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Crenshaw County, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Crenshaw County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded November 30, 1866
Seat Luverne
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

611 sq mi (1,582 km²)
610 sq mi (1,580 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.21%
 - (2000)
 - Density

10/sq mi (4/km²)

Crenshaw County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of a judge, Anderson Crenshaw. As of 2000 the population was 13,665. Its county seat is Luverne.


Crenshaw County was established on November 30, 1866.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,582 km² (611 sq mi). 1,579 km² (610 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.21%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 13,665 people, 5,577 households, and 3,892 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (22/sq mi). There were 6,644 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 73.82% White, 24.79% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,577 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.70% were married couples living together, 15.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 28.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 17.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 89.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,054, and the median income for a family was $31,724. Males had a median income of $27,286 versus $17,703 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,565. About 18.60% of families and 22.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.30% of those under age 18 and 23.50% of those age 65 or over.

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31°43′41″N 86°18′36″W / 31.72806, -86.31

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