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Tallapoosa County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2014: 41,165 (26% urban, 74% rural); it was 41,475 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,162
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,168
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 12,715
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,655 (it was 3,941 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

30%

Land area: 718 sq. mi.

Water area: 48.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 57 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Tallapoosa County: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.6%), Construction (17.3%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (14.4%), Educational, health and social services (14.4%), Manufacturing (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 11%
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Races in Tallapoosa County, Alabama:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (69.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (26.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Alabama median age:  37.0 years
Males: 19,971  (48.5%)
Females: 21,194  (51.5%)
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Tallapoosa County,AL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Tallapoosa County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,086 ($30,745 in 1999)

This county:

$40086
Alabama:

$42849

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $396 (lower quartile is $309, upper quartile is $480)
This county:

$396
State:

$515


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $95,055 (it was $65,000 in 2000)
Tallapoosa:

$95,055
Alabama:

$122,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,200 - $190,154
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $968
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $320

Institutionalized population: 521

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 20
  • Burglaries: 75
  • Thefts: 109
  • Auto thefts: 13

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 12
  • Robberies: 9
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 91
  • Thefts: 113
  • Auto thefts: 20
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 43 buildings, average cost: $124,300
  • 2007: 59 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 2008: 18 buildings, average cost: $218,100
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $206,300
  • 2011: 13 buildings, average cost: $241,400
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $287,700
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2014: 16 buildings, average cost: $223,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $404 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $300 (0.4%)

Tallapoosa County household income distribution in 2009 Tallapoosa County home values distribution Tallapoosa County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.7%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.8% for Black residents, 54.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 77.9% for American Indian residents, 24.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.5%
Tallapoosa County:

22.5%
Alabama:

18.7%
(16.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.2% for Black residents, 50.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 64.6% for American Indian residents, 21.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 26 years old, Asian residents: 57 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tallapoosa County is $356 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $436 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $615 a month.

Cities in this county include: Alexander City, Dadeville, Camp Hill, New Site, Reeltown, Jacksons' Gap, Our Town, Hackneyville, Daviston, Goldville.

Tallapoosa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Tallapoosa County: Tates Fish Camp (A), Swift Creek Hunting Club (B), Paty Fishing Camp (C), Barretts Fish Camp (D), Flag Mountain Lookout Tower (E), Parker Creek Marina (F), Little Toms Fish Camp (G), Little Joes Fish Camp (H), Hatchett Creek Hunting Club (I), Cedar Circle Fish Camp (J), Bryant (K), Blue Springs Fish Camp (L), Blackmons Landing (M), Horse Stomp Campground (N), Equality Volunteer Fire Department (O), Marble Valley Volunteer Fire Department (P), Richville Volunteer Fire Department (Q), Hanover Volunteer Fire Department (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tallapoosa County include: Rockford Methodist Church (A), Mount Nebo Church (B), Rehobeth Methodist Church (C), Mount Sinai Church (D), Pleasant Hill Methodist Church (E), Mount Moriah Baptist Church (F), Proctor Creek Church (G), Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church (H), Salem Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Jordan Cemetery (1), Socapatoy Cemetery (2), Miller-Patterson Cemetery (3), Darsey Cemetery (4), Old Union Cemetery (5), Jennings Cemetery (6), Duke Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Jones Pond (A), Howards Pond (B), Holdridge Pond (C), Hallmans Lake (D), Dunlaps Lake (E), Browning Pond (F), Jordan Lake (G), Bailey Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spivey Creek (A), Speed Creek (B), Slaughter Creek (C), Chapman Creek (D), Rocky Ford Creek (E), Rocky Branch (F), Rock Branch (G), Pinefiold Branch (H), Paint Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Tallapoosa County include: Dickson Park (1), Ann Jordan Resort Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Chambers County , Hidalgo County, New Mexico , Camp County, Texas , Columbia County, Georgia , Randolph County , Fayette County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,221
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 183 (70% naturalized citizens)

Tallapoosa County:

0.4%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 60
  • 1990 to 1994: 49
  • 1985 to 1989: 11
  • 1980 to 1984: 19
  • 1975 to 1979: 8
  • 1970 to 1974: 6
  • 1970 to 1974: 3
  • 1965 to 1969: 27

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.3%

Tallapoosa County marital status for males Tallapoosa County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,327
  • One, attached: 248
  • Two: 569
  • 3 or 4: 711
  • 5 to 9: 326
  • 10 to 19: 101
  • 20 or more: 230
  • Mobile homes: 3,961
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 37

Housing units in Tallapoosa County with a mortgage: 4,622 (390 second mortgage, 381 home equity loan, 51 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,944

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Tallapoosa County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,71486
Mainline Protestant4,58033
Black Protestant3,52616
Catholic8941
Other1916
None12,711-
Tallapoosa 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: 5
Tallapoosa County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

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

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Tallapoosa County:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 25
This county:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Tallapoosa County:

14.2%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Tallapoosa County:

33.0%
State:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Tallapoosa County:

Average size of farms: 207 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $13,747
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $215.54
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 9.49%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 72.65%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $16,183
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.42%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $32,071
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 98.14%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.79
Corn for grain: 188 harvested acres
Vegetables: 24 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 56 acres

Tornado activity:

Tallapoosa County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 3613592.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 27 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/17/1968, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 24 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tallapoosa County-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.8 miles away from Tallapoosa County center
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) earthquake occurred 114.3 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 146.2 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 205.9 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 130.6 miles away from Tallapoosa 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 122.8 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 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
  • 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
  • AlabamaHurricane 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
  • AlabamaSevere 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
  • AlabamaFlooding, 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
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Tallapoosa County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 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 (24%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

  • Russia (37%)
  • Germany (21%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Argentina (4%)

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

  • United States or American (30%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • European (1%)

Tallapoosa County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,984 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 2,379 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 35 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 139 (1%)
  • Other means: 139 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 326 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 681 people in nursing homes
  • 112 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 27 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 13 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 11 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded

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

  • 375 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 137 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 38 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $42,748.

5.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,685 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
Alabama average:

6.02%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.96% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($25,370 average AGI)
1.68% relocated from other states ($16,315 average AGI)
Tallapoosa County:

1.68%
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 Coosa County, AL  0.70% ($24,059 average AGI)
from Lee County, AL  0.56% ($36,863)
from Elmore County, AL  0.44% ($28,032)
from Montgomery County, AL  0.35% ($35,340)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.22% ($91,375)
from Talladega County, AL  0.22% ($24,645)
from Shelby County, AL  0.17% ($52,480)


7.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,192 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.41%
Alabama average:

6.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.48% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($20,498 average AGI)
1.92% relocated to other states ($9,694 average AGI)
Tallapoosa County:

1.92%
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 Lee County, AL  1.79% ($26,760 average AGI)
to Elmore County, AL  0.48% ($30,100)
to Montgomery County, AL  0.47% ($25,676)
to Coosa County, AL  0.44% ($22,281)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.35% ($27,784)
to Clay County, AL  0.24% ($35,029)
to Talladega County, AL  0.21% ($27,258)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Births per 1000 population in Tallapoosa County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Tallapoosa County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Tallapoosa County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Tallapoosa County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Tallapoosa County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 8,649 (6,262 aged, 2,387 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 668 (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 Tallapoosa County, Alabama in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (597)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (529)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (448)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (383)
  • Congestive heart failure (366)
  • Unspecified dementia (334)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (329)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (234)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (195)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (180)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 90.8. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 143.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 111.8
  • Other - 31.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 41,040
  • In family households: 35,059 (7,682 male householders, 4,080 female householders)
    8,214 spouses, 11,104 children (10,101 natural, 284 adopted, 719 stepchildren), 1,537 grandchildren, 399 brothers or sisters, 366 parents, 585 other relatives, 865 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,981 (2,362 male householders (2,037 living alone)), 2,861 female householders (2,587 living alone)), 758 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 576 (521 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,706 2-persons, 2,711 3-persons, 1,953 4-persons, 926 5-persons, 298 6-persons, 168 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,624 1-person, 501 2-persons, 56 3-persons, 30 4-persons, 7 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

5,904 married couples with children.
2,777 single-parent households (408 men, 2,369 women).

97.9% of residents of Tallapoosa County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $288,419,000 ($7059 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $15,075,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $124,417,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $63,372,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,749,000
Federal grants: $85,893,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,331,000 ($7,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,657,000 ($5,644,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $398,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,559,000
Federal Government insurance: $350,000

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

Births: 2,544
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,867
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +31
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -740
Here -18 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Tallapoosa County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.72 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% 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: 372
  • 2000 to 2004: 3,251
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,434
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,299
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,507
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,643
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,853
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,070
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,570
Rooms in houses/apartments in Tallapoosa County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 61
  • 3 rooms: 372
  • 4 rooms: 1,400
  • 5 rooms: 3,661
  • 6 rooms: 3,263
  • 7 rooms: 1,904
  • 8 rooms: 1,078
  • 9+ rooms: 966
  • 1 room: 38
  • 2 rooms: 165
  • 3 rooms: 460
  • 4 rooms: 1,208
  • 5 rooms: 1,165
  • 6 rooms: 565
  • 7 rooms: 224
  • 8 rooms: 69
  • 9+ rooms: 47
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Tallapoosa County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 17
  • 1 bedroom: 198
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,124
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,418
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,670
  • 5+ bedrooms: 288
  • no bedroom: 41
  • 1 bedroom: 574
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,877
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,251
  • 4 bedrooms: 180
  • 5+ bedrooms: 18
Cars and other vehicles available in Tallapoosa County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 704
  • 1 vehicle: 3,306
  • 2 vehicles: 5,217
  • 3 vehicles: 2,443
  • 4 vehicles: 786
  • 5+ vehicles: 259
  • no vehicle: 855
  • 1 vehicle: 1,744
  • 2 vehicles: 1,006
  • 3 vehicles: 257
  • 4 vehicles: 51
  • 5+ vehicles: 28

63% of Tallapoosa County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Alabama.

Tallapoosa County:

63.3%
State average:

58.1%

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

  • This state: 35566
  • Northeast: 526
  • Midwest: 989
  • South: 3738
  • West: 366

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $78,000


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 Tallapoosa County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (44.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.4%)
  • Utility gas (24.9%)
  • Wood (2.3%)
  • Electricity (40.3%)
  • Utility gas (37.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.7%)
  • Wood (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 135
Here:

2.9%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 85
Here:

3.5%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 128
Here:

11.6%
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)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,719
  • Number of aged recipients: 146
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,573
  • Number of recipients under 18: 316
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,049
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 354
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 725
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 716
Tallapoosa County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Tallapoosa County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James46170.4 years
Mary42978.7 years
John35273.6 years
William35173.7 years
Willie22373.3 years
Robert18870.2 years
Annie18478.2 years
George12974.2 years
Thomas12972.5 years
Charles12868.8 years
Most common last names in Tallapoosa County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith25976.3 years
Jones18374.4 years
Davis14572.4 years
Thomas11977.2 years
Johnson11075.2 years
Brown10174.9 years
Fuller9875.1 years
Williams9775.7 years
Baker9476.4 years
Jackson8773.1 years
Businesses in Tallapoosa County, AL
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Nike1
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1RadioShack1
Best Western1Rite Aid2
Burger King1Ruby Tuesday1
Chevrolet1SONIC Drive-In1
Comfort Inn1Sears1
FedEx3Subway2
Ford1T-Mobile1
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Hilton1U-Haul4
Home Depot1UPS4
KFC1Verizon Wireless2
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
McDonald's2

Tallapoosa County on our top lists:

  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"