Bullock County, Alabama

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Bullock County, Alabama
Bullock County Courthouse.jpg
Bullock County courthouse in Union Springs, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Bullock County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded December 5, 1866
Seat Union Springs
Largest city Union Springs
Area
 • Total 626.06 sq mi (1,621 km2)
 • Land 625.01 sq mi (1,619 km2)
 • Water 1.04 sq mi (3 km2), (0.17%)
Population
 • (2010) 10,914
 • Density 17/sq mi (6.7/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.bullockcountyal.com

Bullock County, Alabama is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Colonel Edward C. Bullock of Barbour County. Living descendants of Colonel Bullock include prominent American cinema film actress, Sandra Bullock. As of the 2010 census the population was 10,914.[1] In 1867, Union Springs was chosen as the county seat. A National Center for Education Statistics report released in January 2009 showed that Bullock County had the highest illiteracy rate in Alabama at 34 percent.

History[edit]

Bullock County was established on December 5, 1866. The boundaries were changed in February 1867.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 626.06 square miles (1,621.5 km2), of which 625.01 square miles (1,618.8 km2) (or 99.83%) is land and 1.04 square miles (2.7 km2) (or 0.17%) is water.[2] The county is in the southeastern section of the state, in the prairie region. The Chunnennuggee Ridge runs through the center of the county.

Incorporated cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Airport[edit]

Franklin Field is a county-owned public-use airport located five nautical miles (9 km) west of the central business district of Union Springs, Alabama.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 24,474
1880 29,066 18.8%
1890 27,063 −6.9%
1900 31,944 18.0%
1910 30,196 −5.5%
1920 25,333 −16.1%
1930 20,016 −21.0%
1940 19,810 −1.0%
1950 16,054 −19.0%
1960 13,462 −16.1%
1970 11,824 −12.2%
1980 10,596 −10.4%
1990 11,042 4.2%
2000 11,714 6.1%
2010 10,914 −6.8%
Est. 2012 10,474 −4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[5]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 10,914 people residing in the county. 70.2% were Black or African American, 23.0% White, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 5.2% of some other race and 0.8% of two or more races. 7.1% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 11,714 people, 3,986 households, and 2,730 families residing in the county. The population density was 19 people per square mile (7/km2). There were 4,727 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 73.11% Black or African American, 25.25% White, 0.38% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 2.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,986 households out of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.50% were married couples living together, 28.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% were non-families. 28.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 10.30% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 110.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $20,605, and the median income for a family was $23,990. Males had a median income of $22,560 versus $19,069 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,163. About 29.80% of families and 33.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.70% of those under age 18 and 29.10% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Alabama Department of Corrections operates the Bullock Correctional Facility in an unincorporated area in the county.[8][9]

Places of interest[edit]

Bullock County is home to several historic homes including the McCaslan-Garner House and Bonus-Foster-Chapman House.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  3. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for 07A (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 3 June 2010.
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  6. ^ 2010 census report for Bullock County, Alabama
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ "Bullock Correctional Facility." Alabama Department of Corrections. Retrieved on July 1, 2011.
  9. ^ "Union Springs city, Alabama." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on July 4, 2011.
  • Owen, Thomas McAdory. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1921.

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Coordinates: 32°05′52″N 85°43′02″W / 32.09778°N 85.71722°W / 32.09778; -85.71722