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The 2000 Census showed that Pickens County had a population of 20,949 people. This represented 0.47% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 49th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Pickens had a population of 19,218 people. This is a decrease of 8.26% 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
201019,746-5.74%+2.75% since 2009
200919,218-8.26%-0.86% since 2008
200819,385-7.47%-0.61% since 2007
200719,503-6.9%-0.99% since 2006
200619,698-5.97%-0.69% since 2005
200519,834-5.32%-1.3% since 2004
200420,096-4.07%-1.08% since 2003
200320,316-3.02%-1.89% since 2002
200220,708-1.15%-0.55% since 2001
200120,823-0.6%-0.6% since 2000
200020,949The Last Census

Pickens County had 9,520 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Pickens County has a total area<3> of 890 square miles [2,305 km²]. Of this total, 881 square miles [2,282 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (0.97%) being water (8.63 square miles [22.36 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Pickens County had a population density of 23.77 people per square mile [9.18 people/km²], making it the state's 52nd 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 Pickens County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Pickens and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Pickens County QuickFact (QF-01107).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
FayetteQF-01057   NE17,37118,495-6.08%
GreeneQF-01063   S8,8299,974-11.48%
LamarQF-01075   N14,20015,904-10.71%
SumterQF-01119   S12,85314,798-13.14%
TuscaloosaQF-01125   E184,035164,87511.62%
Lowndes (MS)QF-28087   NW59,65861,586-3.13%
Noxubee (MS)QF-28103   W11,63112,548-7.31%

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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 Pickens. 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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