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:
Land area: 1238 sq. mi. Water area: 14.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 21 people per square mile
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%).
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%)
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:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
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
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
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.
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:
Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 27, 2011, Emergency Declared (EM-3319): April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1971): April 28, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1971, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
Alabama Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 12, 2009 to December 18, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1870): December 31, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1870, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Alabama Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: March 25, 2009 to April 3, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1835): April 28, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1835, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
Alabama Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 3, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3292): August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Alabama Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to September 26, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1605): August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1605, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Alabama Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3237): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3237, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Alabama Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 28, 2005 to September 26, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3214): August 28, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3214, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Alabama Hurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 16, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1593): July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1593, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Alabama Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1549): September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1549, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
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).
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:
In family households: 22,126 (4,620 male householders, 2,584 female householders)
4,989 spouses, 7,757 children (7,141 natural, 157 adopted, 459 stepchildren), 1,044 grandchildren, 240 brothers or sisters, 136 parents, 283 other relatives, 373 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 3,427 (1,432 male householders (1,304 living alone)), 1,701 female householders (1,601 living alone)), 294 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 280 (255 institutionalized population)
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.
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:
75 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
54 per 1000 residents
53 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: -4
-0 per 1000 residents
+6 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -1,145
-42 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 105
2000 to 2004: 232
1990 to 1999: 2,327
1980 to 1989: 2,073
1970 to 1979: 2,940
1960 to 1969: 1,798
1950 to 1959: 1,464
1940 to 1949: 935
1939 or earlier: 1,212
Rooms in houses/apartments in Clarke County, Alabama
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 24747
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