Coffee County, Alabama
Coffee County, Alabama
Location in the state of Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded Formed from western Dale County 1841 Seat Elba Largest city Enterprise Area
680.48 sq mi (1,762 km²)
678.99 sq mi (1,759 km²)
1.49 sq mi (4 km²), (0.22%)
73/sq mi (28.3/km²)
The land in Coffee County was originally part of Dale County, which was incorporated in 1824. Coffee County was formed from the western part of Dale County in 1841. It was named after John R. Coffee, a hero in the Creek War of 1813—14. The first county seat was in Wellborn. After the courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1851, the county seat was moved to Elba.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 680.48 square miles (1,762.4 km2), of which 678.99 square miles (1,758.6 km2) (or 99.78%) is land and 1.49 square miles (3.9 km2) (or 0.22%) is water.
- U.S. Highway 84
- State Route 27
- State Route 51
- State Route 87
- State Route 88
- State Route 92
- State Route 134
- Pike County (north)
- Dale County (east)
- Geneva County (south)
- Covington County (west)
- Crenshaw County (northwest)
Coffee County, Alabama Year Pop. ±% 1850 5,940 — 1860 9,623 +62.0% 1870 6,171 −35.9% 1880 8,119 +31.6% 1890 12,170 +49.9% 1900 20,972 +72.3% 1910 26,119 +24.5% 1920 30,070 +15.1% 1930 32,556 +8.3% 1940 31,987 −1.7% 1950 30,720 −4.0% 1960 30,583 −0.4% 1970 34,872 +14.0% 1980 38,533 +10.5% 1990 40,240 +4.4% 2000 43,615 +8.4% 2010 49,948 +14.5% Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml. through 1960
As of the census of 2000, there were 43,615 people, 17,421 households, and 12,490 families residing in the county. The population density was 64 people per square mile (25/km2). There were 19,837 housing units at an average density of 29 per square mile (11/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 77.11% White, 18.37% Black or African American, 0.91% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.89% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. 2.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 17,421 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 12.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $33,664, and the median income for a family was $39,664. Males had a median income of $31,468 versus $20,234 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,321. About 11.30% of families and 14.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.30% of those under age 18 and 13.50% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
- Battens Crossroads
- Bluff Springs
- Central City
- Chesnut Grove
- Clowers Crossroads
- Danleys Crossroads
- Lowry Mill
- Perry Store
- Pine Level
- Shady Grove
- Turner Crossroads
- Coffee County is home to "The Dancing Ghost" of Grancer Harrison, featured in the book 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey.
In popular culture
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Coffee County, Alabama
- Properties on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in Coffee County, Alabama
Crenshaw County Pike County Covington County Dale County Coffee County, Alabama Geneva County Municipalities and communities of Coffee County, Alabama Cities Towns Footnotes
‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties
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Coffee County (Alabama) — Coffee County Courthouse in Elba, gelistet im NRHP Nr. 73000335 Verwaltung US Bund … Deutsch Wikipedia
Coffee County, Alabama — Verwaltung US Bundesstaat: Alabama Verwaltungssitz: Elba und Enterprise Adresse des Verwaltungssitzes: County Courthouse 230 Court Street Elba, AL 36323 … Deutsch Wikipedia
Liste der Einträge im National Register of Historic Places im Coffee County (Alabama) — Die Liste der Registered Historic Places im Coffee County in Alabama führt alle Bauwerke und historischen Stätten im Coffee County auf, die in das National Register of Historic Places aufgenommen wurden. Aktuelle Einträge Lfd. Nr. Name Bild Datum … Deutsch Wikipedia
Coffee Springs, Alabama — Town Welcome sign in Coffee Springs … Wikipedia
Coffee County Courthouse — may refer to: Coffee County Courthouse (Elba, Alabama), listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Coffee County, Alabama Coffee County Courthouse (Manchester, Tennessee), listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Coffee… … Wikipedia
Coffee County — is the name of several counties in the United States: Coffee County, Alabama Coffee County, Georgia Coffee County, Tennessee See also Coffey County, Kansas This disambiguation page lists articles about distinct geographical location … Wikipedia
Coffee County — ist der Name mehrerer Countys in den Vereinigten Staaten: Coffee County (Alabama) Coffee County (Georgia) Coffee County (Tennessee) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung … Deutsch Wikipedia
Coffee County Courthouse — ist die Bezeichnung mehrerer Courthouses in den Vereinigten Staaten: Coffee County Courthouse (Alabama), NRHP Nr. 73000335 Coffee County Courthouse (Georgia) Coffee County Courthouse (Tennessee), NRHP Nr. 74001905 Diese Seite ist eine … Deutsch Wikipedia
Coffee County (Tennessee) — Verwaltung US Bundesstaat: Tennessee Verwaltungssitz: Manchester Adresse des Verwaltungssitzes: County Courthouse 300 Hillsboro Blvd. Manchester, TN 37355 1786 Gründung: 8. Januar 1836 … Deutsch Wikipedia
Coffee County — Comté de Coffee Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents comtés partageant un même nom. Trois comtés des États Unis portent le nom de comté de Coffee (Coffee County) : le comté de Coffee, situé dans l État de l Alabama ;… … Wikipédia en Français