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:
Land area: 652 sq. mi. Water area: 13.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 16 people per square mile
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%).
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%)
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:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
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
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
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.
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:
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 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 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
3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
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).
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:
In family households: 9,737 (2,237 male householders, 1,056 female householders)
2,373 spouses, 2,908 children (2,545 natural, 98 adopted, 265 stepchildren), 446 grandchildren, 137 brothers or sisters, 90 parents, 179 other relatives, 231 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,678 (758 male householders (661 living alone)), 743 female householders (675 living alone)), 177 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 124 (all institutionalized)
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.
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:
59 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
58 per 1000 residents
53 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +1
+0 per 1000 residents
+6 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -699
-63 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 31
2000 to 2004: 399
1990 to 1999: 1,263
1980 to 1989: 959
1970 to 1979: 884
1960 to 1969: 993
1950 to 1959: 595
1940 to 1949: 426
1939 or earlier: 814
Rooms in houses/apartments in Coosa County, Alabama
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 10840
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