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Randolph County, Alabama

Randolph County is a county of the State of Alabama. Its name is in honor of John Randolph[?], a member of the United States Senate from Virginia. As of 2000 the population was 22,380. Its county seat is Wedowee.

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History Randolph County was established on December 18, 1832.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,513 km² (584 mi²). 1,505 km² (581 mi²) of it is land and 8 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.52% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 22,380 people, 8,642 households, and 6,222 families residing in the county. The population density is 15/km² (38/mi²). There are 10,285 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 76.38% White, 22.24% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 1.22% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 8,642 households out of which 31.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.20% are married couples living together, 12.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% are non-families. 25.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.52 and the average family size is 3.02.

In the county the population is spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 93.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $28,675, and the median income for a family is $34,684. Males have a median income of $27,069 versus $20,323 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,147. 17.00% of the population and 12.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 22.10% are under the age of 18 and 14.80% are 65 or older.

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