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Encyclopedia > Chilton County, Alabama

Chilton County is a county of the State of Alabama. Its name is in honor of William Parish Chilton, 1810-1871, a lawyer who became Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and later represented Montgomery County in the Congress of the Confederate States of America. On February 8,1861 Wm. Chilton gaveled the Confederacy into existance, as acting leader of the Provisional Congress. In 1942 the U.S. Navy commissioned a new vessel the USS Chilton in honor of Chilton County. As of 2000 the population was 39,593. Its county seat is Clanton and it's a prohibition or dry county. Image File history File links Chilton_County_Alabama. ... Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 30th 52,423 mi²/135,775 km² 190 mi/306 km 330 mi/531 km 3. ... Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: With God As Our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Danville, Virginia April 3–April 10, 1865 Largest city New Orleans February 4, 1861–May 1... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Clanton is a city located in Chilton County, Alabama. ... A dry county is a county in the United States whose government forbids the sale of alcoholic beverages. ...

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History

Baker County was established on December 30, 1868, named for Alfred Baker, with its county seat at Grantville. In 1874, the county was named Chilton County. It is not known when its county seat was moved. December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 1 day remaining. ... 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,815 km² (701 mi²). 1,797 km² (694 mi²) of it is land and 18 km² (7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.97% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 39,593 people, 15,287 households, and 11,342 families residing in the county. The population density is 22/km² (57/mi²). There are 17,651 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (25/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 86.71% White, 10.61% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.51% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 2.91% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 15,287 households out of which 34.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.10% are married couples living together, 10.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.80% are non-families. 22.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.57 and the average family size is 3.00. The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 97.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $32,588, and the median income for a family is $39,505. Males have a median income of $31,006 versus $21,275 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,303. 15.70% of the population and 12.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.40% of those under the age of 18 and 18.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population living in poverty The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Flag of Alabama State of Alabama
Capital: Montgomery
Largest cities: Birmingham | Huntsville | Mobile | Montgomery
Major cities: Anniston | Auburn | Decatur | Dothan | Florence | Gadsden | Hoover | Tuscaloosa
All cities: List of cities in Alabama
Largest Metros: Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman | Huntsville-Decatur | Mobile | Montgomery
Other Metro Areas Anniston-Oxford | Auburn-Opelika | Dothan-Enterprise | Gadsden | Florence-Muscle Shoals | Tuscaloosa-Northport
Regions: Greater Birmingham | Black Belt | Central Alabama | Lower Alabama | Mobile Bay | North Alabama | South 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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Chilton County, Alabama detailed profile - houses, real estate, agriculture, wages, work, ancestries, and more (1302 words)
County population in 2005: 41,744 (12% urban, 88% rural)
Chilton County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Alabama state average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 46 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
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