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Clarke County, Alabama (AL)


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County population in 2012: 25,161 (24% urban, 76% rural); it was 27,867 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,788
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,208
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,584
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,341 (it was 1,994 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

30%

Land area: 1238 sq. mi.
Water area: 14.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 21 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Clarke County: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.5%), Manufacturing (20.2%), Retail trade (14.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Clarke County, Alabama:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
Alabama median age:  37.0 years

Males: 12,214  (51.0%)
Females: 13,619  (49.0%)

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Average household size:
Clarke County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $32,486 ($27,388 in 1999)
This county:

$32486
Alabama:

$40489

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $300 (lower quartile is $203, upper quartile is $406)
This county:

$300
State:

$468


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $77,382 (it was $53,000 in 2000)
Clarke County:

$77,382
Alabama:

$119,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $32,253 - $135,253

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $165,368
Here:

$165,368
State:

$173,288

Townhouses or other attached units: $95,967
Here:

$95,967
State:

$141,507

Mobile homes: $58,390
Here:

$58,390
State:

$39,336
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,027
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $283

Institutionalized population: 255

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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $305 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $164 (0.3%)


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


Clarke County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 26.1%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.9% for Black residents, 74.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 82.1% for American Indian residents, 25.7% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

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

22.6%
Whole state:

16.1%

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

10.2%
Whole state:

7.3%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Clarke County is $391 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $435 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $521 a month.

Cities in this county include: Jackson, Thomasville, Grove Hill, Coffeeville, Fulton, Whatley, Carlton, Rockville.

Clarke County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Clarke County: Lower Madison Lodge (A), H G Davis Lodge (B), Baileys Landing (C), Ballfield Landing (D), Betts Lower Landing (E), Christmas Landing (F), Coffeeville Landing (G), Coxs Landing (H), Cunningham Landing (I), Davis Landing (J), Presnall Landing (K), Flynn Gin Landing (L), Thomasville Sanitary Landfill (M), Thomasville Sewage Lagoon (N), Gainestown Landing (O), SCM Wastewater Treatment Pond (P), Jackson Water Treatment Plant (Q), Gainestown Road Landfill (R), James Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (S), Gosport Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Clarke County include: Mosley Springs Church (A), Mount Olive Church (B), Old Mount Sinai Church (C), Mount Vernon Church (D), Mount Zion Church (E), Weighman Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (F), New Clarksville Church (G), New Prospect Church (H), Perry Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Pauls Cemetery (1), Cobb Cemetery (2), Hollingsworth Cemetery (3), Hopewell Cemetery (4), Huggins Cemetery (5), Dacy Cemetery (6), Danzy Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Colton Pond (A), Horseshoe Lake (B), Fishing Lake (C), Lake Daddy Jim Spring (D), Hals Lake (E), Alligator Slide (F), Bear Lake (G), Bengy Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tattilaba Creek (A), Tantroft Branch (B), Tallahatta Creek (C), Stave Creek (D), Skull Branch (E), Sixteenth Creek (F), Simmons Creek (G), Silver Creek (H), Kanetuche Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Clarke County include: Bashi Creek Public Use Area (1), Woods Bluff Public Use Area (2), Silver Creek Park (3), Fred T Stimpson State Game Sanctuary (4), Lock Number One Left Bank Public Use Area (5), Upper State Game Sanctuary (6), D F Anderson Field (7), Scotch State Wildlife Management Area (8), Andrew Jackson Memorial Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Baldwin County , Choctaw County , Marengo County , Monroe County , Washington County , Wilcox County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 559
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 149 (64% naturalized citizens)

Clarke County:

0.5%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.3%

Clarke County marital status for males
Clarke County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Clarke County with a mortgage: 2,434 (157 second mortgage, 127 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,565

Here:

48.7% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.46%
Here57.5%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 16,013
Total congregations: 86

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents11,848 (74.0%)1,987 (12.4%)964 (6.0%)338 (2.1%)229 (1.4%)
Congregations44 (51.2%)15 (17.4%)5 (5.8%)7 (8.1%)3 (3.5%)
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)LDS (Mormon) ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents184 (1.1%)115 (0.7%)99 (0.6%)91 (0.6%)158 (1.0%)
Congregations2 (2.3%)1 (1.2%)2 (2.3%)1 (1.2%)6 (7.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Clarke County - Jackson, Thomasville, Grove Hill, Coffeeville, Fulton

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
This county:

3.02 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Clarke County:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.


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

7.18 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Clarke County:

6.04 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.6%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

35.1%
Alabama:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Clarke County:

18.3%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Clarke County:

Average size of farms: 201 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $6,469
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $68.83
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 74.12%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $9,031
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.13%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.91%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $25,579
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.48%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.31
Corn for grain: 365 harvested acres
Vegetables: 125 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 83 acres

Tornado activity:

Clarke County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Alabama state average. It is 1.6 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 19 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/18/1996, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 15 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Clarke County-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 80% 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 51.3 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 66.7 miles away from the county center
On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 30.1 miles away from the county center
On 10/26/1997 at 23:27:12, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 51.5 miles away from Clarke County center
On 3/22/2005 at 08:11:50, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 16.8 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1996 at 14:15:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.9 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 Clarke County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 3, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Paper (18%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Wood products (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Apparel (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Paper (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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




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





Clarke County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,217 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 1,564 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 22 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 12 (0%)
  • Walked: 161 (2%)
  • Other means: 112 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 138 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $39,240.

4.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,443 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.79%
Alabama average:

6.81%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.95% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($17,277 average AGI)
1.84% relocated from other states ($13,166 average AGI)
Clarke County:

1.84%
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 Mobile County, AL  0.68% ($30,590 average AGI)
from Washington County, AL  0.48% ($26,860)
from Wilcox County, AL  0.29% ($23,269)
from Marengo County, AL  0.25% ($29,826)
from Monroe County, AL  0.17% ($15,133)
from Choctaw County, AL  0.13% ($34,167)
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.13% ($32,333)


4.53% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,069 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.53%
Alabama average:

6.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.06% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($19,262 average AGI)
1.46% relocated to other states ($9,806 average AGI)
Clarke County:

1.46%
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 Mobile County, AL  0.64% ($25,638 average AGI)
to Marengo County, AL  0.31% ($27,250)
to Montgomery County, AL  0.31% ($22,571)
to Washington County, AL  0.28% ($35,120)
to Baldwin County, AL  0.27% ($45,708)
to Wilcox County, AL  0.21% ($8,000)
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.17% ($33,467)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3

Births per 1000 population in Clarke County

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

Deaths per 1000 population in Clarke County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Clarke County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 5,000 (3,850 aged, 1,150 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 25,553

Size of family households: 3,183 2-persons, 1,733 3-persons, 1,380 4-persons, 593 5-persons, 211 6-persons, 104 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,905 1-person, 194 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

97.9% of residents of Clarke County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (68% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $184,516,000 ($6729 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $18,173,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $80,424,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $42,449,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $229,000
Federal grants: $40,652,000
Federal procurement contracts: $10,634,000 ($9,735,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $10,127,000 ($5,645,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $210,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,586,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,206,000

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

Births: 2,057
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,463
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -4
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,145
Here -42 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Clarke County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.58 millions of gallons per day (89% from ground, 11% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Clarke County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 52
  • 3 rooms: 329
  • 4 rooms: 857
  • 5 rooms: 2,442
  • 6 rooms: 2,086
  • 7 rooms: 1,351
  • 8 rooms: 810
  • 9+ rooms: 651
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 59
  • 3 rooms: 254
  • 4 rooms: 540
  • 5 rooms: 578
  • 6 rooms: 303
  • 7 rooms: 187
  • 8 rooms: 31
  • 9+ rooms: 28
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Clarke County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 47
  • 1 bedroom: 148
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,736
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,192
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,180
  • 5+ bedrooms: 281
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 263
  • 2 bedrooms: 831
  • 3 bedrooms: 802
  • 4 bedrooms: 73
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4
Cars and other vehicles available in Clarke County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 772
  • 1 vehicle: 2,604
  • 2 vehicles: 3,290
  • 3 vehicles: 1,372
  • 4 vehicles: 437
  • 5+ vehicles: 109
  • no vehicle: 420
  • 1 vehicle: 821
  • 2 vehicles: 566
  • 3 vehicles: 147
  • 4 vehicles: 33
  • 5+ vehicles: 7

70% of Clarke County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 68% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Alabama.

Clarke County:

70.1%
State average:

58.1%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $31,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Clarke County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (34.2%)
  • Electricity (33.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.8%)
  • Wood (2.9%)
  • No fuel used (1.4%)
  • Electricity (45.6%)
  • Utility gas (35.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.6%)
  • No fuel used (1.9%)
  • Wood (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 465
Here:

12.3%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 184
Here:

10.5%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 84
Here:

17.0%
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.)


Expenditure Revenue

Clarke County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Clarke County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Clarke County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Clarke County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Clarke 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 Clarke County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John20674.8 years
James18372.5 years
Mary16877.2 years
Willie14474.8 years
William13974.4 years
Annie9979.4 years
Robert9271.3 years
George7975.7 years
Henry6376.0 years
Charles6067.7 years
Most common last names in Clarke County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Pugh14575.2 years
Smith13276.9 years
Jackson11676.0 years
Williams11173.7 years
Chapman8775.4 years
Jones7073.3 years
Robinson6974.1 years
White6476.7 years
Davis6475.6 years
Brown6374.0 years
Businesses in Clarke County, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's2
Ace Hardware3Nike2
AutoZone1Payless1
Best Western1Pizza Hut2
Burger King2RadioShack2
CVS1Rite Aid1
Church's Chicken2SONIC Drive-In2
Comfort Inn1Sears2
Dairy Queen1Subway3
Econo Lodge1Taco Bell1
FedEx2True Value1
H&R Block2U-Haul2
Hardee's2UPS4
KFC1Walgreens2
La-Z-Boy1Walmart2
Lane Furniture2
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