Chilton County

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Chilton County, Alabama

PO Box 1948
Clanton, AL 35046
Phone: (205) 755-1551
Fax: (205) 280-7204

In central AL, south of Birmingham; organized as Baker County Dec 30, 1868 from Bibb, Perry, Autauga, and Shelby counties; name changed Dec 17, 1874. Name Origin: For William Parish Chilton (1810-71), legislator, jurist, and member of the Confederate Congress

Area (sq mi):: 700.76 (land 693.98; water 6.78) Population per square mile: 60.20
Population 2005: 41,744 State rank: 30 Population change: 2000-20005 5.40%; 1990-2000 22.00% Population 2000: 39,593 (White 85.60%; Black or African American 10.60%; Hispanic or Latino 2.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.50%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 35.90
Income 2000: per capita $15,303; median household $32,588; Population below poverty level: 15.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,655-$21,416
Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 33.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 52.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Alabama Graphite is focused on the exploration and development of its flagship Coosa Graphite Project in Coosa County, Alabama and its Bama Mine Project in Chilton County, Alabama.
Indeed, where cumulative voting has been implemented by local governments, it has helped break racial barriers for the election of African-Americans in Chilton County, Alabama; Latinos in Alamogordo, New Mexico; and Native Americans in Sisseton, South Dakota.
The Washington Post ran the story on the front page, papers around the nation carried wire stories, and Time magazine published a two-page profile on how cumulative voting has worked in two elections in Chilton County, Alabama. Both NBC News and CBS News aired positive, detailed stories on cumulative voting.