|Henry County, Alabama|
Location in the state of Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 13, 1819|
568 sq mi (1,471 km²)
562 sq mi (1,456 km²)
7 sq mi (18 km²), 1.15%
16/sq mi (6/km²)
Henry County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Patrick Henry, famous orator and Governor of Virginia. As of 2000, its population was 16,310. Its county seat is Abbeville.
- Barbour County (north)
- Clay County (northeast)
- Early County (southeast)
- Houston County (south)
- Dale County (west)
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 16,310 people, 6,525 households, and 4,730 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (29/sq mi). There were 8,037 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (14/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 65.67% White, 32.30% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.00% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Nearly 1.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 6,525 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.90% were married couples living together, 14.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. Nearly 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47, and the average family size was 2.95.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,353, and the median income for a family was $36,555. Males had a median income of $29,189 versus $20,827 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,681. About 14.50% of families and 19.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.00% of those under age 18 and 20.60% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns Edit
- Dothan (part - part of Dothan is in Dale County and in Houston County)
- Henry County Historical Group
- History of Henry County, Alabama.
- Henry County map of roads/towns (map © 2007 Univ. of Alabama).
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