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Coosa County, Alabama
Coosa County Alabama Courthouse.JPG
County courthouse in Rockford
Map of Alabama highlighting Coosa County
Location in the U.S. state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
FoundedDecember 18, 1832
Seat Rockford
Largest city Goodwater
Area
 • Total666 sq mi (1,725 km2)
 • Land651 sq mi (1,686 km2)
 • Water15 sq mi (39 km2), 2.3%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2017)10,754
 • Density18/sq mi (7/km2)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.coosacountyal.com
Footnotes:  
  • County Number 22 on Alabama Licence Plates

Coosa County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census the population was 11,539. [1] Its county seat is Rockford. [2] Its name derives from a town of the Creek tribe and the Coosa River, which forms one of the county borders.

Coosa County is included in the Talladega- Sylacauga, AL Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Birmingham- Hoover-Talladega, AL Combined Statistical Area.

History

The county was established on December 18, 1832, formed from parts of Montgomery and Shelby counties. It gained a small snippet from Montgomery County in 1837, and lost a portion to the south upon the creation of Elmore County in 1866.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 666 square miles (1,720 km2), of which 651 square miles (1,690 km2) is land and 15 square miles (39 km2) (2.3%) is water. [3]

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18406,995
185014,543107.9%
186019,27332.5%
187011,945−38.0%
188015,11326.5%
189015,9065.2%
190016,1441.5%
191016,6343.0%
192014,839−10.8%
193012,460−16.0%
194013,4608.0%
195011,766−12.6%
196010,726−8.8%
197010,662−0.6%
198011,3776.7%
199011,063−2.8%
200012,20210.3%
201011,539−5.4%
Est. 201710,754 [4]−6.8%
U.S. Decennial Census [5]
1790–1960 [6] 1900–1990 [7]
1990–2000 [8] 2010–2017 [1]

From 2000 to 2003, Coosa County's growth rate of -5.8% made it the biggest percentage population loser among the state's 67 counties. [9] Annette Jones Watters of the University of Alabama's Alabama State Data Center cited Coosa as one of eight counties to lose greater than 6% of its population from 2000 to early 2007. [10]

As of the census [11] of 2000, there were 12,202 people, 4,682 households, and 3,408 families residing in the county. The population density was 19 people per square mile (7/km2). There were 6,142 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 63.94% White, 34.19% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 1.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,682 households out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.80% were married couples living together, 13.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.80% 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 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,873, and the median income for a family was $36,082. Males had a median income of $25,390 versus $18,171 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,875. About 11.80% of families and 14.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.50% of those under age 18 and 13.40% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the census [12] of 2010, there were 11,539 people, 4,794 households, and 3,293 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km2). There were 6,478 housing units at an average density of 9.7 per square mile (/km3.8). The racial makeup of the county was 66.3% White, 31.0% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. 2.0% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,794 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county, the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 31.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,560, and the median income for a family was $47,451. Males had a median income of $40,315 versus $26,826 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,209. About 11.4% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.6% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Presidential elections results
Coosa County vote
by party in presidential elections [13]
Year GOP Dem Others
2016 64.4% 3,381 33.9% 1,782 1.7% 89
2012 57.7% 3,049 41.5% 2,191 0.8% 42
2008 58.4% 3,248 40.9% 2,273 0.8% 42
2004 58.1% 2,905 41.1% 2,055 0.8% 41
2000 52.2% 2,382 46.1% 2,104 1.8% 81
1996 41.7% 1,721 51.3% 2,121 7.0% 289
1992 41.1% 1,973 48.6% 2,330 10.3% 495
1988 56.2% 2,405 43.4% 1,860 0.4% 18
1984 59.0% 2,585 40.6% 1,781 0.4% 19
1980 40.7% 1,714 56.6% 2,383 2.7% 112
1976 31.8% 1,196 67.3% 2,533 1.0% 37
1972 77.2% 2,672 22.3% 773 0.5% 16
1968 8.7% 330 16.4% 623 75.0% 2,858
1964 72.8% 1,978 27.2% 740
1960 41.7% 1,073 58.0% 1,493 0.4% 9
1956 42.5% 1,070 56.0% 1,411 1.5% 38
1952 34.4% 788 65.5% 1,501 0.1% 2
1948 24.5% 275 75.5% 849
1944 26.6% 394 72.9% 1,079 0.5% 8
1940 18.9% 317 80.3% 1,347 0.8% 13
1936 14.8% 239 83.2% 1,346 2.0% 32
1932 16.3% 250 82.7% 1,265 1.0% 15
1928 60.6% 1,078 39.3% 699 0.1% 1
1924 38.7% 508 60.1% 790 1.2% 16
1920 42.0% 741 57.1% 1,007 0.9% 16
1916 34.9% 485 62.4% 867 2.7% 37
1912 9.0% 109 63.3% 763 27.7% 334
1908 35.9% 447 57.6% 717 6.4% 80
1904 31.0% 472 61.3% 933 7.8% 118

Communities

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 17, 2014. Retrieved May 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  7. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 24, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  9. ^ "Population growth - Alabama counties". U.S. Census Bureau, ePodunk. Retrieved 2007-05-15.
  10. ^ "Shelby County Continues to Set the Pace for County Growth; Black Belt Counties Lose Population, According to UA's State Data Center". University of Alabama. 2007-03-21. Archived from the original on 2008-05-17. Retrieved 2007-05-15.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2015-07-19.
  13. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Retrieved November 16, 2016.


COOSA COUNTY ALABAMA Latitude and Longitude:

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