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. 2013 cost of living index in Coosa County: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (44.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 25%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 75%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Coosa County, Alabama:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (65.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (30.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Alabama median age:  37.0 years
Males: 5,727  (54.0%)
Females: 5,812  (46.0%)

Coosa County,AL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Coosa County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,928 ($29,873 in 1999)

This county:

$36928
Alabama:

$42849

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $309 (lower quartile is $173, upper quartile is $419)
This county:

$309
State:

$515


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $75,223 (it was $53,300 in 2000)
Coosa:

$75,223
Alabama:

$122,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $43,200 - $155,297
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $910
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $348

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:

  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $245 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $274 (0.4%)

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 2013: 20.9%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.8% for Black residents, 25.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.0%
Coosa County:

21.0%
Alabama:

18.7%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.4% for Black residents, 23.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 88.9% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 8 years old)

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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.4%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 14
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 5
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 8
  • 1965 to 1969: 12

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Coosa County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,18029
Black Protestant1,38810
Mainline Protestant57710
Other3-
None5,391-
Coosa County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:



Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Coosa County:

6.46 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.


Adult diabetes rate:
Coosa County:

12.9%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Coosa County:

34.5%
State:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 significantly below Alabama state average. It is 3142577.3 times below 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 near Alabama state average. It is 81% 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 Coosa County center
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) earthquake occurred 112.0 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 140.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 106.7 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 100.9 miles away from Coosa County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 225.5 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 Coosa County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

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

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Germany (26%)
  • United Kingdom (21%)
  • Other Western Asia (21%)
  • Other Western Europe (15%)
  • Cuba (10%)
  • Mexico (8%)

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

  • United States or American (25%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (5%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

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:

  • 317 people in state prisons
  • 41 people in nursing homes
  • 26 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 8 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
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 2010 was $40,545.

7.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,996 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.62%
Alabama average:

6.02%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.43% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($26,051 average AGI)
1.20% relocated from other states ($3,945 average AGI)
Coosa County:

1.20%
Alabama average:

2.63%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Talladega County, AL  1.94% ($31,569 average AGI)
from Tallapoosa County, AL  1.91% ($22,281)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.45% ($24,400)
from Elmore County, AL  0.36% ($29,667)
from Montgomery County, AL  0.33% ($111,182)


9.83% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,730 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.83%
Alabama average:

6.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
8.34% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($22,083 average AGI)
1.49% relocated to other states ($3,650 average AGI)
Coosa County:

1.49%
Alabama average:

2.67%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tallapoosa County, AL  2.95% ($24,059 average AGI)
to Talladega County, AL  2.22% ($27,329)
to Elmore County, AL  0.73% ($24,680)
to Lee County, AL  0.38% ($23,308)
to Shelby County, AL  0.38% ($46,308)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.35% ($26,833)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 12.2

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.

1,738 married couples with children.
703 single-parent households (149 men, 554 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 31
  • 2000 to 2004: 723
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,444
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,015
  • 1970 to 1979: 853
  • 1960 to 1969: 886
  • 1950 to 1959: 518
  • 1940 to 1949: 455
  • 1939 or earlier: 473
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Coosa County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Coosa County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

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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