|Covington County, Alabama|
Location in the state of Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 17, 1821|
1,044 sq mi (2,704 km²)
1,034 sq mi (2,678 km²)
10 sq mi (26 km²), .96%
18/sq mi (7/km²)
Covington County, Alabama is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Brigadier General Leonard Covington of Maryland. As of 2000 the population was 37,631. Its county seat is Andalusia.
History[edit | edit source]
- Covington County was established on December 17, 1821.
- The county was declared a disaster area in September 1979 due to damage from Hurricane Frederic and again in October, 1995 due to Hurricane Opal.
Geography[edit | edit source]
Major Highways[edit | edit source]
Adjacent Counties[edit | edit source]
- Butler County and Crenshaw County (north)
- Coffee County and Geneva County (east)
- Walton County (southeast)
- Okaloosa County (southwest)
- Escambia County and Conecuh County (west)
Demographics[edit | edit source]
As of the census² of 2000, there were 37,631 people, 15,640 households, and 10,791 families residing in the county. The population density was 14/km² (36/sq mi). There were 18,578 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 86.19% White, 12.35% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 0.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 15,640 households out of which 29.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.10% were married couples living together, 11.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% were non-families. 28.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the county the population was spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $26,336, and the median income for a family was $33,201. Males had a median income of $27,453 versus $19,640 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,365. About 14.10% of families and 18.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.90% of those under age 18 and 19.20% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns[edit | edit source]
- Horn Hill
- Red Level
- River Falls
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