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

561 sq mi (1,453 km²)
560 sq mi (1,450 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), (0.14%)
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14,123
11/sq mi (4/km²)
Founded December 6, 1866
Cleburne County Courthouse.jpg
Cleburne County Courthouse in Heflin, Alabama

Cleburne County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Major General Patrick Cleburne, of Arkansas. As of 2000 the population was 14,123. Its county seat is Heflin.

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History

Cleburne County was established on December 6, 1866, by an act of the state legislature. The county was made from territory in Benton (now Calhoun), Randolph, and Talladega counties. In 1867, Edwardsville was made the county seat.[1] An election was held in 1905 to move the county seat to Heflin. The result of that election, which agreed to move the seat, was appealed to the Supreme Court, who decided on July 1, 1906, to uphold the election results. Heflin is still the county seat.[2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 561 square miles (1,453 km²), of which, 560 square miles (1,451 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.14%) is water.

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Major highways

Rail

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Cleburne County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1870 8,017
1880 10,976 36.9%
1890 13,218 20.4%
1900 13,206 −0.1%
1910 13,385 1.4%
1920 13,360 −0.2%
1930 12,877 −3.6%
1940 13,629 5.8%
1950 11,904 −12.7%
1960 10,911 −8.3%
1970 10,996 0.8%
1980 12,595 14.5%
1990 12,730 1.1%
2000 14,254 12.0%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov.   through 1960

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 14,123 people, 5,590 households, and 4,125 families residing in the county. The population density was 25 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 6,189 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.74% White, 3.70% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 1.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,590 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.40% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.20% were non-families. 23.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,820, and the median income for a family was $35,579. Males had a median income of $29,752 versus $18,840 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,762. About 10.90% of families and 13.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.10% of those under age 18 and 20.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Coordinates: 33°40′38″N 85°30′09″W / 33.67722°N 85.5025°W / 33.67722; -85.5025

References

  1. ^ http://www.archives.state.al.us/counties/cleburne.html
  2. ^ http://www.cityofheflin.org/
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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Cleburne County, Alabama
Map
File:Map of Alabama highlighting Cleburne County.png
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the USA highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded December 6, 1866
Seat Heflin
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), (0.14%)
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14123

Cleburne County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Major General Patrick Cleburne, of Arkansas. As of 2000 the population was 14,123. Its county seat is Heflin.

Contents

History

Cleburne County was established on December 6, 1866, with the County Seat at Edwardsville. In the early 1900s, the county seat was moved to Heflin.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,453 km² (561 sq mi). 1,451 km² (560 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.14%) is water.

Major Highways

Rail

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,123 people, 5,590 households, and 4,125 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (25/sq mi). There were 6,189 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.74% White, 3.70% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 1.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,590 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.40% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.20% were non-families. 23.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,820, and the median income for a family was $35,579. Males had a median income of $29,752 versus $18,840 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,762. About 10.90% of families and 13.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.10% of those under age 18 and 20.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 33°40′38″N, 85°30′09″WLatitude: 33°40′38″N
Longitude: 85°30′9″W

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