Bullock County, Alabama

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Bullock County, Alabama
Bullock County Courthouse.jpg
Bullock County courthouse in Union Springs
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
Named for Edward Bullock
Seat Union Springs
Largest city Union Springs
Area
 • Total 625 sq mi (1,619 km2)
 • Land 623 sq mi (1,614 km2)
 • Water 2.3 sq mi (6 km2), (0.4%)
Population
 • (2010) 10,639 (as of July 2,013, US Census Data)
 • 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. As of the 2010 census the population was 10,914.[1] In 1867, Union Springs was chosen as the county seat.[2] Its name is in honor of Colonel Edward C. Bullock of Barbour County.

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.[citation needed]

History[edit]

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

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 625 square miles (1,620 km2), of which 623 square miles (1,610 km2) is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) (0.4%) is water.[3] The county is in the southeastern section of the state, in the prairie region. The Chunnennuggee Ridge runs through the center of the county.

Adjacent counties[edit]

Transportation[edit]

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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.[4]

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. 2013 10,639 −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

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).[9]

As of the census[10] 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.[11][12]

Communities[edit]

City[edit]

Town[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

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. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for 07A (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 3 June 2010.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  9. ^ 2010 census report for Bullock County, Alabama
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  11. ^ "Bullock Correctional Facility." Alabama Department of Corrections. Retrieved on July 1, 2011.
  12. ^ "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