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Henry County, Alabama (AL)


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County population in 2012: 17,287 (12% urban, 88% rural); it was 16,310 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,202
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,284
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,279
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,508 (it was 1,246 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

30%

Land area: 562 sq. mi.
Water area: 6.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 31 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Henry County: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.3%), Manufacturing (17.6%), Retail trade (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Median resident age:  42.0 years
Alabama median age:  37.0 years

Males: 8,302  (44.8%)
Females: 9,000  (55.2%)

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Henry County,AL real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Henry County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,003 ($30,353 in 1999)
This county:

$36003
Alabama:

$40489

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $310 (lower quartile is $240, upper quartile is $438)
This county:

$310
State:

$468


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $94,590 (it was $57,900 in 2000)
Henry County:

$94,590
Alabama:

$119,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $56,752 - $163,547

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $142,806
Here:

$142,806
State:

$173,288

Townhouses or other attached units: $280,915
Here:

$280,915
State:

$141,507

Mobile homes: $50,485
Here:

$50,485
State:

$39,336

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $80,381
Here:

$80,381
State:

$43,371
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,002
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $273

Institutionalized population: 199

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):


Henry 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: $335 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $181 (0.2%)


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


Henry County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 15.6%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.1% for Black residents, 18.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.8% for other race residents, 43.8% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 39 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 26 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)

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

19.1%
Whole state:

16.1%

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

7.3%
Whole state:

7.3%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Henry County is $392 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $435 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $520 a month.

Cities in this county include: Headland, Abbeville, Newville, Haleburg, Shorterville.

Henry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Henry County: Camp Abel Methodist Church Camp (A), Headland Country Club (B), Murphy Station (C), Farmers Landing (D), Double Bridges (E), West Bank Overlook (F), Columbia Church Camp (G), Screamer Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (H), Screamer Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (I), Shorterville Volunteer Fire Department (J), Haleburg Fire Rescue Department Station 2 (K), Haleburg Fire Rescue Department Station 3 (L), Screamer Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Henry County include: Mount Olive Church (A), Mount Pleasant Church (B), Mount Sinai Church (C), Mount Zion Church (D), New Hope Missionary Baptist Church (E), New Hope Church (F), Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church (G), New Prospect Church (H), New Prospect Freewill Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Kirklands Cemetery (1), Culpepper Cemetery (2), Old Judson Cemetery (3), Danzey Cemetery (4), Old Pleasant Plains Cemetery (5), Old Wiggins Cemetery (6), Saint Johns Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Meadow Pond (A), Lake Choctawhatchee (B), Blankenship Pond (C), Barfield Ponds (D), Moneys Pond (E), Griffin Pond (F), Griggs Pond (G), Hutto Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tally Branch (A), Stevenson Creek (B), Spring Branch (C), Skippers Creek (D), Searcy Branch (E), Foster Creek (F), Robinson Branch (G), Riley Creek (H), Poor Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Henry County include: Thomas Mill Creek Park (1), Abbie Creek Public Use Area (2), Highland Park Public Use Area (3), Hardridge Creek Public Use Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Barbour County , Dale County , Clay County, Georgia , Houston County , Early County, Georgia .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 488
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 66.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 184 (35% naturalized citizens)

Henry County:

1.1%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 46.3%

Henry County marital status for males
Henry County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Henry County with a mortgage: 2,114 (191 second mortgage, 126 home equity loan, 20 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,486

Here:

58.7% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.60%
Here60.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 9,884
Total congregations: 46

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsMuslim EstimateOther
Adherents7,640 (77.3%)1,149 (11.6%)711 (7.2%)163 (1.6%)221 (2.2%)
Congregations25 (54.3%)6 (13.0%)5 (10.9%)1 (2.2%)9 (19.6%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Henry County - Headland, Abbeville, Newville, Haleburg, Shorterville

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Henry County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Henry County:

5.43 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.8%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.3%
Alabama:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Henry County:

15.9%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Henry County:

Average size of farms: 436 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $75,617
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $224.02
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 46.45%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $94,001
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 41.46%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $79,339
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.73%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.36
Corn for grain: 2856 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2431 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 21753 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 306 harvested acres
Vegetables: 114 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 402 acres

Tornado activity:

Henry County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 3.3 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 43 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/5/2002, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 20 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Henry County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 2, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (6%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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




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





Henry County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,450 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 898 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (0%)
  • Walked: 40 (1%)
  • Other means: 39 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 172 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $45,635.

8.25% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,429 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.25%
Alabama average:

6.81%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.49% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($20,549 average AGI)
2.76% relocated from other states ($9,880 average AGI)
Henry County:

2.76%
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 Houston County, AL  3.16% ($30,731 average AGI)
from Barbour County, AL  0.71% ($31,537)
from Dale County, AL  0.71% ($23,195)


7.40% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,154 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.40%
Alabama average:

6.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.66% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($31,810 average AGI)
1.74% relocated to other states ($7,344 average AGI)
Henry County:

1.74%
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 Houston County, AL  3.45% ($49,650 average AGI)
to Dale County, AL  0.67% ($24,789)
to Barbour County, AL  0.49% ($34,071)
to Montgomery County, AL  0.21% ($23,083)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Births per 1000 population in Henry County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Henry County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Henry County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,214 (2,583 aged, 631 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,103

Size of family households: 2,379 2-persons, 1,179 3-persons, 883 4-persons, 332 5-persons, 121 6-persons, 81 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,808 1-person, 185 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

97.2% of residents of Henry County speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English well, 24% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $116,727,000 ($6990 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,532,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $52,112,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $24,561,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,592,000
Federal grants: $25,023,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,029,000 ($1,778,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,409,000 ($726,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,029,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,373,000
Federal Government insurance: $13,875,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,111
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,101
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +41
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +275
Here:

+17 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Henry County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.83 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Henry County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 70
  • 3 rooms: 235
  • 4 rooms: 589
  • 5 rooms: 1,390
  • 6 rooms: 1,445
  • 7 rooms: 835
  • 8 rooms: 368
  • 9+ rooms: 334
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 76
  • 3 rooms: 183
  • 4 rooms: 369
  • 5 rooms: 409
  • 6 rooms: 130
  • 7 rooms: 34
  • 8 rooms: 31
  • 9+ rooms: 4
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Henry County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 51
  • 1 bedroom: 124
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,055
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,335
  • 4 bedrooms: 641
  • 5+ bedrooms: 73
  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 226
  • 2 bedrooms: 594
  • 3 bedrooms: 360
  • 4 bedrooms: 38
  • 5+ bedrooms: 13
Cars and other vehicles available in Henry County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 343
  • 1 vehicle: 1,503
  • 2 vehicles: 2,116
  • 3 vehicles: 948
  • 4 vehicles: 230
  • 5+ vehicles: 139
  • no vehicle: 254
  • 1 vehicle: 559
  • 2 vehicles: 327
  • 3 vehicles: 92
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

67% of Henry County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Alabama.

Henry County:

66.6%
State average:

58.1%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $40,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Henry County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (70.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.5%)
  • Utility gas (10.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • Electricity (57.5%)
  • Utility gas (19.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.0%)
  • Wood (2.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 124
Here:

7.0%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 57
Here:

5.7%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5
Here:

1.2%
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

Henry County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Henry County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Henry County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Henry County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Henry 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 Henry County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James17670.7 years
Mary17275.8 years
John14374.7 years
William11873.8 years
Willie11571.4 years
Robert11370.9 years
Annie7979.5 years
Henry5675.5 years
Charles5668.6 years
George4975.0 years
Most common last names in Henry County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kirkland7477.1 years
Smith7476.1 years
Johnson6973.9 years
Jones6572.9 years
Davis5776.5 years
Brown4873.3 years
Walker4869.9 years
Shelley4875.5 years
Williams4671.9 years
Ward4473.4 years
Businesses in Henry County, AL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Best Western1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Subway1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS2
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