Greene County, Alabama (AL)

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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:

24%
State:

30%

Land area: 646 sq. mi.

Water area: 14.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Greene County: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (74.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Greene County, Alabama:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (81.2%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (17.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.8%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Alabama median age:  37.0 years
Males: 4,271  (51.8%)
Females: 4,774  (48.2%)
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Average household size:
Greene County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $23,999 ($19,819 in 1999)

This county:

$23999
Alabama:

$42849

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $246 (lower quartile is $139, upper quartile is $332)
This county:

$246
State:

$515


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $72,819 (it was $42,600 in 2000)
Greene:

$72,819
Alabama:

$122,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $40,600 - $130,285

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $127,816
Here:

$127,816
State:

$176,830

Townhouses or other attached units: $59,430
Here:

$59,430
State:

$151,279

Mobile homes: $39,590
Here:

$39,590
State:

$41,825
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $843
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $351

Institutionalized population: 44

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):

Greene County, AL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $301 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $238 (0.3%)

Greene County household income distribution in 2009 Greene County home values distribution Greene County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 32.9%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.7% for Black residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 33.1%
Greene County:

33.1%
Alabama:

18.7%
(18.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.3% for Black residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 54 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 51 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 8 years old)

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.

Cities in this county include: Forkland-Tishabee, Mantua-West Greene, Eutaw, Forkland, Boligee, Union.

Greene County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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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

Neighboring counties: Hale County , Marengo County , Pickens County , Sumter County , Tuscaloosa County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

13.1%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 225
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 64.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 67 (58% naturalized citizens)

Greene County:

0.7%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 5
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 14
  • 1980 to 1984: 14
  • 1975 to 1979: 1
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 3
  • 1965 to 1969: 30

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 48.3%

Greene County marital status for males Greene County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Greene County with a mortgage: 757 (70 second mortgage, 29 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 778

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Greene County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,13412
Black Protestant8577
Mainline Protestant3758
Catholic371
Other22-
None6,620-
Greene 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 grocery stores: 6
Greene County:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Greene County:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Greene County:

17.4%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Greene County:

43.5%
State:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.2%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Greene County:

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

Tornado activity:

Greene County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 5027528.8 times below 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.

Earthquake activity:

Greene County-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 80% 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 Greene 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 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 125.1 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 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 176.0 miles away from Greene County center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 236.5 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 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, Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 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 (24%)
  • Greece (24%)
  • Other Caribbean (21%)
  • Mexico (12%)
  • Italy (6%)
  • Jamaica (4%)
  • Other South America (4%)

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

  • United States or American (7%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • English (2%)
  • African (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • German (1%)
  • European (1%)

Greene County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,327 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 526 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 17 (1%)
  • Railroad: 9 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 60 (2%)
  • Other means: 15 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 105 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

56 people in nursing homes
22 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
44 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $30,497.

5.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,562 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
Alabama average:

6.02%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.73% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($18,158 average AGI)
1.46% relocated from other states ($7,397 average AGI)
Greene County:

1.46%
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 Tuscaloosa County, AL  1.88% ($20,264 average AGI)
from Marengo County, AL  0.46% ($29,538)


5.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,106 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Alabama average:

6.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.84% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($26,919 average AGI)
0.85% relocated to other states ($9,186 average AGI)
Greene County:

0.85%
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 Tuscaloosa County, AL  2.51% ($29,690 average AGI)
to Marengo County, AL  0.64% ($36,111)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 11.6

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:

Households: 9,000

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.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,294 1-person, 93 2-persons, 3 3-persons, 2 4-persons.

1,070 married couples with children.
1,274 single-parent households (95 men, 1,179 women).

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:

Births: 775
Here:

80 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 602
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -4
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -466
Here -48 per 1000 residents
State +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:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 8
  • 2000 to 2004: 540
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,013
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,026
  • 1970 to 1979: 984
  • 1960 to 1969: 523
  • 1950 to 1959: 393
  • 1940 to 1949: 193
  • 1939 or earlier: 265
Rooms in houses/apartments in Greene County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 73
  • 3 rooms: 161
  • 4 rooms: 271
  • 5 rooms: 934
  • 6 rooms: 698
  • 7 rooms: 421
  • 8 rooms: 228
  • 9+ rooms: 180
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 86
  • 3 rooms: 191
  • 4 rooms: 170
  • 5 rooms: 229
  • 6 rooms: 120
  • 7 rooms: 81
  • 8 rooms: 38
  • 9+ rooms: 26
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Greene County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 42
  • 1 bedroom: 103
  • 2 bedrooms: 587
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,682
  • 4 bedrooms: 477
  • 5+ bedrooms: 81
  • no bedroom: 30
  • 1 bedroom: 187
  • 2 bedrooms: 326
  • 3 bedrooms: 278
  • 4 bedrooms: 113
  • 5+ bedrooms: 25
Cars and other vehicles available in Greene County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 335
  • 1 vehicle: 1,117
  • 2 vehicles: 825
  • 3 vehicles: 487
  • 4 vehicles: 149
  • 5+ vehicles: 59
  • no vehicle: 306
  • 1 vehicle: 404
  • 2 vehicles: 188
  • 3 vehicles: 49
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

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.

Greene County:

71.4%
State average:

58.1%

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

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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47.6%)
  • Electricity (27.0%)
  • Utility gas (20.9%)
  • Wood (3.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Electricity (37.7%)
  • Utility gas (34.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.5%)
  • Wood (2.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 85
Here:

6.3%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 62
Here:

9.5%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 22
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Greene County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary15778.6 years
Willie10573.6 years
James10070.4 years
John9473.6 years
William6474.4 years
Annie5577.2 years
Robert5471.0 years
Henry4472.6 years
George4177.0 years
Fannie3381.8 years
Most common last names in Greene County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7278.2 years
Jones6474.6 years
Williams6476.3 years
Davis6273.5 years
Jackson4875.9 years
Spencer4470.8 years
Brown4472.9 years
Wilson4375.2 years
Johnson4274.8 years
Rice3576.4 years
Businesses in Greene County, AL
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Lane Furniture1
Church's Chicken1Subway1
Comfort Inn1U-Haul2
H&R Block1

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