|Chambers County, Alabama|
Location in the state of Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 18, 1832|
603 sq mi (1,562 km²)
597 sq mi (1,546 km²)
6 sq mi (16 km²), (0.98%)
28/sq mi (11/km²)
Chambers County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Henry H. Chambers, who served as a Senator from Alabama. As of 2000 the population was 36,583. Its county seat is Lafayette. Chambers County is included in the Valley Micropolitan Statistical Area.
History[edit | edit source]
Geography[edit | edit source]
Major Highways[edit | edit source]
Adjacent Counties[edit | edit source]
- Randolph County (north)
- Troup County (east)
- Harris County (southeast)
- Lee County (south)
- Tallapoosa County (west)
Demographics[edit | edit source]
As of the census² of 2000, there were 36,583 people, 14,522 households, and 10,194 families residing in the county. The population density was 24/km² (61/sq mi). There were 16,256 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (27/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 60.88% White, 38.11% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 14,522 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.50% were married couples living together, 17.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 89.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,667, and the median income for a family was $36,598. Males had a median income of $28,771 versus $21,159 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,147. About 14.30% of families and 17.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.50% of those under age 18 and 18.20% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns[edit | edit source]
- Five Points
- La Fayette
- Waverly (Part of Waverly is in Lee County)
- Standing Rock Alabama
External Links[edit | edit source]
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