County population in 2012: 11,431 (all rural); it was 13,183 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,543 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,040 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,977 Renter-occupied apartments: 901 (it was 799 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 889 sq. mi. Water area: 18.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 13 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wilcox County: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.3%), Manufacturing (22.0%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $146 (0.3%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $163 (0.3%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 36.5%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.5% for Black residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 38 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 56 years old, Asian residents: 60 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 39 years old, Other race residents: 33 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 Wilcox County is $381 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $435 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $552 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Wilcox County: Dry Fork Plantation (A), Lower Coastal Plains Experimental Farm (B), Bridgeport Landing (C), Pine Apple Station (D), Yellow Bluff Landing (E), South Hall Landing (F), Cochran Landing (G), Ross Landing (H), Proctor Landing (I), Poe Landing (J), Marsh Landing (K), McClouds Landing (L), Lower Peachtree Landing (M), Kennedy Landing (N), Henry Landing (O), Etta Landing (P), Ead Ferry Landing (Q), Coal Bluff Landing (R), Black Bluff Landing (S), Beauford Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Wilcox County include: Mount Gilead Church (A), Mount Gillard Church (B), Mount Moriah Church (C), Mount Olive Church (D), Mount Zion Church (E), Reeves Chapel (F), Pleasant Grove Church (G), New Hope Church (H), New Providence Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: McIntosh Cemetery (1), Old Snow Hill Cemetery (2), Cobbs Cemetery (3), McMillan Cemetery (4), DeVan Cemetery (5), McPherson Cemetery (6), Collier Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Glen (A), William 'Bill' Dannelly Reservoir (B), MacMillan Bloedel Incorporated Waste Pond (C), Joe Harrison Lake (D), Ratcliffe Lake (E), Henderson Lake (F), Choctaw County School Lake (G), Ted Loftin Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tiger Creek (A), Slater Branch (B), Shoal Creek (C), Rock House Creek (D), Red Creek (E), Peter Slough (F), Prairie Creek (G), Mud Creek (H), Rockwest Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Wilcox County include: Clifton Ferry Public Use Area (1), Chilatchee Park (2), Camden State Park (3), Bridgeport Public Use Area (4), Black Creek Park (5), Gulletts Bluff Park (6), Holleys Ferry Access Point Park (7), Roland Cooper State Park (8), Shell Creek Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 523 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $16,480 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $82.81 The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 79.18% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $19,366 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.92% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $43,556 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.52% Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.54 Corn for grain: 1036 harvested acres Upland cotton: 2523 harvested acres Vegetables: 129 harvested acres Land in orchards: 79 acres
Wilcox County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 1.2 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 3/1/2007, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 2 people and caused $2 million in damages.
Wilcox County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.4 miles away from the 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 97.8 miles away from the 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 56.8 miles away from the county center On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.7 miles away from Wilcox County center On 10/26/1997 at 23:27:12, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 61.9 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) earthquake occurred 98.6 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, Emergency Declared (EM-3319): April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
Alabama Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: March 25, 2009 to April 3, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1835): April 28, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1835, 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 Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: March 1, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1687): March 3, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1687, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
Alabama Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to September 26, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1605): August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1605, 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 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
3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Wilcox County (13) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8 Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.2 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.0
Births per 1000 population in Wilcox County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population in Wilcox County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.7 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Wilcox County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,527 (1,746 aged, 781 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 10,081 (1,480 male householders, 1,630 female householders)
1,628 spouses, 3,630 children (3,377 natural, 116 adopted, 137 stepchildren), 814 grandchildren, 232 brothers or sisters, 92 parents, 306 other relatives, 228 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,481 (656 male householders (607 living alone)), 718 female householders (666 living alone)), 107 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 108 (106 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 1,270 2-persons, 771 3-persons, 536 4-persons, 328 5-persons, 108 6-persons, 97 7-or-more-persons.
97.2% of residents of Wilcox County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (38% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 35% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $116,824,000 ($9016 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $6,078,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $38,416,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $22,260,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $922,000 Federal grants: $46,125,000 Federal procurement contracts: $2,561,000 ($1,849,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $6,541,000 ($3,402,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $173,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $873,000 Federal Government insurance: $3,701,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
91 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
60 per 1000 residents
53 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: 0
0 per 1000 residents
+6 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -461
-36 per 1000 residents
+2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Wilcox County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.66 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 29
2000 to 2004: 280
1990 to 1999: 1,195
1980 to 1989: 1,158
1970 to 1979: 1,483
1960 to 1969: 713
1950 to 1959: 594
1940 to 1949: 190
1939 or earlier: 801
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wilcox County, Alabama
69% of Wilcox County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Alabama.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 12116
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $23,700
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 9%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wilcox County