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Bibb County, Alabama
Bibb County, Alabama courthouse
Bibb County courthouse in Centreville, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Bibb County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of USA AL
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded February 7, 1818
Named for William W. Bibb
Seat Centreville
Largest city Brent
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

626.16 sq mi (1,622 km²)
623.03 sq mi (1,614 km²)
3.14 sq mi (8 km²), 0.5
 - (2010)
 - Density

36.7/sq mi (14/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Bibb County is a county in the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of William W. Bibb, the first Governor of Alabama. As of 2010 the population was 22,915. The county seat is Centreville.[1] It is a "prohibition" or dry county.[2]

History Edit

Cahawba County was established on February 7, 1818, named for the Cahawba River, (now more commonly "Cahaba River"), ultimately from the Choctaw for "water above." In 1820, it was renamed Bibb County.


According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 626.16 square miles (1,621.7 km2), of which 623.03 square miles (1,613.6 km2) (or 99.50%) is land and 3.14 square miles (8.1 km2) (or 0.50%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent countiesEdit

National protected areasEdit


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1820 3,676
1830 6,306 +71.5%
1840 8,284 +31.4%
1850 9,969 +20.3%
1860 11,894 +19.3%
1870 7,469 −37.2%
1880 9,487 +27.0%
1890 13,824 +45.7%
1900 18,498 +33.8%
1910 22,791 +23.2%
1920 23,144 +1.5%
1930 20,780 −10.2%
1940 20,155 −3.0%
1950 17,987 −10.8%
1960 14,357 −20.2%
1970 13,812 −3.8%
1980 15,723 +13.8%
1990 16,576 +5.4%
2000 20,826 +25.6%
2010 22,915 +10.0%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  through 1960

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 20,826 people, 7,421 households, and 5,580 families residing in the county. The population density was 33 people per square mile (13/km2). There were 8,345 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 76.66% White, 22.20% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 1.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,421 households out of which 34.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.40% were married couples living together, 12.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.80% were non-families. 22.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 11.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 106.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,420, and the median income for a family was $37,230. Males had a median income of $30,413 versus $21,070 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,105. About 14.90% of families and 20.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.60% of those under age 18 and 18.80% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructureEdit

Alabama Department of Corrections operates the Bibb Correctional Facility in Brent.[5]




Unincorporated communitiesEdit

Places of interestEdit

Bibb County is home to the Talladega National Forest and a section of the Cahaba River which draws visitors to view the unique Cahaba Lily, or Hymenocallis coronaria.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Wet and Dry Counties of Alabama". Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. State of Alabama. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Bibb Correctional Facility." Alabama Department of Corrections. Retrieved on July 4, 2011.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 32°59′52″N 87°07′35″W / 32.99778, -87.12639

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