Eufaula Alabama: Crimes Statistics, Arrest and Population Information
The city of Eufaula can be located along the border of Georgia in the state of Alabama, USA. It is a part of the Barbour County and is Alabama's second largest historic district. The city has over 700 structures which are architecturally and historically significant. Eufaula currently lies on the Walter F George Reservoir, named after the dam of the same name constructed in 1963.
Among the earliest known settlement in the region were three Creek towns in the late 18th century, which were established on either side of the Chattahoochee River. White settlers arrived in the region in 1816, setting up camp above the river and adopting the name of the Creek village called Eufaula. The Creeks were made to give up their homes with the formulation of the 1832 Treaty of Cusseta. The city grew to be an essential hub for trading and shipping. Eufaula was a central point for ships and trade during the Civil War. Currently, it is the most populous city in the Barbour County.
The population of Eufaula Alabama
The United States Census Bureau has noted that the population of Eufaula was at 13,137 in 2010. According to the latest records, the city had an approximate of 12,044 people as on July 1, 2017. The city covers a land area of 59.39 square miles and the population density is 221.2 people per square mile.
The ethnic-demographic profile of the city notes that about 51 percent of the people here identify themselves as white. The remainder of the population includes 44.6 percent African American, 4.3 percent Hispanic or Latino people, 0.9 percent people of mixed races, 0.6 percent Asians, 0.5 percent Native American and 0.2 percent Pacific Islanders.
There are a total of 4,790 households in this town with 2.62 members per household. About 80.7 percent of the people of Eufaula above the age of 25 are high school graduates or have pursued further studies. Further, 17.8 percent of the population in this city holds a bachelor's degree or have sought higher education. The median household income in the region is $ 33,362 and the per capita income is $ 19,190. It has been noted that about 26.1 percent of the population in Eufaula earn below the levels of poverty.
The manufacturing industry is Eufaula's biggest employer taking about 25.4 percent of the city's labor force under its wing. It is closely followed by the education, healthcare, and social services sector which hires about 19.7 percent of the population and the retail trade which employs 14.2 percent of the people of Eufaula.
Crime in Eufaula Alabama
The US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has recorded in its Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program that there were a total of 1,044 criminal incidences reported during the year of 2016. These included 67 cases of violent crime, three cases of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, four cases of rape, 15 cases of robbery, 45 cases of aggravated assault, 555 cases of property crime, 111 cases of burglary, 317 cases of larceny-theft and 27 cases of motor vehicle theft.
In 2015, the law enforcement agency of Eufaula noted that there were a total of 492 criminal incidences recorded. Among them were one case of homicide, 10 cases of rape, 10 cases of robbery, 40 cases of assault, 106 cases of burglary, 304 cases of larceny and 21 cases of motor vehicle theft.
To combat crime, a total of 51 persons were working for the law enforcement agency in the region as recorded in 2016. Among them were 31 sworn officers (29 male and two female) and 20 civilians (one male and 19 female). A total of 625 arrests were made that year. These included 44 juvenile offenders and 581 adults.