County population in 2012: 8,876 (all rural); it was 9,974 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,216 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,526 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,972 Renter-occupied apartments: 1,022 (it was 959 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 646 sq. mi. Water area: 14.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 14 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Greene County: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.7%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (13.1%), Manufacturing (12.8%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $186 (0.2%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $148 (0.2%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 31.2%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.2% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 53 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Area name: Tuscaloosa, AL MSA Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Greene County is $452 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $586 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $753 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Greene County: Williams Landing (A), Eutaw Landing (B), Erie Bend Camp (C), Weston (D), Watsonia (E), Walton Quarters (F), Meadow Brook Farm (G), Baltzell (H), Double O Hunting Club (I), Gladys Landing (J), Dollarhide Camp (K), Hines Landing (L), Trussels Landing (M), Kirkpatrick Landing (N), Stave Bluff Landing (O), Springfield (P), Sam Acre (Q), Crestwell Farm (R), Sipsey River Hunting Club (S), Greenetrack (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Greene County include: Mount Pleasant Church (A), Rehoboth Church Number 2 (B), Pleasant Grove Methodist Church (C), New Hope Primitive Baptist Church (D), New Hope Church (E), Mount Zion Church (F), Saint Johns Church (G), Springfield Church (H), Eutaw African Methodist Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Pippen Lawn Cemetery (1), Old Shiloh Cemetery (2), Mount Bethel Cemetery (3), Hick Cemetery (4), Grove Cemetery (5), DeVelle Cemetery (6), Coleman Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Duck Pond (A), Crenshaw Pond (B), Grinnel Pond (C), King Lake (D), Warrior Lake (E), Smith Lake (F), McMillan Pond (G), Bend Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stephens Creek (A), Spencer Branch (B), Slack Creek (C), Sims Creek (D), Shed Branch (E), Shambley Creek (F), Rogers Creek (G), Reeves Branch (H), McConnico Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Greene County include: Barnes Bend Access Area (1), Damsite East Bank Public Use Area (2), Gainesville Access Area (3), Riverside Recreation Area (4), Lock Seven Public Use Area (5), Finches Ferry Public Use Area (6), Damsite Public Use Area (7), Backbone Branch Public Area (8), Backbone Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 367 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $56,473 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $36.09 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.16% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.16% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $48,684 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.84% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $60,518 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.68% Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.00 Corn for grain: 315 harvested acres Vegetables: 110 harvested acres Land in orchards: 8 acres
Greene County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Alabama state average. It is 1.2 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 13 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 3/10/1992, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Greene County-area historical earthquake activity is above Alabama state average. It is 70% 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 56.3 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 13.1 miles away from the county center On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 61.3 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 57.3 miles away from Greene 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 56.9 miles away from the county center On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.8 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, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to September 26, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1605): August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1605, 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 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 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 Greene County (13) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8 Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 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: 17.2 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9
Births per 1000 population in Greene County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population in Greene County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.0 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Greene County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,748 (1,287 aged, 461 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 7,503 (1,152 male householders, 1,220 female householders)
1,250 spouses, 2,706 children (2,523 natural, 63 adopted, 120 stepchildren), 547 grandchildren, 173 brothers or sisters, 68 parents, 191 other relatives, 160 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,497 (701 male householders (652 living alone)), 691 female householders (642 living alone)), 105 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 45 (44 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 1,045 2-persons, 575 3-persons, 369 4-persons, 227 5-persons, 90 6-persons, 66 7-or-more-persons.
98.2% of residents of Greene County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 38% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $83,876,000 ($8606 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $2,756,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $26,328,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,958,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,488,000 Federal grants: $34,760,000 Federal procurement contracts: $2,154,000 ($1,723,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $2,188,000 ($390,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $188,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $790,000 Federal Government insurance: $6,009,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
80 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
62 per 1000 residents
53 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: -4
-0 per 1000 residents
+6 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -466
-48 per 1000 residents
+2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Greene County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.78 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 56
2000 to 2004: 179
1990 to 1999: 978
1980 to 1989: 915
1970 to 1979: 1,084
1960 to 1969: 896
1950 to 1959: 439
1940 to 1949: 305
1939 or earlier: 440
Rooms in houses/apartments in Greene County, Alabama
71% of Greene County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Alabama.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 8879
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $40,000
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 11%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 8%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Greene County