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The 2000 Census showed that Tallapoosa County had a population of 41,475 people. This represented 0.93% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 30th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Tallapoosa had a population of 41,008 people. This is a decrease of 1.13% 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
201041,616+0.34%+1.48% since 2009
200941,008-1.13%+0.22% since 2008
200840,920-1.34%+0.3% since 2007
200740,797-1.63%+0.19% since 2006
200640,719-1.82%+0.68% since 2005
200540,445-2.48%-0.39% since 2004
200440,605-2.1%-0.22% since 2003
200340,693-1.89%-0.62% since 2002
200240,947-1.27%-1.07% since 2001
200141,390-0.2%-0.2% since 2000
200041,475The Last Census

Tallapoosa County had 20,510 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Tallapoosa County has a total area<3> of 766 square miles [1,984 km²]. Of this total, 717 square miles [1,859 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (6.3%) being water (48.3 square miles [125.1 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Tallapoosa County had a population density of 57.8 people per square mile [22.31 people/km²], making it the state's 29th 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 Tallapoosa County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Tallapoosa and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Tallapoosa County QuickFact (QF-01123).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Alexander CityQF-010113215,11415,0080.71%

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ChambersQF-01017   E34,32036,583-6.19%
ClayQF-01027   N13,64014,254-4.31%
CoosaQF-01037   W10,55612,202-13.49%
ElmoreQF-01051   SW79,23365,87420.28%
LeeQF-01081   SE135,883115,09218.06%
MaconQF-01087   S21,78924,105-9.61%
RandolphQF-01111   NE22,57722,3800.88%

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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 Tallapoosa. 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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