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.
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.
|Median resident age:||39.7 years|
|Alabama median age:||38.7 years|
Zip codes: 36201.
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)
Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $115,896; Detached houses: $133,840; Mobile homes: $44,810
Median gross rent in 2015: $693.
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 Boyd, State Representative