Demopolis

Living in Demopolis



The city of Demopolis is located at the confluence of the Tombigbee and Black Warrior Rivers in north Marengo County. Home to a population of over 7,000 residents, the city covers about 12 square miles. A lovely town with historic preservation and commercial growth, Demopolis is often dubbed “The Jewel of the Black Belt.”

Climate Education
Emergencies Government
Healthcare Recreation
Taxes Utilities
Voter Registration  

 

Climate

Altitude 100 ft above sea level
Mean Temp Annual - 62° F
January - 45° F
July - 80° F

Education

Demopolis City Schools The award winning Demopolis School System includes two elementary schools - U.S. Jones Elementary Westside Elementary, Demopolis Middle School, and the 2009 National Blue Ribbon Award Demopolis High School with a total enrollment of over 2,400 students.

Demopolis Board of Education
609 S. Cedar Street
P.O. Drawer 759
Demopolis, AL 36732
334-289-1670

West Alabama Christian School is a private K-4 school with daycare service.

West Alabama Christian School
1504 Cardinal St
Demopolis, AL 36732
334-289-0902

Post-Secondary Education

The Demopolis Higher Education Center is a state of the art city owned facility which offers a wide variety of post-secondary classes from the University of West Alabama. The University of West Alabama also offers continuing education courses at the DHEC on such topics as cake decorating, oil painting, interior decorating, and flower arranging. Individuals and groups seeking meeting spaces and conference rooms can contact the DHEC to schedule these facilities for their meeting needs

University of West Alabama
Demopolis University Center

Center Overview

Angelia Mance - Director

Dianne Lehning - Administrative Assistant


186 Field of Dreams Drive
Demopolis, AL 36732
334-287-0174

Emergencies

Dial 911 for emergency police, fire or ambulance calls and 289-3073 for situations not involving imminent threats to people or loss of property. Ambulance and paramedic services are available through the Amstar Ambulance Service and the Tombigbee Healthcare Authority.

Demopolis Police Dept

Demopolis Fire and Rescue Dept

Government
The City of Demopolis services include police and fire protection, garbage collection, water and sewer service, planning, and inspections. The citizens elect a mayor and five council members every four years. The city clerk is the chief administrator appointed by the mayor and council. The offices of the mayor and city clerk are located at City Hall.

City Hall
P. O. Box 580
211 N Walnut Street
Demopolis, AL 36732
334.289.0577

Healthcare

Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital – A modern 99 bed Medical Center, the BWWMH and the Tombigbee Healthcare Authority provides a broad range of healthcare services for our patients in the medical service area as we strive to fulfill our mission. Providing quality, cost-effective and convenient healthcare services that meet and exceed reasonable customer expectations is what we strive for. The Authority is headquartered at the BWWMH location on Highway 80 in Demopolis.

Medical Clinics – 4
Physicians – 15
Out Patient Services – 1
Dentists - 7

Recreation

Cultural and Entertainment Opportunities

Demopolis is known for its volunteerism which is evident in the number of non-profits who offer cultural and social activities. The opportunity to enjoy performing arts in Demopolis exists through the Two Rivers Arts Council. Featured performances include Stillman College Choir, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Springer Theater’s Some Enchanted Evening, and Southern Danceworks. Local group, The Old Fellows, and renowned blues artist, Willie King, have most recently performed at the Sax in the City concerts held in Public Square downtown. For membership information and the most current schedule of events, please email two.rivers.arts.council@gmail.com.

The Marengo County Historical Society owns and operates three house museums - Bluff Hall, Lyon Hall, and Laird Cottage. In order to preserve and maintain these historic structures, the society offers several entertaining fundraisers each year including an annual membership party, Mardi Gras ball, book signings, and thematic dinners at Lyon Hall. For membership information and upcoming events, please email marengohistory@bellsouth.net.

The Canebrake Players recently celebrated 25 years of theater in Demopolis! Past productions include The Little Foxes in conjunction with the Hellman-Wyler Festival, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and Little Shop of Horrors. Plays are held at the Old School on Main Avenue. For more information, please email canebrakeplayers@westal.net.

Demopolis is known all over the southeast for its Christmas on the River Festival; where the floats really float. This week long event culminates the first weekend in December with an arts and crafts festival, children’s parade, and nautical parade.

Community Facilities

Ball Fields – 20 Campgrounds – 3
Golf Courses – 2 Health Clubs – 3
Marina – 1 Movie Theaters – 1
Public Parks – 13 Swimming Pools – 1
Tennis Courts – 2

Water Sports

Because Demopolis is located at the juncture of two major rivers, water sports are a common recreational activity. Bass, crappie, and catfish are plentiful in our rivers, and organizations in Demopolis host a number of fishing tournaments each year. Pontoon and ski boats are often seen around the city landing, and pleasure boats fill the slips at the local marina.

Taxes

Retail Sales Tax

City 3.00%
County 2.00%
State 4.00%
Total 9.00%

Property Tax

For property tax purposes, commercial property is assessed at 20% of its value. Primary residence is assessed at 10% of its value for property tax purposes.

City of Demopolis 26 mils
Marengo County 28.5 mils
State of Alabama .0065 mils

Utilities

Electricity, Telephone, Gas, and Cable TV

Electricity Alabama Power Company 800-245-2244
Black Warrior EMC 800-242-2580
Natural Gas- Alabama Gas Corporation 334-289-4254
Telephone AT&T 888-757-6500
Cable Television Demopolis CATV 334-289-0727

Solid Waste Collection

When you register for water and sewer service, you will also receive solid waste collection for household garbage.

The Public Works Department collects yard trimmings and small limbs regularly. To inquire about pick-up times, call 289-3879.

Water and Sewer Service

Call the Water Department at 289-3288 to begin or end service. A deposit is required. The Water Department Billing and Payments Office is located at 103 Capital St. Demopolis.

Voter Registration

Fill out your registration form at City Hall located at 211 N Walnut Street.