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Lauderdale County is located in Alabama with a population of 92,590. Lauderdale County is one of the best places to live in Alabama. In Lauderdale County, most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Lauderdale County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Lauderdale County are highly rated.
Population
92,590

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$126,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$633
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Lauderdale County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    294.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    74.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    99.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    796.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,092.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    362
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Lauderdale County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,888
National
$55,322

Lauderdale County Reviews

2 reviews
Lauderdale County is an amazing place to live and an amazing place to raise a family. The crime rate is low, the surrounding schools are high-achieving, and there are always numerous events to be apart of such as the W.C. Handy Festival and the Trail of Tears memorial in Waterloo.
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I love how closely knitted together the community here is, and how everyone seems to know one another very well. Everyone is very friendly, and they welcome you with open arms.