Winston County


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Winston County, Alabama

PO Box 309
Double Springs, AL 35553
Phone: (205) 489-5533
Fax: (205) 489-1225

In northwest-central AL, northwest of Birmingham; organized as Hancock County Feb 12, 1858 from Walker County; renamed Jan 22, 1858. Name Origin: Originally for John Hancock (1737-93), noted signer of the Declaration of Independence; then for John Anthony Winston (1812-71), Confederate army officer and governor of AL (1854-1857)

Area (sq mi):: 631.86 (land 614.44; water 17.42) Population per square mile: 39.90
Population 2005: 24,498 State rank: 43 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.40%; 1990-2000 12.70% Population 2000: 24,843 (White 96.80%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.20%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 38.00
Income 2000: per capita $15,738; median household $28,435; Population below poverty level: 17.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,058-$20,407
Unemployment (2004): 7.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -5.20% Median travel time to work: 26.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 28.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Winston County, Mississippi

PO Box 69
Louisville, MS 39339
Phone: (662) 773-3631
Fax: (662) 773-8814
www.winstoncounty.com

In east-central MS, northwest of Meridian; organized Dec 23, 1833 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Louis Winston (?-1824), judge on the MS supreme court (1821)

Area (sq mi):: 610.11 (land 606.97; water 3.14) Population per square mile: 32.70
Population 2005: 19,870 State rank: 50 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.40%; 1990-2000 3.70% Population 2000: 20,160 (White 54.70%; Black or African American 43.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 36.30
Income 2000: per capita $14,548; median household $28,256; Population below poverty level: 23.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,088-$19,091
Unemployment (2004): 7.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -5.50% Median travel time to work: 26.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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man for whom both Winston County and its county seat, Louisville,
East Central Community College (Miss.) was recently awarded a $2.5 million grant to provide workforce training opportunities in Winston County, one of the college's five support counties.
Some 34 AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members, based at the AmeriCorps NCCC Southern Region Campus in Vicksburg, are deploying to three locations in Mississippi to provide assistance: Tupelo in Lee County, Mantachie in Itawamba County and Louisville in Winston County.
Work toward locating an oil refinery in Winston County will not move forward until the group pushing the effort purchases the property selected for the site.
Inspired by the success of their neighbors at the Winston County Self-Help Cooperative, ACSHC has grown from 12 members in 2005 to 27 paying members today, including four women and 15 youths.
Louisville worked with other Winston County officials to create a plan to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Historically, rush darters were found in three watersheds: the Clear Creek system in Winston County, the Tapawingo/Penny Springs area of the Turkey Creek system in Jefferson County, and the Little Cove Creek system in Etowah County.
Originally obtained in Winston County, Ala., Circuit Court, the judgment was transferred here on June 12.
Of the three counties, Bolivar actually had the smallest proportion of military-age males still at home: the male population from 18 to 50 was 47 percent of what it had been in 1860, versus 59 percent in Winston County and 49 percent in Simpson County.