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Chilton County, Alabama

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Chilton County is a county of the State of Alabama. Its name is in honor of William P. Chilton, who served in the Congress of the Confederate States of America. As of 2000 the population was 39,593. Its county seat is Clanton.

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History

Baker County was established on December 30, 1868, named for Alfred Baker, with its county seat at Grantville. In 1874, the county was named Chilton County. It is not known when its county seat was moved.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,815 km² (701 mi²). 1,797 km² (694 mi²) of it is land and 18 km² (7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.97% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 39,593 people, 15,287 households, and 11,342 families residing in the county. The population density is 22/km² (57/mi²). There are 17,651 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (25/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 86.71% White, 10.61% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.51% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 2.91% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 15,287 households out of which 34.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.10% are married couples living together, 10.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.80% are non-families. 22.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.57 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the county the population is spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 97.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $32,588, and the median income for a family is $39,505. Males have a median income of $31,006 versus $21,275 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,303. 15.70% of the population and 12.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.40% of those under the age of 18 and 18.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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State of Alabama

Capital:

Montgomery

Largest Metro:

Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman Metropolitan Area

Regions:

Greater Birmingham | Central Alabama | Lower Alabama | Mobile Bay | North Alabama | South Alabama

Largest cities:

Birmingham | Huntsville | Mobile | Montgomery

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Counties:

Autauga | Baldwin | Barbour | Bibb | Blount | Bullock | Butler | Calhoun | Chambers | Cherokee | Chilton | Choctaw | Clarke | Clay | Cleburne | Coffee | Colbert | Conecuh | Coosa | Covington | Crenshaw | Cullman | Dale | Dallas | DeKalb | Elmore | Escambia | Etowah | Fayette | Franklin | Geneva | Greene | Hale | Henry | Houston | Jackson | Jefferson | Lamar | Lauderdale | Lawrence | Lee | Limestone | Lowndes | Macon | Madison | Marengo | Marion | Marshall | Mobile | Monroe | Montgomery | Morgan | Perry | Pickens | Pike | Randolph | Russell | Shelby | St. Clair | Sumter | Talladega | Tallapoosa | Tuscaloosa | Walker | Washington | Wilcox | Winston

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