Bibb County, Alabama

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Bibb County, Alabama
Bibb County, Alabama courthouse.jpg
Map of Alabama highlighting Bibb County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded February 7, 1818
Named for William W. Bibb
Seat Centreville
Largest city Brent
Area
 • Total 626.16 sq mi (1,622 km2)
 • Land 623.03 sq mi (1,614 km2)
 • Water 3.14 sq mi (8 km2), 0.5
Population
 • (2010) 22,915
 • Density 36.7/sq mi (14/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.bibbal.com

Bibb County is a county in the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of William W. Bibb, the first Governor of Alabama. As of the 2010 census its population was 22,915.[1] The county seat is Centreville.[2] It is a "prohibition" or dry county, however, the cities of West Blocton, Brent, and Centreville have all became "wet".[3]

The Bibb County Courthouse is located in Centreville, Alabama.

History[edit]

Cahawba County was established on February 7, 1818, named for the Cahawba River, (now more commonly "Cahaba River"), ultimately from the Choctaw for "water above." On December 4, 1820, it was renamed Bibb County.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 626.16 square miles (1,621.7 km2), of which 623.03 square miles (1,613.6 km2) (or 99.50%) is land and 3.14 square miles (8.1 km2) (or 0.50%) is water.[5]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 3,676
1830 6,306 71.5%
1840 8,284 31.4%
1850 9,969 20.3%
1860 11,894 19.3%
1870 7,469 −37.2%
1880 9,487 27.0%
1890 13,824 45.7%
1900 18,498 33.8%
1910 22,791 23.2%
1920 23,144 1.5%
1930 20,780 −10.2%
1940 20,155 −3.0%
1950 17,987 −10.8%
1960 14,357 −20.2%
1970 13,812 −3.8%
1980 15,723 13.8%
1990 16,576 5.4%
2000 20,826 25.6%
2010 22,915 10.0%
Est. 2012 22,597 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 20,826 people, 7,421 households, and 5,580 families residing in the county. The population density was 33 people per square mile (13/km2). There were 8,345 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 76.66% White, 22.20% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 1.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,421 households out of which 34.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.40% were married couples living together, 12.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.80% were non-families. 22.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 11.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 106.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,420, and the median income for a family was $37,230. Males had a median income of $30,413 versus $21,070 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,105. About 14.90% of families and 20.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.60% of those under age 18 and 18.80% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Alabama Department of Corrections operates the Bibb Correctional Facility in Brent.[9]

Settlements[edit]

Cities[edit]

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Places of interest[edit]

Bibb County is home to the Talladega National Forest and a section of the Cahaba River which draws visitors to view the unique Cahaba Lily, or Hymenocallis coronaria.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Wet and Dry Counties of Alabama". Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. State of Alabama. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Alabama Counties: Bibb County". Alabama Department of Archives and History. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Department of Archives and History. 2011-12-13. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  5. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Bibb Correctional Facility." Alabama Department of Corrections. Retrieved on July 4, 2011.

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Coordinates: 32°59′52″N 87°07′35″W / 32.99778°N 87.12639°W / 32.99778; -87.12639