Lawrence County, Alabama
Lawrence County Courthouse
|US state :||Alabama|
|Administrative headquarters :||Moulton|
|Address of the
750 Main Street
Moulton, AL 35650-1553
|Foundation :||February 6, 1818|
|Area code :||001 256|
|Residents :||34,339 (2010)|
|Population density :||19.1 inhabitants / km 2|
|Total area :||1860 km²|
|Water surface :||64 km²|
Lawrence County is a county in the state of Alabama in the United States . The county seat is Moulton . The county is part of the dry counties , which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.
The county is located in northern Alabama, about 50 km to the north from Tennessee , to the west about 70 km from Mississippi and has an area of 1,860 square kilometers, of which 64 square kilometers are water. It is bordered by counties in a clockwise direction: Limestone County , Morgan County , Cullman County , Winston County , Franklin County , Colbert County, and Lauderdale Counties .
Lawrence County was formed from former Cherokee land on February 6, 1818. It was named after Captain James Lawrence , who became known with the saying: "Don't give up the ship" in the British-American War of 1812 after he was fatally wounded.
Eleven structures and sites in the county are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) as of April 3, 2020, including the Courtland Historic District , Goode-Hall House, and Moulton Courthouse Square Historic District .
|growth of population|
1900–1990 2000 2010
Lawrence County had a population of 34,803 people as of the 2000 census . Of these, 231 people lived in collective accommodation, the other residents lived in 13,538 households and 10,194 families. The population density was 19 inhabitants per square kilometer. The racial the population was composed of 77.77 percent white, 13.36 percent African American, 5.36 percent Native American, 0.10 percent Asian, 0.01 percent of residents from the Pacific island area and 0.33 percent from other ethnic groups Groups; 3.08 percent were descended from two or more races. 1.05 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 13,538 households, 34.7 percent had children and young people under the age of 18 living with them. 60.5 percent were married couples living together, 11.2 percent were single mothers, 24.7 percent were non-families, 22.6 percent of all households were single households and 9.5 percent had people aged 65 and over or above. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.99 people.
25.7 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 8.4 percent between 18 and 24, 30.1 percent between 25 and 44, 23.7 percent between 45 and 64 and 12.1 percent were 65 years or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males and for females aged 18 and over there were 92.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $ 31,549 , and the median income for a family is $ 38,565. Males had a median income of $ 31,519 versus $ 20,480 for females. The per capita income was $ 16,515. 13.1 percent of families and 15.3 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.
Places in Lawrence County
- Aldridge Grove
- Brides Hill
- Chalybeate Springs
- Fish Pond
- Fishermans Resort
- Five points
- Flower Hill
- Freeman Acres
- Hickory Grove
- Lennon Hill
- Letson Settlement
- Masterson Mill
- Mount Hope
- Mount Moriah
- Mountain Home
- Muck City
- Ne Smith
- North Courtland
- Oak Grove
- Paradise Shores
- Piney Grove
- Poplar Creek
- Poplar Point
- Red Bank
- Rocky Hill
- Terry Heights
- Town Creek
- Wheeler Dam Village
- Wolf Springs
- Thomas McAdory Owen: History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. SJ Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago IL 1921.
- Virginia O. Foscue: Place Names in Alabama. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa et al. 1989, ISBN 0-8173-0410-X .
- GNIS-ID: 161565. Retrieved on February 22, 2011 (English).
- Lawrence County at alabama.gov
- Extract from the National Register of Historic Places . Retrieved March 13, 2011
- Extract from the Encyclopedia of Alabama . Retrieved February 12, 2011
Search mask database in the National Register Information System. National Park Service , accessed April 3, 2020.
Weekly List on the National Register Information System. National Park Service , accessed April 3, 2020.
- US Census Bureau - Census of Population and Housing . Retrieved March 15, 2011
- Extract from Census.gov . Retrieved February 28, 2011
- Excerpt from factfinder.census.gov.Retrieved February 28, 2011
- Extract from census.gov ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Retrieved March 31, 2012
- Lawrence County, Alabama , 2000 census data sheet at factfinder.census.gov .