Coosa County, Alabama

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Coosa County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name derives from a town of the Creek tribe. As of 2000 the population was 12,202, but since that time it has lost the most population by percentage of any Alabama county. Its county seat is Rockford.

Coosa is part of the Alexander City micropolitan area.

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History

It was established on December 18, 1832.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 666 square miles (1,724.9 km2), of which 652 square miles (1,688.7 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36.3 km2) (2.09%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

From 2000 to 2003, Coosa County's growth rate of -5.8% made it the biggest percentage population loser among the state's 67 counties.[1] Annette Jones Watters of the University of Alabama's Alabama State Data Center cited Coosa as one of eight counties to lose greater than 6% of its population from 2000 to early 2007.[2] As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 12,202 people, 4,682 households, and 3,408 families residing in the county. The population density was 19 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 6,142 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 63.94% White, 34.19% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 1.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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