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.
Allgood's population according to the 2010 Census was 622. Of that number, 79.6 percent of respondents identified themselves as white, 49.4 percent as Hispanic or Latino, 1.0 percent as two or more races, 0.6 percent as African American, 0.6 percent as Asian, and 0.3 percent as Native American. The town's median household income, according to 2010 estimates, was $35,417, and the per capita income was $14,768.
According to 2010 Census estimates, the work force in Allgood was divided among the following industrial categories:
· Manufacturing (18.4 percent)
· Construction (17.6 percent)
· Retail trade (13.5 percent)
· Educational services, and health care and social assistance (11.0 percent)
· Wholesale trade (9.4 percent)
· Other services, except public administration (7.3 percent)
· Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and extractive (6.1 percent)
· Professional, scientific, management, and administrative and waste management services (6.1 percent)
· Finance, insurance, and real estate, rental, and leasing (3.7 percent)
· Transportation and warehousing and utilities (3.3 percent)
· Arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation and food services (2.4 percent)
· Public administration (1.2 percent)
Students in Allgood attend Blount County schools; no public schools are located in town.
State Highway 75 runs roughly north-south through town, and County Road 1 runs northwest from town.
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.
James P. Kaetz
Published February 20, 2013
Last updated February 21, 2013