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Encyclopedia > Coffee County, Alabama

Coffee County is a county of the State of Alabama. Its name is in honor of General John Coffee. As of 2000 the population was 43,615. Its county seat is Elba. Coffee County is a prohibition or dry county. Image File history File links Coffee_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. ... John Coffee (June 2, 1772 - July 7, 1833) was an American planter, US Congressman and military leader. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Elba is a city located in Coffee 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

Coffee County was established on December 7, 1866. December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1866 is a common year starting on Monday. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,762 km² (680 mi²). 1,759 km² (679 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.22% 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 43,615 people, 17,421 households, and 12,490 families residing in the county. The population density is 25/km² (64/mi²). There are 19,837 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (29/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 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 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 17,421 households out of which 32.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% are married couples living together, 12.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% are non-families. 24.90% 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 2.46 and the average family size is 2.93. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ...


In the county the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.00 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $33,664, and the median income for a family is $39,664. Males have a median income of $31,468 versus $20,234 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,321. 14.70% of the population and 11.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 22.30% of those under the age of 18 and 13.50% 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. ... 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

Elba is a city located in Coffee County, Alabama. ... Enterprise is a city located in Coffee County, Alabama. ... Dale County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Kinston is a town located in Coffee County, Alabama. ... New Brockton is a town located in Coffee County, Alabama. ...

See also

Flag of Alabama State of Alabama
Capital: Montgomery
Largest Metro: Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman Metropolitan Area
Other Metro Areas Anniston-Oxford | Auburn-Opelika | Dothan-Enterprise | Gadsden | Huntsville-Decatur | Mobile | Montgomery | Florence-Muscle Shoals | Tuscaloosa-Northport
Regions: Greater Birmingham | Black Belt | Central Alabama | Lower Alabama | Mobile Bay | North Alabama | South Alabama
Largest cities: Birmingham | Huntsville | Mobile | Montgomery
Major cities: Anniston | Auburn | Decatur | Dothan | Florence | Gadsden | Hoover | Tuscaloosa
All cities: List of cities in 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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Coffee County, Alabama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (234 words)
Coffee County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama.
Coffee County is a prohibition or dry county.
Coffee County was formed from the western part of Dale County in 1841.
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