About Hobson City 

Hobson City, Alabama, is a small town 65 miles east of Birmingham and 88 miles west of Atlanta, Georgia. It is the oldest black municipality in the state. Located in Calhoun County, Alabama the community was named for Richmond Pearson Hobson, a hero in the Spanish-American War.


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Our History


The area that is currently known as Hobson City was first known as Mooree Quarters, a predominantly black community adjacent to Oxford Alabama. At that time blacks were permitted to vote in both city and county elections. The black vote was usually the controlling factor during elections; and they soon became isolated from the City of Oxford. On August 16th, 1899 the community gained self-respect by filing a petition with the Calhoun County Probate Judge to incorporate into a separate entity. 

Population in 2014: 764 (93% urban, 7% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.0%
Males: 358  (46.9%)
Females: 406  (53.1%)
Median resident age:  39.7 years
Alabama median age:  38.7 years

Zip codes: 36201.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $25,957 (it was $17,589 in 2000)
Hobson City:$25,957

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $13,914 (it was $8,992 in 2000)

Hobson City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $76,897 (it was $44,100 in 2000)
Hobson City:$76,897

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $115,896; Detached houses: $133,840; Mobile homes: $44,810

Median gross rent in 2015: $693.

Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Hobson-City-Alabama.html#ixzz4qgDwM4ZZ

The latitude of Hobson City is 33.621N. The longitude is -85.844W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 728 feet.
The latitude of Hobson City is 33.621N. The longitude is -85.844W. It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 728 feet.

Hobson City Governance


Hobson City is governed by a mayor along with city council. The five member city council meet regularly to address the  town concerns. The mayor and town council are elected officials voted on by the local residents and property owners. 


Hobson City early founders had faith to believe in building a town. Now we must use that same faith to sustain Hobson City future.

 – Barbara Bisby BoydState Representative


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Hobson City, Alabama Est. 1899