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Bullock County
Bullock County courthouse in Union Springs
Bullock County courthouse in Union Springs
Map of Alabama highlighting Bullock County
Location within the U.S. state of Alabama
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Alabama's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Alabama
Founded December 5 (created), 1866
Named for Edward Bullock
Seat Union Springs
Largest city Union Springs
Area
 • Total 625 sq mi (1,620 km2)
 • Land 623 sq mi (1,610 km2)
 • Water 2.3 sq mi (6 km2)  0.4%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 10,357
 • Estimate 
(2021)
10,320 Decrease
 • Density 16.571/sq mi (6.398/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 2nd
  • County Number 09 on Alabama Licence Plates

Bullock County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2020 census, the population was 10,357. Union Springs was chosen as the county seat in 1867, and presently is the county's only incorporated city. The county was named for Confederate Army Colonel Edward C. Bullock who was a state senator and outspoken secessionist who died during the American Civil War.

A National Center for Education Statistics report released in January 2009 showed that Bullock County had the highest illiteracy rate in Alabama at 34 percent.

History

Bullock County was established on December 5, 1866. The boundaries were changed in February 1867.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 625 square miles (1,620 km2), of which 623 square miles (1,610 km2) is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) (0.4%) is water. The county is in the southeastern section of the state, in the prairie region. The Chunnennuggee Ridge runs through the center of the county.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 24,474
1880 29,066 18.8%
1890 27,063 −6.9%
1900 31,944 18.0%
1910 30,196 −5.5%
1920 25,333 −16.1%
1930 20,016 −21.0%
1940 19,810 −1.0%
1950 16,054 −19.0%
1960 13,462 −16.1%
1970 11,824 −12.2%
1980 10,596 −10.4%
1990 11,042 4.2%
2000 11,714 6.1%
2010 10,914 −6.8%
Est. 2021 10,320 −5.4%
US Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2020

2020 census

Bullock County racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 2,281 22.02%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 7,388 71.33%
Native American 1 0.01%
Asian 9 0.09%
Pacific Islander 7 0.07%
Other/Mixed 168 1.62%
Hispanic or Latino 503 4.86%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 10,357 people, 3,521 households, and 2,504 families residing in the county.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States census, there were 10,914 people in the county. 70.2% were Black or African American, 23.0% White, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 5.2% of some other race and 0.8% of two or more races. 7.1% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

Transportation

Major highways

  • US 29.svg U.S. Highway 29
  • US 82.svg U.S. Highway 82
  • Alabama 51.svg State Route 51
  • Alabama 110.svg State Route 110
  • Alabama 197.svg State Route 197
  • Alabama 239.svg State Route 239

Airport

Franklin Field is a county-owned public-use airport located five nautical miles (9 km) west of the central business district of Union Springs, Alabama.

Communities

City

Town

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated communities

Ghost town

Places of interest

Bullock County is home to several historic homes including the McCaslan-Garner House and Bonus-Foster-Chapman House.

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