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The 2000 Census showed that Barbour County had a population of 29,038 people. This represented 0.65% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 39th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Barbour had a population of 29,737 people. This is an increase of 2.41% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201027,457-5.44%-7.67% since 2009
200929,737+2.41%-0.33% since 2008
200829,836+2.75%+0.34% since 2007
200729,736+2.4%+0.61% since 2006
200629,556+1.78%+0.35% since 2005
200329,480+1.52%+0.65% since 2002
200229,289+0.86%+0.23% since 2001
200129,223+0.64%+0.64% since 2000
200029,038The Last Census

Barbour County had 12,461 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Barbour County has a total area<3> of 904 square miles [2,342 km²]. Of this total, 884 square miles [2,291 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.17%) being water (19.61 square miles [50.8 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Barbour County had a population density of 32.81 people per square mile [12.67 people/km²], making it the state's 45th most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Barbour County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Barbour and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Barbour County QuickFact (QF-01005).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Barbour County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Barbour County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BullockQF-01011   NW10,98511,714-6.22%
DaleQF-01045   SW48,14749,129-2%
HenryQF-01067   S16,64716,3102.07%
PikeQF-01109   W30,46129,6052.89%
RussellQF-01113   N50,84649,7562.19%
Clay (GA)QF-13061   SE3,1133,357-7.27%
Quitman (GA)QF-13239   E2,6592,5982.35%
Stewart (GA)QF-13259   NE4,5585,252-13.21%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Barbour. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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