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Pine Ridge

James P. Kaetz, Auburn University
Pine Ridge is located in central DeKalb County in the northeastern corner of the state. It has a mayor/city council form of government.
History
Pine Ridge was incorporated in 1982.
Demographics
Pine Ridge's population according to the 2010 Census was 282. Of that number, 87.2 percent of respondents identified themselves as white, 20.9 percent as Hispanic or Latino, 1.8 percent as African American, 1.4 percent as two or more races. The town's median household income, according to 2010 estimates, was $52,946, and the per capita income was $26,374.
Employment
According to the 2010 Census, the workforce in Pine Ridge was divided among the following occupational categories:
· Public administration (42.4 percent)
· Construction (13.7 percent)
· Arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation and food services (12.2   percent)
· Professional, scientific, management, and administrative and waste   management services (8.6 percent)
· Retail trade (6.5 percent)
· Wholesale trade (5.8 percent)
· Manufacturing (5.0 percent)
· Educational services, and health care and social assistance (4.3 percent)
· Transportation and warehousing and utilities (1.4 percent)
Education
Students in Pine Ridge attend DeKalb County schools; no public schools are located within the town limits.
Transportation
State Highway 35 runs through Pine Ridge running northwest-southeast. Interstate Highway 59 lies just east of Pine Ridge.
Events and Places of Interest
Little River Canyon National Preserve and DeSoto State Park are both located east of Pine Ridge. The preserve provides canoeing, fishing, hiking, hunting, and kayaking, while the park has camping, fishing, and acclaimed hiking opportunities. Farther to the west is Lake Guntersville, which offers similar recreational activities.

Additional Resources

DeKalb County Heritage Book Committee. The Heritage of DeKalb County, Alabama Clanton, Ala.: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 1998.
Published:  June 12, 2017   |   Last updated:  June 12, 2017