Elmore County, Alabama

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Elmore County, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Elmore County
Location in the U.S. state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded February 15, 1866
Seat Wetumpka
Largest city Millbrook
Area
 • Total 657 sq mi (1,702 km2)
 • Land 621 sq mi (1,608 km2)
 • Water 36 sq mi (93 km2), 5.47%
Population
 • (2000) 65,874
 • Density 40/sq mi (16/km2)

Elmore County is a county of the State of Alabama. Its name is in honor of General John A. Elmore. As of 2000 its population was 65,874. Its county seat is Wetumpka.

This county is part of the Montgomery Metropolitan Area.

History

Elmore County was established on February 15, 1866 from portions of Autauga, Coosa, Tallapoosa, and Montgomery Counties.

Economy

Over the past two decades, Elmore County has transferred from an economy based on agriculture to one of Alabama's fastest growing counties. According to a recent report, ECEDA has created 1110 jobs over the last 4 years.[1]

Elmore County's largest employer is the manufacturing sector. The top ten manufacturers in Elmore County include: GKN Aerospace, Neptune Technologies, Frontier Yarns, Russell Corporation, Madix, Inc, Arrowhead Composites, Hanil USA, YESAC Alabama Corporation, Quality Networks, Inc., and AES Industries.

Elmore County was created from parts of Autauga, Coosa, Tallapoosa, and Montgomery Counties. (Acts of the Alabama Legislature)

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 657 square miles (1,702 km²), of which, 621 square miles (1,609 km²) of it is land and 36 square miles (93 km²) of it (5.47%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Elmore County, Alabama
YearPop.±%
1870 14,477—    
1880 17,502+20.9%
1890 21,732+24.2%
1900 26,099+20.1%
1910 28,245+8.2%
1920 28,085−0.6%
1930 34,280+22.1%
1940 34,546+0.8%
1950 31,649−8.4%
1960 30,524−3.6%
1970 33,661+10.3%
1980 43,390+28.9%
1990 49,210+13.4%
2000 65,874+33.9%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. through 1960

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there were 65,874 people, 22,737 households, and 17,552 families residing in the county. The population density was 106 people per square mile (41/km²). There were 25,733 housing units at an average density of 41 per square mile (16/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 77.02% White, 20.64% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 1.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 22,737 households out of which 37.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.40% were married couples living together, 12.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.80% were non-families. 20.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 32.10% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 102.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,243, and the median income for a family was $47,155. Males had a median income of $32,643 versus $24,062 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,650. About 7.40% of families and 10.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.20% of those under age 18 and 11.30% of those age 65 or over.

In 2010 Elmore County was ranked number 32 on The Daily Caller's list of America's 100 most conservative-friendly counties.[2]

Cities and towns

See also

References

  1. ^ 1110 Jobs created in Elmore County
  2. ^ Palko, Chris (March 19, 2010). "America’s top 20 conservative-friendly counties". The Daily Caller. http://dailycaller.com/2010/03/19/americas-top-20-conservative-friendly-counties/2/. Retrieved 19 March 2010

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Coordinates: 32°35′49″N 86°09′05″W / 32.59694°N 86.15139°W / 32.59694; -86.15139