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Pickens County Introduction

Sources: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Foscue, Virginia O., Place Names in Alabama, The University of Alabama Press, 1989.
Graves, John Temple, ed.,  The Book of Alabama and the South, Protective Life Insurance Co., Birmingham, 1933. U.S. Bureau of the Census, Estimates Division.

Population of County - 19,746

Source: Experian/Applied Geographic Solutions

Cities and Towns

Cities

Population

 

2000

2011

2016 Projections

Aliceville

2,567

2,054

2,121

Carrollton

987

818

880

Gordo

1,677

1,633

1,669

Pickensville

662

553

543

Reform

1,978

1,652

1,779

Sources: US Census Bureau

Population Trends

1990
Census
2000
Census
2011
Estimated

2016
Projections

Total Population

20,698 20,949 19,845

20,229

Population Density

23.3 23.5 22.3

 

Sources: US Census Bureau, Experian/Applied Geographic Solutions

Economic Structure

Labor Force Estimates, October 2011

Civilian Labor Force

7,726

Employment

7,015

Unemployment Rate, October 2011

United States

8.5%

Alabama

8.1%

Pickens County

9.2%

Source:Alabama Department of Industrial Relations. Link

Households and Income

2011 Estimates

2016 Projections

Number of Households

7,881

7,369

Average Household Income

$38,680

$40,100

Median Household Income

$27,300

$28,504

Per Capita Income

$15,663

$14,947

Sources: Demographic Data Copyright by Experion/ Applied Geographic Solutions

Educational Attainment

Employed Persons Aged 25 Years and Older: 13,086

Less than 9th grade

9.8%

9th - 12th grade, no diploma

11.3%

High school graduate/ GED

43.9%

Some College, no degree

17.9%

Associate degree

4.0%

Bachelor's degree

8.9%

Graduate/Prof. degree

4.2%

Source: 2011 Estimates Experian/Applied Geographic Solutions

Tax Rates

Ad valorem tax rate (mills)

Alabama

6.5

Pickens County School District 1

11.2

Pickens County School District 2

11.2
Pickens County (All Other Districts) 16.4

Municipality-Aliceville

23.0

Municipality-Carrollton

26.0

Municipality-Gordo

15.0

Municipality-Reform

18.5

Municipality-Pickensville

5.0

Municipality-Memphis

5.0

Sales tax percent (gross receipts)

Alabama

4.0

Pickens County

3.0

Note: Within the county there may be additional municipal taxes.

Source: Alabama Department of Revenue Link Link

 

Transportation Facts

Highway Mileage

State System

160

County System

859

Source:Alabama Department of Transportation, 1996.

Rail

Norfolk Southern Railway

Kansas City Southern Railway Co.

Source: Alber Leland Publishing, 1997.

State Licensed Airports

Number

2

Largest Airport

Reform

Longest Runway (feet)

5,143 X 80

Runway Lights

dusk to dawn

Source: Alabama Department of Aeronautics, Aeronautical Chart 1997-1998.

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