County population in 2012: 22,675 (19% urban, 81% rural); it was 22,380 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,377 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,424 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,838 Renter-occupied apartments: 2,363 (it was 1,804 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 581 sq. mi. Water area: 3.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 39 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Randolph County: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (26.4%), Educational,health and social services (20.5%), Retail trade (10.2%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $250 (0.2%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $166 (0.2%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 19.9%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.4% for Black residents, 35.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 44.4% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 45 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Randolph County is $363 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $435 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $538 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Randolph County: Level Road (A), Big Hunting Club (B), Rock Stand (C), Tin Shop (D), Camp Heard (E), Tallapoosa River Hunting Club (F), Saxon Crossroads (G), Rock Stand Volunteer Fire Department (H), Newell Volunteer Fire Department (I), Tin Shop Volunteer Fire Department (J), Dickert Volunteer Fire Department (K), Corinth Volunteer Fire Department (L), Fosters Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department (M), New Hope Volunteer Fire Department (N), A and M Volunteer Fire Department (O), Bethel East Volunteer Fire Department Station 14 (P), East Randolph County Fire Department (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Randolph County include: Mount Carmel Church (A), Mount Gilead Baptist Church (B), Mount Grove Baptist Church (C), Mount Olive Church (D), Mount Pleasant Baptist Church (E), Mount Prospect Church (F), Napoleon Church (G), Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (H), New Area Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Old Cool Spring Cemetery (1), Old Rocky Branch Cemetery (2), Knight Cemetery (3), Fisher Cemetery (4), Wildcat Creek Cemetery (5), Malone Cemetery (6), Highway Ridge Memorial Gardens (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Crystal Lake (A), Burns Lake Number 2 (B), Carpenter Lake (C), Moores Pond (D), Burns Lakes (E), Boyd Lake (F), Woodland Lake (G), Brady Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stitt Branch (A), Shoal Creek (B), Sandy Creek (C), Rollins Creek (D), Rocky Branch (E), Rice Branch (F), Price Branch (G), Panther Branch (H), Tanyard Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 180 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $85,771 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $112.19 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.07% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.08% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $56,902 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.16% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.36% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $39,709 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.75% Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.32 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.88% Corn for grain: 517 harvested acres Vegetables: 53 harvested acres Land in orchards: 19 acres
Randolph County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Alabama state average. It is 1.3 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 19 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 1/26/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Randolph County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 98% 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 85.8 miles away from the county center On 8/19/2004 at 23:51:49, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 88.2 miles away from the county center On 5/9/2004 at 08:56:10, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.6 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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 Severe 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
Alabama Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 7, 1998 to March 21, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1208): March 9, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1208, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
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 Storm, Flooding, Tropical Storm Alberto, Incident Period: July 2, 1994 to July 19, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1034): July 8, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1034, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, 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: FEMA-EM-3096, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Randolph County (15) is greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9 Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.9 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3
Births per 1000 population in Randolph County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population in Randolph County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.0 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Randolph County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,226 (3,357 aged, 869 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 133.9. This is less than state average.
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 165.7. This is less than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
Firearm - 146.6
Other - 19.1
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 19,406 (4,356 male householders, 2,001 female householders)
4,675 spouses, 6,248 children (5,625 natural, 182 adopted, 441 stepchildren), 837 grandchildren, 202 brothers or sisters, 173 parents, 311 other relatives, 485 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 3,100 (1,328 male householders (1,181 living alone)), 1,479 female householders (1,378 living alone)), 293 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 407 (214 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 2,961 2-persons, 1,450 3-persons, 1,115 4-persons, 503 5-persons, 211 6-persons, 117 7-or-more-persons.
97.3% of residents of Randolph County speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $131,056,000 ($5798 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $2,913,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $62,096,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $36,685,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $387,000 Federal grants: $27,954,000 Federal procurement contracts: $762,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $3,171,000 ($172,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $5,604,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,527,000 Federal Government insurance: $5,292,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
65 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
63 per 1000 residents
53 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +30
+1 per 1000 residents
+6 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +300
+13 per 1000 residents
+2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Randolph County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.36 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 211
2000 to 2004: 786
1990 to 1999: 2,157
1980 to 1989: 1,564
1970 to 1979: 1,677
1960 to 1969: 1,077
1950 to 1959: 1,016
1940 to 1949: 898
1939 or earlier: 1,232
Rooms in houses/apartments in Randolph County, Alabama
67% of Randolph 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, 41% lived in Alabama.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 15607
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $27,800
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Randolph County