Largest Counties in Alabama

There are a total of 67 counties or county equivalents in the U.S. state of Alabama. Among them, the five biggest counties by population are Jefferson, Mobile, Madison, Montgomery, and Baldwin. In the following table, you will see the list of all counties in Alabama, each with population, land area, density and the time of establishment.

Rank County Name Population Change County Seat Established Area (km²) Density
1 Jefferson 659,289 +0.01%/year Birmingham 1819 2,878 229.1/km²
2 Mobile 413,746 +0.02%/year Mobile 1812 3,184 129.9/km²
3 Madison 366,508 +1.10%/year Huntsville 1808 2,076 176.5/km²
4 Montgomery 225,752 -0.19%/year Montgomery 1816 2,031 111.1/km²
5 Baldwin 218,011 +2.20%/year Bay Minette 1809 4,118 52.95/km²
6 Shelby 215,696 +1.21%/year Columbiana 1818 2,034 106.0/km²
7 Tuscaloosa 208,900 +0.86%/year Tuscaloosa 1818 3,423 61.03/km²
8 Lee 163,930 +1.91%/year Opelika 1866 1,574 104.2/km²
9 Morgan 119,078 -0.04%/year Decatur 1818 1,501 79.36/km²
10 Calhoun 114,266 -0.45%/year Anniston 1832 1,569 72.82/km²
11 Houston 104,711 +0.37%/year Dothan 1903 1,502 69.73/km²
12 Etowah 102,490 -0.23%/year Gadsden 1866 1,386 73.93/km²
13 Limestone 96,163 +1.83%/year Athens 1818 1,450 66.32/km²
14 Marshall 96,098 +0.40%/year Guntersville 1836 1,466 65.58/km²
15 Lauderdale 92,376 -0.04%/year Florence 1818 1,729 53.42/km²
16 St. Clair 88,679 +0.76%/year Ashville and Pell City 1818 1,637 54.19/km²
17 Cullman 83,431 +0.45%/year Cullman 1877 1,903 43.84/km²
18 Elmore 81,876 +0.39%/year Wetumpka 1866 1,602 51.12/km²
19 Talladega 79,817 -0.37%/year Talladega 1832 1,908 41.83/km²
20 DeKalb 71,374 +0.05%/year Fort Payne 1836 2,013 35.47/km²
21 Walker 63,700 -0.61%/year Jasper 1823 2,049 31.09/km²
22 Blount 57,829 +0.11%/year Oneonta 1818 1,670 34.63/km²
23 Russell 57,770 +1.06%/year Phenix City 1832 1,661 34.80/km²
24 Autauga 55,590 +0.23%/year Prattville 1818 1,540 36.11/km²
25 Colbert 54,751 +0.07%/year Tuscumbia 1867 1,535 35.68/km²
26 Coffee 51,898 +0.47%/year Elba 1841 1,759 29.52/km²
27 Jackson 51,725 -0.34%/year Scottsboro 1819 2,792 18.53/km²
28 Dale 48,945 -0.32%/year Ozark 1824 1,453 33.68/km²
29 Chilton 44,142 +0.14%/year Clanton 1868 1,794 24.60/km²
30 Tallapoosa 40,486 -0.33%/year Dadeville 1832 1,856 21.82/km²
31 Dallas 38,299 -1.62%/year Selma 1818 2,535 15.11/km²
32 Covington 36,975 -0.25%/year Andalusia 1821 2,669 13.86/km²
33 Escambia 36,737 -0.51%/year Brewton 1868 2,448 15.01/km²
34 Chambers 33,604 -0.20%/year LaFayette 1832 1,545 21.76/km²
35 Pike 33,327 +0.16%/year Troy 1821 1,741 19.15/km²
36 Lawrence 32,946 -0.50%/year Moulton 1818 1,789 18.42/km²
37 Franklin 31,352 -0.13%/year Russellville 1818 1,642 19.11/km²
38 Marion 29,752 -0.40%/year Hamilton 1818 1,923 15.48/km²
39 Geneva 26,303 -0.22%/year Geneva 1868 1,488 17.69/km²
40 Cherokee 26,021 +0.02%/year Centre 1836 1,434 18.15/km²
41 Barbour 24,870 -1.19%/year Clayton 1832 2,292 10.86/km²
42 Clarke 23,909 -0.93%/year Grove Hill 1812 3,208 7.457/km²
43 Winston 23,649 -0.42%/year Double Springs 1850 1,588 14.90/km²
44 Randolph 22,714 -0.10%/year Wedowee 1832 1,504 15.11/km²
45 Bibb 22,389 -0.28%/year Centreville 1818 1,612 13.89/km²
46 Monroe 21,056 -1.09%/year Monroeville 1815 2,657 7.930/km²
47 Pickens 19,927 +0.12%/year Carrollton 1820 2,283 8.734/km²
48 Butler 19,669 -0.75%/year Greenville 1819 2,012 9.781/km²
49 Marengo 19,055 -1.19%/year Linden 1818 2,530 7.536/km²
50 Macon 18,428 -1.82%/year Tuskegee 1832 1,577 11.69/km²
51 Henry 17,198 -0.06%/year Abbeville 1819 1,455 11.83/km²
52 Fayette 16,422 -0.57%/year Fayette 1824 1,626 10.11/km²
53 Washington 16,367 -0.86%/year Chatom 1800 2,798 5.854/km²
54 Cleburne 14,976 +0.01%/year Heflin 1866 1,451 10.33/km²
55 Hale 14,715 -0.82%/year Greensboro 1867 1,668 8.830/km²
56 Lamar 13,833 -0.61%/year Vernon 1867 1,567 8.837/km²
57 Crenshaw 13,813 -0.06%/year Luverne 1866 1,577 8.767/km²
58 Clay 13,264 -0.58%/year Ashland 1866 1,564 8.486/km²
59 Choctaw 12,830 -0.92%/year Butler 1847 2,366 5.427/km²
60 Sumter 12,680 -0.98%/year Livingston 1832 2,341 5.421/km²
61 Conecuh 12,266 -0.90%/year Evergreen 1818 2,202 5.576/km²
62 Coosa 10,704 -1.12%/year Rockford 1832 1,686 6.356/km²
63 Wilcox 10,616 -1.13%/year Camden 1819 2,301 4.618/km²
64 Bullock 10,127 -0.89%/year Union Springs 1866 1,613 6.285/km²
65 Lowndes 9,963 -1.50%/year Hayneville 1830 1,854 5.379/km²
66 Perry 9,129 -1.76%/year Marion 1819 1,864 4.904/km²
67 Greene 8,222 -1.13%/year Eutaw 1819 1,676 4.912/km²

Map of Counties in Alabama

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