County population in 2012: 41,168 (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:
Land area: 718 sq. mi. Water area: 48.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 58 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tallapoosa County: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.1%), Manufacturing (22.1%), Retail trade (10.1%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $264 (0.3%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $182 (0.2%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.3%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.8% for Black residents, 62.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 82.1% for other race residents, 19.3% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 45 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 27 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 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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Tallapoosa County: Willow Point Country Club (A), Still Waters Marina (B), Pleasant Point Marina (C), Piney Woods Marina (D), Pine Point Marina (E), Lake Hill Marina (F), Coley Creek Sewage Disposal Plant (G), Camp Assca (H), Camp Alamisco (I), Blue Creek Marina (J), The Barroom (K), Younds Landing (L), Smyrna Community Center (M), Union Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (N), Hackneyville Volunteer Fire Department (O), Buttston Volunteer Fire Department (P), Reeltown - Macedonia Fire Department (Q), Reeltown Volunteer Fire Department (R), Willow Point Volunteer Fire Department (S), Union Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Tallapoosa County include: Mount Carmel Church (A), Mount Godfrey Church (B), Mount Zion Church (C), Pleasant Valley Church (D), Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church (E), New Concord Church (F), New Harmony Church (G), New Hope Church (H), New Pine Grove Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Holley Cemetery (1), Concord Cemetery (2), Milam Cemetery (3), Craft Cemetery (4), Seleta Cemetery (5), Antioch Cemetery (6), Old Salem Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sweetwater Creek (A), Sugar Creek (B), Still Branch (C), Soapstone Creek (D), Chatahospee Creek (E), Coon Creek (F), Emuckfaw Creek (G), Galloway Creek (H), Rotton Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Tallapoosa County include: Double Bridges Park (1), Wind Creek State Park (2), Horseshoe Bend National Military Park (3), Maxwell-Gunter Recreation Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map
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
Tallapoosa County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 2.1 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 14 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 11/22/1992, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Tallapoosa County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 96% 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 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 95.2 miles away from the 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 91.0 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) earthquake occurred 70.1 miles away from Tallapoosa County center On 5/9/2004 at 08:56:10, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.3 miles away from the county center On 6/28/2008 at 01:40:36, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.2 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 Severe 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
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 Hurricane Opal, Incident Period: October 4, 1995 to October 8, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1070): October 4, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1070, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Alabama Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3096): March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3096, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
Alabama Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: March 15, 1990 to March 28, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-861): March 21, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-861, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
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, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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: 12.4 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1
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
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 7,557 (5,808 aged, 1,749 disabled) 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:
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.
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:
62 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
53 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +31
+1 per 1000 residents
+6 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -740
-18 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 403
2000 to 2004: 1,757
1990 to 1999: 3,937
1980 to 1989: 3,791
1970 to 1979: 3,647
1960 to 1969: 2,610
1950 to 1959: 2,148
1940 to 1949: 1,053
1939 or earlier: 1,913
Rooms in houses/apartments in Tallapoosa County, Alabama
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 35566
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