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Morgan County is the most populous county in the Decatur Metropolitan Areamarker, and the second most populous county in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Areamarker. Its name is in honor of General Daniel Morgan of Virginiamarker. As of 2008 the population was 115,959. Its county seat is Decaturmarker, and it is a prohibition or dry county, while the City of Decaturmarker is wet.

Morgan County is also a part of the North, Northwest, and North-Central regions of Alabama.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 599 square miles (1,552 km¬≤), of which, 582 square miles (1,508 km¬≤) of it is land and 17 square miles (44 km¬≤) of it (2.81%) is water.

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As of the census of 2000, there were 111,064 people, 43,602 households, and 31,437 families residing in the county. The population density was 191 people per square mile (74/km¬≤). There were 47,388 housing units at an average density of 81 per square mile (31/km¬≤). The racial makeup of the county was 85.07% White, 11.24% Black or African American, 0.67% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.25% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. 3.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 43,602 households out of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.40% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.90% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 30.10% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,803, and the median income for a family was $45,827. Males had a median income of $35,759 versus $21,885 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,223. About 9.70% of families and 12.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.90% of those under age 18 and 12.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns


Rank City/Town Population 2006 estimates
1 Decatur 55,778
2 Hartselle 13,479
3 Priceville 2,380
4 Trinity 1,887
5 Falkville 1,185

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