Coosa County, Alabama is located in the east-central part of the state. It is part of the Talladega-Sylacauga metropolitan statistical area, and has a population of 11,539, according to the 2019 U.S. Census. The median household income in Coosa County is $40,821, which is slightly lower than the national median of $61,937.
The county has a diverse economy, with industries such as manufacturing, retail, and healthcare making up the largest sectors. Manufacturing makes up the largest share of employment, with 20.5% of the county’s workforce employed in this sector. The retail trade sector is the second largest employer, with 12.7% of the workforce employed in this sector. Healthcare is the third largest sector, with 11.6% of the workforce employed in this sector.
The demographics of Coosa County are mostly white, with 86.1% of the population identifying as such. African Americans make up 8.2% of the population, and Hispanics make up 3.7%. The median age of the population is 41.2 years, which is slightly higher than the national median of 38.3 years.
Education in Coosa County is provided by the Coosa County School System, which consists of seven public schools. The school system is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and offers a variety of educational programs for students in grades K-12.
The real estate market in Coosa County is relatively affordable, with the median home value being $113,400. This is significantly lower than the national median home value of $231,200. The median rent in Coosa County is $788, which is lower than the national median of $1,062. The area has seen an increase in home values in recent years, with values increasing by 5.2% over the past year.