Blount County is located in north-central Alabama. The County Seat is Oneonta and the largest city is Oneonta . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.blount.al.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 57,719 and the 2010 census population was 57,322. The land area is 644.78 square miles and there are 88.9 persons per square mile.
96% of the population is White, 1.8% is Black or African American, 8.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 77% have a high school degree or higher, and 12.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $117,100, there are 21,108 households, an average of 2.70 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,730, the median household income is $44,145, and 15.8% of the persons in Blount County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,458. Retail sales (in $1000) were $319,700, and sales per capita were $5,622. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.2%.
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