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Lauderdale County, Alabama

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Lauderdale County is a county of the State of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Colonel James Lauderdale, of Tennessee. As of 2000 the population was 87,966. Its county seat is Florence.

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History

Lauderdale County was established on February 6, 1818.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,862 km² (719 mi²). 1,734 km² (669 mi²) of it is land and 128 km² (49 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 6.86% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 87,966 people, 36,088 households, and 25,153 families residing in the county. The population density is 51/km² (131/mi²). There are 40,424 housing units at an average density of 23/km² (60/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 88.38% White, 9.85% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 1.02% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 36,088 households out of which 30.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.80% are married couples living together, 10.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% are non-families. 26.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 2.89.

In the county the population is spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 91.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $33,354, and the median income for a family is $41,438. Males have a median income of $33,943 versus $20,804 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,626. 14.40% of the population and 10.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.50% of those under the age of 18 and 11.30% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Municipalities and census-designated places


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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

Major cities:

Alabaster | Albertville | Alexander City | Anniston | Athens | Auburn | Bessemer | Daphne | Decatur | Dothan | Enterprise | Florence | Gadsden | Homewood | Hoover | Tuscaloosa | Vestavia Hills

All cities:

List of cities in Alabama

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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