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The 2000 Census showed that Elmore County had a population of 65,874 people. This represented 1.48% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 18th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Elmore had a population of 79,233 people. This is an increase of 20.28% 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
201079,303+20.39% 
200979,233+20.28%+1.42% since 2008
200878,125+18.6%+0.86% since 2007
200777,459+17.59%+2.58% since 2006
200675,511+14.63%+3.1% since 2005
200573,241+11.18%+2.76% since 2004
200471,276+8.2%+1.6% since 2003
200370,151+6.49%+1.93% since 2002
200268,822+4.48%+1.86% since 2001
200167,566+2.57%+2.57% since 2000
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200065,874The Last Census

Elmore County had 25,733 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Elmore County has a total area<3> of 657 square miles [1,702 km²]. Of this total, 621 square miles [1,609 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (5.47%) being water (35.96 square miles [93.1 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Elmore County had a population density of 106 people per square mile [40.94 people/km²], making it the state's 16th 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 Elmore County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Elmore and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Elmore County QuickFact (QF-01051).

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

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
WetumpkaQF-01817207,7985,72636.19%

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
AutaugaQF-01001   W50,75643,67116.22%
ChiltonQF-01021   NW42,97139,5938.53%
CoosaQF-01037   N10,55612,202-13.49%
MaconQF-01087   SE21,78924,105-9.61%
MontgomeryQF-01101   S224,119223,5100.27%
TallapoosaQF-01123   NE41,00841,475-1.13%

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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 Elmore. 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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