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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C
Pickens County is located in Alabama with a population of 20,170. In Pickens County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Pickens County and residents tend to lean conservative.
Population
20,170

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$91,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$429
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Pickens 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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    305.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    40.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    264.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    651.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    40.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Pickens County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,220
National
$55,322

Pickens County Reviews

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Pickens County is a great place to live, with many job opportunities , great schools, and many different restaurants. It is within driving distance to both Tuscaloosa, AL and Mississippi, AL, so you can take advantage of those cities while still living in a rural area.
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