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The 2000 Census showed that Clarke County had a population of 27,867 people. This represented 0.63% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 40th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Clarke had a population of 26,042 people. This is a decrease of 6.55% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201025,833-7.3%-0.8% since 2009
200926,042-6.55%-0.85% since 2008
200826,264-5.75%-0.58% since 2007
200726,416-5.21%-1.17% since 2006
200526,740-4.04%-0.76% since 2004
200426,944-3.31%-0.49% since 2003
200327,076-2.84%-0.72% since 2002
200227,273-2.13%-1.31% since 2001
200127,634-0.84%-0.84% since 2000
200027,867The Last Census

Clarke County had 12,631 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Clarke County has a total area<3> of 1,252 square miles [3,243 km²]. Of this total, 1,238 square miles [3,207 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.13%) being water (14.13 square miles [36.6 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Clarke County had a population density of 22.5 people per square mile [8.69 people/km²], making it the state's 57th most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Clarke County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Clarke and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Clarke County QuickFact (QF-01025).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Clarke County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Clarke County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BaldwinQF-01003   S179,878140,41528.1%
ChoctawQF-01023   NW13,99015,922-12.13%
MarengoQF-01091   N20,94322,539-7.08%
MobileQF-01097   S411,721399,8432.97%
MonroeQF-01099   E22,38924,324-7.96%
WashingtonQF-01129   SW17,06918,097-5.68%
WilcoxQF-01131   NE12,38413,183-6.06%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Clarke. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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