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Coffee County, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Coffee County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of USA AL
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded Formed from western Dale County 1841
Seat Enterprise
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

680 sq mi (1,761 km²)
679 sq mi (1,759 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), (0.22%)
 - (2000)
 - Density

28/sq mi (11/km²)

Coffee County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of General John Coffee. As of 2000 the population was 43,615. Its county seats are Elba and Enterprise.

History Edit

The land in Coffee County was originally part of Dale County, which was incorporated in 1824. Coffee County was formed from the western part of Dale County in 1841.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,762 km² (680 sq mi). 1,759 km² (679 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.22%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent CountiesEdit


As of the census² of 2000, there were 43,615 people, 17,421 households, and 12,490 families residing in the county. The population density was 25/km² (64/sq mi). There were 19,837 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (29/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 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 were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 17,421 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 12.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.93.

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

The median income for a household in the county was $33,664, and the median income for a family was $39,664. Males had a median income of $31,468 versus $20,234 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,321. About 11.30% of families and 14.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.30% of those under age 18 and 13.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

See also Edit

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