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Chambers County, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Chambers County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Seat Lafayette
Largest city Valley
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

603 sq mi (1,562 km²)
597 sq mi (1,546 km²)
6 sq mi (16 km²), (0.98%)
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

36,583
28/sq mi (11/km²)
Founded December 18, 1832
LaFayetteAlabama4.JPG
Chambers County courthouse in Lafayette, Alabama

Chambers County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Henry H. Chambers, who served as a Senator from Alabama. As of 2000 the population was 36,583. Its county seat is Lafayette. Chambers County is included in the Valley, Alabama, Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Chambers County was established on December 18, 1832.

Pat Garrett, the lawman famed for killing outlaw Billy the Kid, was born near the town of Cusseta in 1850.

Joe Louis "The Brown Bomber", renowned heavyweight boxing champion, was born near LaFayette, on Buckaloo Mountain, May 13, 1914.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 603 square miles (1,562 km²), of which, 597 square miles (1,547 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (15 km²) of it (0.98%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Chambers County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1820
1830
1840 17,333
1850 23,960 38.2%
1860 23,214 −3.1%
1870 17,562 −24.3%
1880 23,440 33.5%
1890 26,319 12.3%
1900 32,554 23.7%
1910 36,056 10.8%
1920 41,201 14.3%
1930 39,313 −4.6%
1940 42,146 7.2%
1950 39,528 −6.2%
1960 37,828 −4.3%
1970 36,356 −3.9%
1980 39,191 7.8%
1990 36,876 −5.9%
2000 36,583 −0.8%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov.   through 1960

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 36,583 people, 14,522 households, and 10,194 families residing in the county. The population density was 61 people per square mile (24/km²). There were 16,256 housing units at an average density of 27 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 60.88% White, 38.11% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,522 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.50% were married couples living together, 17.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 89.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,667, and the median income for a family was $36,598. Males had a median income of $28,771 versus $21,159 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,147. About 14.30% of families and 17.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.50% of those under age 18 and 18.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 32°54′40″N 85°23′38″W / 32.91111°N 85.39389°W / 32.91111; -85.39389


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Chambers County, Alabama
Map
File:Map of Alabama highlighting Chambers County.png
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the USA highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded December 18, 1832
Seat Lafayette
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), (0.98%)
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

36583

Chambers County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Henry H. Chambers, who served as a Senator from Alabama. As of 2000 the population was 36,583. Its county seat is Lafayette. Chambers County is included in the Valley Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

History

Chambers County was established on December 18, 1832.

Pat Garrett, the lawman famed for killing outlaw Billy the Kid, was born near the town of Cusseta in 1850.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,562 km² (603 sq mi). 1,547 km² (597 sq mi) of it is land and 15 km² (6 sq mi) of it (0.98%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 36,583 people, 14,522 households, and 10,194 families residing in the county. The population density was 24/km² (61/sq mi). There were 16,256 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (27/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 60.88% White, 38.11% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,522 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.50% were married couples living together, 17.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 89.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,667, and the median income for a family was $36,598. Males had a median income of $28,771 versus $21,159 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,147. About 14.30% of families and 17.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.50% of those under age 18 and 18.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External Links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 32°54′40″N, 85°23′38″WLatitude: 32°54′40″N
Longitude: 85°23′38″W

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