County population in 2012: 10,857 (all rural); it was 13,473 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,695 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,718 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,096 Renter-occupied apartments: 939 (it was 813 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 718 sq. mi. Water area: 7.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 16 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lowndes County: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (26.7%), Educational,health and social services (15.0%), Retail trade (10.9%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $195 (0.3%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $161 (0.3%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 25.8%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.2% for Black residents, 88.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 57.9% for other race residents, 10.7% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 53 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 18 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Area name: Montgomery, AL MSA Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lowndes County is $532 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $599 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $794 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Lowndes County: Newport Landing (A), Lowndes County Sanitary Landfill (B), Longs Landing (C), Henderson Landing (D), De Bardeleben Landing (E), Camp Manack (F), Barganier (G), Burkville Volunteer Fire Department (H), Collirene Volunteer Fire Department (I), Sandy Ridge Volunteer Fire Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Lowndes County include: Mount Nebo Church (A), Mount Olive Church (B), New Bethel Church (C), New Pleasant Valley African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (D), Oak Grove Church (E), Old Bethel Church (F), New Salem Church (G), Pleasant Green Church (H), Pleasant Valley Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Sawyer Cemetery (1), Meadow Cemetery (2), Oakview Cemetery (3), Crossroad Cemetery (4), Mount Cemetery (5), Davis Cemetery (6), Powell Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Berry Lake (A), Hammond Pond (B), Russells Pond (C), Browns Lake (D), Wynn and Harrell Pond (E), R E 'Bob' Woodruff Reservoir (F), Silvests Pond (G), Rogers Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tensaw Creek (A), Sullivan Creek (B), Sullivan Branch (C), Spratt Branch (D), Rambo Branch (E), Rock Creek (F), Powell Creek (G), Pilot Creek (H), Panther Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 468 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $98,861 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $221.93 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.84% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 85.04% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $85,125 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.23% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.70% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $55,333 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.38% Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 24.30 Corn for grain: 1547 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 1182 harvested acres Upland cotton: 7293 harvested acres Vegetables: 8 harvested acres Land in orchards: 764 acres
Lowndes County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 1.7 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 41 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 11/25/1979, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 12 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Lowndes County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 81.0 miles away from the 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 92.1 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 81.4 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 97.1 miles away from Lowndes 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 92.7 miles away from the county center On 10/26/1997 at 23:27:12, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 83.1 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:
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 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 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 Hurricane Georges, Incident Period: September 25, 1998 to October 6, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1250): September 30, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1250, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Alabama Hurricane Opal, Incident Period: October 4, 1995 to October 8, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1070): October 4, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1070, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
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: March 15, 1990 to March 28, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-861): March 21, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-861, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Alabama Drought, Incident Period: July 20, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3045): July 20, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3045, Natural disaster type: Drought
1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Lowndes County (11) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6 Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
Construction laborers (4%)
Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
Health technologists and technicians (4%)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
Trinidad and Tobago (17%)
Africa, n.e.c. (6%)
Most common first ancestries reported in Lowndes County (%):
United States or American (6%)
French (except Basque) (1%)
Means of transportation to work:
Drove a car alone: 3,353 (76%)
Carpooled: 831 (19%)
Bus or trolley bus: 23 (1%)
Bicycle: 3 (0%)
Walked: 41 (1%)
Other means: 55 (1%)
Worked at home: 99 (2%)
Owners and renters by unit type in %
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
30 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
17 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
62 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
34 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $30,713.
6.45% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,890 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.10% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($22,099 average AGI)
1.35% relocated from other states ($5,791 average AGI)
Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.3 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.7
Births per 1000 population in Lowndes County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population in Lowndes County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 14.4 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lowndes County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,833 (1,326 aged, 507 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 292.4. This is less than state average.
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 9,801 (1,574 male householders, 1,497 female householders)
1,744 spouses, 3,384 children (3,191 natural, 60 adopted, 133 stepchildren), 825 grandchildren, 204 brothers or sisters, 103 parents, 251 other relatives, 169 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,402 (625 male householders (571 living alone)), 656 female householders (600 living alone)), 121 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 96 (all institutionalized)
Size of family households: 1,270 2-persons, 760 3-persons, 553 4-persons, 288 5-persons, 126 6-persons, 74 7-or-more-persons.
98.3% of residents of Lowndes County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (48% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $96,325,000 ($7292 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $9,200,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $29,245,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $17,362,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,413,000 Federal grants: $38,910,000 Federal procurement contracts: $2,867,000 ($2,550,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $6,528,000 ($5,134,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $5,098,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $708,000 Federal Government insurance: $6,999,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
86 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
56 per 1000 residents
53 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: -3
-0 per 1000 residents
+6 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -759
-58 per 1000 residents
+2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Lowndes County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.41 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: 116
2000 to 2004: 281
1990 to 1999: 1,455
1980 to 1989: 1,376
1970 to 1979: 1,406
1960 to 1969: 581
1950 to 1959: 298
1940 to 1949: 110
1939 or earlier: 296
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lowndes County, Alabama
76% of Lowndes County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Alabama.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 12284
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $65,000
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lowndes County