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The 2000 Census showed that Winston County had a population of 24,843 people. This represented 0.56% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 42nd most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Winston had a population of 23,997 people. This is a decrease of 3.41% 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
201024,484-1.45%+2.03% since 2009
200923,997-3.41%-0.29% since 2008
200824,068-3.12%-1.06% since 2007
200624,321-2.1%+0.35% since 2005
200524,236-2.44%-0.29% since 2004
200424,307-2.16%-0.18% since 2003
200324,350-1.98%-0.48% since 2002
200224,468-1.51%-0.32% since 2001
200124,546-1.2%-1.2% since 2000
200024,843The Last Census

Winston County had 12,502 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Winston County has a total area<3> of 631 square miles [1,636 km²]. Of this total, 614 square miles [1,591 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.76%) being water (17.42 square miles [45.11 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Winston County had a population density of 40.43 people per square mile [15.61 people/km²], making it the state's 39th 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 Winston County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Winston and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Winston County QuickFact (QF-01133).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CullmanQF-01043   E81,77877,4835.54%
FranklinQF-01059   NW31,09131,223-0.42%
LawrenceQF-01079   N34,10634,803-2%
MarionQF-01093   W29,11631,214-6.72%
WalkerQF-01127   S68,74270,713-2.79%

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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 Winston. 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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