Perry County, Alabama

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Perry County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. It was established in 1819, and is named in honor of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry of Rhode Island and the United States Navy. As of 2000 the population was 11,861. Its county seat is Marion.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 724 square miles (1,875 km²), of which 719 square miles (1,863 km²) is land and 5 square miles (12 km²) (0.63%) is water.

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As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 11,861 people, 4,333 households, and 3,046 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 5,406 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 68.38% Black or African American, 30.86% White, 0.08% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Nearly 0.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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