County population in 2014: 41,165 (26% urban, 74% rural); it was 41,475 in 2000County 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: 57 people per square mile (average).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Tallapoosa County: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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%).
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%)
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%
(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.
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
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)
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%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 14,327
One, attached: 248
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
0.0% with mortgage
64.0% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Tallapoosa County
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
1.23 / 10,000 pop.
1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
0.25 / 10,000 pop.
0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
0.49 / 10,000 pop.
0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
7.85 / 10,000 pop.
6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
6.13 / 10,000 pop.
5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
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
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.
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).
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)
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:
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: 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
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