Crenshaw County, Alabama

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Crenshaw County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of a judge, Anderson Crenshaw. As of 2000 the population was 13,665. Its county seat is Luverne.



Crenshaw County was established on November 30, 1866.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 611 square miles (1,582.5 km2), of which 610 square miles (1,579.9 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.21%) is water. Much of the land is covered by forests that are used for logging.

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As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 13,665 people, 5,577 households, and 3,892 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 6,644 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 73.82% White, 24.79% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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