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Eldridge is a town in Walker County, in the Birmingham-Hoover metro area.
The community was named for Eldridge Mallard, postmaster. Originally called Camp Springs, an Indian camp site
The latitude of Eldridge is 33.922N. The longitude is -87.617W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 554 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 178.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Eldridge was $18,227, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Eldridge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Eldridge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $256. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,271.
Walker County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Eldridge political report.
The average commute time for Eldridge workers is 38 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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