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Lawrence County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2014: 33,477 (9% urban, 91% rural); it was 34,803 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,829
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,143
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,246
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,682 (it was 2,292 in 2000)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

30%

Land area: 693 sq. mi.

Water area: 24.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 48 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lawrence County: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (28.9%), Retail trade (28.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 48%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 50%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lawrence County, Alabama:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (76.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (11.4%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (5.6%)
  • Two or more races (4.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.7%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Alabama median age:  37.0 years
Males: 16,369  (48.9%)
Females: 17,108  (51.1%)
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Lawrence County,AL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lawrence County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,813 ($31,549 in 1999)

This county:

$39813
Alabama:

$42849

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $375 (lower quartile is $235, upper quartile is $461)
This county:

$375
State:

$515


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $94,354 (it was $64,700 in 2000)
Lawrence:

$94,354
Alabama:

$122,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,200 - $158,110
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $929
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $324

Institutionalized population: 229

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 17
  • Burglaries: 115
  • Thefts: 239
  • Auto thefts: 28

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 20
  • Burglaries: 128
  • Thefts: 305
  • Auto thefts: 33
Lawrence County, AL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $198,200
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $210,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2004 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $325 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $295 (0.4%)

Lawrence County household income distribution in 2009 Lawrence County home values distribution Lawrence County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.9%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.2% for Black residents, 38.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.1% for American Indian residents, 44.4% for other race residents, 20.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.8%
Lawrence County:

17.8%
Alabama:

18.7%
(16.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.7% for Black residents, 35.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.1% for American Indian residents, 39.2% for other race residents, 17.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 40 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 16 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

Area name: Decatur, AL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lawrence County is $424 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $488 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $638 a month.

Cities in this county include: Morris Chapel, Hatton, Moulton, Speake-Oakville, Mount Hope, Town Creek, North Courtland, Courtland, Hillsboro.

Lawrence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Benton County, Mississippi , Coahoma County, Mississippi , Catoosa County, Georgia , Garvin County, Oklahoma , Montgomery County, Arkansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.4%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 997
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 65.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 176 (38% naturalized citizens)

Lawrence County:

0.5%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 68
  • 1990 to 1994: 17
  • 1985 to 1989: 28
  • 1980 to 1984: 2
  • 1975 to 1979: 12
  • 1970 to 1974: 19
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 30

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 37.5%

Lawrence County marital status for males Lawrence County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,905
  • One, attached: 101
  • Two: 116
  • 3 or 4: 207
  • 5 to 9: 199
  • 10 to 19: 43
  • 20 or more: 75
  • Mobile homes: 4,345
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 18

Housing units in Lawrence County with a mortgage: 3,525 (323 second mortgage, 340 home equity loan, 16 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,700

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lawrence County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,71161
Mainline Protestant1,17512
Black Protestant9447
Catholic871
Other2-
None16,420-
Lawrence 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: 7
Lawrence County:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Lawrence County:

4.97 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

4.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lawrence County:

13.0%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

32.1%
State:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.0%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Lawrence County:

Average size of farms: 147 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $56,053
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $201.28
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.50%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 81.29%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $53,063
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 35.54%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.71%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $39,575
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.74%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.64
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.69%
Corn for grain: 10272 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1348 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 44350 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 4375 harvested acres
Vegetables: 72 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 47 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lawrence County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 95.4 miles away from Lawrence County center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 79.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 65.5 miles away from the 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 186.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 271.5 miles away from Lawrence County center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 198.6 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:

  • AlabamaSevere 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
  • AlabamaSevere 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
  • AlabamaHurricane 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
  • AlabamaHurricane 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
  • AlabamaHurricane 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
  • AlabamaSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 5, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1466): May 12, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1466, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • AlabamaSevere 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
  • AlabamaSevere Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 24, 2001 to November 25, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1399): December 7, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1399, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • AlabamaFreezing Rain and Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 29, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1261): January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1261, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Freeze
  • AlabamaStorms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 1, 1996 to February 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1104): February 23, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1104, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lawrence County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 3, Freezes: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (49%)
  • Germany (24%)
  • Jordan (8%)
  • Cuba (5%)
  • Thailand (3%)
  • Panama (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)

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

  • United States or American (40%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • English (6%)
  • German (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Lawrence County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,219 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 1,779 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 118 (1%)
  • Other means: 78 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 272 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 138 people in nursing homes
  • 82 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 2 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
121 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
108 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,586.

4.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,195 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Alabama average:

6.02%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.58% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($22,636 average AGI)
1.06% relocated from other states ($6,557 average AGI)
Lawrence County:

1.06%
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 Morgan County, AL  2.03% ($29,708 average AGI)
from Colbert County, AL  0.34% ($28,750)
from Madison County, AL  0.20% ($33,391)
from Limestone County, AL  0.18% ($19,238)
from Franklin County, AL  0.16% ($23,526)
from Lauderdale County, AL  0.15% ($33,500)
from Cullman County, AL  0.14% ($21,563)


5.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,746 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
Alabama average:

6.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.23% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($23,786 average AGI)
0.99% relocated to other states ($5,962 average AGI)
Lawrence County:

0.99%
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 Morgan County, AL  2.28% ($26,951 average AGI)
to Lauderdale County, AL  0.33% ($43,923)
to Colbert County, AL  0.32% ($35,368)
to Madison County, AL  0.32% ($37,784)
to Franklin County, AL  0.20% ($22,043)
to Limestone County, AL  0.18% ($31,952)
to Cullman County, AL  0.15% ($23,941)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Lawrence County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Lawrence County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lawrence County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lawrence County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lawrence County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,079 (4,435 aged, 1,644 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 617 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Lawrence County, Alabama in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (516)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (415)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (316)
  • Congestive heart failure (316)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (230)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (225)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (220)
  • Malignant neoplasm without specification of site (158)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (157)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (116)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 128.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 99.6
  • Other - 29.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 34,110
  • In family households: 30,007 (7,332 male householders, 2,653 female householders)
    7,607 spouses, 9,744 children (8,784 natural, 258 adopted, 702 stepchildren), 1,146 grandchildren, 222 brothers or sisters, 185 parents, 358 other relatives, 564 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,103 (1,743 male householders (1,512 living alone)), 1,926 female householders (1,796 living alone)), 434 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 229 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 4,515 2-persons, 2,451 3-persons, 2,011 4-persons, 644 5-persons, 267 6-persons, 97 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,308 1-person, 312 2-persons, 31 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

6,324 married couples with children.
1,725 single-parent households (376 men, 1,349 women).

97.5% of residents of Lawrence County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (53% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 34% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $175,203,000 ($5090 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,006,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $71,593,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $35,494,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,944,000
Federal grants: $56,328,000
Federal procurement contracts: $789,000 ($3,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,055,000 ($199,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $699,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,973,000
Federal Government insurance: $18,351,000

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

Births: 2,156
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,802
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +50
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -560
Here -16 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lawrence County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.10 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 137
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,742
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,285
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,724
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,552
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,713
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,531
  • 1940 to 1949: 777
  • 1939 or earlier: 670
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lawrence County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 67
  • 3 rooms: 312
  • 4 rooms: 1,262
  • 5 rooms: 3,202
  • 6 rooms: 2,791
  • 7 rooms: 1,719
  • 8 rooms: 953
  • 9+ rooms: 930
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 108
  • 3 rooms: 212
  • 4 rooms: 739
  • 5 rooms: 701
  • 6 rooms: 328
  • 7 rooms: 126
  • 8 rooms: 34
  • 9+ rooms: 36
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lawrence County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 196
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,412
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,991
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,344
  • 5+ bedrooms: 281
  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 340
  • 2 bedrooms: 975
  • 3 bedrooms: 838
  • 4 bedrooms: 99
  • 5+ bedrooms: 25
Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 591
  • 1 vehicle: 2,502
  • 2 vehicles: 4,437
  • 3 vehicles: 2,547
  • 4 vehicles: 855
  • 5+ vehicles: 314
  • no vehicle: 454
  • 1 vehicle: 974
  • 2 vehicles: 627
  • 3 vehicles: 190
  • 4 vehicles: 47
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

66% of Lawrence 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, 69% lived in Alabama.

Lawrence County:

65.5%
State average:

58.1%

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

  • This state: 29834
  • Northeast: 224
  • Midwest: 1734
  • South: 2453
  • West: 315

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $70,300


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 Lawrence County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (43.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.3%)
  • Utility gas (21.8%)
  • Wood (2.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.2%)
  • Electricity (53.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.2%)
  • Utility gas (18.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.8%)
  • Wood (3.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 269
Here:

6.3%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 152
Here:

8.4%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 57
Here:

6.4%
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)

Lawrence County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $761,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,791,000
    Financial Administration: $2,089,000
    Police Protection: $1,867,000
    Solid Waste Management: $918,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $813,000
    Corrections - Other: $736,000
    Welfare - Other: $436,000
    Transit Utilities: $377,000
    Parks & Recreation: $169,000
    Health Services - Other: $121,000
    Fire Protection: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $164,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $38,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $56,000
    Financial Administration: $37,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,965,000

Lawrence County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,277,000
    All Other: $957,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $840,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $797,000
    Interest Earnings: $132,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $410,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,496,000
    General Support: $1,310,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,870,000
    Total General Sales: $1,335,000
    NEC: $150,000

Lawrence County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,741,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $5,995,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $6,256,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,480,000

Lawrence County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,844,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,390
  • Number of aged recipients: 200
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,190
  • Number of recipients under 18: 158
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 833
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 399
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 633
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 558
Lawrence County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lawrence County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED77$117,727100$81,790450$116,531121$17,1572$224,00050$72,76064$34,938
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$90,28614$43,92948$118,33311$27,8180$00$014$38,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED33$101,45577$53,948223$105,43539$25,2050$011$87,81868$41,912
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN13$100,07711$124,909135$123,8077$77,8570$05$251,2004$36,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$95,0008$84,62540$136,1755$81,8000$01$325,0004$38,750
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$105,57120$187,0002$260,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$412,00012$234,8331$278,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$216,3339$202,8890$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$124,0001$278,0001$278,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$275,0000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Lawrence County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James24071.4 years
William23473.7 years
John14275.9 years
Mary13778.4 years
Robert12272.1 years
Annie9480.8 years
Willie8274.8 years
Thomas7374.4 years
George6172.5 years
Mattie5981.8 years
Most common last names in Lawrence County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Terry33075.7 years
Smith15876.2 years
Jones10472.1 years
Parker10274.1 years
Hill6874.7 years
Davis6373.7 years
Johnson5772.7 years
Owens5676.5 years
Montgomery5682.3 years
Borden5572.5 years
Businesses in Lawrence County, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Sears1
Days Inn1Subway3
FedEx1T-Mobile1
Ford1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value1
Hardee's1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1