Alba is a town in the U.S. state of Texas. Located in Wood County. The population was 504 in the 2010 U.S. Census.
Location of Alba, Texas
Alba was established in 1841 by Joseph Simpkins.
As of the census of 2000, there were 430 people, 196 households, and 118 families residing in the town. The population density was 387.8 people per square mile (149.6/km²). There were 232 housing units at an average density of 209.2 per square mile (80.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.60% White, 0.47% African American, 0.47% Native American, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.16% of the population.
There were 196 households out of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.85.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 19.8% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 84.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $23,438, and the median income for a family was $29,464. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $25,278 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,675. About 11.4% of families and 16.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.4% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.
Alba is served by the Alba-Golden Independent School District and home to the Alba-Golden High School Panthers.