Fyffe is a town in DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 1,018. Fyffe is located on top of Sand Mountain. An EF4 tornado struck this city on April 27, 2011. It touched down in Lakeview initially causing structural damage to small buildings and snapping trees. It grew in intensity causing major structural damage to several homes and buildings before moving on toRainsville, Alabama where its damage was even more extensive.
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11 km2), all of it land.
As of the 2010 census Fyffe had a population of 1,018. There were 418 households. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 93.7% non-Hispanic white, 0.3% African American, 1.5% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 1.1% from some other race, 2.5% from two or more races and 1.3% Hispanic or Latino or any race.
As of 2000, there are 971 people, 411 households, and 286 families residing in the town. The population density is 220.5 inhabitants per square mile (85.2/km²). There are 458 housing units at an average density of 40.2 persons/km² (104.0 persons/mi²). The racial make-up of the town is 94.03% White, 0.93% African American, 1.24% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.13% from other races, and 2.37% from two or more races. 1.85% of the population areHispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 411 households out of which 30.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% are married couples living together, 11.4% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 30.2% are non-families. 28.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 2.84.
In the town the population is spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $30,298, and the median income for a family is $31,908. Males have a median income of $30,385 versus $18,636 for females. The per capita income for the town is $13,713. 21.6% of the population and 13.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 33.6% are under the age of 18 and 19.9% are 65 or older.
The town of Fyffe was the location of UFO sightings on Friday and Saturday, February 11–12, 1989. More than fifty people (at a time when the town of less than two thousand residents) called the Fyffe Police Department to report sightings on two separate occasions. This was later discussed and ridiculed by late comedian Bill Hicks on his album (and video) "Relentless".
As a way of remembering the UFO sightings, Fyffe is home to an annual UFO (Unforgettable Family Outing) Festival every August and features hot air balloon rides available to the public as well as musical entertainment and outdoor games.
Fyffe has a Mayor/Council form of government.