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The 2000 Census showed that Dallas County had a population of 46,365 people. This represented 1.04% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 27th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Dallas had a population of 41,925 people. This is a decrease of 9.58% 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
201043,820-5.49%+4.52% since 2009
200941,925-9.58%-1.65% since 2008
200842,627-8.06%-0.36% since 2007
200742,780-7.73%-0.63% since 2006
200643,050-7.15%-0.71% since 2005
200543,358-6.49%-1.3% since 2004
200443,927-5.26%-1.3% since 2003
200344,504-4.01%-0.98% since 2002
200244,944-3.06%-2.1% since 2001
200145,910-0.98%-0.98% since 2000
200046,365The Last Census

Dallas County had 20,450 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Dallas County has a total area<3> of 993 square miles [2,572 km²]. Of this total, 980 square miles [2,540 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.27%) being water (12.66 square miles [32.79 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Dallas County had a population density of 47.28 people per square mile [18.25 people/km²], making it the state's 34th 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 Dallas County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Dallas and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Dallas County QuickFact (QF-01047).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AutaugaQF-01001   E50,75643,67116.22%
ChiltonQF-01021   NE42,97139,5938.53%
LowndesQF-01085   SE12,29313,473-8.76%
MarengoQF-01091   W20,94322,539-7.08%
PerryQF-01105   NW10,62311,861-10.44%
WilcoxQF-01131   SW12,38413,183-6.06%

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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 Dallas. 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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