Colbert County is located in northwestern Alabama. The County Seat is Tuscumbia and the largest city is Muscle Shoals. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.colbertcounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 54,543 and the 2010 census population was 54,428. The land area is 592.62 square miles and there are 91.8 persons per square mile.
80.8% of the population is White, 16.4% is Black or African American, 2.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.6% is two or more races. 83.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $99,300, there are 22,260 households, an average of 2.42 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,572, the median household income is $39,077, and 17.9% of the persons in Colbert County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,757. Retail sales (in $1000) were $821,284, and sales per capita were $15,040. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.8%.
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