County population in 2012: 14,832 (all rural); it was 14,123 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,206 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,356 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,496 Renter-occupied apartments: 1,329 (it was 1,094 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 560 sq. mi. Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 26 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cleburne County: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.2%), Manufacturing (17.4%), Construction (13.4%), Retail trade (13.2%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $241 (0.3%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $199 (0.2%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.4%
(16.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.0% for Black residents, 10.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 36.0% 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: 41 years old, Black residents: 40 years old, American Indian residents: 38 years old, Asian residents: 50 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 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 Cleburne County is $366 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $439 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $538 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Cleburne County: Laurel Shelter-Forest Service Facility (A), Choccolocco Ranger Station (B), Pine Glen Camping Area (C), Beason Mill (D), Duck Nest Hunten Camp (E), Lower Shoal Shelter (F), Turkey Heaven Volunteer Fire Department (G), Abernathy Volunteer Fire Department (H), Muscadine Volunteer Fire Department (I), Piney Woods - Oak Level Volunteer Fire Department (J), Turkey Heaven Volunteer Fire Department Substation (K), Micaville Volunteer Fire Department (L). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Cleburne County include: Mountain View Church (A), New Hope Church (B), New Hopewell Baptist Church (C), Oak Grove Church (D), Old Harmony Church (E), Lebanon Church (F), Muscadine Church (G), Union Hill Baptist Church (H), Wise Chapel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Ai Cemetery (1), Cleburne Memorial Garden (2), Mount Olive Cemetery (3), Fordham Cemetery (4), Wise Chapel Cemetery (5), Bethel Cemetery (6), Evans Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Beecham Lake (A), Morgan Lake (B), Thomas Lake (C), Robinson Lake Number 2 (D), Mineral Spring Pond (E), Mountain Brook Lake (F), Lost Creek Lake Number 4 (G), Lost Creek Lake Number 3 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tanyard Branch (A), Silas Creek (B), Verdin Creek (C), Owen Creek (D), Mountain Creek (E), Macola Creek (F), Lost Creek (G), Kemp Creek (H), Johnywady Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Cleburne County include: Cheaha State Park (1), Shoal Creek Picnic Area (2), Coleman Lake Campground and Picnic Area (3), Choccolocco Wildlife Management Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 136 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $159,449 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $275.28 The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 97.42% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $100,359 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.00% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $38,841 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.01% Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 28.43 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.14% Corn for grain: 288 harvested acres Vegetables: 32 harvested acres Land in orchards: 34 acres
Cleburne County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Alabama state average. It is 3.5 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 9 fatalities and 240 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 5/27/1973, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 7 people and injured 199 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Cleburne County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 58.9 miles away from the county center On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.1 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 89.5 miles away from the county center On 5/9/2004 at 08:56:10, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.4 miles away from Cleburne County center On 3/21/2001 at 23:35:35, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 83.7 miles away from the county center On 4/5/1994 at 22:21:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.8 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), 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 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 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 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
Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 5, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1466): May 12, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1466, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Alabama Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 5, 2002 to November 12, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1442): November 14, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1442, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
Alabama Hurricane Opal, Incident Period: October 4, 1995 to October 8, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1070): October 4, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1070, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Alabama Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3096): March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3096, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
Alabama Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: February 3, 1990 to February 16, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-856): February 17, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-856, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Cleburne County (14) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8 Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 3, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 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: 12.9 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1
Births per 1000 population in Cleburne County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population in Cleburne County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Cleburne County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,498 (1,852 aged, 646 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 229.9. This is less than state average.
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 12,819 (3,164 male householders, 1,032 female householders)
3,312 spouses, 4,169 children (3,681 natural, 164 adopted, 324 stepchildren), 432 grandchildren, 103 brothers or sisters, 86 parents, 161 other relatives, 267 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,975 (860 male householders (718 living alone)), 835 female householders (762 living alone)), 280 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 178 (168 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 1,924 2-persons, 964 3-persons, 769 4-persons, 356 5-persons, 114 6-persons, 69 7-or-more-persons.
97.4% of residents of Cleburne County speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $76,326,000 ($5279 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $1,909,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $38,552,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,479,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $127,000 Federal grants: $17,024,000 Federal procurement contracts: $1,472,000 ($58,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $3,673,000 ($200,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $235,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,407,000 Federal Government insurance: $107,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
59 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
60 per 1000 residents
53 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +60
+4 per 1000 residents
+6 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +320
+22 per 1000 residents
+2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Cleburne County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.65 millions of gallons per day (9% from ground, 91% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 190
2000 to 2004: 363
1990 to 1999: 1,266
1980 to 1989: 1,499
1970 to 1979: 1,126
1960 to 1969: 709
1950 to 1959: 477
1940 to 1949: 358
1939 or earlier: 474
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cleburne County, Alabama
67% of Cleburne County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 35% lived in Alabama.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 8067
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $31,300
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 Cleburne County