Crenshaw County, Alabama

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Crenshaw County, Alabama
Crenshaw County Alabama Courthouse.JPG
Crenshaw County courthouse in Luverne
Map of Alabama highlighting Crenshaw County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded November 30, 1866
Named for Anderson Crenshaw
Seat Luverne
Largest city Luverne
Area
 • Total 611 sq mi (1,582 km2)
 • Land 609 sq mi (1,577 km2)
 • Water 2.1 sq mi (5 km2), 0.3%
Population
 • (2010) 13,906
 • Density 23/sq mi (9/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.crenshawcountyalonline.com

Crenshaw County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,906.[1] Its county seat is Luverne.[2] Its name is in honor of a judge, Anderson Crenshaw.

History[edit]

Crenshaw County was established on November 30, 1866. It was formed from parts of Butler, Coffee, Covington, Pike and Lowndes counties.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 611 square miles (1,580 km2), of which 609 square miles (1,580 km2) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) (0.3%) is water.[3] Much of the land is covered by forests that are used for logging.

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 11,156
1880 11,726 5.1%
1890 15,425 31.5%
1900 19,668 27.5%
1910 23,313 18.5%
1920 23,017 −1.3%
1930 23,656 2.8%
1940 23,631 −0.1%
1950 18,981 −19.7%
1960 14,909 −21.5%
1970 13,188 −11.5%
1980 14,110 7.0%
1990 13,635 −3.4%
2000 13,665 0.2%
2010 13,906 1.8%
Est. 2013 13,986 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 13,665 people, 5,577 households, and 3,892 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (9/km2). There were 6,644 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 73.82% White, 24.79% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,577 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.70% were married couples living together, 15.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 28.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 17.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 89.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,054, and the median income for a family was $31,724. Males had a median income of $27,286 versus $17,703 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,565. About 18.60% of families and 22.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.30% of those under age 18 and 23.50% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 16, 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. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

Coordinates: 31°43′41″N 86°18′36″W / 31.72806°N 86.31000°W / 31.72806; -86.31000