Coosa County is a county of the State of Alabama. Its name is that of a town of Alabama Indians. As of 2000 the population was 12,202. Its county seat is Rockford.
Coosa County was established on December 18, 1832.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,726 km˛ (666 mi˛). 1,690 km˛ (652 mi˛) of it is land and 36 km˛ (14 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 2.09% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 12,202 people, 4,682 households, and 3,408 families residing in the county. The population density is 7/km˛ (19/mi˛). There are 6,142 housing units at an average density of 4/km˛ (9/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 63.94% White, 34.19% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 1.29% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 4,682 households out of which 30.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.80% are married couples living together, 13.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% are non-families. 24.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.52 and the average family size is 2.98.
In the county the population is spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 104.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 102.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $29,873, and the median income for a family is $36,082. Males have a median income of $25,390 versus $18,171 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,875. 14.90% of the population and 11.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.50% of those under the age of 18 and 13.40% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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