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Henry County, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Henry County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded December 13, 1819
Seat Abbeville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

568 sq mi (1,471 km²)
562 sq mi (1,456 km²)
7 sq mi (18 km²), 1.15%
 - (2000)
 - Density

16/sq mi (6/km²)

Henry County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Patrick Henry, famous orator and Governor of Virginia. As of 2000, its population was 16,310. Its county seat is Abbeville.


Henry County was established on December 13, 1819.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,472 km² (568 sq mi). Nearly 1,455 km² (562 sq mi) of it is land, and 17 km² (7 sq mi) of it (1.15%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 16,310 people, 6,525 households, and 4,730 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (29/sq mi). There were 8,037 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (14/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 65.67% White, 32.30% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.00% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Nearly 1.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,525 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.90% were married couples living together, 14.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. Nearly 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47, and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,353, and the median income for a family was $36,555. Males had a median income of $29,189 versus $20,827 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,681. About 14.50% of families and 19.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.00% of those under age 18 and 20.60% of those age 65 or over.

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