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Winston County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2019: 23,915 (15% urban, 85% rural); it was 24,843 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,635
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,183
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,087
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,345 (it was 2,020 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

30%

Land area: 614 sq. mi.

Water area: 17.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 39 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Winston County: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (19.9%), Educational, health and social services (18.5%), Retail trade (14.4%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Winston County, AL (2019)
    • 22,27193.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7883.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4391.8%Two or more races
    • 1760.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 680.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 360.2%Asian alone
    • 110.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

45.7 years
Alabama median age:

39.4 years
Males: 11,832  (49.5%)
Females: 12,083  (50.5%)
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Average household size:
Winston County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $36,636 ($28,435 in 1999)
This county:

$36,636
Alabama:

$51,734

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $349 (lower quartile is $254, upper quartile is $418)
This county:

$349
State:

$597


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $92,918 (it was $53,200 in 2000)
Winston:

$92,918
Alabama:

$154,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $45,772 - $183,639
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $961
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $320

Institutionalized population: 256

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 96
  • Thefts: 145
  • Auto thefts: 19
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $100,400
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $99,100
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $74,800
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $72,800
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $72,800
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $66,000
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $227,500
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2018: 5 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2019: 5 buildings, average cost: $117,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Winston, AL residents
Average permit cost in Winston, AL
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $380 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $215 (0.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Winston, AL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Winston, AL in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Winston, AL in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.3%
Winston County:

16.3%
Alabama:

15.5%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.9% for Black residents, 17.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.2% for American Indian residents, 56.7% for other race residents, 36.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 45.7 years old
(Males: 44.3 years old, Females: 46.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.6 years old, Black residents: 38.0 years old, American Indian residents: 64.0 years old, Asian residents: 43.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.5 years old, Other race residents: 32.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Winston County is $331 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $435 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $521 a month.

Cities in this county include: Haleyville, Double Springs, Addison, Lynn, Arley, Natural Bridge.

Winston County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Grenada County, Mississippi , Marion County, South Carolina , Pickens County, South Carolina , Floyd County, Texas , Rockdale County, Georgia .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.2%
Alabama:

4.0%

Unemployment by year in Winston, AL
County total employment by year in Winston, AL
County average yearly wages by year in Winston, AL

Current college students: 709
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 361 (22.4% naturalized citizens)

Winston County:

1.5%
Whole state:

3.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 212010 or later
  • 1552000 to 2009
  • 981990 to 1999
  • 411980 to 1989
  • 01970 to 1979
  • 46Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes

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

Winston County marital status for males Winston County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,130
  • One, attached: 67
  • Two: 190
  • 3 or 4: 232
  • 5 to 9: 217
  • 10 to 19: 190
  • 20 or more: 58
  • Mobile homes: 3,622
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 70

Housing units in Winston County with a mortgage: 2,862 (7 second mortgage, 160 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,925

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

55.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Winston County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,49962
Mainline Protestant1,11710
Catholic2231
Other1352
None9,510-
Winston 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: 9
Winston County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.83 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Winston County:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 20
This county:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Winston County:

10.5%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Winston County:

28.3%
State:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.1%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Winston County:

Average size of farms: 102 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $93,729
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $25.60
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 99.47%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $68,869
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.03%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.13%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,579
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.31%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 33.09
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.05%
Corn for grain: 24 harvested acres
Vegetables: 22 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 42 acres

Earthquake activity:

Winston County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 181% greater 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 52.5 miles away from Winston County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 105.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 38.4 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 104.9 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 194.4 miles away from Winston County center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 215.0 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4503, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: February 19, 2019 - March 20, 2019, FEMA Id: 4426, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2015 to December 31, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4251: January 21, 2016, FEMA Id: 4251, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3319: April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1971: April 28, 2011, FEMA Id: 1971, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 03, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3292: August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: 3292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to September 26, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1605: August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1605, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3237: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3237, 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: 1549, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 05, 2002 to November 12, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1442: November 14, 2002, FEMA Id: 1442, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Winston County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 4, Freezes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Winston

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,380 (81.2%)
  • Carpooled: 1,074 (13.7%)
  • Bus: 2 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 2 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 73 (0.9%)
  • Walked: 52 (0.7%)
  • Worked at home: 270 (3.4%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (81%)
  • Italy (3%)
  • England (3%)
  • Cuba (2%)
  • Thailand (2%)
  • Malaysia (1%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Winston County


  • American (33%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • English (9%)
  • German (6%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • European (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 205 people in nursing homes
  • 74 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 7 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded

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

  • 200 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 56 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 27 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,046.

5.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,489 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
Alabama average:

5.95%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.86% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($34,919 average AGI)
1.13% relocated from other states ($8,570 average AGI)
Winston County:

1.13%
Alabama average:

2.56%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Walker County, AL  1.16% ($40,779 average AGI)
from Marion County, AL  0.97% ($30,611)
from Cullman County, AL  0.60% ($35,689)
from Franklin County, AL  0.32% ($21,708)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.28% ($78,571)
from Morgan County, AL  0.28% ($43,762)


6.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
Alabama average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.05% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($29,199 average AGI)
0.95% relocated to other states ($7,893 average AGI)
Winston County:

0.95%
Alabama average:

2.59%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, AL  1.17% ($32,368 average AGI)
to Walker County, AL  0.94% ($33,514)
to Cullman County, AL  0.66% ($30,122)
to Franklin County, AL  0.42% ($30,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in Winston County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Winston County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Winston County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 14.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Winston County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Winston County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Winston County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Winston County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Winston County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Winston County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,080 (3,724 aged, 1,356 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 336 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Winston County, Alabama in 1999 - 2019:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (335)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (275)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (218)
  • Congestive heart failure (200)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (76)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (53)
  • Unspecified dementia (28)
  • Heart failure, unspecified (20)
  • Person injured in unspecified motor-vehicle accident, traffic (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 128.6. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,915
  • Male householders: 4,821 (1,427 living alone), Female householders: 4,922 (1,574 living alone)
  • 4,893 spouses (4,833 opposite-sex spouses), 330 unmarried partners, (330 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 6,169 children (5,690 natural, 165 adopted, 314 stepchildren), 737 grandchildren, 142 brothers or sisters, 393 parents, 33 foster children, 412 other relatives, 685 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 367

Size of family households: 3,519 2-persons, 1,359 3-persons, 978 4-persons, 391 5-persons, 59 6-persons, 17 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,000 1-person, 403 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 3 4-persons.

2,956 married couples with children.
1,278 single-parent households (387 men, 891 women).

97.4% of residents of Winston speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (42% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 27% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $177,578,000 ($7,255 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $11,318,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $71,264,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $43,730,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $432,000
Federal grants: $25,866,000
Federal procurement contracts: $29,922,000 ($6,852,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,365,000 ($1,499,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $9,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,493,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,622,000

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

Births: 1,417
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,539
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +114
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -306
Here -12 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Winston County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.23 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.7

Year house built in Winston County, Alabama
  • Year house built in Winston County, Alabama
  • 5052014 or later
  • 3922010 to 2013
  • 2,4172000 to 2009
  • 2,4771990 to 1999
  • 2,3901980 to 1989
  • 2,4471970 to 1979
  • 1,4161960 to 1969
  • 8341950 to 1959
  • 6461940 to 1949
  • 2661939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Winston County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Winston County, Alabama
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Winston County, Alabama
  • 271 room
  • 762 rooms
  • 2603 rooms
  • 8194 rooms
  • 1,4845 rooms
  • 1,7646 rooms
  • 1,2657 rooms
  • 9178 rooms
  • 1,1299+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Winston County, Alabama
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Winston County, Alabama
  • 121 room
  • 572 rooms
  • 2563 rooms
  • 5044 rooms
  • 5195 rooms
  • 4286 rooms
  • 1237 rooms
  • 528 rooms
  • 559+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Winston County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Winston County, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Winston County, Alabama
  • 32no bedroom
  • 1291 bedroom
  • 1,6112 bedrooms
  • 3,8323 bedrooms
  • 1,7034 bedrooms
  • 4095+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Winston County, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Winston County, Alabama
  • 12no bedroom
  • 2841 bedroom
  • 7152 bedrooms
  • 8753 bedrooms
  • 1144 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Winston County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Winston County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Winston County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 253no vehicle
  • 1,8341 vehicle
  • 2,7972 vehicles
  • 1,7993 vehicles
  • 6344 vehicles
  • 4435+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Winston County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Winston County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 244no vehicle
  • 9991 vehicle
  • 5342 vehicles
  • 1983 vehicles
  • 254 vehicles
  • 55+ vehicles

88.7% of Winston County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Alabama.

Winston County:

88.7%
State average:

86.3%

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

  • This state: 18,514
  • Other state: 4,869
  • Northeast: 253
  • Midwest: 1,164
  • South: 3,092
  • West: 346
Year householders moved into unit in Winston County, AL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Winston County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 61.5%Electricity
  • 21.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.1%Utility gas
  • 4.8%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 60.7%Electricity
  • 23.9%Utility gas
  • 9.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.1%Wood
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 57
Here:

2.5%
Alabama:

11.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 30
Here:

3.2%
Alabama:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 28
Here:

4.1%
Alabama:

12.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Winston County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,606,000
    Other: $567,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $75,000
    Central Staff Services: $14,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,840,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,607,000
    General - Other: $1,392,000
    Correctional Institutions: $814,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $659,000
    Police Protection: $511,000
    Central Staff Services: $483,000
    Financial Administration: $415,000
    General Public Buildings: $226,000
    Health - Other: $73,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $16,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $188,000
    General Local Government Support: $119,000
    Public Welfare: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $281,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $183,000
    Housing and Community Development: $137,000
    Highways: $1,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,424,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,725,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $700,000
  • Miscellaneous - Royalties: $348,000
    Sale of Property: $255,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $108,000
    General Revenue - Other: $88,000
    Interest Earnings: $18,000
    Rents: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $337,000
    Police Protection: $90,000
    General - Other: $34,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,988,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $20,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $18,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,902,000
    Public Welfare: $1,065,000
    General Local Government Support: $193,000
    Other: $116,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,265,000
    Property: $2,637,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $127,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $77,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $76,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $26,000
    Other Selective Sales: $4,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,391,000

Winston County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,606,000
    Other: $567,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $75,000
    Central Staff Services: $14,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,840,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,607,000
    General - Other: $1,392,000
    Correctional Institutions: $814,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $659,000
    Police Protection: $511,000
    Central Staff Services: $483,000
    Financial Administration: $415,000
    General Public Buildings: $226,000
    Health - Other: $73,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $16,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $188,000
    General Local Government Support: $119,000
    Public Welfare: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $281,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $183,000
    Housing and Community Development: $137,000
    Highways: $1,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,424,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,725,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $700,000
  • Miscellaneous - Royalties: $348,000
    Sale of Property: $255,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $108,000
    General Revenue - Other: $88,000
    Interest Earnings: $18,000
    Rents: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $337,000
    Police Protection: $90,000
    General - Other: $34,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,988,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $20,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $18,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,902,000
    Public Welfare: $1,065,000
    General Local Government Support: $193,000
    Other: $116,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,265,000
    Property: $2,637,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $127,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $77,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $76,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $26,000
    Other Selective Sales: $4,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,391,000

Winston County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,606,000
    Other: $567,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $75,000
    Central Staff Services: $14,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,840,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,607,000
    General - Other: $1,392,000
    Correctional Institutions: $814,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $659,000
    Police Protection: $511,000
    Central Staff Services: $483,000
    Financial Administration: $415,000
    General Public Buildings: $226,000
    Health - Other: $73,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $16,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $188,000
    General Local Government Support: $119,000
    Public Welfare: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $281,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $183,000
    Housing and Community Development: $137,000
    Highways: $1,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,424,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,725,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $700,000
  • Miscellaneous - Royalties: $348,000
    Sale of Property: $255,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $108,000
    General Revenue - Other: $88,000
    Interest Earnings: $18,000
    Rents: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $337,000
    Police Protection: $90,000
    General - Other: $34,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,988,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $20,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $18,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,902,000
    Public Welfare: $1,065,000
    General Local Government Support: $193,000
    Other: $116,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,265,000
    Property: $2,637,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $127,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $77,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $76,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $26,000
    Other Selective Sales: $4,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,391,000

Winston County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,606,000
    Other: $567,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $75,000
    Central Staff Services: $14,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,840,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,607,000
    General - Other: $1,392,000
    Correctional Institutions: $814,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $659,000
    Police Protection: $511,000
    Central Staff Services: $483,000
    Financial Administration: $415,000
    General Public Buildings: $226,000
    Health - Other: $73,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $16,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $188,000
    General Local Government Support: $119,000
    Public Welfare: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $281,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $183,000
    Housing and Community Development: $137,000
    Highways: $1,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,424,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,725,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $700,000
  • Miscellaneous - Royalties: $348,000
    Sale of Property: $255,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $108,000
    General Revenue - Other: $88,000
    Interest Earnings: $18,000
    Rents: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $337,000
    Police Protection: $90,000
    General - Other: $34,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,988,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $20,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $18,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,902,000
    Public Welfare: $1,065,000
    General Local Government Support: $193,000
    Other: $116,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,265,000
    Property: $2,637,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $127,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $77,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $76,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $26,000
    Other Selective Sales: $4,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,391,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,063
  • Number of aged recipients: 137
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 926
  • Number of recipients under 18: 111
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 671
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 281
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 510
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 429
Most common first names in Winston County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James30170.9 years
William23773.8 years
John15876.3 years
Mary11876.4 years
Robert9671.5 years
George8474.1 years
Annie6680.5 years
Charles6570.9 years
Thomas5875.8 years
Willie5377.8 years
Most common last names in Winston County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8374.1 years
Cagle8277.1 years
Williams7375.3 years
Martin7174.2 years
Dodd7171.7 years
Wilson6774.9 years
Taylor6472.1 years
Jones5673.2 years
Harris5172.4 years
Johnson4971.7 years
Businesses in Winston County, AL
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1U-Haul2
Subway2UPS2

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