Alabama has 67 counties. The oldest is Washington County (created June 4, 1800) and the youngest is Houston County (created February 9, 1903).According to 2006 U. S. Census estimates, the average population of Alabama's sixty-seven counties is 68,642, with Jefferson County as the most populous (656,700), and Greene County (9,374) the least.
County website evaluations
- Main article: Evaluation of Alabama county websites
- Only three Alabama counties post budgets on their website.
- Eight counties include information on their websites about public government meetings.
- Twenty include information about the county's elected officials.
- Fifteen include information about the county's administrative officials.
- Three give information about permits and zoning in the county.
- Five of the counties put information on their websites about audits that the county government has had performed.
- Only one county (St. Clair) provides information about its contracts with county vendors.
- None of the county websites disclose whether or not they belong to any government sector lobbying associations.
- The county websites uniformly do not provide information on how to request public records using the Alabama Public Records Law.
- 32 county websites provide some information about county taxes.
Counties without websites
As of August 30, 2009, 28 of Alabama's 67 counties had no website.
List of counties
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