Pickens County is located in west-central Alabama. The County Seat is Carrollton and the largest city is Aliceville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.pickensalabama.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 20,365 and the 2010 census population was 19,746. The land area is 881.41 square miles and there are 22.4 persons per square mile.
57.3% of the population is White, 40.9% is Black or African American, 2.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.4% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 79.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 11% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $81,900, there are 7,926 households, an average of 2.42 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,153, the median household income is $28,741, and 27.2% of the persons in Pickens County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,268. Retail sales (in $1000) were $113,222, and sales per capita were $5,805. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 10%.
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