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

755 sq mi (1,955 km²)

16 sq mi (41 km²), 2.17%
PopulationEst.
 - (2002)
 - Density

77,483
106/sq mi (41/km²)
Founded January 24, 1877
Website www.co.cullman.al.us

Cullman County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Colonel John G. Cullmann. As of 2000, the population was 77,483. Its county seat is the town of the same name, Cullman, Alabama. It is a "prohibition county," or dry county. Cullman is served by TV stations and FM radio stations from both Huntsville and Birmingham. Cullman County is a part of the designated market area, or "DMA," of Birmingham. Electricity in Cullman County is provided by the Tennessee Valley Authority and by the Alabama Power Company. For a long time, telephone service in this county was provided by the Southern Bell Company.

There is no commercial air transportation service in Cullman County, and this county is no longer served by intercity commercial buses.

The entirety of Cullman County forms the Cullman micropolitan area.

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History

Cullman County was established on January 24, 1877.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 755 square miles (1,955 km²), of which, 738 square miles (1,913 km²) of it is land and 16 square miles (42 km²) of it (2.17%) is water.

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Major highways

Rail

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Cullman County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1880 6,355
1890 13,439 111.5%
1900 17,849 32.8%
1910 28,321 58.7%
1920 33,034 16.6%
1930 41,051 24.3%
1940 47,343 15.3%
1950 49,046 3.6%
1960 45,572 −7.1%
1970 52,445 15.1%
1980 61,642 17.5%
1990 67,613 9.7%
2000 77,483 14.6%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov.   through 1960

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 77,483 people, 30,706 households, and 22,476 families residing in the county. The population density was 105 people per square mile (41/km²). There were 35,233 housing units at an average density of 48 per square mile (18/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.81% White, 0.96% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 2.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 30,706 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.80% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,256, and the median income for a family was $39,341. Males had a median income of $30,444 versus $20,436 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,922. About 9.50% of families and 13.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.50% of those under age 18 and 16.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Education

Public education in Cullman County is provided by two systems: the one under the Cullman City School Board and the one under the Cullman County School Board, which serves the rural areas.

Cullman is also the home of the state-owned and operated Wallace State Community College in Hanceville. It was named for the former Governor of Alabama, George C. Wallace, and not for his father or for his wife, Governor Lurleen B. Wallace, who also have junior colleges named for them.

See also: Cullman City Board of Education

See also

References

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

External links

Coordinates: 34°07′31″N 86°52′18″W / 34.12528°N 86.87167°W / 34.12528; -86.87167


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Cullman County, Alabama
Map
File:Map of Alabama highlighting Cullman County.png
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the USA highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded January 24, 1877
Seat Cullman
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.17%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2002)
 - Density

77483
Website: www.co.cullman.al.us

Cullman County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Colonel John G. Cullmann. As of 2000 the population was 77,483. Its county seat is Cullman and it is a prohibition or dry county. It is served by TV stations from Huntsville and Birmingham.

Contents

History

Cullman County was established on January 24, 1877.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,955 km² (755 sq mi). 1,913 km² (738 sq mi) of it is land and 42 km² (16 sq mi) of it (2.17%) is water.

Major Highways

Rail

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 77,483 people, 30,706 households, and 22,476 families residing in the county. The population density was 41/km² (105/sq mi). There were 35,233 housing units at an average density of 18/km² (48/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.81% White, 0.96% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 2.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 30,706 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.80% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,256, and the median income for a family was $39,341. Males had a median income of $30,444 versus $20,436 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,922. About 9.50% of families and 13.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.50% of those under age 18 and 16.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Education

Main article: Cullman City Board of Education

See also

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 34°07′31″N, 86°52′18″WLatitude: 34°7′31″N
Longitude: 86°52′18″W

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