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The 2000 Census showed that Coosa County had a population of 12,202 people. This represented 0.27% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 64th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Coosa had a population of 10,556 people. This is a decrease of 13.49% 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201011,539-5.43%+9.31% since 2009
200910,556-13.49%-1.57% since 2008
200810,724-12.11%-0.55% since 2007
200710,783-11.63%-0.68% since 2006
200610,857-11.02%-0.98% since 2005
200510,964-10.15%-1.72% since 2004
200411,156-8.57%-2.34% since 2003
200311,423-6.38%-1.01% since 2002
200211,539-5.43%-1.76% since 2001
200111,746-3.74%-3.74% since 2000
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200012,202The Last Census

Coosa County had 6,142 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Coosa County has a total area<3> of 666 square miles [1,725 km²]. Of this total, 652 square miles [1,689 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.09%) being water (13.91 square miles [36.04 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Coosa County had a population density of 18.7 people per square mile [7.22 people/km²], making it the state's 59th 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 Coosa County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Coosa and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Coosa County QuickFact (QF-01037).

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
ChiltonQF-01021   W42,97139,5938.53%
ClayQF-01027   NE13,64014,254-4.31%
ElmoreQF-01051   S79,23365,87420.28%
ShelbyQF-01117   NW192,503143,29334.34%
TalladegaQF-01121   N80,24280,321-0.1%
TallapoosaQF-01123   E41,00841,475-1.13%

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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 Coosa. 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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