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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Lowndes County, Alabama)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 1,966

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 191

Female householder, no husband present : 1,353

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 1,140

Householder not living alone : 131


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Lowndes County, Alabama)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 72

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 93

All other households : 4,616


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Lowndes County, Alabama)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,743

Renter-occupied housing units : 223

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 143

Renter-occupied housing units : 48

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 841

Renter-occupied housing units : 512

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 910

Renter-occupied housing units : 361


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Lowndes County, Alabama)

Less than $10,000 : 943

$10,000 to $14,999 : 416

$15,000 to $19,999 : 390

$20,000 to $24,999 : 325

$25,000 to $29,999 : 299

$30,000 to $34,999 : 379

$35,000 to $39,999 : 193

$40,000 to $44,999 : 181

$45,000 to $49,999 : 225

$50,000 to $59,999 : 295

$60,000 to $74,999 : 389

$75,000 to $99,999 : 331

$100,000 to $124,999 : 262

$125,000 to $149,999 : 25

$150,000 to $199,999 : 36

$200,000 or more : 92


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Lowndes County, Alabama)

Total : 5,919


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Lowndes County, Alabama)

Occupied : 4,781

Vacant : 1,138


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Lowndes County, Alabama)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Lowndes County, Alabama)

Built 2005 or later : 116

Built 2000 to 2004 : 281

Built 1990 to 1999 : 1,455

Built 1980 to 1989 : 1,376

Built 1970 to 1979 : 1,406

Built 1960 to 1969 : 581

Built 1950 to 1959 : 298

Built 1940 to 1949 : 110

Built 1939 or earlier : 296


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Lowndes County, Alabama)

Utility gas : 430

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 2,202

Electricity : 2,022

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 16

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 106

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 5

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Lowndes County, Alabama)

Less than $10,000 : 280

$10,000 to $14,999 : 256

$15,000 to $19,999 : 105

$20,000 to $24,999 : 154

$25,000 to $29,999 : 232

$30,000 to $34,999 : 171

$35,000 to $39,999 : 86

$40,000 to $49,999 : 244

$50,000 to $59,999 : 254

$60,000 to $69,999 : 205

$70,000 to $79,999 : 266

$80,000 to $89,999 : 123

$90,000 to $99,999 : 134

$100,000 to $124,999 : 334

$125,000 to $149,999 : 152

$150,000 to $174,999 : 164

$175,000 to $199,999 : 154

$200,000 to $249,999 : 129

$250,000 to $299,999 : 67

$300,000 to $399,999 : 59

$400,000 to $499,999 : 11

$500,000 to $749,999 : 15

$750,000 to $999,999 : 13

$1,000,000 or more : 29


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Lowndes County, Alabama)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 77

Home equity loan only : 141

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 12

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 1,545

Housing units without a mortgage : 1,862


(updated 2009)



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

Built 2005 or later : $185,100

Built 2000 to 2004 : $68,300

Built 1990 to 1999 : $39,000

Built 1980 to 1989 : $51,400

Built 1970 to 1979 : $67,400

Built 1960 to 1969 : $66,500

Built 1950 to 1959 : $48,500

Built 1940 to 1949 : $99,000

Built 1939 or earlier : $113,300


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Lowndes County, Alabama: 70.6%

Percentage of Family Households in Alabama: 67.8%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Lowndes 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 4 4 $412,495
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

4 4 $412,495
2000        
  Single Family 3 3 $290,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 3 $290,000
2001        
  Single Family 2 2 $125,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

2 2 $125,000
2002        
  Single Family 4 4 $458,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

4 4 $458,000
2003        
  Single Family 3 3 $402,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 3 $402,000
2004        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2005        
  Single Family 3 3 $375,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 3 $375,000
2006        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Lowndes County, AL): $23,050
Median Household Income In 2000 (Alabama): $34,135


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Lowndes County): $46,700
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Alabama): $76,700


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Lowndes County, Alabama

Utility Gas: 10.2%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 52.5%
Electricity: 32.4%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.3%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 4.5%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.0%
No Fuel Used: 0.1%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Lowndes County, Alabama

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 35.42%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 64.58%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Lowndes County): $298
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Alabama): $447
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Lowndes County): $712


(updated 2010)



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