3 percent)
  • Retail trade (7.3 percent)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and extraction (6.6 percent)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services (3.9 percent)
  • Public administration (1.5 percent)
  • Information (0.8 percent)
  • Transportation and warehousing, and utilities (0.8 percent)
Education
Students in Allgood attend Blount County schools; no public schools are located in town.
Transportation
State Highway 75 runs roughly north-south through town, and County Road 1 runs northwest from town.

Additional Resources

Bicentennial Edition of the Heritage of Blount County. N.p.: Blount County Historical Society, 1977.
Blount County Heritage Book Committee. The Heritage of Blount County, Alabama. Clanton, Ala.: Heritage Publishing Consultants, Inc., 1999.
Published:  February 20, 2013   |   Last updated:  November 22, 2022