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

680 sq mi (1,761 km²)
679 sq mi (1,759 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), (0.22%)
PopulationEst.
 - (2007)
 - Density

46,793
28/sq mi (11/km²)
Founded Formed from western Dale County 1841
Coffee County Courthouse.jpg

Coffee County is part of the Enterprise–Ozark Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

History

The land in Coffee County was originally part of Dale County, which was incorporated in 1824. Coffee County was formed from the western part of Dale County in 1841. It was named after John R. Coffee, a hero in the Creek War of 1813—14. The first county seat was in Wellborn. After the courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1851, the county seat was moved to Elba.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 680 square miles (1,762 km²), of which, 679 square miles (1,759 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (4 km²) of it (0.22%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Coffee County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1850 5,940
1860 9,623 62.0%
1870 6,171 −35.9%
1880 8,119 31.6%
1890 12,170 49.9%
1900 20,972 72.3%
1910 26,119 24.5%
1920 30,070 15.1%
1930 32,556 8.3%
1940 31,987 −1.7%
1950 30,720 −4.0%
1960 30,583 −0.4%
1970 34,872 14.0%
1980 38,533 10.5%
1990 40,240 4.4%
2000 43,615 8.4%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov.   through 1960

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 43,615 people, 17,421 households, and 12,490 families residing in the county. The population density was 64 people per square mile (25/km²). There were 19,837 housing units at an average density of 29 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 77.11% White, 18.37% Black or African American, 0.91% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.89% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. 2.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 17,421 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 12.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,664, and the median income for a family was $39,664. Males had a median income of $31,468 versus $20,234 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,321. About 11.30% of families and 14.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.30% of those under age 18 and 13.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Unincorperated Communities

  • Alberton
  • Basin
  • Battens Crossroads
  • Bluff Springs
  • Brooklyn
  • Central City
  • Chesnut Grove
  • Clintonville
  • Clowers Crossroads
  • Coppinville
  • Curtis
  • Damscus
  • Danleys Crossroads
  • Frisco
  • Goodman
  • Ino
  • Jack
  • Java
  • Keyton
  • Lowry Mill
  • Newby
  • Perry Store
  • Pine Level
  • Rhoades
  • Richburg
  • Roeton
  • Shady Grove
  • Tabernacle
  • Turner Crossroads
  • Victoria
  • Wilkinstown
  • Zoar

Notable people

See also

Coordinates: 31°24′12″N 85°59′12″W / 31.40333°N 85.98667°W / 31.40333; -85.98667

References


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Coffee County, Alabama
Map
File:Map of Alabama highlighting Coffee County.png
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the USA highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded Formed from western Dale County 1841
Seat Enterprise
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), (0.22%)
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

43615

Coffee County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of General John Coffee. As of 2000 the population was 43,615. Its county seats are Elba and Enterprise.

Contents

History

The land in Coffee County was originally part of Dale County, which was incorporated in 1824. Coffee County was formed from the western part of Dale County in 1841.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,762 km² (680 sq mi). 1,759 km² (679 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.22%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 43,615 people, 17,421 households, and 12,490 families residing in the county. The population density was 25/km² (64/sq mi). There were 19,837 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (29/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 77.11% White, 18.37% Black or African American, 0.91% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.89% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. 2.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 17,421 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 12.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,664, and the median income for a family was $39,664. Males had a median income of $31,468 versus $20,234 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,321. About 11.30% of families and 14.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.30% of those under age 18 and 13.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

See also

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 31°24′12″N, 85°59′12″WLatitude: 31°24′12″N
Longitude: 85°59′12″W

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