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Barbour County, Alabama (AL)


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County population in 2012: 27,201 (32% urban, 68% rural); it was 29,038 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,503
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,053
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,615
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,264 (it was 2,794 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

30%

Land area: 885 sq. mi.
Water area: 19.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 31 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Barbour County: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (28.1%), Educational,health and social services (15.2%), Retail trade (13.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Barbour County, Alabama:


Median resident age:  39.0 years
Alabama median age:  37.0 years

Males: 14,576  (54.5%)
Females: 12,881  (45.5%)

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Barbour County,AL real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Barbour County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $29,773 ($25,101 in 1999)
This county:

$29773
Alabama:

$40489

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $313 (lower quartile is $149, upper quartile is $457)
This county:

$313
State:

$468


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $89,139 (it was $57,200 in 2000)
Barbour County:

$89,139
Alabama:

$119,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,105 - $161,511

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $175,945
Here:

$175,945
State:

$173,288

Townhouses or other attached units: $136,470
Here:

$136,470
State:

$141,507

In 2-unit structures: $497,027
Here:

$497,027
State:

$154,801

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $57,831
Here:

$57,831
State:

$173,224

Mobile homes: $49,788
Here:

$49,788
State:

$39,336

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $116,105
Here:

$116,105
State:

$43,371
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,056
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $298

Institutionalized population: 3,193

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Barbour County, AL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $282 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $180 (0.3%)


Barbour County household income distribution in 2009 Barbour County home values distribution


Barbour County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 24.7%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.4% for Black residents, 11.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.8% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 9.6% for other race residents, 33.1% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 28 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

26.8%
Whole state:

16.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

13.1%
Whole state:

7.3%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Barbour County is $364 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $437 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $541 a month.

Cities in this county include: Eufaula, Clio, Clayton, Louisville, Blue Springs, Bakerhill.

Barbour County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Barbour County: Easterlings Fish Hatchery (A), Twin Springs (B), Easterling's Fish Hatchery (C), Wyecott Plantation (D), Mount Andrew Volunteer Fire Department (E), Baker Hill Volunteer Fire Department (F), Henry De Lamar Clayton House (G), Cowikee Volunteer Fire Department (H), Spring Hill Volunteer Fire Department (I), Texasville Volunteer Fire Department (J), Elamville Fire Department (K), White Oak Volunteer Fire Department (L), Greens Crossroad Volunteer Fire Department (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Barbour County include: Mount Aerial Church (A), Mount Calvary Church (B), Mount Mariah Church (C), Mount Nebo Church (D), Mount Olive Church (E), Mount Zion Church (F), Nero Church (G), New Hope Church (H), Pine Hope Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Scotch Cemetery (1), Cunningham Cemetery (2), Danner Cemetery (3), Dansby Cemetery (4), Jones Cemetery (5), Tew Cemetery (6), Tennell Chapel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Wilkinson Pond (A), Espy Pond (B), Dismukes Pond (C), White Pond (D), Louisville Club Pond (E), Burke Ponds (F), Martin Pond (G), Bentons Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Thompson Creek (A), Tew Branch (B), Stinking Creek (C), Spring Creek (D), Smith Branch (E), Sand Creek (F), Sally Hole Branch (G), Little Barbour Creek (H), Middle Fork Cowikee Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Barbour County include: Barbour County State Wildlife Management Area (1), White Oak Creek Recreation Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Bullock County , Dale County , Clay County, Georgia , Henry County , Pike County , Russell County , Quitman County, Georgia , Stewart County, Georgia .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 743
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 64.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 435 (17% naturalized citizens)

Barbour County:

1.5%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.5%

Barbour County marital status for males
Barbour County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Barbour County with a mortgage: 2,460 (275 second mortgage, 182 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,043

Here:

54.6% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.17%
Here41.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 11,955
Total congregations: 66

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents7,576 (63.4%)1,811 (15.1%)734 (6.1%)349 (2.9%)278 (2.3%)
Congregations26 (39.4%)14 (21.2%)9 (13.6%)1 (1.5%)1 (1.5%)
NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaChurches of ChristOther
Adherents265 (2.2%)263 (2.2%)165 (1.4%)147 (1.2%)367 (3.1%)
Congregations1 (1.5%)1 (1.5%)4 (6.1%)2 (3.0%)7 (10.6%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Barbour County - Eufaula, Clio, Clayton, Louisville, Blue Springs

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Barbour County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
This county:

6.45 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Barbour County:

3.73 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.0%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

36.4%
Alabama:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Barbour County:

20.8%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Barbour County:

Average size of farms: 359 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $114,056
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $477.26
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 75.32%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $97,113
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 16.41%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.68%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $64,643
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.15%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.07
Corn for grain: 1903 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 740 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 8653 harvested acres
Vegetables: 160 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 816 acres

Tornado activity:

Barbour County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 1.8 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 46 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 12/5/1954, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Barbour County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Paper (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (5%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Food (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Barbour County (%):





Barbour County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,890 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 1,647 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 21 (0%)
  • Walked: 181 (2%)
  • Other means: 70 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 214 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Barbour County, Alabama in 2000:

People in group quarters in Barbour County, Alabama in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $39,157.

6.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,851 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
Alabama average:

6.81%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.64% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($11,884 average AGI)
3.42% relocated from other states ($20,967 average AGI)
Barbour County:

3.42%
Alabama average:

3.11%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Dale County, AL  0.34% ($21,966 average AGI)
from Henry County, AL  0.33% ($34,071)
from Houston County, AL  0.31% ($22,038)
from Quitman County, GA  0.29% ($25,920)
from Bullock County, AL  0.27% ($20,609)
from Montgomery County, AL  0.20% ($20,235)
from Russell County, AL  0.20% ($30,588)


6.82% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,285 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.82%
Alabama average:

6.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.11% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($18,276 average AGI)
2.71% relocated to other states ($13,009 average AGI)
Barbour County:

2.71%
Alabama average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Dale County, AL  0.63% ($27,593 average AGI)
to Houston County, AL  0.63% ($34,481)
to Montgomery County, AL  0.55% ($28,234)
to Henry County, AL  0.48% ($31,537)
to Quitman County, GA  0.38% ($22,788)
to Pike County, AL  0.37% ($29,906)
to Lee County, AL  0.33% ($34,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Barbour County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Barbour County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Barbour County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,380 (3,288 aged, 1,092 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,264

Size of family households: 3,034 2-persons, 1,593 3-persons, 1,176 4-persons, 577 5-persons, 221 6-persons, 120 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,797 1-person, 255 2-persons, 27 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

96.4% of residents of Barbour County speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (46% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 18% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (46% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 30% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $179,049,000 ($6270 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $10,240,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $70,848,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $46,458,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,697,000
Federal grants: $45,312,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,684,000 ($1,215,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,051,000 ($3,559,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $913,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,025,000
Federal Government insurance: $9,101,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,895
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,581
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +221
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,119
Here -39 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Barbour County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.85 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Barbour County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 136
  • 3 rooms: 392
  • 4 rooms: 687
  • 5 rooms: 2,059
  • 6 rooms: 1,959
  • 7 rooms: 1,240
  • 8 rooms: 574
  • 9+ rooms: 553
  • 1 room: 59
  • 2 rooms: 185
  • 3 rooms: 424
  • 4 rooms: 768
  • 5 rooms: 758
  • 6 rooms: 315
  • 7 rooms: 205
  • 8 rooms: 31
  • 9+ rooms: 49
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Barbour County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 128
  • 1 bedroom: 221
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,300
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,630
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,146
  • 5+ bedrooms: 190
  • no bedroom: 79
  • 1 bedroom: 513
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,076
  • 3 bedrooms: 954
  • 4 bedrooms: 126
  • 5+ bedrooms: 46
Cars and other vehicles available in Barbour County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 449
  • 1 vehicle: 2,240
  • 2 vehicles: 3,041
  • 3 vehicles: 1,315
  • 4 vehicles: 421
  • 5+ vehicles: 149
  • no vehicle: 854
  • 1 vehicle: 1,256
  • 2 vehicles: 453
  • 3 vehicles: 168
  • 4 vehicles: 44
  • 5+ vehicles: 19

61% of Barbour County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 55% lived in Alabama.

Barbour County:

61.5%
State average:

58.1%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $56,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Barbour County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (64.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.1%)
  • Utility gas (10.1%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • Electricity (51.1%)
  • Utility gas (29.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.1%)
  • Wood (1.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 287
Here:

8.0%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 252
Here:

14.0%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 46
Here:

7.0%
Alabama:

14.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Barbour County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Barbour County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Barbour County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James24571.4 years
Mary24478.2 years
John20973.4 years
Willie18573.0 years
William17572.9 years
Annie16377.4 years
Robert14671.3 years
George8575.5 years
Charles7269.0 years
Charlie6973.4 years
Most common last names in Barbour County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams16673.7 years
Johnson11774.6 years
Smith11674.3 years
Jones9774.7 years
Thomas9673.3 years
Jackson7375.1 years
Walker7374.3 years
Davis7072.4 years
Green6773.9 years
Brown5774.7 years
Businesses in Barbour County, AL
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Nike2
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quality1
Church's Chicken1Rite Aid1
Comfort Suites1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Sears1
Days Inn1Subway4
Econo Lodge1Super 81
FedEx3Taco Bell1
GNC1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
KFC1Waffle House1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
McDonald's1
Browse common businesses in Barbour County, AL

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