Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

The 2000 Census showed that Colbert County had a population of 54,984 people. This represented 1.24% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 22nd most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Colbert had a population of 54,639 people. This is a decrease of 0.63% 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
201054,428-1.01%-0.39% since 2009
200754,606-0.69%+0.26% since 2006
200654,462-0.95%+0.12% since 2005
200454,427-1.01%+0.2% since 2003
200354,319-1.21%-0.5% since 2002
200254,594-0.71%-0.45% since 2001
200154,841-0.26%-0.26% since 2000
200054,984The Last Census

Colbert County had 24,980 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Colbert County has a total area<3> of 623 square miles [1,615 km²]. Of this total, 594 square miles [1,539 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (4.66%) being water (29.08 square miles [75.3 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Colbert County had a population density of 92.5 people per square mile [35.71 people/km²], making it the state's 19th 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 Colbert County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Colbert and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Colbert County QuickFact (QF-01033).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Muscle ShoalsQF-015301613,07311,9249.64%

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
FranklinQF-01059   S31,09131,223-0.42%
LauderdaleQF-01077   NE89,59987,9661.86%
LawrenceQF-01079   SE34,10634,803-2%
Tishomingo (MS)QF-28141   W19,03419,163-0.67%

Other Roadside Stops ...

About Alabama

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

U.S. Census Bureau
Census QuickFact for Colbert County

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.

- Return to Citation

<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).

- Return to Citation

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

- Return to Citation

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

- Return to Citation