Wilcox County Demographics

History

Wilcox County was established on December 13, 1819. The county was named after Joseph M. Wilcox, a US Army lieutenant who was killed in Alabama during the Creek War.

Geography

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 907.46 square miles (2,350.3 km2), of which 888.68 square miles (2,301.7 km2) (or 97.93%) is land and 18.78 square miles (48.6 km2) (or 2.07%) is water.

Demographics As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 11,431 people were 6,183 residing in Wilcox County. The racial makeup of the county was 71.90% Black or African American, 27.51% White, 0.14% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.19% from two or more races. Nearly 0.74% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Education

All public schools in the county are operated by the Wilcox County School District. It is also served by one private school, Wilcox Academy, founded in 1970 as a segregation academy.

Industry

Major industries in the county include a paper mill operated by International Paper, based in Memphis, Tennessee, on the Alabama River near Pine Hill that employs roughly 400 people and a copper tubing plant under construction during 2012–13 by Golden Dragon Copper Group of Xinxiang, China in Sunny South that is expected to employ approximately 500 people upon completion.

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[1] U. S. Census.gov

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