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Marshall County, Alabama
Marshall County
Marshall County Courthouse in Guntersville
Marshall County Courthouse in Guntersville
Map of Alabama highlighting Marshall County
Location within the U.S. state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°22?05?N 86°18?14?W / 34.368055555556°N 86.303888888889°W / 34.368055555556; -86.303888888889
Country
State Alabama
FoundedJanuary 9, 1836
Named forJohn Marshall
SeatGuntersville
Largest cityAlbertville
Area
 o Total623 sq mi (1,610 km2)
 o Land566 sq mi (1,470 km2)
 o Water57 sq mi (150 km2)  9.2%%
Population
 o Total93,019
 o Estimate 
(2019)
96,774
 o Density150/sq mi (58/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central)
 o Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th
Websitewww.marshallco.org
 
  • County Number 50 on Alabama Licence Plates

Marshall County is a county of the state of Alabama, USA. As of the 2010 census the population was 93,019.[1] Its county seat is Guntersville.[2] A second courthouse is in Albertville. Its name is in honor of John Marshall, famous Chief Justice of the United States.[3] Marshall County is a dry county, with the exception of the four cities of Albertville, Arab, Guntersville, and Boaz.

Marshall County comprises the Albertville, AL Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Huntsville-Decatur-Albertville, AL Combined Statistical Area.

History

Marshall County was established on January 9, 1836.[4]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 623 square miles (1,610 km2), of which 566 square miles (1,470 km2) is land and 57 square miles (150 km2) (9.2%) is water.[5] The Tennessee River runs both north and south within the county.

River

Tennessee River

Adjacent counties

Transportation

Major highways

Rail

Demographics

At the 2000 census there were 82,231 people, 32,547 households, and 23,531 families living in the county. The population density was 145 people per square mile (56/km2). There were 36,331 housing units at an average density of 64 per square mile (25/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.38% White, 1.47% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.24% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 5.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[11] According to the census[12] of 2000, the largest ancestry groups in Marshall County were English 68.2%, Scots-Irish 12.31%, Scottish 5.1%, Irish 4.22%, Welsh 2.3% and African 1.47%.

Of the 32,547 households 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.70% were non-families. 24.60% of households were one person and 10.90% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.96.

The age distribution was 24.90% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% 65 or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.50 males.

The median household income was $32,167 and the median family income was $38,788. Males had a median income of $30,500 versus $20,807 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,089. About 11.70% of families and 14.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.90% of those under age 18 and 19.30% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 93,019 people, 35,810 households, and 25,328 families living in the county. The population density was 164 people per square mile (63/km2). There were 40,342 housing units at an average density of 71 per square mile (28/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 87.6% White, 1.6% Black or African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 7.8% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. 12.1% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[13] Of the 35,810 households 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 25.4% of households were one person and 11.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.05.

The age distribution was 25.0% under the age of 18, 8.58% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% 65 or older. The median age was 38.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.1 males.

The median household income was $37,661 and the median family income was $47,440. Males had a median income of $36,024 versus $27,478 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,875. About 15.3% of families and 19.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.3% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.

Religion

At the 2010 census:[14]

Government

Presidential elections results

Communities

Marshall County courthouse in Albertville.

Cities

Towns

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Ghost town

Places of interest

Marshall County is home to numerous outdoor recreation areas including Lake Guntersville State Park, Cathedral Caverns State Park, and Buck's Pocket State Park.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 200.
  4. ^ Marshall County History Archived December 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 24, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011.
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008.
  13. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015.
  14. ^ "Marshall County, Alabama". The Association of Religion. Retrieved 2015.
  15. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Retrieved 2016.

External links

Coordinates: 34°22?05?N 86°18?14?W / 34.36806°N 86.30389°W / 34.36806; -86.30389


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