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The 2000 Census showed that Saint Clair County had a population of 64,742 people. This represented 1.46% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 20th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Saint Clair had a population of 81,895 people. This is an increase of 26.49% 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
201083,593+29.12%+2.07% since 2009
200981,895+26.49%+2% since 2008
200880,287+24.01%+2.26% since 2007
200778,515+21.27%+4.38% since 2006
200675,223+16.19%+4.47% since 2005
200572,004+11.22%+2.91% since 2004
200469,966+8.07%+2.45% since 2003
200368,292+5.48%+1.79% since 2002
200267,090+3.63%+1.63% since 2001
200166,013+1.96%+1.96% since 2000
200064,742The Last Census

Saint Clair County had 27,303 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Saint Clair County has a total area<3> of 653 square miles [1,692 km²]. Of this total, 633 square miles [1,641 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3.04%) being water (19.86 square miles [51.4 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Saint Clair County had a population density of 102.2 people per square mile [39.44 people/km²], making it the state's 18th 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 Saint Clair County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Saint Clair and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Saint Clair County QuickFact (QF-01115).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Saint Clair County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Pell CityQF-015889613,1129,56537.08%

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BlountQF-01009   NW58,34551,02414.35%
CalhounQF-01015   E114,081112,2491.63%
EtowahQF-01055   NE103,645103,4590.18%
JeffersonQF-01073   W665,027662,0470.45%
ShelbyQF-01117   SW192,503143,29334.34%
TalladegaQF-01121   SE80,24280,321-0.1%

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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 Saint Clair. 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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