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Winston County, Alabama (AL)


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County population in 2012: 24,108 (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: 40 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Winston County: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (25.8%), Retail trade (14.2%), Educational,health and social services (12.0%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Winston County, Alabama:


Median resident age:  43.0 years
Alabama median age:  37.0 years

Males: 12,021  (49.7%)
Females: 12,463  (50.3%)

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Winston County,AL real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Winston County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,727 ($28,435 in 1999)
This county:

$33727
Alabama:

$40489

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $317 (lower quartile is $224, upper quartile is $413)
This county:

$317
State:

$468


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $83,047 (it was $53,200 in 2000)
Winston County:

$83,047
Alabama:

$119,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $42,590 - $146,507

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $180,217
Here:

$180,217
State:

$173,288

Townhouses or other attached units: $242,886
Here:

$242,886
State:

$141,507

Mobile homes: $71,879
Here:

$71,879
State:

$39,336

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $41,586
Here:

$41,586
State:

$43,371
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $973
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $262

Institutionalized population: 256

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


Winston 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: $189 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $171 (0.2%)


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


Winston County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 23.1%
(21.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.5% for Black residents, 73.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.6% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 31.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 40 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

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

17.1%
Whole state:

16.1%

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

5.9%
Whole state:

7.3%

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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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Winston County: Houston Recreation Site (A), Arley Landing (B), Camp McDowell (C), Corinth Recreation Area (D), Hueys Marina (E), Duncan Bridge Marina (F), Natural Bridge Recreation Area (G), Sipsey River Recreational Area (H), Ridgecrest Church Camp (I), Turkey Foot Station Forest Camp (J), Wilderness Campground (K), Winston County Drag Strip (L), Arley Landing (M), Clear Creek Marina (N), Hunter Camp (O), Hurricane Creek Shooting Range (P), Clear Creek Recreation Area (Q), Camp Maxwell (R), Fairview Work Center (S), County Barn (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Winston County include: Mount Zion Church (A), New Hope Church (B), Prospect Church (C), Union Grove Church (D), Walker Chapel (E), Beech Grove Church (F), Wilburn Chapel (G), Rock Creek Church (H), Omega Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hoggle Cemetery (1), Poole Cemetery (2), Clark Cemetery (3), Curtis Cemetery (4), Suddeth Cemetery (5), Meek Cemetery (6), Arley Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Frost Pond (A), Brushy Creek Lake (B), W K Wilson Lake (C), Verlie Barton Lake Two (D), Elliotts Lake (E), Verlie Barton Lake One (F), O L and Ema Hicks Lake (G), Lake Galoria (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mineral Springs Branch (A), Pretty Branch (B), Ugly Creek (C), Wolf Pen Branch (D), McDonald Branch (E), Tanyard Creek (F), Lloyds Creek (G), Sweetwater Creek (H), Grindstone Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Winston County: Brushy Creek Recreational Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Cullman County , Franklin County , Lawrence County , Marion County , Walker County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 709
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 62.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 257 (23% naturalized citizens)

Winston County:

1.0%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


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:


Housing units in Winston County with a mortgage: 2,149 (163 second mortgage, 125 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,957

Here:

52.3% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.70%
Here59.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 14,831
Total congregations: 76

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)LDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents10,344 (69.7%)1,221 (8.2%)1,098 (7.4%)748 (5.0%)465 (3.1%)
Congregations40 (52.6%)9 (11.8%)10 (13.2%)5 (6.6%)2 (2.6%)
NameAssemblies of GodOld Missionary Baptists AssociationsCatholic ChurchChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents417 (2.8%)318 (2.1%)91 (0.6%)50 (0.3%)79 (0.5%)
Congregations2 (2.6%)3 (3.9%)1 (1.3%)1 (1.3%)3 (3.9%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Winston County - Haleyville, Double Springs, Addison, Lynn, Arley

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
This county:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Winston County:

0.83 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
This county:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Winston County:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.5%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.3%
Alabama:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Winston County:

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

Tornado activity:

Winston County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 2.9 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 fatalities and 85 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/10/2002, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 4 people and injured 38 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Winston County-area historical earthquake activity is above Alabama state average. It is 70% 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 52.5 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 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 47.8 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 51.7 miles away from Winston County center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.2 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 70.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Winston County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Freezes: 2, Winds: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Wood products (18%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (8%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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




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





Winston County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,434 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 1,421 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 22 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 145 (1%)
  • Other means: 83 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 313 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $38,042.

6.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,807 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
Alabama average:

6.81%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.14% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($22,300 average AGI)
2.04% relocated from other states ($12,505 average AGI)
Winston County:

2.04%
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 Walker County, AL  1.12% ($27,886 average AGI)
from Marion County, AL  0.61% ($26,667)
from Cullman County, AL  0.57% ($30,044)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.42% ($52,636)
from Franklin County, AL  0.37% ($21,586)
from Morgan County, AL  0.23% ($44,556)
from Colbert County, AL  0.13% ($32,800)


5.81% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,375 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Alabama average:

6.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.44% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($21,197 average AGI)
1.38% relocated to other states ($6,178 average AGI)
Winston County:

1.38%
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 Walker County, AL  1.05% ($30,866 average AGI)
to Marion County, AL  0.70% ($26,455)
to Cullman County, AL  0.62% ($20,633)
to Franklin County, AL  0.38% ($23,933)
to Morgan County, AL  0.32% ($39,000)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.28% ($36,864)
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.23% ($28,111)

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 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 live births in Winston County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,794 (3,642 aged, 1,152 disabled)
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: 24,183

Size of family households: 3,482 2-persons, 1,724 3-persons, 1,167 4-persons, 449 5-persons, 176 6-persons, 76 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,753 1-person, 290 2-persons, 27 3-persons, 16 4-persons, 3 5-persons.

97.4% of residents of Winston County speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (81% speak English very well, 19% speak English 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 ($7255 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:

5.5
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Winston County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 117
  • 3 rooms: 273
  • 4 rooms: 1,158
  • 5 rooms: 2,503
  • 6 rooms: 1,994
  • 7 rooms: 1,104
  • 8 rooms: 457
  • 9+ rooms: 474
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 55
  • 3 rooms: 287
  • 4 rooms: 709
  • 5 rooms: 591
  • 6 rooms: 219
  • 7 rooms: 103
  • 8 rooms: 41
  • 9+ rooms: 10
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Winston County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 321
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,088
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,633
  • 4 bedrooms: 911
  • 5+ bedrooms: 125
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 268
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,053
  • 3 bedrooms: 603
  • 4 bedrooms: 76
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11
Cars and other vehicles available in Winston County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 409
  • 1 vehicle: 2,084
  • 2 vehicles: 3,399
  • 3 vehicles: 1,527
  • 4 vehicles: 482
  • 5+ vehicles: 186
  • no vehicle: 373
  • 1 vehicle: 962
  • 2 vehicles: 463
  • 3 vehicles: 139
  • 4 vehicles: 81
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

63% of Winston County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Alabama.

Winston County:

63.3%
State average:

58.1%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $52,200


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 Winston County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38.7%)
  • Electricity (36.5%)
  • Utility gas (20.2%)
  • Wood (2.3%)
  • Coal or coke (0.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (39.7%)
  • Electricity (30.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 75
Here:

2.7%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 38
Here:

3.2%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 54
Here:

8.5%
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

Winston County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Winston County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Winston County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Winston County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




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
Browse common businesses in Winston County, AL

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