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Cleburne County, Alabama (AL)


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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:

20%
State:

30%

Land area: 560 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 26 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Cleburne County, Alabama:


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

Males: 7,453  (47.0%)
Females: 7,519  (53.0%)

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Cleburne County,AL real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Cleburne County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,556 ($30,820 in 1999)
This county:

$36556
Alabama:

$40489

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $375 (lower quartile is $291, upper quartile is $472)
This county:

$375
State:

$468


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $94,697 (it was $62,100 in 2000)
Cleburne County:

$94,697
Alabama:

$119,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $45,278 - $175,015

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $184,213
Here:

$184,213
State:

$173,288

Townhouses or other attached units: $195,213
Here:

$195,213
State:

$141,507

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $70,477
Here:

$70,477
State:

$189,471

Mobile homes: $57,394
Here:

$57,394
State:

$39,336

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $40,453
Here:

$40,453
State:

$43,371
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $963
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $294

Institutionalized population: 168

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):


Cleburne County, AL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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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%)


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


Cleburne County contract rent distribution in 2009

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:
This county:

13.9%
Whole state:

16.1%

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

5.0%
Whole state:

7.3%

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.

Cities in this county include: Heflin, Hollis Crossroads, Ranburne, Fruithurst, Edwardsville.

Cleburne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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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

 

Neighboring counties: Calhoun County , Cherokee County , Clay County , Carroll County, Georgia , Randolph County , Talladega County , Haralson County, Georgia , Polk County, Georgia .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 501
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 62.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 133 (39% naturalized citizens)

Cleburne County:

0.9%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 39.9%

Cleburne County marital status for males
Cleburne County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Cleburne County with a mortgage: 1,038 (43 second mortgage, 131 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,084

Here:

48.9% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.36%
Here69.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 9,796
Total congregations: 58

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristOther
Adherents8,225 (84.0%)959 (9.8%)396 (4.0%)146 (1.5%)70 (0.7%)
Congregations34 (58.6%)15 (25.9%)4 (6.9%)2 (3.4%)3 (5.2%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Cleburne County - Heflin, Hollis Crossroads, Ranburne, Fruithurst, Edwardsville

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Cleburne County:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.1%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.3%
Alabama:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cleburne County:

10.2%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Cleburne County:

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

Tornado activity:

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.

Earthquake activity:

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:


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).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Food (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Apparel (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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




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





Cleburne County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,863 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 968 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 19 (0%)
  • Walked: 77 (1%)
  • Other means: 63 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 70 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $39,913.

6.87% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,920 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
Alabama average:

6.81%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.85% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($12,215 average AGI)
4.02% relocated from other states ($17,704 average AGI)
Cleburne County:

4.02%
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 Carroll County, GA  1.35% ($35,393 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, AL  1.28% ($33,914)
from Haralson County, GA  0.71% ($28,125)
from Randolph County, AL  0.38% ($22,235)
from Talladega County, AL  0.31% ($32,357)


6.24% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,922 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
Alabama average:

6.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.20% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($15,890 average AGI)
3.04% relocated to other states ($15,032 average AGI)
Cleburne County:

3.04%
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 Calhoun County, AL  1.56% ($30,329 average AGI)
to Carroll County, GA  0.91% ($28,537)
to Haralson County, GA  0.60% ($27,481)
to Randolph County, AL  0.31% ($43,571)
to Talladega County, AL  0.24% ($46,636)

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:

Households: 14,794

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.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,480 1-person, 181 2-persons, 16 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 2 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:

Births: 847
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 874
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +60
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +320
Here:

+22 per 1000 residents
State:

+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:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Cleburne County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 50
  • 3 rooms: 116
  • 4 rooms: 755
  • 5 rooms: 1,235
  • 6 rooms: 1,111
  • 7 rooms: 572
  • 8 rooms: 350
  • 9+ rooms: 307
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 44
  • 3 rooms: 126
  • 4 rooms: 339
  • 5 rooms: 286
  • 6 rooms: 209
  • 7 rooms: 48
  • 8 rooms: 24
  • 9+ rooms: 18
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cleburne County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 154
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,340
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,447
  • 4 bedrooms: 451
  • 5+ bedrooms: 100
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 157
  • 2 bedrooms: 492
  • 3 bedrooms: 370
  • 4 bedrooms: 71
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4
Cars and other vehicles available in Cleburne County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 228
  • 1 vehicle: 921
  • 2 vehicles: 1,799
  • 3 vehicles: 969
  • 4 vehicles: 428
  • 5+ vehicles: 151
  • no vehicle: 115
  • 1 vehicle: 552
  • 2 vehicles: 300
  • 3 vehicles: 81
  • 4 vehicles: 28
  • 5+ vehicles: 18

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.

Cleburne County:

67.3%
State average:

58.1%


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


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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54.2%)
  • Electricity (30.3%)
  • Utility gas (10.7%)
  • Wood (4.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47.3%)
  • Electricity (30.8%)
  • Utility gas (16.7%)
  • Wood (3.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 77
Here:

4.8%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 30
Here:

4.2%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 53
Here:

12.1%
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.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Cleburne 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 Cleburne County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12272.8 years
William11474.2 years
John9875.9 years
Mary6674.0 years
Robert5372.4 years
Annie4176.0 years
Thomas3774.5 years
Henry3679.3 years
Willie3477.2 years
George3179.9 years
Most common last names in Cleburne County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12273.0 years
Johnson6176.0 years
White5176.5 years
Turner5173.8 years
Brown4174.3 years
Roberts3076.7 years
Williams2869.0 years
Fordham2774.3 years
Owen2776.2 years
Benefield2676.0 years
Businesses in Cleburne County, AL
NameCountNameCount
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1U-Haul2
Browse common businesses in Cleburne County, AL


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