Chambers County, Alabama
|Chambers County, Alabama|
County Courthouse in Lafayette in 2012
Location in the state of Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 18, 1832|
|Named for||Henry H. Chambers|
|• Total||603 sq mi (1,562 km2)|
|• Land||597 sq mi (1,546 km2)|
|• Water||6.6 sq mi (17 km2), (1.1%)|
|• Density||57/sq mi (22/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Chambers County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census the population was 34,215. Its county seat is Lafayette. Its name is in honor of Henry H. Chambers, who served as a United States Senator from Alabama.
Chambers County is included in the Valley, AL Micropolitan Statistical Area and the Columbus-Auburn-Opelika, GA-AL Combined Statistical Area.
Prior to contact with people of European descent, what is now Chambers County was inhabited by the Creek nation.
Chambers County was established on December 18, 1832.
- Randolph County (north)
- Troup County, Georgia (east/EST Border)
- Harris County, Georgia (southeast/EST Border)
- Lee County (south)
- Tallapoosa County (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 36,583 people, 14,522 households, and 10,194 families residing in the county. The population density was 61 people per square mile (24/km2). There were 16,256 housing units at an average density of 27 per square mile (11/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 56.88% White (non-Hispanic), 43.11% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 3.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 14,522 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.50% were married couples living together, 17.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 89.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,667, and the median income for a family was $36,598. Males had a median income of $28,771 versus $21,159 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,147. About 14.30% of families and 17.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.50% of those under age 18 and 18.20% of those age 65 or over.
Chambers County has been the back drop of several movies including Mississippi Burning.
The Crossing William Trilogy, A Horror/Fiction novel, is centered in this county on the edge of the Chattahoochee River. The work is filled with local color from this area with many landmarks noted in the pages. http://www.crossingwilliam.com
Census-designated places (CDPs)
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Chambers County, Alabama
- Properties on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in Chambers County, Alabama
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- OMB BULLETIN NO. 13-01: Revised Delineations of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Statistical Areas, and Combined Statistical Areas, and Guidance on Uses of the Delineations of These Areas. Office of Management and Budget. February 28, 2013.
- The Reason for the Tears: A History of Chambers County, Alabama, 1832-1900 page 2
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|Tallapoosa County||Troup County, Georgia|
|Lee County||Harris County, Georgia|