Tallapoosa County, Alabama

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Tallapoosa County, Alabama
Tallapoosa County Courthouse Dadeville Alabama.JPG
County courthouse in Dadeville
Map of Alabama highlighting Tallapoosa County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded December 18, 1832[1]
Seat Dadeville
Largest city Alexander City
Area
 • 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%)
Population
 • (2010) 41,616
 • Density 58/sq mi (22.3/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.tallaco.com

Tallapoosa County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama.[1] 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.[2] Its county seat is Dadeville.

Tallapoosa County is part of the Alexander City micropolitan area.

History[edit]

Tallapoosa County was established on December 18, 1832.[1]

Geography[edit]

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.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 6,444
1850 15,584 141.8%
1860 23,827 52.9%
1870 16,963 −28.8%
1880 23,401 38.0%
1890 25,460 8.8%
1900 29,675 16.6%
1910 31,034 4.6%
1920 29,744 −4.2%
1930 31,188 4.9%
1940 35,270 13.1%
1950 35,074 −0.6%
1960 35,007 −0.2%
1970 33,840 −3.3%
1980 38,676 14.3%
1990 38,826 0.4%
2000 41,475 6.8%
2010 41,616 0.3%
Est. 2012 41,168 −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[5]

As of the census[6] 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.

Notable natives[edit]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "ACES Tallapoosa County Office" (links/history), Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), 2007, webpage: ACES-Tallapoosa.
  2. ^ United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 32°51′41″N 85°47′50″W / 32.86139°N 85.79722°W / 32.86139; -85.79722