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Encyclopedia > Lowndes County, Alabama

Lowndes County is a county of the State of Alabama. Its name is in honor of William Lowndes, a member of the United States Congress from South Carolina. As of 2000 the population was 13,473. Its county seat is Hayneville. Image File history File links Lowndes_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, with the District of Columbia, forms 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. ... Congress in Joint Session. ... State nickname: Palmetto State Official languages English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford (R) Senators Lindsey Graham (R) Jim DeMint (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 40th 82,965 km² 6 Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 26th 4,012,012 51. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Hayneville is a town located in Lowndes County, Alabama. ...

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History

Lowndes County was established on January 20, 1830. They called it "Bloody Lowndes," the rusty buckle of Alabama's black belt. In 1965, A full century after the War Between the States, things hadn't changed much: 86 white families owned 90 percent of the land in the county and controlled the government. Not a single black was registered to vote. January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


The success of the Selma March, though, encouraged civil rights leader to believe they could fight racism even in Bloody Lowndes. "The Lowndes County Freedom Organization" revisits this place where a new political party helped blacks stand up to murder and intimidation.


A young, dynamic leader named Stokely Carmichael and the organization he represented, the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), launched an intensive effort to register blacks to vote in Lowndes County.


SNCC's plan was simple: get enough people to vote so blacks might control the local government. Carmichael and others organized registration drives, demonstrations and classes. They formed a political party and entered candidates in the races.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,878 km² (725 mi²). 1,859 km² (718 mi²) of it is land and 18 km² (7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.98% 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 the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 13,473 people, 4,909 households, and 3,588 families residing in the county. The population density is 7/km² (19/mi²). There are 5,801 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 25.86% White, 73.37% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. 0.63% 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 4,909 households out of which 35.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.90% are married couples living together, 25.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.90% are non-families. 24.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.73 and the average family size is 3.28. 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 30.20% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 12.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 87.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $23,050, and the median income for a family is $28,935. Males have a median income of $27,694 versus $20,137 for females. The per capita income for the county is $12,457. 31.40% of the population and 26.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 41.70% of those under the age of 18 and 26.60% 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

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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Lowndes County, AL (1222 words)
Lowndes County, Alabama is made up of a less-educated working age population, with 11 percent of the population (+25) having received a BA or higher, as reported the 2000 Decennial Census.
Lowndes counted a lower percent of population with high education level than the State of Alabama's proportion of 19 percent and a lower percent than United States proportion of 24.4 percent.
Lowndes County is ranked at 62 of 68 Counties in the State of Alabama in terms the size of total employment in 2005.
Alabama Lowndes County WMA Hog Options (1399 words)
Fortunately for Alabama sportsmen, a premier destination for hunting the wild hog is located within a short drive south of the state capital.
Lowndes County Wildlife Management Area is located, as the name implies, in Lowndes County, with the closest township being Whitehall.
On Lowndes, though wild hogs may be taken at any time another season is open, the hogs must be taken with a weapon that is legal for that particular season.
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