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Cleburne County, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Cleburne County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded December 6, 1866
Seat Heflin
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

561 sq mi (1,453 km²)
560 sq mi (1,450 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), (0.14%)
 - (2000)
 - Density

11/sq mi (4/km²)

Cleburne County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Major General Patrick Cleburne, of Arkansas. As of 2000 the population was 14,123. Its county seat is Heflin.


Cleburne County was established on December 6, 1866, with the County Seat at Edwardsville. In the early 1900s, the county seat was moved to Heflin.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,453 km² (561 sq mi). 1,451 km² (560 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.14%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,123 people, 5,590 households, and 4,125 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (25/sq mi). There were 6,189 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.74% White, 3.70% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 1.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,590 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.40% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.20% were non-families. 23.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,820, and the median income for a family was $35,579. Males had a median income of $29,752 versus $18,840 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,762. About 10.90% of families and 13.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.10% of those under age 18 and 20.10% of those age 65 or over.

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33°40′38″N 85°30′09″W / 33.67722, -85.5025

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