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The 2000 Census showed that Blount County had a population of 51,024 people. This represented 1.15% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 24th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Blount had a population of 58,345 people. This is an increase of 14.35% 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
201057,322+12.34%-1.75% since 2009
200958,345+14.35%+0.95% since 2008
200857,794+13.27%+1.63% since 2007
200756,866+11.45%+1.59% since 2006
200655,978+9.71%+1.71% since 2005
200555,035+7.86%+1.04% since 2004
200454,469+6.75%+1.38% since 2003
200353,726+5.3%+1.8% since 2002
200252,775+3.43%+1.49% since 2001
200151,999+1.91%+1.91% since 2000
200051,024The Last Census

Blount County had 21,158 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Blount County has a total area<3> of 650 square miles [1,685 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (5.02 square miles [13 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Blount County had a population density of 79 people per square mile [30.52 people/km²], making it the state's 24th 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 Blount County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Blount and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Blount County QuickFact (QF-01009).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CullmanQF-01043   NW81,77877,4835.54%
EtowahQF-01055   E103,645103,4590.18%
JeffersonQF-01073   SW665,027662,0470.45%
MarshallQF-01095   NE90,39982,2319.93%
Saint ClairQF-01115   SE81,89564,74226.49%
WalkerQF-01127   W68,74270,713-2.79%
WinstonQF-01133   W23,99724,843-3.41%

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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 Blount. 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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