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Lowndes County, Alabama (AL)


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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:

17%
State:

30%

Land area: 718 sq. mi.
Water area: 7.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 16 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Median resident age:  40.0 years
Alabama median age:  37.0 years

Males: 5,289  (55.8%)
Females: 6,010  (44.2%)

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Lowndes County,AL real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Lowndes County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $27,340 ($23,050 in 1999)
This county:

$27340
Alabama:

$40489

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $208 (lower quartile is $143, upper quartile is $362)
This county:

$208
State:

$468


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $66,053 (it was $46,700 in 2000)
Lowndes County:

$66,053
Alabama:

$119,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $28,428 - $124,643

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $162,616
Here:

$162,616
State:

$173,288

Townhouses or other attached units: $158,082
Here:

$158,082
State:

$141,507

Mobile homes: $68,112
Here:

$68,112
State:

$39,336

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $151,830
Here:

$151,830
State:

$43,371
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,085
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $240

Institutionalized population: 96

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):


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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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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%)


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


Lowndes County contract rent distribution in 2009

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:
This county:

31.4%
Whole state:

16.1%

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

18.0%
Whole state:

7.3%

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.

Cities in this county include: Fort Deposit, Hayneville, Mosses, White Hall, Gordonville, Lowndesboro, Benton, Benton-Collirene, Braggs-Prairie Hill.

Lowndes 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 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

Park in Lowndes County: Prairie Creek Public Land Use (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Autauga County , Butler County , Crenshaw County , Dallas County , Montgomery County , Wilcox County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 348
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 64.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 36 (44% naturalized citizens)

Lowndes County:

0.3%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 31.0%

Lowndes County marital status for males
Lowndes County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Lowndes County with a mortgage: 994 (41 second mortgage, 95 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 905

Here:

52.3% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 28.92%
Here28.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,897
Total congregations: 41

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Southern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of Christ USA National Primitive Baptist Convention
Adherents1,286 (33.0%)1,132 (29.0%)445 (11.4%)298 (7.6%)292 (7.5%)
Congregations10 (24.4%)8 (19.5%)7 (17.1%)6 (14.6%)3 (7.3%)
NamePresbyterian Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationOther
Adherents130 (3.3%)125 (3.2%)83 (2.1%)65 (1.7%)41 (1.1%)
Congregations3 (7.3%)1 (2.4%)1 (2.4%)1 (2.4%)1 (2.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Lowndes County - Fort Deposit, Hayneville, Mosses, White Hall, Gordonville

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

2.36 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Lowndes County:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Lowndes County:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

16.4%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

40.3%
Alabama:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lowndes County:

10.9%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Lowndes County:

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

Tornado activity:

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.

Earthquake activity:

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:


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).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Apparel (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • 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%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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




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





Lowndes County mode of transportation to work chart

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)

Here:

6.45%
Alabama average:

6.81%


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)
Lowndes County:

1.35%
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 Montgomery County, AL  2.95% ($25,543 average AGI)
from Butler County, AL  0.50% ($19,727)
from Dallas County, AL  0.48% ($21,048)


7.67% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,694 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.67%
Alabama average:

6.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.77% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($36,085 average AGI)
0.90% relocated to other states ($2,609 average AGI)
Lowndes County:

0.90%
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 Montgomery County, AL  4.11% ($50,846 average AGI)
to Butler County, AL  0.74% ($22,545)
to Autauga County, AL  0.45% ($28,900)
to Dallas County, AL  0.38% ($18,353)
to Elmore County, AL  0.34% ($37,267)

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:

Households: 11,203

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.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,171 1-person, 107 2-persons, 2 3-persons, 1 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:

Births: 1,119
Here:

86 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 726
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -3
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -759
Here -58 per 1000 residents
State +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:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Lowndes County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 62
  • 3 rooms: 278
  • 4 rooms: 502
  • 5 rooms: 1,019
  • 6 rooms: 1,004
  • 7 rooms: 492
  • 8 rooms: 427
  • 9+ rooms: 301
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 51
  • 3 rooms: 124
  • 4 rooms: 163
  • 5 rooms: 192
  • 6 rooms: 151
  • 7 rooms: 66
  • 8 rooms: 34
  • 9+ rooms: 22
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lowndes County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 108
  • 1 bedroom: 124
  • 2 bedrooms: 703
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,159
  • 4 bedrooms: 843
  • 5+ bedrooms: 159
  • no bedroom: 36
  • 1 bedroom: 109
  • 2 bedrooms: 251
  • 3 bedrooms: 332
  • 4 bedrooms: 69
  • 5+ bedrooms: 16
Cars and other vehicles available in Lowndes County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 489
  • 1 vehicle: 1,294
  • 2 vehicles: 1,430
  • 3 vehicles: 629
  • 4 vehicles: 179
  • 5+ vehicles: 75
  • no vehicle: 254
  • 1 vehicle: 346
  • 2 vehicles: 136
  • 3 vehicles: 59
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

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.

Lowndes County:

76.0%
State average:

58.1%


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


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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (55.3%)
  • Electricity (29.8%)
  • Utility gas (10.5%)
  • Wood (4.2%)
  • Electricity (45.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38.5%)
  • Utility gas (8.4%)
  • Wood (5.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 205
Here:

10.3%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 161
Here:

15.4%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 42
Here:

13.4%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Lowndes County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Lowndes County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Lowndes County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Lowndes County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lowndes 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 Lowndes County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary9076.1 years
Willie7372.2 years
John5170.0 years
James5069.5 years
William4572.7 years
Annie4476.9 years
Robert3774.5 years
George3271.5 years
Charlie2476.3 years
Arthur2273.7 years
Most common last names in Lowndes County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rudolph4672.8 years
Smith4075.4 years
Jones3868.5 years
Williams3174.2 years
Brown3071.3 years
Gordon2872.1 years
Moorer2675.7 years
Scott2568.8 years
Robinson2569.7 years
Grant2472.0 years

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