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The 2000 Census showed that Limestone County had a population of 65,676 people. This represented 1.48% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 19th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Limestone had a population of 78,572 people. This is an increase of 19.64% 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
201082,782+26.05%+5.36% since 2009
200978,572+19.64%+2.96% since 2008
200876,314+16.2%+3.25% since 2007
200773,909+12.54%+2.94% since 2006
200671,795+9.32%+2.87% since 2005
200569,792+6.27%+2.02% since 2004
200468,407+4.16%+1.07% since 2003
200367,685+3.06%+0.86% since 2002
200267,108+2.18%+0.7% since 2001
200166,643+1.47%+1.47% since 2000
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200065,676The Last Census

Limestone County had 26,897 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Limestone County has a total area<3> of 607 square miles [1,572 km²]. Of this total, 568 square miles [1,471 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (6.43%) being water (39.03 square miles [101.1 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Limestone County had a population density of 115.6 people per square mile [44.64 people/km²], making it the state's 14th 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 Limestone County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Limestone and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Limestone County QuickFact (QF-01083).

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

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
HuntsvilleQF-0137000179,652158,21613.55%
DecaturQF-012010456,41153,9294.6%
AthensQF-010295624,19418,96727.56%

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
LauderdaleQF-01077   W89,59987,9661.86%
LawrenceQF-01079   SW34,10634,803-2%
MadisonQF-01089   E327,744276,70018.45%
MorganQF-01103   S117,293111,0645.61%
Giles (TN)QF-47055   N29,08229,447-1.24%
Lincoln (TN)QF-47103   NE33,37431,3406.49%

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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 Limestone. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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