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Bibb County, Alabama (AL)


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County population in 2012: 22,597 (32% urban, 68% rural); it was 20,826 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,326
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,685
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,951
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,942 (it was 1,470 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

30%

Land area: 623 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 37 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bibb County: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.5%), Manufacturing (16.5%), Retail trade (15.7%), Construction (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Bibb County, Alabama:


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

Males: 12,301  (46.9%)
Females: 10,614  (53.1%)

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Bibb County,AL real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Bibb County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,268 ($31,420 in 1999)
This county:

$37268
Alabama:

$40489

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $352 (lower quartile is $210, upper quartile is $478)
This county:

$352
State:

$468


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $86,894 (it was $57,400 in 2000)
Bibb County:

$86,894
Alabama:

$119,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $42,177 - $156,152

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $145,811
Here:

$145,811
State:

$173,288

Mobile homes: $57,843
Here:

$57,843
State:

$39,336
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,032
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $292

Institutionalized population: 2,194

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


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Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $170 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $145 (0.2%)


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


Bibb County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 11.9%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.4% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.1% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

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

20.6%
Whole state:

16.1%

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

9.8%
Whole state:

7.3%

Area name: Birmingham-Hoover, AL HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bibb County is $521 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $581 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $737 a month.

Cities in this county include: Brent, Centreville, Woodstock, West Blocton, Piper-Coleanor, North Bibb.

Bibb 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 Bibb County: West Blocton Water Works (A), Desmans Camp (B), Pine Bay Marina (C), Camp Hugh (D), Camp Booth (E), Centreville Weather Station (F), Keeton Corner (G), Low Gap (H), South Sandy Hunter Camp (I), Halls Mill (J), Cahaba Wildlife Management Area Headquarters (K), Green Pond Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (L), Brierfield Volunteer Fire Department (M), Randolph Volunteer Fire Department (N), Green Pond Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 (O), Eoline Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (P), Eoline Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (Q), Lawley Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (R), Lawley Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (S), Cedar Grove Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bibb County include: Mount Grove Baptist Church (A), Mount Olive Church (B), New Hebron Baptist Church (C), Mount Moriah Baptist Church (D), Mount Olive Baptist Church (E), Johnstown Baptist Church (F), Marvel Church (G), Banks Chapel Baptist Church (H), Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: McKensey Cemetery (1), Thrasher Cemetery (2), Brierfield Cemetery (3), Cottingham Cemetery (4), Johnstown Cemetery (5), Daniel Cemetery (6), Clements Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Beaver Pond (A), Blue Hole (B), Miller Lake (C), Brimwood Lakes (D), Lightseys Pond (E), Rockyview Lake (F), Kornegay Lake (G), Hammermill Paper Company Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tanyard Branch (A), Shoal Creek (B), Rocky Branch (C), Reed Arm Branch (D), Pratt Creek (E), Pine Island Creek (F), Oldham Creek (G), Sixmile Creek (H), Middle Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bibb County include: Oakmulgee Wildlife Management Area (1), Reed Brake Research Natural Area (2), Cahaba Wildlife Management Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Chilton County , Hale County , Jefferson County , Perry County , Shelby County , Tuscaloosa County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 500
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 63.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 89 (13% naturalized citizens)

Bibb County:

0.4%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 40.6%

Bibb County marital status for males
Bibb County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Bibb County with a mortgage: 1,591 (134 second mortgage, 74 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,502

Here:

51.4% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.37%
Here46.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 9,656
Total congregations: 67

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church in America
Adherents8,044 (83.3%)493 (5.1%)215 (2.2%)168 (1.7%)164 (1.7%)
Congregations41 (61.2%)8 (11.9%)2 (3.0%)2 (3.0%)2 (3.0%)
NameNational Association of Free Will BaptistsChurch of God of ProphecyChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents146 (1.5%)135 (1.4%)134 (1.4%)123 (1.3%)34 (0.4%)
Congregations1 (1.5%)3 (4.5%)3 (4.5%)2 (3.0%)3 (4.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Bibb County - Brent, Centreville, Woodstock, West Blocton, Piper-Coleanor

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
This county:

7.91 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Bibb County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.6%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.7%
Alabama:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Bibb County:

15.4%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Bibb County:

Average size of farms: 240 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $8,907
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $87.23
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 75.02%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $7,888
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.62%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.65%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $34,839
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 98.40%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.06
Corn for grain: 167 harvested acres
Vegetables: 85 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 63 acres

Tornado activity:

Bibb County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Alabama state average. It is 1.3 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/17/1963, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 4 people

Earthquake activity:

Bibb County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 26.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 62.6 miles away from the 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 54.3 miles away from the county center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 31.3 miles away from Bibb County center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 27.1 miles away from the county center
On 8/19/2004 at 23:51:49, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 14.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Bibb County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 2, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Apparel (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3%)
  • Carpenters (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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




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





Bibb County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,260 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 1,275 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 35 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 6 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 102 (1%)
  • Other means: 66 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 121 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $41,242.

6.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,977 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
Alabama average:

6.81%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.48% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($27,886 average AGI)
1.14% relocated from other states ($5,089 average AGI)
Bibb County:

1.14%
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 Jefferson County, AL  1.84% ($34,000 average AGI)
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  1.30% ($37,372)
from Shelby County, AL  0.90% ($34,950)
from Chilton County, AL  0.44% ($30,828)
from Perry County, AL  0.15% ($26,100)


7.16% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,372 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.16%
Alabama average:

6.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.86% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($24,609 average AGI)
1.30% relocated to other states ($5,764 average AGI)
Bibb County:

1.30%
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 Tuscaloosa County, AL  1.59% ($29,302 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, AL  1.54% ($28,000)
to Shelby County, AL  1.11% ($37,662)
to Chilton County, AL  0.51% ($25,912)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8

Births per 1000 population in Bibb County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Bibb County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Bibb County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,364 (2,390 aged, 974 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 162.5. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 20,691

Size of family households: 2,418 2-persons, 1,360 3-persons, 1,146 4-persons, 515 5-persons, 184 6-persons, 125 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,951 1-person, 216 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 11 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

98.2% of residents of Bibb County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $112,988,000 ($5300 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,068,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $56,470,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $29,392,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $276,000
Federal grants: $21,514,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,004,000 ($39,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,333,000 ($750,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $588,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,685,000
Federal Government insurance: $905,000

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

Births: 1,436
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,141
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +38
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,307
Here:

+61 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Bibb County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.78 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Bibb County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 50
  • 3 rooms: 170
  • 4 rooms: 846
  • 5 rooms: 1,627
  • 6 rooms: 1,487
  • 7 rooms: 939
  • 8 rooms: 424
  • 9+ rooms: 405
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 48
  • 3 rooms: 230
  • 4 rooms: 414
  • 5 rooms: 407
  • 6 rooms: 225
  • 7 rooms: 77
  • 8 rooms: 36
  • 9+ rooms: 12
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bibb County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 14
  • 1 bedroom: 87
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,454
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,629
  • 4 bedrooms: 609
  • 5+ bedrooms: 158
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 295
  • 2 bedrooms: 636
  • 3 bedrooms: 447
  • 4 bedrooms: 64
  • 5+ bedrooms: 7
Cars and other vehicles available in Bibb County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 450
  • 1 vehicle: 1,422
  • 2 vehicles: 2,265
  • 3 vehicles: 1,263
  • 4 vehicles: 379
  • 5+ vehicles: 172
  • no vehicle: 271
  • 1 vehicle: 672
  • 2 vehicles: 413
  • 3 vehicles: 82
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5+ vehicles: 23

65% of Bibb County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Alabama.

Bibb County:

65.1%
State average:

58.1%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $50,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bibb County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (42.5%)
  • Utility gas (31.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.6%)
  • Wood (2.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Electricity (47.9%)
  • Utility gas (30.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.6%)
  • Wood (2.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 199
Here:

7.5%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 177
Here:

15.0%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 43
Here:

10.2%
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.)


Expenditure Revenue

Bibb County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Bibb County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Bibb County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Bibb County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Bibb County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James18271.5 years
John14174.2 years
William11371.7 years
Mary11378.3 years
Willie8073.7 years
Robert7871.1 years
George6172.1 years
Annie5279.2 years
Henry5171.8 years
Jessie4475.9 years
Most common last names in Bibb County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8472.0 years
Mitchell7074.3 years
Jones6574.9 years
Johnson6072.8 years
Hubbard4877.9 years
Williams4376.3 years
Murphy4077.0 years
Martin3772.4 years
James3372.7 years
Elam3376.0 years
Businesses in Bibb County, AL
NameCountNameCount
CVS1Pizza Hut1
H&R Block2Subway1
KFC1T-Mobile1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul1
Little Caesars Pizza1UPS1
McDonald's1Walmart1

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