Delta Disaster Services in Satsuma
For water damage, Satsuma turns to Delta Disaster Services® Eastern Gulf States. We are a full-service property restoration firm. Our staff and rapid response crews are on-call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, ready to be dispatched at a moments notice to Satsuma and anywhere within our two-hour guaranteed response service area.
We are highly trained and certified in mitigation, remediation, restoration and reconstruction. We are also intimately familiar with the insurance industry and will work closely with all insurance carriers to ensure that a reasonable and fair settlement is reached and that the process is as smooth and efficient as possible.
Facts about Satsuma
Satsuma is a city in Mobile County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 5,687. Known prior to 1915 as Fig Tree Island, the city was named after the Satsuma orange, which was successfully cultivated and grown in Alabama starting in 1878, a gift from Emperor Meiji of Japan. Satsuma is a part of the Mobile metropolitan statistical area.
The area was inhabited for thousands of years by differing cultures of indigenous peoples.
- 1878 Farmers introduced Mandarin Satsuma oranges to Alabama from Japan for cultivation
- 1900 Satsuma area known as Fig Tree Island
- 1910 Pace Orange Orchard had about 100 acres (0.40 km²) of pecans and satsuma trees on the area
- 1915 Town named "Satsuma"
- 1918 Mr. Norman E. McConaghy hired as manager of the Satsuma Orange & Pecan Groves Company.
- 1922 Packing house built; still stands above Mac's Landing
- 1912-1924 Satsuma trees damaged by cold weather and citrus canker
- 1959 Plans for a Town Charter submitted to the County of Mobile and the State of Alabama were approved. April 6, 1959 was the first municipal election.
As of the census of 2010, there were 6,168 people, 2,290 households, and 1,774 families residing in the city. The population density was 948.9 people per square mile (365.0/km²). There were 2,416 housing units at an average density of 371.7 per square mile (143.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.7% White, 7.9% Black or African American, 1.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. 1.1% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,290 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.05.