Marshall County, Alabama

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Marshall County, Alabama
Marshall County Courthouse in Guntersville, Alabama.JPG
Marshall County Courthouse in Guntersville
Map of Alabama highlighting Marshall County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
FoundedJanuary 9, 1836
Named forJohn Marshall
SeatGuntersville
Largest cityAlbertville
Area
 • Total623 sq mi (1,614 km2)
 • Land566 sq mi (1,466 km2)
 • Water57 sq mi (148 km2), 9.2%
Population
 • (2010)93,019
 • Density164/sq mi (63/km²)
Congressional district4th
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5
Websitewww.marshallco.org
 
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Marshall County, Alabama
Marshall County Courthouse in Guntersville, Alabama.JPG
Marshall County Courthouse in Guntersville
Map of Alabama highlighting Marshall County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
FoundedJanuary 9, 1836
Named forJohn Marshall
SeatGuntersville
Largest cityAlbertville
Area
 • Total623 sq mi (1,614 km2)
 • Land566 sq mi (1,466 km2)
 • Water57 sq mi (148 km2), 9.2%
Population
 • (2010)93,019
 • Density164/sq mi (63/km²)
Congressional district4th
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5
Websitewww.marshallco.org

Marshall County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census the population was 93,019.[1] Its county seat is Guntersville.[2] A second courthouse is in Albertville. Its name is in honor of John Marshall, famous Chief Justice of the United States. Marshall County is a dry county, with the exception of the four cities of Albertville, Arab, Guntersville, and Boaz.

Marshall County comprises the Albertville, AL Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Huntsville-Decatur-Albertville, AL Combined Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Marshall County was established on January 9, 1836.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 623 square miles (1,610 km2), of which 566 square miles (1,470 km2) is land and 57 square miles (150 km2) (9.2%) is water.[4] The Tennessee river runs both north and south within the county.

River[edit]

Tennessee River

Adjacent counties[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Rail[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
18407,553
18508,84617.1%
186011,47229.7%
18709,871−14.0%
188014,58547.8%
189018,93529.8%
190023,28923.0%
191028,55322.6%
192032,66914.4%
193039,80221.8%
194042,3956.5%
195045,0906.4%
196048,0186.5%
197054,21112.9%
198065,62221.0%
199070,8327.9%
200082,23116.1%
201093,01913.1%
Est. 201394,7601.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 82,231 people, 32,547 households, and 23,531 families residing in the county. The population density was 145 people per square mile (56/km2). There were 36,331 housing units at an average density of 64 per square mile (25/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.38% White, 1.47% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.24% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 5.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

According to the census[10] of 2000, the largest ancestry groups in Marshall County were English 68.2%, Scots-Irish 12.31%, Scottish 5.1%, Irish 4.22%, Welsh 2.3% and African 1.47%

There were 32,547 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.70% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.90% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,167, and the median income for a family was $38,788. Males had a median income of $30,500 versus $20,807 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,089. About 11.70% of families and 14.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.90% of those under age 18 and 19.30% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Marshall County courthouse in Albertville.

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

Marshall County is home to numerous outdoor recreation areas including Lake Guntersville State Park, Cathedral Caverns State Park, and Buck's Pocket State Park.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Marshall County History
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 34°22′05″N 86°18′14″W / 34.36806°N 86.30389°W / 34.36806; -86.30389