Colbert County

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Colbert County, Alabama

201 N Main St
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Phone: (256) 386-8500
Fax: (256) 386-8510
www.colbertcounty.org

On northwestern border of AL, south of Florence; organized Feb 6, 1867 from Franklin County. Name Origin: For George and Levi Colbert, two Cherokee Indian brothers

Area (sq mi):: 623.61 (land 594.53; water 29.08) Population per square mile: 91.90
Population 2005: 54,660 State rank: 23 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.60%; 1990-2000 6.40% Population 2000: 54,984 (White 80.90%; Black or African American 16.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 38.70
Income 2000: per capita $17,533; median household $31,954; Population below poverty level: 14.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,216-$23,219
Unemployment (2004): 6.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.50% Median travel time to work: 23.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 34.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Muscle Shoals (12,395)

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    At the Mulberry Creek site in the Tennessee River basin in Colbert County, Alabama, two dog burials were located with burial 88, one at the knees and one at the heed.