Enterprise is famous for a large statue of a mythological woman holding high a huge replica of a Boll Weevil in the town square. The city erected the statue because the destruction of the cotton crop had led to agricultural diversity, starting with peanuts and more prosperity than had ever come from cotton alone.
It is said to be the only statue to an insect pest in the world.
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Enterprise is located at 31°19'39" North, 85°50'40" West (31.327476, -85.844484)1.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 21,178 people, 8,533 households, and 5,973 families residing in the city. The population density is 264.2/km² (684.2/mi²). There are 9,641 housing units at an average density of 120.3/km² (311.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 71.62% White, 22.95% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 1.60% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 1.27% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. 3.88% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 8,533 households out of which 33.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% are married couples living together, 13.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% are non-families. 25.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size is 2.95.
In the city the population is spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $37,661, and the median income for a family is $45,510. Males have a median income of $37,131 versus $20,560 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,493. 13.6% of the population and 10.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.0% of those under the age of 18 and 11.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
- Boll Weevil monument, including a picture, and an extended history of the statue, and more about Enterprise, including links.
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