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The 2000 Census showed that Lauderdale County had a population of 87,966 people. This represented 1.98% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 13th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Lauderdale had a population of 89,599 people. This is an increase of 1.86% 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
201092,709+5.39%+3.47% since 2009
200989,599+1.86%+0.45% since 2008
200889,200+1.4%+0.77% since 2007
200788,522+0.63%+0.6% since 2006
200587,437-0.6%+0.27% since 2004
200487,203-0.87%+0.3% since 2003
200286,872-1.24%-0.6% since 2001
200187,393-0.65%-0.65% since 2000
200087,966The Last Census

Lauderdale County had 40,424 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Lauderdale County has a total area<3> of 718 square miles [1,861 km²]. Of this total, 669 square miles [1,733 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (6.86%) being water (49.32 square miles [127.7 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Lauderdale County had a population density of 131.4 people per square mile [50.7 people/km²], making it the state's 12th 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 Lauderdale County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Lauderdale and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Lauderdale County QuickFact (QF-01077).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ColbertQF-01033   SW54,63954,984-0.63%
LawrenceQF-01079   SE34,10634,803-2%
LimestoneQF-01083   E78,57265,67619.64%
Tishomingo (MS)QF-28141   W19,03419,163-0.67%
Giles (TN)QF-47055   NE29,08229,447-1.24%
Hardin (TN)QF-47071   NW26,25825,5782.66%
Lawrence (TN)QF-47099   NE41,31439,9263.48%
Wayne (TN)QF-47181   NW16,50616,842-2%

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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 Lauderdale. 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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