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Coosa County, Alabama (AL)


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County population in 2012: 10,966 (all rural); it was 12,202 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,905
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,941
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,971
Renter-occupied apartments: 948 (it was 711 in 2000)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

30%

Land area: 652 sq. mi.
Water area: 13.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 16 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Coosa County: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (29.5%), Educational,health and social services (16.8%), Construction (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 81%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Coosa County, Alabama:


Median resident age:  44.0 years
Alabama median age:  37.0 years

Males: 5,727  (54.0%)
Females: 5,812  (46.0%)

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Coosa County,AL real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Coosa County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,433 ($29,873 in 1999)
This county:

$35433
Alabama:

$40489

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $262 (lower quartile is $176, upper quartile is $384)
This county:

$262
State:

$468


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $73,534 (it was $53,300 in 2000)
Coosa County:

$73,534
Alabama:

$119,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $37,938 - $124,107

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $152,411
Here:

$152,411
State:

$173,288

Townhouses or other attached units: $66,523
Here:

$66,523
State:

$141,507

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $106,168
Here:

$106,168
State:

$173,224

Mobile homes: $56,696
Here:

$56,696
State:

$39,336
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,017
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $272

Institutionalized population: 124

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):


Coosa County, AL map from a distance

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: $154 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $145 (0.2%)


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


Coosa County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 20.1%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.8% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 18.3% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 40 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

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

14.9%
Whole state:

16.1%

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

5.7%
Whole state:

7.3%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Coosa 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 $589 a month.

Cities in this county include: Goodwater-Kellyton, Weogufka-Marble Valley, Stewartville, Goodwater, Hissop, Ray, Rockford, Weogufka, Kellyton.

Coosa 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 Coosa County: Tates Fish Camp (A), Swift Creek Hunting Club (B), Paty Fishing Camp (C), Barretts Fish Camp (D), Flag Mountain Lookout Tower (E), Parker Creek Marina (F), Little Toms Fish Camp (G), Little Joes Fish Camp (H), Hatchett Creek Hunting Club (I), Cedar Circle Fish Camp (J), Bryant (K), Blue Springs Fish Camp (L), Blackmons Landing (M), Horse Stomp Campground (N), Equality Volunteer Fire Department (O), Marble Valley Volunteer Fire Department (P), Richville Volunteer Fire Department (Q), Hanover Volunteer Fire Department (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Coosa County include: Rockford Methodist Church (A), Mount Nebo Church (B), Rehobeth Methodist Church (C), Mount Sinai Church (D), Pleasant Hill Methodist Church (E), Mount Moriah Baptist Church (F), Proctor Creek Church (G), Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church (H), Salem Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Jordan Cemetery (1), Socapatoy Cemetery (2), Miller-Patterson Cemetery (3), Darsey Cemetery (4), Old Union Cemetery (5), Jennings Cemetery (6), Duke Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Jones Pond (A), Howards Pond (B), Holdridge Pond (C), Hallmans Lake (D), Dunlaps Lake (E), Browning Pond (F), Jordan Lake (G), Bailey Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spivey Creek (A), Speed Creek (B), Slaughter Creek (C), Chapman Creek (D), Rocky Ford Creek (E), Rocky Branch (F), Rock Branch (G), Pinefiold Branch (H), Paint Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Coosa County include: Dickson Park (1), Ann Jordan Resort Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Chilton County , Clay County , Elmore County , Shelby County , Talladega County , Tallapoosa County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 247
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 65.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 39 (31% naturalized citizens)

Coosa County:

0.3%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 25.0%

Coosa County marital status for males
Coosa County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Coosa County with a mortgage: 871 (57 second mortgage, 67 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 968

Here:

47.4% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.81%
Here27.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,393
Total congregations: 33

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents1,984 (58.5%)1,038 (30.6%)128 (3.8%)120 (3.5%)123 (3.6%)
Congregations11 (33.3%)12 (36.4%)2 (6.1%)2 (6.1%)6 (18.2%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Coosa County - Goodwater-Kellyton, Weogufka-Marble Valley, Stewartville, Goodwater, Hissop

Food Environment Statistics:



Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Coosa County:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

6.46 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.


Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.9%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

34.5%
Alabama:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Coosa County:

8.6%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Coosa County:

Average size of farms: 173 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $6,465
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $7,655
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.01%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,669
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.93%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.44
Land in orchards: 54 acres

Tornado activity:

Coosa County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 2.0 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 27 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/17/1968, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 24 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Coosa County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 87% 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 66.7 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 71.3 miles away from the 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 66.9 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 45.7 miles away from Coosa County center
On 5/9/2004 at 08:56:10, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.1 miles away from the county center
On 5/28/1995 at 15:28:36, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 93.6 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 Coosa County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Textile mills and textile products (20%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Paper (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (26%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Apparel (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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




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





Coosa County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,946 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 652 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 20 (0%)
  • Walked: 34 (1%)
  • Other means: 32 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 66 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

80 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
44 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $35,580.

8.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,780 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.14%
Alabama average:

6.81%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.86% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($24,670 average AGI)
1.28% relocated from other states ($4,110 average AGI)
Coosa County:

1.28%
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 Tallapoosa County, AL  2.56% ($24,710 average AGI)
from Talladega County, AL  2.07% ($30,383)
from Elmore County, AL  0.43% ($29,059)
from Montgomery County, AL  0.38% ($43,733)
from Clay County, AL  0.36% ($22,643)


8.70% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,053 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.70%
Alabama average:

6.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.65% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($23,000 average AGI)
1.04% relocated to other states ($3,053 average AGI)
Coosa County:

1.04%
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 Tallapoosa County, AL  2.59% ($23,598 average AGI)
to Talladega County, AL  2.42% ($26,684)
to Elmore County, AL  0.48% ($27,368)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.43% ($27,941)
to Montgomery County, AL  0.36% ($25,786)
to Clay County, AL  0.25% ($23,200)
to Lee County, AL  0.25% ($40,700)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Births per 1000 population in Coosa County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Coosa County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 14.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Coosa County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,183 (1,562 aged, 621 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,415

Size of family households: 1,625 2-persons, 760 3-persons, 547 4-persons, 224 5-persons, 93 6-persons, 44 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,336 1-person, 157 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 4 4-persons.

98.2% of residents of Coosa County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English well, 41% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (20% speak English very well, 80% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $63,113,000 ($5552 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,506,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $34,985,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,706,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $131,000
Federal grants: $11,595,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,035,000 ($637,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,661,000 ($21,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $101,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $710,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,679,000

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

Births: 654
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 647
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -699
Here -63 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Coosa County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.35 millions of gallons per day (3% from ground, 97% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Coosa County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 30
  • 3 rooms: 161
  • 4 rooms: 510
  • 5 rooms: 1,134
  • 6 rooms: 1,047
  • 7 rooms: 594
  • 8 rooms: 274
  • 9+ rooms: 221
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 37
  • 3 rooms: 77
  • 4 rooms: 197
  • 5 rooms: 102
  • 6 rooms: 184
  • 7 rooms: 88
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9+ rooms: 7
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Coosa County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 68
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,073
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,316
  • 4 bedrooms: 430
  • 5+ bedrooms: 81
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 76
  • 2 bedrooms: 328
  • 3 bedrooms: 267
  • 4 bedrooms: 27
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Coosa County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 230
  • 1 vehicle: 964
  • 2 vehicles: 1,663
  • 3 vehicles: 731
  • 4 vehicles: 280
  • 5+ vehicles: 103
  • no vehicle: 148
  • 1 vehicle: 271
  • 2 vehicles: 214
  • 3 vehicles: 64
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

66% of Coosa County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 86% lived in Alabama.

Coosa County:

66.4%
State average:

58.1%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $31,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Coosa County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42.9%)
  • Electricity (39.9%)
  • Utility gas (13.3%)
  • Wood (2.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (43.9%)
  • Electricity (26.7%)
  • Utility gas (23.2%)
  • Wood (3.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.4%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 76
Here:

5.8%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 121
Here:

15.8%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 29
Here:

12.4%
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:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Coosa 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 Coosa County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8972.3 years
Mary7277.9 years
John7175.6 years
William6775.3 years
Willie4972.0 years
Annie4076.3 years
Thomas3572.5 years
George3370.8 years
Henry3276.1 years
Robert2671.8 years
Most common last names in Coosa County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7076.3 years
Thomas3276.0 years
Kelley2975.8 years
Brown2767.1 years
Gaddis2773.8 years
Jones2666.1 years
Johnson2372.3 years
Wilson2372.5 years
Vickers1975.8 years
Glenn1983.1 years

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