Greene County, Alabama

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Greene County, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Greene County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded December 13, 1819
Named for Nathanael Greene
Seat Eutaw
Largest city Eutaw
Area
 • Total 660 sq mi (1,709 km2)
 • Land 647 sq mi (1,676 km2)
 • Water 13 sq mi (34 km2), 1.9%
Population
 • (2010) 9,045
 • Density 14/sq mi (5/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website greenecountyalabama.com

Greene County is a county in the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,045.[1] making it the least populous county in Alabama. Its county seat is Eutaw.[2] Its name is in honor of Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene of Rhode Island.

History[edit]

Greene County was established on December 13, 1819.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 660 square miles (1,700 km2), of which 647 square miles (1,680 km2) is land and 13 square miles (34 km2) (1.9%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 4,554
1830 15,026 230.0%
1840 24,024 59.9%
1850 31,441 30.9%
1860 30,859 −1.9%
1870 18,399 −40.4%
1880 21,931 19.2%
1890 22,007 0.3%
1900 24,182 9.9%
1910 22,717 −6.1%
1920 18,133 −20.2%
1930 19,745 8.9%
1940 19,185 −2.8%
1950 16,482 −14.1%
1960 13,600 −17.5%
1970 10,650 −21.7%
1980 11,021 3.5%
1990 10,153 −7.9%
2000 9,974 −1.8%
2010 9,045 −9.3%
Est. 2013 8,744 −3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 9,045 people residing in the county. 81.5% were Black or African American, 17.4% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.3% of some other race and 0.5% of two or more races. 0.8% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 9,974 people, 3,931 households, and 2,649 families residing in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km2). There were 5,117 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 19.09% White, 80.34% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.27% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,931 households out of which 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.40% were married couples living together, 27.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 30.80% 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 2.52 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.20% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 88.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $19,819, and the median income for a family was $24,604. Males had a median income of $25,707 versus $19,051 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,686. About 29.90% of families and 34.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.10% of those under age 18 and 31.60% 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: 32°51′08″N 87°57′03″W / 32.85222°N 87.95083°W / 32.85222; -87.95083