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The 2000 Census showed that Hale County had a population of 17,185 people. This represented 0.39% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 53rd most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Hale had a population of 17,975 people. This is an increase of 4.6% 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
201015,760-8.29%-12.32% since 2009
200917,975+4.6%-0.6% since 2008
200818,083+5.23% 
200718,091+5.27%+1.06% since 2006
200617,901+4.17%-0.11% since 2005
200517,921+4.28%+0.25% since 2004
200417,876+4.02%-0.76% since 2003
200318,013+4.82%-0.19% since 2002
200218,047+5.02%-1.23% since 2001
200118,271+6.32%+6.32% since 2000
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200017,185The Last Census

Hale County had 7,756 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Hale County has a total area<3> of 656 square miles [1,700 km²]. Of this total, 643 square miles [1,667 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.94%) being water (12.74 square miles [32.98 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Hale County had a population density of 26.7 people per square mile [10.31 people/km²], making it the state's 50th 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 Hale County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Hale and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Hale County QuickFact (QF-01065).

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

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
BibbQF-01007   NE21,58720,8263.65%
GreeneQF-01063   W8,8299,974-11.48%
MarengoQF-01091   S20,94322,539-7.08%
PerryQF-01105   SE10,62311,861-10.44%
TuscaloosaQF-01125   N184,035164,87511.62%

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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 Hale. 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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