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Population of Counties in Alabama (2024)

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2024 Population
Growth Since 2020
Area (mi²)
Density (/mi²)
Jefferson County660,706-2.08%1.1K594Jefferson County location
Madison County421,5957.96%802526Madison County location
Mobile County411,882-0.6%1.2K335Mobile County location
Baldwin County260,48311.69%1.6K164Baldwin County location
Tuscaloosa County238,0562.81%1.3K180Tuscaloosa County location
Shelby County235,9675.38%785301Shelby County location
Montgomery County223,659-2.05%785285Montgomery County location
Lee County185,7326.28%608305Lee County location
Morgan County126,0352.23%580217Morgan County location
Limestone County118,44013.66%563210Limestone County location
Calhoun County117,0780.72%606193Calhoun County location
Houston County108,8771.48%580188Houston County location
Etowah County103,5790.12%535194Etowah County location
Marshall County102,0844.49%566180Marshall County location
Lauderdale County97,7533.96%668146Lauderdale County location
St. Clair County97,2236.07%632154St. Clair County location
Cullman County93,3695.94%735127Cullman County location
Elmore County91,2823.89%619147Elmore County location
Talladega County81,516-0.07%737111Talladega County location
DeKalb County73,0561.95%77794DeKalb County location
Walker County65,018-0.18%79182Walker County location
Autauga County60,9583.47%594103Autauga County location
Blount County60,1161.71%64593Blount County location
Russell County58,894-0.61%64192Russell County location
Colbert County58,7292.49%59399Colbert County location
Coffee County56,4465.41%67983Coffee County location
Jackson County54,0112.79%1.1K50Jackson County location
Dale County50,2472.01%56190Dale County location
Chilton County47,0144.34%69368Chilton County location
Tallapoosa County40,441-2.04%71756Tallapoosa County location
Covington County38,3012.12%1K37Covington County location
Escambia County36,480-0.56%94539Escambia County location
Dallas County35,601-6.73%97936Dallas County location
Chambers County33,994-1.9%59757Chambers County location
Lawrence County33,8172.2%69149Lawrence County location
Pike County33,2661.11%67250Pike County location
Franklin County31,694-1.2%63450Franklin County location
Marion County29,3060.45%74239Marion County location
Geneva County27,2161.94%57447Geneva County location
Cherokee County25,9794.05%55447Cherokee County location
Barbour County24,470-2%88528Barbour County location
Winston County23,481-0.05%61338Winston County location
Randolph County23,1124.65%58140Randolph County location
Clarke County22,100-3.86%1.2K18Clarke County location
Bibb County21,750-1.97%62235Bibb County location
Monroe County19,046-3.35%1K19Monroe County location
Pickens County18,627-1.8%88121Pickens County location
Marengo County18,577-3.6%97719Marengo County location
Macon County18,208-6.45%60930Macon County location
Henry County18,1285.59%56232Henry County location
Butler County18,096-4.88%77723Butler County location
Cleburne County15,9065.59%56028Cleburne County location
Fayette County15,852-2.93%62825Fayette County location
Hale County15,1772.74%64424Hale County location
Washington County14,950-2.47%1.1K14Washington County location
Clay County14,039-1.22%60423Clay County location
Lamar County13,616-2.42%60523Lamar County location
Crenshaw County13,154-0.07%60922Crenshaw County location
Choctaw County12,073-4.38%91313Choctaw County location
Sumter County11,565-5.13%90413Sumter County location
Conecuh County11,124-3.72%85013Conecuh County location
Coosa County10,229-1.03%65116Coosa County location
Wilcox County9,749-7.45%88811Wilcox County location
Bullock County9,651-5.65%62315Bullock County location
Lowndes County9,651-6.16%71613Lowndes County location
Perry County7,572-10.48%72011Perry County location
Greene County7,230-6.1%64711Greene County location
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There are 67 counties in Alabama. The most populous county in Alabama in 2019 is Jefferson County, home to the city of Birmingham, with a population of 659,300. This represents a population growth rate of 0.17% since the last census. Jefferson is the only Alabama county with more than 500,000 residents. Other major counties in Alabama include Mobile County (413,757) with the city of Mobile, Madison County (366,519), Montgomery County (225,763), Baldwin County (218,022), Shelby County (215,707), and Tuscaloosa County (208,911). Of these counties, Baldwin experienced the most growth with a growth rate of 19.07% since the census. Only Montgomery County experienced a decline with a growth rate of -1.63%.

Alabama Counties with Fewest Residents

The least populated county in Alabama is Greene County with 8,233 residents which is down 8.47% from the last census. Alabama has 21 counties under 20,000 residents and all but one of them have experienced a population decline over the last decade. Other small Alabama counties include Perry County (9,140), Lowndes County (9,974), Bullock County (10,138), Wilcox County (10,627), and Coosa County (10,715). Of these counties, Perry County experienced the most dramatic decline with a growth rate of -13.50%.

Alabama Counties with Rapid Growth

Baldwin County, Alabama experienced the most rapid growth in the state since the last census, growing by 19.07% to 218,022 residents. Other counties that have experienced rapid growth in Alabama include Lee County (16.43%), Limestone County (15.63%), and Shelby County (10.0%). These are the only counties with double-digit growth rates.

The most dramatic population decline occurred in Macon County with a growth rate of -14.26% since the last census, dropping the population to 18,439. Macon County was followed by Perry County (-13.50%) and Dallas County (-12.65%) in terms of decline.

Population of Counties in Alabama (2024)

Lists of Counties in all States

  1. Alabama State Data Center
  2. US Census State Population Estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  3. US Census County Population Estimates - Most recent county estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  4. American Community Survey (2009 - 2013)
  5. Census QuickFacts
  6. Historical Populations of States and Counties (1790 - 1990)