Three counties account for half the growth in Alabama – Huntsville/Madison County is growing
Three counties account for half the growth in Alabama
By Challen Stephens
March 30, 2016
Alabama is growing at the edges.
Baldwin County at the Gulf, Madison County on the Tennessee border and Lee County along the Georgia line combined to account for 49 percent of the residential growth in the state since 2010.
In recent years, Baldwin, Madison and Lee have continued to add thousands of residents each year. And there are no signs of slowing in the latest reports.
Shelby County outside Birmingham, Tuscaloosa County, Limestone County next to Huntsville and Cullman County in north Alabama also saw sizable gains over the same one-year period.
But most Alabama counties are shrinking, especially in rural areas and across the Black Belt.
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