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Time Zone: Colbert County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Tuscumbia is the Seat for Colbert County.

Colbert County was founded in 1867 and was created by taking area from FranklinCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Colbert had a population of 54,639 people. This is a decrease of 0.63% since the last Census (which gave a population of 54,984 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Colbert represented 1.24% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 22nd most populous county (out of 67 counties).

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
200054,984The Last Census

More information can be found on the Colbert County Census Page for Colbert County.


Below are some of the communities located in Colbert County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Colbert County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Muscle Shoals   13,07311,9249.64% increase  
Sheffield   9,0319,6526.43% decrease  
Tuscumbia   8,3747,8566.59% increase  
Cherokee   1,1611,2376.14% decrease  
Littleville   1,0429786.54% increase  

Websites for Colbert County

Official Website:   www.colbertcounty.org/

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

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