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Hale County, Alabama (AL)


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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:

20%
State:

30%

Land area: 644 sq. mi.
Water area: 12.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 24 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Hale County, Alabama:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
Alabama median age:  37.0 years

Males: 7,466  (51.5%)
Females: 8,294  (48.5%)

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Average household size:
Hale County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $30,610 ($25,807 in 1999)
This county:

$30610
Alabama:

$40489

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $252 (lower quartile is $146, upper quartile is $399)
This county:

$252
State:

$468


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $75,779 (it was $50,500 in 2000)
Hale County:

$75,779
Alabama:

$119,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $28,738 - $128,287

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $179,238
Here:

$179,238
State:

$173,288

Townhouses or other attached units: $8,903
Here:

$8,903
State:

$141,507

Mobile homes: $64,088
Here:

$64,088
State:

$39,336

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $290,264
Here:

$290,264
State:

$43,371
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,061
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $266

Institutionalized population: 318

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):


Hale County, AL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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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%)


Hale County household income distribution in 2009 Hale County home values distribution


Hale County contract rent distribution in 2009

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:
This county:

26.9%
Whole state:

16.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

12.0%
Whole state:

7.3%

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.

Cities in this county include: Greensboro, Moundville, Akron, Newbern, Mount Herman Valley, Prairie Eden-Newbern, River Bend, Sawyerville, Stewart-Akron.

Hale 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 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

 

Neighboring counties: Bibb County , Greene County , Marengo County , Perry County , Tuscaloosa County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 467
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 65.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 53 (87% naturalized citizens)

Hale County:

0.3%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 48.2%

Hale County marital status for males
Hale County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Hale County with a mortgage: 1,170 (100 second mortgage, 34 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,337

Here:

46.7% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.52%
Here39.5%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 6,792
Total congregations: 44

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents4,306 (63.4%)1,522 (22.4%)211 (3.1%)161 (2.4%)137 (2.0%)
Congregations16 (36.4%)13 (29.5%)2 (4.5%)3 (6.8%)1 (2.3%)
Name USA National Primitive Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents117 (1.7%)111 (1.6%)106 (1.6%)53 (0.8%)68 (1.0%)
Congregations2 (4.5%)1 (2.3%)2 (4.5%)1 (2.3%)3 (6.8%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Hale County - Greensboro, Moundville, Akron, Newbern, Mount Herman Valley

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Hale County:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
This county:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Hale County:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

14.4%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

38.6%
Alabama:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hale County:

7.5%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Hale County:

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

Tornado activity:

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.

Earthquake activity:

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:


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).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)
  • Paper (4%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)

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




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





Hale County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,419 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 993 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 13 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 91 (2%)
  • Other means: 51 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 150 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Hale County, Alabama in 2000:

People in group quarters in Hale County, Alabama in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $34,988.

6.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,786 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
Alabama average:

6.81%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.69% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($27,136 average AGI)
1.37% relocated from other states ($7,648 average AGI)
Hale County:

1.37%
Alabama average:

3.11%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  2.67% ($37,938 average AGI)
from Marengo County, AL  0.49% ($32,148)
from Perry County, AL  0.44% ($24,792)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.20% ($23,455)


6.34% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,787 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
Alabama average:

6.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.19% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($22,506 average AGI)
1.15% relocated to other states ($5,282 average AGI)
Hale County:

1.15%
Alabama average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  3.42% ($26,899 average AGI)
to Marengo County, AL  0.33% ($37,056)
to Perry County, AL  0.25% ($20,500)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.22% ($34,667)

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:

Households: 15,426

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.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,852 1-person, 147 2-persons, 17 3-persons, 12 4-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:

Births: 1,245
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,038
Here:

57 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: -147
Here -8 per 1000 residents
State +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:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Hale County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 45
  • 3 rooms: 394
  • 4 rooms: 527
  • 5 rooms: 1,438
  • 6 rooms: 1,317
  • 7 rooms: 703
  • 8 rooms: 399
  • 9+ rooms: 315
  • 1 room: 25
  • 2 rooms: 65
  • 3 rooms: 209
  • 4 rooms: 307
  • 5 rooms: 336
  • 6 rooms: 179
  • 7 rooms: 71
  • 8 rooms: 26
  • 9+ rooms: 51
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hale County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 54
  • 1 bedroom: 164
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,126
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,864
  • 4 bedrooms: 837
  • 5+ bedrooms: 101
  • no bedroom: 25
  • 1 bedroom: 255
  • 2 bedrooms: 485
  • 3 bedrooms: 451
  • 4 bedrooms: 37
  • 5+ bedrooms: 16
Cars and other vehicles available in Hale County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 569
  • 1 vehicle: 1,486
  • 2 vehicles: 1,988
  • 3 vehicles: 789
  • 4 vehicles: 249
  • 5+ vehicles: 65
  • no vehicle: 434
  • 1 vehicle: 532
  • 2 vehicles: 226
  • 3 vehicles: 63
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

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.

Hale County:

68.6%
State average:

58.1%


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


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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (36.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34.7%)
  • Utility gas (23.7%)
  • Wood (3.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • Electricity (43.4%)
  • Utility gas (31.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.6%)
  • Wood (3.2%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 211
Here:

9.0%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 80
Here:

6.6%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 28
Here:

6.6%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Hale County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Hale County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Hale County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Hale County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Hale County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Hale County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Hale County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary16478.4 years
James14273.2 years
Willie14271.9 years
William11973.6 years
John10174.3 years
Robert9870.8 years
Annie7978.7 years
Henry5272.5 years
George5174.1 years
Mattie4581.1 years
Most common last names in Hale County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams13274.0 years
Johnson10076.2 years
Jones9375.6 years
Thomas8874.7 years
Smith8774.8 years
Harris7777.0 years
Taylor6478.1 years
Wilson6275.5 years
Jackson5673.8 years
Davis4775.7 years
Businesses in Hale County, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
CVS1Subway2
Church's Chicken1UPS1
H&R Block1
Browse common businesses in Hale County, AL

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