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

666 sq mi (1,725 km²)
652 sq mi (1,689 km²)
14 sq mi (36 km²), 2.09%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

12,202
10/sq mi (4/km²)
Founded December 18, 1832

Coosa County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name derives from a town of the Creek tribe. As of 2000 the population was 12,202, but since that time it has lost the most population by percentage of any Alabama county. Its county seat is Rockford.

Coosa is part of the Alexander City micropolitan area.

Contents

History

It was established on December 18, 1832.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 666 square miles (1,726 km²), of which, 652 square miles (1,690 km²) of it is land and 14 square miles (36 km²) of it (2.09%) is water.

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Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

Coosa County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1840 6,995
1850 14,543 107.9%
1860 19,273 32.5%
1870 11,945 −38.0%
1880 15,113 26.5%
1890 15,906 5.2%
1900 16,144 1.5%
1910 16,634 3.0%
1920 14,839 −10.8%
1930 12,460 −16.0%
1940 13,460 8.0%
1950 11,766 −12.6%
1960 10,726 −8.8%
1970 10,662 −0.6%
1980 11,377 6.7%
1990 11,063 −2.8%
2000 12,202 10.3%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov.   through 1960

From 2000 to 2003, Coosa County's growth rate of -5.8% made it the biggest percentage population loser among the state's 67 counties.[1] Annette Jones Watters of the University of Alabama's Alabama State Data Center cited Coosa as one of eight counties to lose greater than 6% of its population from 2000 to early 2007.[2] As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 12,202 people, 4,682 households, and 3,408 families residing in the county. The population density was 19 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 6,142 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 63.94% White, 34.19% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 1.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,682 households out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.80% were married couples living together, 13.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,873, and the median income for a family was $36,082. Males had a median income of $25,390 versus $18,171 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,875. About 11.80% of families and 14.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.50% of those under age 18 and 13.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

Coordinates: 32°56′11″N 86°14′47″W / 32.93639°N 86.24639°W / 32.93639; -86.24639


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Coosa County, Alabama
Map
File:Map of Alabama highlighting Coosa 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 Rockford
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.09%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

12202

Coosa County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is that of a town of Alabama Indians. As of 2000 the population was 12,202, but since that time it has lost the most population by percentage of any Alabama county. Its county seat is Rockford.

Contents

History

Coosa County was established on December 18, 1832.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,726 km² (666 sq mi). 1,690 km² (652 sq mi) of it is land and 36 km² (14 sq mi) of it (2.09%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

From 2000 to 2003, Coosa County's growth rate of -5.8% made it the biggest percentage population loser among the state's 67 counties. [1] Annette Jones Watters of the University of Alabama's Alabama State Data Center cited Coosa as one of eight counties to lose greater than 6% of its population from 2000 to early 2007. [2]

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 12,202 people, 4,682 households, and 3,408 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (19/sq mi). There were 6,142 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (9/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 63.94% White, 34.19% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 1.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,682 households out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.80% were married couples living together, 13.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,873, and the median income for a family was $36,082. Males had a median income of $25,390 versus $18,171 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,875. About 11.80% of families and 14.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.50% of those under age 18 and 13.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 32°56′11″N, 86°14′47″WLatitude: 32°56′11″N
Longitude: 86°14′47″W

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