Lauderdale County

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Lauderdale County, Alabama

PO Box 1059
Florence, AL 35631
Phone: (256) 760-5750
Fax: (256) 760-5703
lauderdalecountyonline.com

On northwestern border of AL; organized Feb 13, 1818 (prior to statehood) from Cherokee cession. Name Origin: At suggestion of Gen. John Coffee (1772-1833), for Col. James Lauderdale (?-1814), who died fighting under Coffee at the Battle of Talladega

Area (sq mi):: 718.78 (land 669.46; water 49.32) Population per square mile: 131.00
Population 2005: 87,691 State rank: 13 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.30%; 1990-2000 10.40% Population 2000: 87,966 (White 87.80%; Black or African American 9.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 37.60
Income 2000: per capita $18,626; median household $33,354; Population below poverty level: 14.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,117-$24,435
Unemployment (2004): 6.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.80% Median travel time to work: 23.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Florence County seat (36,258)

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    Lauderdale County, Mississippi

    PO Box 1587
    Meridian, MS 39302
    Phone: (601) 482-9714
    Fax: (601) 486-4943
    www.lauderdalecounty.org

    On the central eastern border of MS, south of Columbus; organized Dec 23, 1833 from Choctaw cession. Name Origin: For Col. James Lauderdale (?-1814), soldier killed at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812

    Area (sq mi):: 715.28 (land 703.51; water 11.77) Population per square mile: 109.80
    Population 2005: 77,218 State rank: 8 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.20%; 1990-2000 3.40% Population 2000: 78,161 (White 59.60%; Black or African American 38.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 35.00
    Income 2000: per capita $16,026; median household $30,768; Population below poverty level: 20.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,463-$25,011
    Unemployment (2004): 6.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 21.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.20%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Meridian County seat (38,833)

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    Lauderdale County, Tennessee

    100 Court Sq
    Ripley, TN 38063
    Phone: (731) 635-2561
    Fax: (731) 635-9682

    On central western border of TN, northeast of Memphis; organized Nov 24, 1835 from Dyer, Tipton, and Haywood counties. Name Origin: For Col. James Lauderdale (?-1814), a soldier killed at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812

    Area (sq mi):: 507.14 (land 470.45; water 36.69) Population per square mile: 57.00
    Population 2005: 26,795 State rank: 54 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.10%; 1990-2000 15.40% Population 2000: 27,101 (White 63.40%; Black or African American 34.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 34.90
    Income 2000: per capita $13,682; median household $29,751; Population below poverty level: 19.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,486-$18,985
    Unemployment (2004): 10.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 23.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 32.10%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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