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    Limestone County

    TVASites Demographic Reports

    County Seat:  Athens
    Population:
    82,782 (Source 2010 US Census)
    Median Household Income:  $
    46,610 (2009 Estimate US Census)

    Limestone County is located in the north central portion of the State of Alabama. This county is home to 82,782 people with 31,103 in the labor force. Limestone County has a strong industrial base with more than 75 companies. Limestone County along with Madison County make up the Huntsville MSA.

    Data & Statistics

    Workforce

    Limestone County Economic QuickFacts

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    Subject

    Number

    Percent

    EMPLOYMENT STATUS

     

     

    Population 16 years and over

    51,118

    100

    In labor force

    31,103

    60.8

    Civilian labor force

    31,032

    60.7

    Employed

    29,709

    58.1

    Unemployed

    1,323

    2.6

    Percent of civilian labor force

    4.3

    (X)

    Armed Forces

    71

    0.1

    Not in labor force

    20,015

    39.2

    Females 16 years and over

    25,328

    100

    In labor force

    13,991

    55.2

    Civilian labor force

    13,974

    55.2

    Employed

    13,200

    52.1

    Own children under 6 years

    5,076

    100

    All parents in family in labor force

    2,840

    55.9

    COMMUTING TO WORK

     

     

    Workers 16 years and over

    29,283

    100

    Car, truck, or van -- drove alone

    24,568

    83.9

    Car, truck, or van -- carpooled

    3,592

    12.3

    Public transportation (including taxicab)

    82

    0.3

    Walked

    280

    1

    Other means

    172

    0.6

    Worked at home

    589

    2

    Mean travel time to work (minutes)

    26.4

    (X)

    Employed civilian population 16 years and over

    29,709

    100

    OCCUPATION

     

     

    Management, professional, and related occupations

    8,023

    27

    Service occupations

    3,672

    12.4

    Sales and office occupations

    6,587

    22.2

    Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

    260

    0.9

    Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations

    4,029

    13.6

    Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

    7,138

    24

    INDUSTRY

     

     

    Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining

    498

    1.7

    Construction

    2,840

    9.6

    Manufacturing

    7,840

    26.4

    Wholesale trade

    1,061

    3.6

    Retail trade

    3,567

    12

    Transportation and warehousing, and utilities

    1,243

    4.2

    Information

    447

    1.5

    Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing

    993

    3.3

    Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services

    2,166

    7.3

    Educational, health and social services

    4,642

    15.6

    Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services

    1,601

    5.4

    Other services (except public administration)

    1,376

    4.6

    Public administration

    1,435

    4.8

    CLASS OF WORKER

     

     

    Private wage and salary workers

    23,193

    78.1

    Government workers

    4,570

    15.4

    Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business

    1,847

    6.2

    Unpaid family workers

    99

    0.3

    INCOME IN 1999

     

     

    Households

    24,668

    100

    Less than $10,000

    2,755

    11.2

    $10,000 to $14,999

    1,884

    7.6

    $15,000 to $24,999

    3,731

    15.1

    $25,000 to $34,999

    3,076

    12.5

    $35,000 to $49,999

    4,153

    16.8

    $50,000 to $74,999

    4,773

    19.3

    $75,000 to $99,999

    2,333

    9.5

    $100,000 to $149,999

    1,471

    6

    $150,000 to $199,999

    310

    1.3

    $200,000 or more

    182

    0.7

    Median household income (dollars)

    37,405

    (X)

    With earnings

    19,659

    79.7

    Mean earnings (dollars)

    48,240

    (X)

    With Social Security income

    6,341

    25.7

    Mean Social Security income (dollars)

    10,120

    (X)

    With Supplemental Security Income

    1,302

    5.3

    Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)

    5,914

    (X)

    With public assistance income

    742

    3

    Mean public assistance income (dollars)

    1,928

    (X)

    With retirement income

    4,542

    18.4

    Mean retirement income (dollars)

    15,148

    (X)

    Families

    18,359

    100

    Less than $10,000

    1,064

    5.8

    $10,000 to $14,999

    1,120

    6.1

    $15,000 to $24,999

    2,421

    13.2

    $25,000 to $34,999

    2,098

    11.4

    $35,000 to $49,999

    3,388

    18.5

    $50,000 to $74,999

    4,215

    23

    $75,000 to $99,999

    2,218

    12.1

    $100,000 to $149,999

    1,375

    7.5

    $150,000 to $199,999

    297

    1.6

    $200,000 or more

    163

    0.9

    Median family income (dollars)

    45,146

    (X)

    Per capita income (dollars)

    17,782

    (X)

    Median earnings (dollars):

     

     

    Male full-time, year-round workers

    35,743

    (X)

    Female full-time, year-round workers

    23,389

    (X)

    POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)

     

     

    Families

    1,792

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    9.8

    With related children under 18 years

    1,331

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    14.2

    With related children under 5 years

    672

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    18.5

    Families with female householder, no husband present

    833

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    31.6

    With related children under 18 years

    718

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    39.8

    With related children under 5 years

    306

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    54.2

    Individuals

    7,771

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    12.3

    18 years and over

    5,133

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    11

    65 years and over

    1,029

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    14.6

    Related children under 18 years

    2,609

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    16.2

    Related children 5 to 17 years

    1,703

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    14.5

    Unrelated individuals 15 years and over

    1,984

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    26.4

    Source: US Census

    Limestone County People QuickFacts

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    Population, 2009 estimate

    78,572

    Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009

    19.6%

    Population, 2000

    65,656

    Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000

    21.3%

    Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2008

    6.4%

    Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2008

    23.8%

    Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2008

    12.2%

    Female persons, percent, 2008

    49.4%

    White persons, percent, 2008 (a)

    84.4%

    Black persons, percent, 2008 (a)

    13.4%

    American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2008 (a)

    0.5%

    Asian persons, percent, 2008 (a)

    0.8%

    Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2008 (a)

    0.0%

    Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2008

    1.0%

    Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2008 (b)

    4.1%

    White persons, not Hispanic, percent, 2008

    80.5%

    Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct age 5+, 2000

    59.3%

    Foreign born persons, percent, 2000

    1.7%

    Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000

    4.0%

    High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000

    74.5%

    Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000

    16.9%

    Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000

    13,301

    Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000

    26.4

    Housing units, 2007

    28,916

    Homeownership rate, 2000

    77.3%

    Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000

    9.8%

    Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000

    $86,400

    Households, 2000

    24,688

    Persons per household, 2000

    2.55

    Per capita money income, 1999

    $17,782

    Median household income, 2008

    $46,151

    Persons below poverty, percent, 2007

    12.6%

    Geography QuickFacts

    Limestone County

    Land area, 2000 (square miles)

    568

    Persons per square mile, 2000

    115.6

    FIPS Code

    83

    Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area

    Huntsville , AL Metro Area

    Source: US Census

    Limestone County Business QuickFacts

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    Private nonfarm establishments, 2007

    1,321

    Private nonfarm employment, 2007

    16,457

    Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2007

    -4.9%

    Nonemployer establishments, 2007

    5,056

    Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000)

    1,437,847

    Retail sales, 2002 ($1000)

    484,420

    Retail sales per capita, 2002

    $7,171

    Minority-owned firms, percent of total, 1997

    10.8%

    Black-owned firms, percent 2002 3.3%

    Women-owned firms, percent of total, 1997

    17.3%

    Building permits, 2008

    201

    Federal spending, 2008 ($1000)

    450,474

    Source: US Census

    Limestone County Social QuickFacts

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    Subject

    Number

    Percent

    SCHOOL ENROLLMENT

     

     

    Population 3 years and over enrolled in school

    16,015

    100

    Nursery school, preschool

    1,004

    6.3

    Kindergarten

    853

    5.3

    Elementary school (grades 1-8)

    7,711

    48.1

    High school (grades 9-12)

    3,549

    22.2

    College or graduate school

    2,898

    18.1

    EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

     

     

    Population 25 years and over

    43,456

    100

    Less than 9th grade

    3,976

    9.1

    9th to 12th grade, no diploma

    7,105

    16.3

    High school graduate (includes equivalency)

    14,102

    32.5

    Some college, no degree

    8,829

    20.3

    Associate degree

    2,095

    4.8

    Bachelor's degree

    5,166

    11.9

    Graduate or professional degree

    2,183

    5

    Percent high school graduate or higher

    74.5

    (X)

    Percent bachelor's degree or higher

    16.9

    (X)

    MARITAL STATUS

     

     

    Population 15 years and over

    52,055

    100

    Never married

    10,759

    20.7

    Now married, except separated

    31,348

    60.2

    Separated

    827

    1.6

    Widowed

    3,411

    6.6

    Female

    2,854

    5.5

    Divorced

    5,710

    11

    Female

    2,584

    5

    GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS

     

     

    Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years

    1,274

    100

    Grandparent responsible for grandchildren

    749

    58.8

    VETERAN STATUS

     

     

    Civilian population 18 years and over

    49,322

    100

    Civilian veterans

    6,565

    13.3

    DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION

     

     

    Population 5 to 20 years

    14,156

    100

    With a disability

    1,245

    8.8

    Population 21 to 64 years

    37,446

    100

    With a disability

    8,419

    22.5

    Percent employed

    53.9

    (X)

    No disability

    29,027

    77.5

    Percent employed

    77.6

    (X)

    Population 65 years and over

    7,048

    100

    With a disability

    3,637

    51.6

    RESIDENCE IN 1995

     

     

    Population 5 years and over

    61,239

    100

    Same house in 1995

    36,345

    59.3

    Different house in the U.S. in 1995

    24,500

    40

    Same county

    13,566

    22.2

    Different county

    10,934

    17.9

    Same state

    6,343

    10.4

    Different state

    4,591

    7.5

    Elsewhere in 1995

    394

    0.6

    NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH

     

     

    Total population

    65,676

    100

    Native

    64,581

    98.3

    Born in United States

    64,206

    97.8

    State of residence

    47,094

    71.7

    Different state

    17,112

    26.1

    Born outside United States

    375

    0.6

    Foreign born

    1,095

    1.7

    Entered 1990 to March 2000

    579

    0.9

    Naturalized citizen

    368

    0.6

    Not a citizen

    727

    1.1

    REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN

     

     

    Total (excluding born at sea)

    1,095

    100

    Europe

    99

    9

    Asia

    182

    16.6

    Africa

    0

    0

    Oceania

    0

    0

    Latin America

    814

    74.3

    Northern America

    0

    0

    LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME

     

     

    Population 5 years and over

    61,239

    100

    English only

    58,769

    96

    Language other than English

    2,470

    4

    Speak English less than 'very well

    1,117

    1.8

    Spanish

    1,593

    2.6

    Speak English less than "very well"

    839

    1.4

    Other Indo-European languages

    611

    1

    Speak English less than "very well"

    139

    0.2

    Asian and Pacific Island languages

    193

    0.3

    Speak English less than "very well"

    123

    0.2

    ANCESTRY (single or multiple)

     

     

    Total population

    65,676

    100

    Total ancestries reported

    52,805

    80.4

    Arab

    32

    0

    Czech1

    38

    0.1

    Danish

    32

    0

    Dutch

    649

    1

    English

    5,046

    7.7

    French (except Basque)1

    1,018

    1.6

    French Canadian1

    126

    0.2

    German

    4,683

    7.1

    Greek

    28

    0

    Hungarian

    61

    0.1

    Irish1

    6,357

    9.7

    Italian

    716

    1.1

    Lithuanian

    16

    0

    Norwegian

    197

    0.3

    Polish

    451

    0.7

    Portuguese

    13

    0

    Russian

    117

    0.2

    Scotch-Irish

    1,165

    1.8

    Scottish

    952

    1.4

    Slovak

    0

    0

    Subsaharan African

    683

    1

    Swedish

    234

    0.4

    Swiss

    20

    0

    Ukrainian

    22

    0

    United States or American

    14,960

    22.8

    Welsh

    192

    0.3

    West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)

    26

    0

    Other ancestries

    14,971

    22.8

    Source: US Census

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