Marshall County, Alabama facts for kids
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Marshall County Courthouse in Guntersville
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|Founded||January 9, 1836|
|Named for||John Marshall|
|• Total||623 sq mi (1,610 km2)|
|• Land||566 sq mi (1,470 km2)|
|• Water||57 sq mi (150 km2) 9.2%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||164/sq mi (63/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Marshall County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census the population was 93,019. Its county seat is Guntersville. A second courthouse is in Albertville. Its name is in honor of John Marshall, famous Chief Justice of the United States. Marshall County is a dry county, with the exception of the four cities of Albertville, Arab, Guntersville, and Boaz.
Marshall County was established on January 9, 1836.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 623 square miles (1,610 km2), of which 566 square miles (1,470 km2) is land and 57 square miles (150 km2) (9.2%) is water. The Tennessee River runs both north and south within the county.
- Jackson County - northeast
- DeKalb County - east
- Etowah County - southeast
- Blount County - south
- Cullman County - southwest
- Morgan County - west
- Madison County - northwest
- Alabama and Tennessee River Railway
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 82,231 people, 32,547 households, and 23,531 families residing in the county. The population density was 145 people per square mile (56/km2). There were 36,331 housing units at an average density of 64 per square mile (25/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.38% White, 1.47% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.24% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 5.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 32,547 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.70% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.90% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,167, and the median income for a family was $38,788. Males had a median income of $30,500 versus $20,807 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,089. About 11.70% of families and 14.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.90% of those under age 18 and 19.30% of those age 65 or over.
As of the census of 2010, there were 93,019 people, 35,810 households, and 25,328 families residing in the county. The population density was 164 people per square mile (63/km2). There were 40,342 housing units at an average density of 71 per square mile (28/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 87.6% White, 1.6% Black or African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 7.8% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. 12.1% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 35,810 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 8.58% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.2 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.1 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $37,661, and the median income for a family was $47,440. Males had a median income of $36,024 versus $27,478 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,875. About 15.3% of families and 19.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.3% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.
As of the census of 2010:
- Southern Baptist Convention (35556)
- Catholic Church (8382)
- The United Methodist Church (6908)
- Church of God (Cleveland) (2810)
- Churches of Christ (2495)
- Assemblies of God (692)
- Episcopal Church (669)
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (609)
- Arab (partly in Cullman County)
- Boaz (partly in Etowah County)
- Guntersville (county seat)
Places of interest
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