Rockford, Alabama

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Rockford is a town in Coosa County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 428.[1] The town is the county seat of Coosa County and is part of the Alexander City Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Coosa County was created by an act of the Alabama State Legislature on December 18, 1832 and a site on Hatchet Creek was chosen as the county seat and given the name Lexington. In 1835 the name was changed to Rockford.[2]

Geography

Rockford is located at 32°53′17″N 86°13′10″W / 32.88806°N 86.21944°W / 32.88806; -86.21944 (32.888181, -86.219575).[3]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) of which 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) is land and 0.30% is water.[4]

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 428 people, 189 households, and 113 families residing in the town.[1] The population density was 129.6 inhabitants per square mile (50.0 /km2). There were 226 housing units at an average density of 68.5 per square mile (26.4 /km2).[4] The racial makeup of the town was 65.65% White, 32.48% Black or African American, 0.23% Pacific Islander, and 1.64% from two or more races. 1.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[1]

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