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. 2013 cost of living index in Barbour County: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (29.1%), Educational, health and social services (24.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.1%), Construction (14.5%), Retail trade (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 40%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Barbour County, Alabama:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (46.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (46.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Alabama median age:  37.0 years
Males: 14,576  (54.5%)
Females: 12,881  (45.5%)

Barbour County,AL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Barbour County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,654 ($25,101 in 1999)

This county:

$30654
Alabama:

$42849

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $364 (lower quartile is $191, upper quartile is $462)
This county:

$364
State:

$515


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $89,346 (it was $57,200 in 2000)
Barbour:

$89,346
Alabama:

$122,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $51,500 - $168,054
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $821
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $314

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:

  • 2007: 25 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $273,100
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $242,300

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $381 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $222 (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 2013: 28.3%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.2% for Black residents, 39.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.7% for other race residents, 49.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 28.0%
Barbour County:

28.0%
Alabama:

18.7%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.5% for Black residents, 37.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.2% for other race residents, 42.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 61 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

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, Bakerhill, Clio, Clayton, Louisville, Blue Springs.

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), Henry De Lamar Clayton House (F), Cowikee Volunteer Fire Department (G), Spring Hill Volunteer Fire Department (H), Texasville Volunteer Fire Department (I), Elamville Fire Department (J), White Oak Volunteer Fire Department (K), Greens Crossroad Volunteer Fire Department (L). 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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.8%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 266
  • 1990 to 1994: 69
  • 1985 to 1989: 5
  • 1980 to 1984: 39
  • 1975 to 1979: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 5
  • 1970 to 1974: 11
  • 1965 to 1969: 33

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Barbour County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,79351
Black Protestant3,32821
Mainline Protestant2,14014
Catholic5751
Other2652
None12,356-
Barbour County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Barbour County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Barbour County:

6.45 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

3.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Barbour County:

13.0%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Barbour County:

36.4%
State:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 significantly below Alabama state average. It is 3317803.1 times below 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.

Earthquake activity:

Barbour County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 125.2 miles away from Barbour County center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 155.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 183.2 miles away from the county center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 395.6 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 216.1 miles away from Barbour County center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 161.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (63%)
  • Guatemala (11%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Iran (4%)
  • Colombia (3%)
  • Other Caribbean (3%)
  • Honduras (2%)

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

  • United States or American (19%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • German (2%)
  • African (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

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:

  • 2,248 people in state prisons
  • 216 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 186 people in nursing homes
  • 61 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 2,942 people in state prisons
  • 149 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 98 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 4 people in federal detention centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,269.

6.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,021 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
Alabama average:

6.02%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.47% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($15,100 average AGI)
2.82% relocated from other states ($11,921 average AGI)
Barbour County:

2.82%
Alabama average:

2.63%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Houston County, AL  0.82% ($26,353 average AGI)
from Quitman County, GA  0.44% ($29,500)
from Dale County, AL  0.42% ($25,429)
from Henry County, AL  0.37% ($27,355)
from Pike County, AL  0.35% ($22,414)
from Bullock County, AL  0.23% ($25,421)
from Russell County, AL  0.22% ($22,722)


6.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,960 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
Alabama average:

6.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.60% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($19,688 average AGI)
2.68% relocated to other states ($11,271 average AGI)
Barbour County:

2.68%
Alabama average:

2.67%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Houston County, AL  0.70% ($26,310 average AGI)
to Henry County, AL  0.52% ($27,581)
to Dale County, AL  0.42% ($19,714)
to Quitman County, GA  0.28% ($14,913)
to Muscogee County, GA  0.27% ($28,273)
to Montgomery County, AL  0.27% ($84,409)
to Pike County, AL  0.25% ($20,905)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 10.0

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.

3,754 married couples with children.
2,492 single-parent households (333 men, 2,159 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 143
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,257
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,565
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,026
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,901
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,245
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,190
  • 1940 to 1949: 496
  • 1939 or earlier: 930
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Barbour County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Barbour County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike2
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quality1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
Church's Chicken1SONIC Drive-In1
Comfort Suites1Sears1
Curves1Subway4
Days Inn1Super 81
Econo Lodge1Taco Bell1
FedEx3U-Haul1
GNC1UPS1
H&R Block1Waffle House1
KFC1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1