County population in 2012: 15,388 (11% urban, 89% rural); it was 17,185 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,407 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,429 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,146 Renter-occupied apartments: 1,437 (it was 1,269 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 644 sq. mi. Water area: 12.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 24 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hale County: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.4%), Manufacturing (21.9%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $169 (0.2%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $141 (0.2%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 25.7%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.8% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 25 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 21 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 Hale 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 Hale County: Lakeview Country Club (A), Withers Landing (B), Tindells Landing (C), Tanglewood University of Alabama Biological Station (D), Owens Landing (E), Drakes Landing (F), Clements Landing (G), Candys Landing (H), Prairie Eden Community Hall (I), Millwood Landing (J), Payne Lake Recreation Area (K), Lake Bend Landing (L), Sledge (M), Cedarville Community Hall (N), East Port Landing (O), Payne Lake Eastside Campground (P), Payne Lake Westside Campground (Q), Spillway Campground (R), Havana Junction (S), Stewart - Havana Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Hale County include: Mount Mariah Church (A), Mount Olive Baptist Church (B), Mount Sinai Church (C), Mount Valley Church (D), Mount Zion Church (E), New Hope Church (F), Taylor Chapel (G), Stewart Church (H), Saint Pauls Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Mays Cemetery (1), Crooks Cemetery (2), Akron New Cemetery (3), Cottrell Cemetery (4), Curry Cemetery (5), Curry Grove Cemetery (6), Sample Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Coleman Pond (A), Keaton Lake (B), Martin Slough (C), Manette Pond (D), Cypress Cutoff Lake (E), Little Keaton Lake (F), Orneys Place Pond (G), Duck Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Limestone Creek (A), Picks Creek (B), Reedy Branch (C), White Creek (D), Little Prairie Creek (E), Little German Creek (F), Jacks Branch (G), Cottonwood Creek (H), Greer Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Hale County include: Lock Number Five Left Bank Public Use Area (1), Lock Number Nine Left Bank Public Use Area (2), Lock Number Six Left Bank Public Use Area (3), Lions Park (4), Frank Watford Stadium (5), Stewart Park (6), Arcola Public Use Area (7), Jennings Ferry Public Use Area (8), Warrior Lock and Dam Public Use Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 371 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $102,465 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $86.60 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 96.45% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $71,585 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.34% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $76,519 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.99% Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.43 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.63% Corn for grain: 1339 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 260 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 2817 harvested acres Vegetables: 44 harvested acres Land in orchards: 44 acres
Hale County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 2.7 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 9 fatalities and 213 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 5/27/1973, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 7 people and injured 199 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Hale County-area historical earthquake activity is above Alabama state average. It is 69% 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 49.3 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 19.2 miles away from the county center On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 66.8 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 51.9 miles away from Hale 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 50.0 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 49.0 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
4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Hale County (14) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9 Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, 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: 16.3 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4
Births per 1000 population in Hale County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population in Hale County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.3 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 14.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hale County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,183 (2,358 aged, 825 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 13,181 (2,305 male householders, 1,940 female householders)
2,601 spouses, 4,807 children (4,497 natural, 77 adopted, 233 stepchildren), 692 grandchildren, 187 brothers or sisters, 120 parents, 239 other relatives, 237 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 2,245 (958 male householders (856 living alone)), 1,070 female householders (996 living alone)), 217 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 334 (318 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 1,864 2-persons, 1,020 3-persons, 790 4-persons, 345 5-persons, 134 6-persons, 92 7-or-more-persons.
98.0% of residents of Hale County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (89% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 46% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $124,621,000 ($6819 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $6,971,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $51,063,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $29,229,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,376,000 Federal grants: $34,905,000 Federal procurement contracts: $1,143,000 ($481,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $6,905,000 ($4,154,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $316,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,298,000 Federal Government insurance: $6,670,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
68 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
57 per 1000 residents
53 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: -4
-0 per 1000 residents
+6 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -147
-8 per 1000 residents
+2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Hale County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.38 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: 119
2000 to 2004: 427
1990 to 1999: 2,028
1980 to 1989: 1,442
1970 to 1979: 1,017
1960 to 1969: 1,160
1950 to 1959: 852
1940 to 1949: 507
1939 or earlier: 713
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hale County, Alabama
69% of Hale County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Alabama.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 15301
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $22,800
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hale County