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Dallas County, Alabama

\nDallas County is a county of the State of Alabama. Its name is in honor of United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander J. Dallas. Its county seat is Selma.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Demographics
4 Cities and towns


\nDallas County was established on February 9, 1818.


\nAccording to the
U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,573 km² (993 mi²). 2,540 km² (981 mi²) of it is land and 33 km² (13 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.27% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 46,365 people, 17,841 households, and 12,488 families residing in the county. The population density is 18/km² (47/mi²). There are 20,450 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (21/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 35.58% White, 63.26% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 17,841 households out of which 33.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.40% are married couples living together, 25.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% are non-families. 27.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.57 and the average family size is 3.15. In the county the population is spread out with 28.60% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 83.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 77.80 males. The median income for a household in the county is $23,370, and the median income for a family is $29,906. Males have a median income of $31,568 versus $18,683 for females. The per capita income for the county is $13,638. 31.10% of the population and 27.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 40.70% are under the age of 18 and 27.60% are 65 or older.

Cities and towns

Orrville\n*Selma\n*Selmont-West Selmont