Colbert County, Alabama

Colbert County: County in Alabama, United States


Colbert County is a county located in the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 54,428 and a population density of 34 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 55,411 inhabitants. Its county seat is Tuscumbia. The county was created 156 years ago in 1867.

Colbert County locator map
Location of Colbert County on Alabama map.

Quick Facts about Colbert County

Population : 55,411 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Alabama (United States)
Plate code : 20
Area : 1615 km2
Water as percent of area : 4.7%
Land as percent of area : 95.3%
Named for : George Colbert, Levi Colbert
Altitude : 564 feet / 172 meters
Capital : Tuscumbia
Establishment : February 02, 1867
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 10:13:06 (27th September 2023)
Density : 34 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 1.77% (2010-2020)
Weather : 81℉ Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather
Colbert County Courthouse image
Colbert County Courthouse
Colbert County Courthouse image


Colbert County is located at 34°42'2"N 87°48'18"W (34.7004300, -87.8049800). It has 4 neighbors: Franklin County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County and Tishomingo County.

Colbert County map

The largest city of Colbert County is Muscle Shoals with a population of 14,877. Other cities include, Sheffield population 8,839 and Tuscumbia population 8,462. See all Colbert County cities & populated places.

Colbert County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Colbert County.

City Name Population Title
Muscle Shoals 14,877 City in Alabama, USA
Sheffield 8,839 City in Alabama, USA
Tuscumbia 8,462 City in Alabama, United States of America
Bear Creek 1,061 Town in Marion County, Alabama, USA
Cherokee 999 Town in Alabama, United States
Littleville 992 Town
Leighton 754 Town in Alabama
Section 743 Town in Alabama
Lakeview 156 Town in DeKalb County, Alabama


Colbert County forecast: A slight chance of rain showers between 7am and 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 30%. more

Colbert County has 4 neighbours.


The population of Colbert County increased by 1.77% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 54,428 - census
2011 54,539 0.2% estimation process
2012 54,570 0.06% estimation process
2013 54,529 -0.08% estimation process
2014 54,462 -0.12% estimation process
2015 54,417 -0.08% estimation process
2016 54,497 0.15% estimation process
2017 54,695 0.36% estimation process
2018 55,004 0.56% estimation process
2019 55,241 0.43% estimation process
2020 55,411 0.31% estimation process

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People born in Colbert County (1)

American football player Ed West was born in Colbert County

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Huntsville 202,964 The second most populous city in Alabama.
Montgomery 196,268 The capital of Alabama.
Mobile 187,746 The second most populous city in Alabama.
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