Monroeville, Alabama

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Monroeville is a city in Monroe County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 6,862. The city is the county seat of Monroe County.[1] It is known as the home to Pulitzer prize-winning Harper Lee, an author most famous for her writing of To Kill A Mockingbird.



Monroeville is located at 31°31′5″N 87°19′39″W / 31.51806°N 87.3275°W / 31.51806; -87.3275 (31.518075, -87.327543).[2]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.1 square miles (33.8 km²), of which, 13.1 square miles (33.8 km²) of it is land and 0.08% is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,862 people, 2,687 households, and 1,870 families residing in the city. The population density was 525.8 people per square mile (203.0/km²). There were 3,016 housing units at an average density of 231.1/sq mi (89.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 53.09% White, 44.84% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. 0.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,687 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 18.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.04.

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