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(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(Covington County, Alabama)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 6,537

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,108

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 420

Renter-occupied housing units : 100

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,071

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,119

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 3,241

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,375


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(Covington County, Alabama)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 665

Householder 35 to 44 years : 1,148

Householder 45 to 54 years : 1,188

Householder 55 to 59 years : 704

Householder 60 to 64 years : 567

Householder 65 to 74 years : 633

Householder 75 years and over : 270

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 359

Householder 35 to 44 years : 460

Householder 45 to 54 years : 931

Householder 55 to 59 years : 649

Householder 60 to 64 years : 668

Householder 65 to 74 years : 1,446

Householder 75 years and over : 1,581


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(Covington County, Alabama)

Less than 10.0 percent : 125

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 292

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 326

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 459

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 311

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 343

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 93

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 207

50.0 percent or more : 718

Not computed : 828


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Covington County, Alabama)

Built 2010 or later : $144,800

Built 2000 to 2009 : $132,600

Built 1990 to 1999 : $87,000

Built 1980 to 1989 : $109,300

Built 1970 to 1979 : $96,100

Built 1960 to 1969 : $91,400

Built 1950 to 1959 : $81,800

Built 1940 to 1949 : $59,800

Built 1939 or earlier : $60,100


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in Covington County, Alabama: 67.9%

Percentage of Family Households in Alabama: 67.8%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Covington County, Alabama

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 18 18 $1,690,350
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

18 18 $1,690,350
2000        
  Single Family 20 20 $2,188,900
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

20 20 $2,188,900
2001        
  Single Family 5 5 $442,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

5 5 $442,000
2002        
  Single Family 20 20 $2,000,800
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

20 20 $2,000,800
2003        
  Single Family 8 8 $1,240,440
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

8 8 $1,240,440
2004        
  Single Family 6 6 $1,078,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 9 45 $2,882,628
  Total

15 51 $3,960,628
2005        
  Single Family 11 11 $1,614,246
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

11 11 $1,614,246
2006        
  Single Family 19 19 $2,433,790
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

19 19 $2,433,790


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Covington County, AL): $26,336
Median Household Income In 2000 (Alabama): $34,135


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Covington County): $52,900
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Alabama): $76,700


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Covington County, Alabama

Utility Gas: 29.2%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 21.3%
Electricity: 47.4%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.2%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 1.4%
Solar Energy: 0.1%
Other Fuel: 0.0%
No Fuel Used: 0.3%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Covington County, Alabama

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 29.91%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 52.7%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 17.39%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Covington County): $340
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Alabama): $447
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Covington County): $493


(updated 2010)



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