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Henry County, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Henry County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded December 13, 1819
Seat Abbeville
Largest city Headland
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

568.33 sq mi (1,472 km²)
561.80 sq mi (1,455 km²)
6.53 sq mi (17 km²), 1.15%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

16,310
29/sq mi (11.2/km²)

Henry County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Patrick Henry, famous orator and Governor of Virginia. As of 2000, its population was 16,310. Its county seat is Abbeville.

Henry County is part of the Dothan, Alabama, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History Edit

Henry County was established on December 13, 1819.

GeographyEdit

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of Template:Convert/numdisp square miles (Template:Convert/LoffAonSoff), of which Template:Convert/numdisp square miles (Template:Convert/LoffAonSoff) (or 98.85%) is land and Template:Convert/numdisp square miles (Template:Convert/LoffAonSoff) (or 1.15%) is water.[1]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Henry County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±<tr> 1820 2,638

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1830 4,020

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1840 5,787

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1850 9,019

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1860 14,918

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1870 14,191

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1880 18,761

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1890 24,847

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1900 36,147

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1910 20,943

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1920 21,547

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1930 22,820

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1940 21,912

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1950 18,674

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1960 15,286

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1970 13,254

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1980 15,302

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1990 15,374

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2000 16,310

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 16,310 people, 6,525 households, and 4,730 families residing in the county. The population density was 29 people per square mile (11/km2). There were 8,037 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (6/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 65.67% White, 32.30% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.00% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Nearly 1.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,525 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.90% were married couples living together, 14.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. Nearly 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47, and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,353, and the median income for a family was $36,555. Males had a median income of $29,189 versus $20,827 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,681. About 14.50% of families and 19.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.00% of those under age 18 and 20.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External linksEdit

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Henry County
County seat Abbeville
Cities Abbeville · Headland
Towns Haleburg · Newville
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