Limestone County is located in northwest Alabama. The County Seat is Athens and the largest city is Athens. The Official Web Site is located at http://limestonecounty.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 90,787 and the 2010 census population was 82,782. The land area is 559.94 square miles and there are 147.8 persons per square mile.
82.4% of the population is White, 13.2% is Black or African American, 5.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.4% is Asian, 0.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 81.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 22.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $134,500, there are 31,794 households, an average of 2.56 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,020, the median household income is $48,619, and 14.7% of the persons in Limestone County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 5,914. Retail sales (in $1000) were $723,200, and sales per capita were $9,785. The percentage of black-owned firms is 4.8%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.8%.
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