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Wilcox County, Alabama (AL)


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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:

17%
State:

30%

Land area: 889 sq. mi.
Water area: 18.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 13 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Median resident age:  38.0 years
Alabama median age:  37.0 years

Males: 5,518  (52.6%)
Females: 6,152  (47.4%)

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Average household size:
Wilcox County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $19,744 ($16,646 in 1999)
This county:

$19744
Alabama:

$40489

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $184 (lower quartile is $143, upper quartile is $296)
This county:

$184
State:

$468


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $57,075 (it was $39,500 in 2000)
Wilcox County:

$57,075
Alabama:

$119,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $24,603 - $112,533

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $133,578
Here:

$133,578
State:

$173,288

Townhouses or other attached units: $114,669
Here:

$114,669
State:

$141,507

Mobile homes: $91,214
Here:

$91,214
State:

$39,336
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $978
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $231

Institutionalized population: 106

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


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


Wilcox County, AL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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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%)


Wilcox County household income distribution in 2009 Wilcox County home values distribution


Wilcox County contract rent distribution in 2009

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:
This county:

39.9%
Whole state:

16.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

24.9%
Whole state:

7.3%

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.

Cities in this county include: Camden, Alberta, Coy-Fatama, Pine Hill, Boykin, Yellow Bluff, Pine Apple, Catherine.

Wilcox 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 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), New Hope Church (G), New Providence Church (H), New Queen 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

Beach: Bridgeport Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Butler County , Clarke County , Dallas County , Lowndes County , Marengo County , Monroe County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 328
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 59.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 41 (44% naturalized citizens)

Wilcox County:

0.3%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 63.1%

Wilcox County marital status for males
Wilcox County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Wilcox County with a mortgage: 867 (48 second mortgage, 44 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,063

Here:

44.9% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.13%
Here34.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,499
Total congregations: 45

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents2,729 (60.7%)593 (13.2%)304 (6.8%)181 (4.0%)162 (3.6%)
Congregations16 (35.6%)9 (20.0%)3 (6.7%)4 (8.9%)2 (4.4%)
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Association Reformed Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents149 (3.3%)139 (3.1%)126 (2.8%)65 (1.4%)51 (1.1%)
Congregations2 (4.4%)2 (4.4%)2 (4.4%)1 (2.2%)4 (8.9%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Wilcox County - Camden, Alberta, Coy-Fatama, Pine Hill, Boykin

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
This county:

7.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Wilcox County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

6.27 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Wilcox County:

3.92 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

16.2%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

39.4%
Alabama:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wilcox County:

15.6%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Wilcox County:

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

Tornado activity:

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.

Earthquake activity:

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:


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).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Paper (9%)
  • Wood products (8%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

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




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





Wilcox County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,574 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 646 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 19 (1%)
  • Walked: 41 (1%)
  • Other means: 39 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 58 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $30,689.

5.12% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,204 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
Alabama average:

6.81%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.52% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($16,327 average AGI)
1.59% relocated from other states ($9,878 average AGI)
Wilcox County:

1.59%
Alabama average:

3.11%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Clarke County, AL  0.50% ($8,000 average AGI)
from Dallas County, AL  0.47% ($21,722)
from Marengo County, AL  0.37% ($28,071)
from Mobile County, AL  0.34% ($21,846)
from Montgomery County, AL  0.34% ($26,923)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.31% ($19,000)


5.83% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,684 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Alabama average:

6.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.64% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($20,231 average AGI)
1.19% relocated to other states ($5,453 average AGI)
Wilcox County:

1.19%
Alabama average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Clarke County, AL  0.67% ($23,269 average AGI)
to Montgomery County, AL  0.54% ($23,143)
to Marengo County, AL  0.49% ($27,737)
to Dallas County, AL  0.47% ($19,000)
to Mobile County, AL  0.36% ($29,000)
to Monroe County, AL  0.31% ($18,083)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.26% ($46,000)

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:

Households: 11,562

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.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,273 1-person, 97 2-persons, 2 3-persons, 2 4-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:

Births: 1,183
Here:

91 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 780
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -461
Here -36 per 1000 residents
State +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:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Wilcox County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 62
  • 3 rooms: 398
  • 4 rooms: 500
  • 5 rooms: 1,077
  • 6 rooms: 730
  • 7 rooms: 544
  • 8 rooms: 414
  • 9+ rooms: 252
  • 1 room: 19
  • 2 rooms: 56
  • 3 rooms: 111
  • 4 rooms: 160
  • 5 rooms: 239
  • 6 rooms: 119
  • 7 rooms: 67
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9+ rooms: 21
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wilcox County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 45
  • 1 bedroom: 167
  • 2 bedrooms: 852
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,118
  • 4 bedrooms: 664
  • 5+ bedrooms: 131
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 144
  • 2 bedrooms: 226
  • 3 bedrooms: 334
  • 4 bedrooms: 61
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11
Cars and other vehicles available in Wilcox County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 626
  • 1 vehicle: 1,381
  • 2 vehicles: 1,180
  • 3 vehicles: 557
  • 4 vehicles: 181
  • 5+ vehicles: 52
  • no vehicle: 333
  • 1 vehicle: 282
  • 2 vehicles: 116
  • 3 vehicles: 46
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5+ vehicles: 20

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.

Wilcox County:

69.5%
State average:

58.1%


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


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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42.4%)
  • Electricity (40.6%)
  • Utility gas (10.4%)
  • Wood (4.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.9%)
  • Electricity (48.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.7%)
  • Wood (12.0%)
  • Utility gas (7.1%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 189
Here:

9.6%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 103
Here:

10.8%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 31
Here:

11.8%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Wilcox County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Wilcox County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Wilcox County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Wilcox County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Wilcox County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Wilcox County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Wilcox County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8778.4 years
James7872.7 years
Willie7472.2 years
John6073.2 years
William4375.9 years
Robert4276.4 years
George3376.2 years
Henry2875.8 years
Annie2780.9 years
Charlie2276.4 years
Most common last names in Wilcox County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones6076.2 years
Johnson5074.8 years
Smith4372.5 years
Williams4275.6 years
Morgan3380.3 years
Pettway2871.3 years
Brown2363.2 years
Thompson2379.9 years
Young2176.5 years
Davis2176.7 years
Businesses in Wilcox County, AL
NameCountNameCount
CVS1Subway1
H&R Block1True Value2
Hardee's1U-Haul1
RadioShack1

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