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Morgan County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2014: 119,607 (61% urban, 39% rural); it was 111,064 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 21,808
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,827
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 31,881
Renter-occupied apartments: 13,395 (it was 11,721 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

30%

Land area: 582 sq. mi.

Water area: 16.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 205 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Morgan County: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.5%), Retail trade (15.4%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (13.0%), Educational, health and social services (12.6%), Manufacturing (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Morgan County, Alabama:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (77.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (11.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.8%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Alabama median age:  37.0 years
Males: 58,943  (49.3%)
Females: 60,664  (50.7%)
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Morgan County,AL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Morgan County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $47,229 ($37,803 in 1999)

This county:

$47,229
Alabama:

$44,765

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $452 (lower quartile is $371, upper quartile is $556)
This county:

$452
State:

$536


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $132,000 (it was $82,800 in 2000)
Morgan:

$132,000
Alabama:

$134,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $79,500 - $193,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,065
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $310

Institutionalized population: 1,887

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 21
  • Burglaries: 204
  • Thefts: 138
  • Auto thefts: 14

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 243
  • Thefts: 214
  • Auto thefts: 6
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 397 buildings, average cost: $149,500
  • 2008: 178 buildings, average cost: $164,000
  • 2009: 91 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2010: 145 buildings, average cost: $163,800
  • 2011: 103 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2012: 142 buildings, average cost: $156,000
  • 2013: 140 buildings, average cost: $164,600
  • 2014: 136 buildings, average cost: $165,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $525 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $444 (0.4%)

Morgan County household income distribution in 2009 Morgan County home values distribution Morgan County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 16.8%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.4% for Black residents, 37.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.0% for American Indian residents, 6.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.0% for other race residents, 30.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 16.8%
Morgan County:

16.8%
Alabama:

18.5%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.5% for Black residents, 35.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.0% for American Indian residents, 6.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 16.8% for other race residents, 24.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 53 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

Area name: Decatur, AL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Morgan 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: Decatur, Hartselle, Laceys Spring, Danville, Trinity, Priceville, Falkville, Eva, Somerville.

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

2012 air pollution in Morgan County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Bladen County, North Carolina , Cotton County, Oklahoma , McCurtain County, Oklahoma , McNairy County, Tennessee , Gilmer County, Georgia , Jackson County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,925
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,007 (38% naturalized citizens)

Morgan County:

2.7%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,281
  • 1990 to 1994: 626
  • 1985 to 1989: 339
  • 1980 to 1984: 174
  • 1975 to 1979: 208
  • 1970 to 1974: 98
  • 1970 to 1974: 68
  • 1965 to 1969: 213
Note: State values scaled to Morgan County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.3%

Morgan County marital status for males Morgan County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 32,062
  • One, attached: 1,610
  • Two: 1,074
  • 3 or 4: 2,041
  • 5 to 9: 1,948
  • 10 to 19: 724
  • 20 or more: 1,696
  • Mobile homes: 6,129
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 104

Housing units in Morgan County with a mortgage: 16,297 (1,775 second mortgage, 1,775 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,100

Here:

66.8% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Morgan County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant59,647179
Mainline Protestant11,68746
Catholic8,3801
Black Protestant2,60519
Other9415
None36,230-
Morgan 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: 22
Morgan County:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 89
Morgan County:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 54
This county:

4.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Morgan County:

11.1%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Morgan County:

35.0%
State:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.3%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Morgan County:

Average size of farms: 114 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $60,717
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $116.75
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.99%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 93.89%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $46,939
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 27.89%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $27,426
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.34%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 24.41
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.09%
Corn for grain: 5734 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2144 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 2088 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 5050 harvested acres
Vegetables: 300 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 215 acres

Earthquake activity:

Morgan County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 78% 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 73.5 miles away from Morgan 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 78.6 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 75.8 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 278.1 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 208.1 miles away from Morgan 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 216.7 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 to May 31, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3319: April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1971: April 28, 2011, FEMA Id: 1971, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 03, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3292: August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: 3292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3237: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3237, 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: 1549, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 05, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1466: May 12, 2003, FEMA Id: 1466, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Alabama Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 05, 2002 to November 12, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1442: November 14, 2002, FEMA Id: 1442, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Alabama Freezing Rain and Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 29, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1261: January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 1261, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Freeze
  • Alabama Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 01, 1996 to February 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1104: February 23, 1996, FEMA Id: 1104, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Alabama Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3096: March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: 3096, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Morgan County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

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

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (61%)
  • Guatemala (4%)
  • Japan (4%)
  • India (3%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)
  • Canada (2%)

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

  • United States or American (29%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • German (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Morgan County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 42,543 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 5,340 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 47 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 11 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 14 (0%)
  • Taxi: 10 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 51 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 30 (0%)
  • Walked: 497 (1%)
  • Other means: 256 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 970 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 636 people in nursing homes
  • 397 people in state prisons
  • 324 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 229 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 70 people in other group homes
  • 43 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill

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

  • 712 people in state prisons
  • 630 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 493 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 141 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 52 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 48 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 24 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 3 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,676.

5.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,781 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Alabama average:

6.02%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($454 average AGI)
Morgan County:

0.04%
Alabama average:

0.05%

3.38% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($20,400 average AGI)
1.79% relocated from other states ($13,927 average AGI)
Morgan County:

1.79%
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 Madison County, AL  0.85% ($37,187 average AGI)
from Lawrence County, AL  0.63% ($26,951)
from Cullman County, AL  0.38% ($32,564)
from Limestone County, AL  0.32% ($29,993)
from Marshall County, AL  0.17% ($32,784)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.15% ($32,875)
from Franklin County, AL  0.10% ($21,780)


5.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,438 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
Alabama average:

6.06%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($164 average AGI)
Morgan County:

0.04%
Alabama average:

0.06%

3.61% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($22,146 average AGI)
1.79% relocated to other states ($13,128 average AGI)
Morgan County:

1.79%
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 Madison County, AL  1.01% ($39,647 average AGI)
to Lawrence County, AL  0.55% ($29,708)
to Limestone County, AL  0.47% ($35,522)
to Cullman County, AL  0.37% ($28,846)
to Marshall County, AL  0.20% ($32,616)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.18% ($28,169)
to Lauderdale County, AL  0.10% ($38,605)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.5

Births per 1000 population in Morgan County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Morgan County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Morgan County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Morgan County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Morgan County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 19,678 (15,540 aged, 4,138 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,374 (8%)

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 Morgan County, Alabama in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,415)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,278)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (877)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (868)
  • Congestive heart failure (782)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (651)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (592)
  • Unspecified dementia (482)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (368)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (356)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 61.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 35.6
  • Other - 25.5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 157.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 103.1
  • Other - 54.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 117,357
  • In family households: 101,198 (23,779 male householders, 9,356 female householders)
    24,858 spouses, 34,037 children (30,847 natural, 882 adopted, 2,308 stepchildren), 2,894 grandchildren, 992 brothers or sisters, 792 parents, 1,614 other relatives, 2,187 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 16,159 (6,407 male householders (5,398 living alone)), 7,488 female householders (6,792 living alone)), 2,264 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,133 (1,887 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 14,895 2-persons, 7,966 3-persons, 6,220 4-persons, 2,644 5-persons, 888 6-persons, 522 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,190 1-person, 1,366 2-persons, 205 3-persons, 82 4-persons, 37 5-persons, 7 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

19,564 married couples with children.
6,122 single-parent households (1,137 men, 4,985 women).

95.6% of residents of Morgan County speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (36% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 28% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (42% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (41% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 42% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $674,477,000 ($5,958 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $29,793,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $307,149,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $122,476,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,256,000
Federal grants: $122,332,000
Federal procurement contracts: $9,703,000 ($3,866,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $109,560,000 ($8,055,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $9,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $64,679,000
Federal Government insurance: $140,306,000

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

Births: 7,788
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,564
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +979
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -408
Here -4 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Morgan County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 32.72 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 37
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,541
  • 2000 to 2009: 6,675
  • 1990 to 1999: 8,131
  • 1980 to 1989: 9,769
  • 1970 to 1979: 10,752
  • 1960 to 1969: 7,497
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,052
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,859
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,273
Note: State values scaled to Morgan population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Morgan County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Morgan County population
  • 1 room: 22
  • 2 rooms: 139
  • 3 rooms: 720
  • 4 rooms: 2,705
  • 5 rooms: 7,646
  • 6 rooms: 8,770
  • 7 rooms: 5,495
  • 8 rooms: 3,349
  • 9+ rooms: 3,035
  • 1 room: 313
  • 2 rooms: 723
  • 3 rooms: 2,088
  • 4 rooms: 3,810
  • 5 rooms: 2,474
  • 6 rooms: 1,457
  • 7 rooms: 568
  • 8 rooms: 168
  • 9+ rooms: 120
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Morgan County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Morgan County population
  • no bedroom: 55
  • 1 bedroom: 523
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,632
  • 3 bedrooms: 19,460
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,330
  • 5+ bedrooms: 881
  • no bedroom: 374
  • 1 bedroom: 2,590
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,279
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,969
  • 4 bedrooms: 425
  • 5+ bedrooms: 84
Cars and other vehicles available in Morgan County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Morgan County population
  • no vehicle: 976
  • 1 vehicle: 7,136
  • 2 vehicles: 14,031
  • 3 vehicles: 7,015
  • 4 vehicles: 1,955
  • 5+ vehicles: 768
  • no vehicle: 1,750
  • 1 vehicle: 5,882
  • 2 vehicles: 3,129
  • 3 vehicles: 693
  • 4 vehicles: 178
  • 5+ vehicles: 89

57% of Morgan County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Alabama.

Morgan County:

57.5%
State average:

58.1%

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

  • This state: 80,000
  • Northeast: 2,226
  • Midwest: 8,095
  • South: 15,018
  • West: 2,280

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $74,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Morgan County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (52.2%)
  • Utility gas (29.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.9%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Electricity (68.8%)
  • Utility gas (18.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.4%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 884
Here:

6.7%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 470
Here:

8.0%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 288
Here:

8.7%
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)

Morgan County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $18,384,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,610,000
    Regular Highways: $4,588,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,503,000
    General - Other: $2,803,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,220,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,640,000
    Financial Administration: $1,455,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,267,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,177,000
    Parks and Recreation: $974,000
    Health - Other: $654,000
    General Public Buildings: $197,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,272,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $65,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,172,000
    General - Other: $283,000
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,987,000

Morgan County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,376,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,074,000
    Interest Earnings: $553,000
    Sale of Property: $68,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,621,000
    Highways: $3,518,000
    Health and Hospitals: $48,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,556,000
    Other License: $615,000

Morgan County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,315,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,215,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $100,000

Morgan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,696,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,280,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,048
  • Number of aged recipients: 296
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,752
  • Number of recipients under 18: 483
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,946
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 619
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,277
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,282
Morgan County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Morgan 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 24 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 ORIGINATED558$124,907518$112,8172,094$139,480205$29,4242$366,000226$76,779116$38,707
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$94,93349$78,980166$125,56014$28,2140$015$74,00034$35,912
APPLICATIONS DENIED71$109,380213$70,531893$122,503113$40,7880$061$80,344152$44,276
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN63$122,76242$128,690551$134,80020$82,0000$022$97,8648$63,625
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS23$117,34819$91,053180$124,83911$64,2730$06$70,5007$44,714
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 23 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED87$164,736121$170,9672$113,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED20$170,25047$190,6603$78,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED14$202,78618$209,6670$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$123,3337$166,7140$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$320,0002$171,5000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Morgan County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James99770.5 years
William76574.2 years
Mary66277.8 years
John63273.2 years
Robert40571.8 years
Charles31768.5 years
Willie24175.5 years
Thomas24072.6 years
Annie23880.9 years
George22676.2 years
Most common last names in Morgan County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith39775.0 years
Johnson37374.6 years
Jones24774.2 years
Brown23774.6 years
Terry21272.3 years
Hill17374.8 years
Williams17273.4 years
Davis15175.2 years
Parker14972.7 years
Harris14272.0 years
Businesses in Morgan County, AL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lowe's2
AMF Bowling1Marriott1
AT&T2MasterBrand Cabinets2
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Maurices1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's6
Advance Auto Parts3Microtel1
Aeropostale1Motel 61
American Eagle Outfitters1Nike14
Applebee's1Nissan1
Arby's2Office Depot1
AutoZone3Old Navy1
Bath & Body Works1Panera Bread1
Best Western1Papa John's Pizza2
Blockbuster1Payless1
Burger King4Penske2
CVS2Pier 1 Imports1
Catherines1Pizza Hut3
Chevrolet1Popeyes1
Chick-Fil-A1Publix Super Markets1
Church's Chicken1Quiznos2
Comfort Inn2RadioShack2
Cracker Barrel2Red Lobster1
Curves2Rite Aid3
Dairy Queen4Ruby Tuesday1
Days Inn1Rue211
Domino's Pizza3Ryan's Grill1
FedEx12SONIC Drive-In3
Finish Line1Sears2
Ford2Shoe Carnival1
GNC1Staples1
GameStop3Starbucks2
H&R Block3Steak 'n Shake1
Hardee's5Subway9
Hobby Lobby1Super 81
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile4
Home Depot1T.J.Maxx1
Honda1Taco Bell3
Hyundai1Target1
IHOP1The Room Place1
JCPenney1Toyota1
Jones New York1U-Haul6
KFC3UPS16
Kincaid1Verizon Wireless1
Kmart1Victoria's Secret1
Kroger2Waffle House3
La Quinta1Walgreens3
La-Z-Boy1Walmart2
Lane Furniture4Wendy's3
Little Caesars Pizza2

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