Tallapoosa County, Alabama
|Tallapoosa County, Alabama|
County courthouse in Dadeville
Location in the state of Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 18, 1832|
|Largest city||Alexander City|
|• Total||766.23 sq mi (1,985 km2)|
|• Land||717.93 sq mi (1,859 km2)|
|• Water||48.30 sq mi (125 km2), (6.30%)|
|• Density||58/sq mi (22.3/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Tallapoosa County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. The name Tallapoosa is of Creek origin, and many Indian villages were along the banks of the lower river before the 19th century. As of the 2010 census, the population was 41,616. Its county seat is Dadeville.
Tallapoosa County is part of the Alexander City micropolitan area.
Tallapoosa County was established on December 18, 1832.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 766.23 square miles (1,984.5 km2), of which 717.93 square miles (1,859.4 km2) (or 93.70%) is land and 48.30 square miles (125.1 km2) (or 6.30%) is water.
- Clay County (north)
- Randolph County (northeast)
- Chambers County (east)
- Lee County (southeast)
- Macon County (south)
- Elmore County (southwest)
- Coosa County (west)
National protected area
As of the census of 2000, there were 41,475 people, 16,656 households, and 11,809 families residing in the county. The population density was 58 people per square mile (22/km2). There were 20,510 housing units at an average density of 29 per square mile (11/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 73.48% White, 25.36% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Nearly 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 16,656 households, out of which 29.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.00% were married couples living together, 14.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. Nearly 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44, and the average family size was 2.94.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,745, and the median income for a family was $38,148. Males had a median income of $28,557 versus $19,885 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,909. About 13.50% of families and 16.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.30% of those under age 18 and 15.60% of those age 65 or over.
- Mark Barnes, prominent New York attorney
- Terrell Owens - wide receiver for the Allen Wranglers indoor football team
- Andrew R. Johnson, Louisiana politician
- Doc Scurlock, Old West figure, cowboy and gunfighter, took part in the 1878 Lincoln County War, born here in 1850
- Ned Cobb, Notable Sharecropper's Union and early-to-mid-20th century civil rights figure
- Steven Denney Jr, US Army Drill Sergeant of the Year 2010, Special Forces sniper, Iraq and Afghanistan
Cities and towns
- Alexander City
- Camp Hill
- Equality (part of Equality is in Coosa County and Elmore County)
- Jacksons' Gap
- New Site
- Tallassee (part of Tallassee is in Elmore County)
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Tallapoosa County, Alabama
- Properties on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in Tallapoosa County, Alabama
- "ACES Tallapoosa County Office" (links/history), Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), 2007, webpage: ACES-Tallapoosa.
- United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
||Clay County||Randolph County|
|Coosa County||Chambers County|
|Elmore County||Macon County||Lee County|