Auburn University In Alabama's Black Belt

Challenges

  • Declining population
  • Average poverty level: 29.5%
    (13.3% higher than state average)
  • Median household income: $21,432
    (30% below state average)
  • 45% of citizens over 25 years old have not
    completed high school
  • High unemployment
  • Lack of adequate health, social services
  • Racial polarization

Counties in the Black Belt - Choctaw, Sumter, Greene, Marengo, Hale, Wilcox, Dallas, Perry, Bibb, Lowndes, Bullock and Macon

Source: 2000 U.S. Census data

For Additional Information Contact

Dr. Royrickers Cook
Assistant Vice President of University Outreach
213 Samford Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
phone: 334-844-5700; fax: 334-844-4780

cookroy@auburn.edu

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