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Population in 2017: 8,284 (83% urban, 17% rural).
Population change since 2000: +15.5%
 
Males: 3,830  (46.2%)
Females: 4,454  (53.8%)
Median resident age:

39.9 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 35016.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,281 (it was $36,716 in 2000)
Arab:

$44,281
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,963 (it was $20,035 in 2000)

Arab city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $147,562 (it was $90,300 in 2000)
Arab:

$147,562
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $185,101; detached houses: $198,580; townhouses or other attached units: $239,499; in 2-unit structures: $45,933; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $66,903; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $174,397; mobile homes: $86,381; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $10,150

Median gross rent in 2017: $552.

March 2019 cost of living index in Arab: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.6%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 78.8% for Black residents, 50.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.3% for American Indian residents, 85.4% for other race residents, 23.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Arab, AL (2017)
    • 7,76294.2%White alone
    • 1231.5%Hispanic
    • 1101.3%Two or more races
    • 1021.2%Asian alone
    • 630.8%Black alone
    • 310.4%American Indian alone

Races in Arab detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 29 registered sex offenders living in Arab, Alabama as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Arab is 286 to 1.


Crime rates in Arab by year

Type

2007

2008

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(13.0)
1
(12.9)
3
(37.1)
6
(73.3)
5
(60.3)
13
(155.3)
7
(84.0)
11
(132.0)
6
(71.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(13.0)
4
(51.6)
6
(74.2)
5
(61.1)
4
(48.2)
3
(35.8)
2
(24.0)
3
(36.0)
3
(35.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
32
(415.9)
30
(386.9)
53
(655.2)
39
(476.8)
23
(277.3)
30
(358.5)
34
(408.2)
55
(659.9)
37
(441.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
105
(1,365)
117
(1,509)
165
(2,040)
191
(2,335)
166
(2,001)
140
(1,673)
106
(1,273)
113
(1,356)
79
(942.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
445
(5,784)
348
(4,489)
460
(5,687)
469
(5,733)
414
(4,991)
382
(4,564)
385
(4,622)
366
(4,392)
406
(4,845)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
29
(376.9)
25
(322.5)
51
(630.5)
35
(427.9)
60
(723.3)
45
(537.7)
25
(300.1)
32
(384.0)
36
(429.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/A13
(160.7)
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City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)454.5414.2628.4599.4515.7549.4454.0573.7450.5

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Arab, AL

Crime rate in Arab detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 34 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.25
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (50.8%), English (7.8%), Irish (6.0%), German (5.8%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%), Scottish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1087 feet

Land area: 12.8 square miles.

Population density: 649 people per square mile   (low).

Arab, Alabama map

200 residents are foreign born (0.5% Asia, 0.5% Latin America, 0.3% Europe).

This city:

2.4%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $457 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $412 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntsville, AL (27.2 miles , pop. 158,216).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (58.4 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (523.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Joppa, AL (2.0 miles ),
Baileyton-Joppa, AL (2.3 miles ),
Union Grove, AL (2.4 miles),
Baileyton, AL (2.7 miles ),
Brooksville, AL (3.3 miles ),
Guntersville, AL (3.4 miles ),
Fairview, AL (3.5 miles ),
Holly Pond, AL (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 34.33 N, Longitude: 86.50 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,843 (+22.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,347 (41.5%)

Area code: 256

Distribution of median household income in Arab, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Arab, AL in 2017
Arab satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 36 buildings, average cost: $55,300
  • 1998: 42 buildings, average cost: $65,700
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $79,100
  • 2000: 25 buildings, average cost: $89,300
  • 2001: 25 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2002: 31 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 2003: 25 buildings, average cost: $91,400
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2005: 31 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 2006: 28 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2007: 50 buildings, average cost: $155,700
  • 2008: 28 buildings, average cost: $163,200
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $139,800
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $181,600
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2015: 7 buildings, average cost: $194,600
  • 2016: 10 buildings, average cost: $162,100
  • 2017: 15 buildings, average cost: $156,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Arab, AL residents
Average permit cost in Arab, AL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Alabama:

3.8%
Historical population in Arab, AL
Historical housing units in Arab, AL

Population change in the 1990s: +728 (+11.3%).
Most common industries in Arab, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.4%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.2%)
  • Health care (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.9%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Public administration (9.5%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (7.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Arab, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.2%)
  • Engineers (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.6%)
  • Engineers (6.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.9%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.9%)

Average climate in Arab, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Arab, Alabama average temperatures Arab, Alabama average precipitation Arab, Alabama humidity Arab, Alabama wind speed Arab, Alabama snowfall Arab, Alabama sunshine Arab, Alabama clear and cloudy days

Arab, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Arab-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 170% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/11/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the Arab city center killed 2 people and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.0 miles away from the city center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

Earthquake activity:

Arab-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 50.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 77.2 miles away from Arab center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 87.7 miles away from Arab center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 295.5 miles away from Arab center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 176.0 miles away from Arab center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 235.1 miles away from Arab center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marshall County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 17, Floods: 15, Tornadoes: 12, Winds: 6, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Arab topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Arab:

  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER - ARAB (235 THIRD STREET SE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Arab:

  • MARSHALL MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; GUNTERSVILLE, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Arab:

  • Snead State Community College (about 21 miles; Boaz, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 24 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 4,486)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 29 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,006)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 32 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,524)
  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 35 miles; Tanner, AL; FT enrollment: 7,911)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 37 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)
  • Gadsden State Community College (about 38 miles; Gadsden, AL; FT enrollment: 4,650)

Public high school in Arab:

  • ARAB HIGH SCH (Students: 765, Location: 511 ARABIAN DR NE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Arab:

See full list of schools located in Arab

Library in Arab:

  • ARAB PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $213,862; Location: 325 2ND STREET NW; 58,387 books; 2,086 audio materials; 2,161 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 81 state licensed databases; 55 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Arab: Arab Country Club (A), Arab Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Arab include: Independent Church (A), Pleasant Valley Church (B), Westside Baptist Church (C), Eddy Baptist Church (D), Gilliam Springs Baptist Church (E), Liberty Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Arab City Cemetery (1), Gilliam Springs Cemetery (2), Rice Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Pine Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Perkins Creek (A), Gilliam Creek (B), Clemons Branch (C), Wolf Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Dial A Story (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 325 2nd Street Northwest) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Green Park Motel - Office (3400 US Highway 231) (1), Arabian Motel (631 North Main Street) (2), Jameson Inn Arab (Sj) (706 N Brindlee Mountain Pkwy) (3), Stamps Inn Bed & Breakfast (102 1st Avenue Northeast) (4), Jameson Inn (706 North Brindlee Mountain Park) (5), Green Park Motel (3400 US Highway 231) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Arab City - Court Clerk (740 North Main Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Jill King - Country singer.

Marshall County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

67.2%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.3%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
81 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
14 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Arab in 2000:

  • 75 people in nursing homes
  • 20 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 8 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Arab (2011 data):

  • Peoples Bank of Alabama: Parkway Branch, Scant City Branch, Arab Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $511.3 mil, Deposits: $426.1 mil, headquarters in Cullman, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: Altrust Financial Services, Inc.
  • Merchants Bank of Alabama: Arab Branch at 1096 North Brindlee Mountain Parkway, branch established on 2008/04/14. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $243.0 mil, Deposits: $221.4 mil, headquarters in Cullman, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Merchants Financial Services, Inc.
  • Cadence Bank, N.A.: Arab Branch at 942 North Brindlee Mtn Parkway, branch established on 2008/03/24. Info updated 2011/12/14: Bank assets: $3,909.7 mil, Deposits: $3,124.0 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 112 total offices, Holding Company: Cadence Bancorp Llc
  • Woodforest National Bank: Arab Branch at 1450 N. Brindlee Mountain Parkway, branch established on 2009/04/04. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • BancorpSouth Bank: Arab Branch at 420 Brindlee Mountain Parkway, branch established on 1998/04/02. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.
  • Citizens Bank & Trust: Arab Branch at 1205 North Brindlee Mountain Parkway, branch established on 2004/06/18. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $286.8 mil, Deposits: $241.1 mil, headquarters in Guntersville, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens B & T Holdings, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Northgate Center Branch at 1001 Brindlee Mountain Parkway North, branch established on 1973/08/14. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Regions Bank: Arab Main Office at 1199 North Parkway, branch established on 1921/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Arab:

Marital status in Arab, AL
  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

For population 25 years and over in Arab:

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Arab
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Arab, AL (based on Marshall County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant43,707169
Catholic8,3822
Mainline Protestant7,86838
Other6133
Black Protestant3724
None32,077-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Marshall County:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Marshall County:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 67
Marshall County:

7.66 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
Marshall County:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Marshall County:

11.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.4%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Marshall County:

17.3%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Arab:

50.7%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.7%
State:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Arab:

28.5
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Arab:

19.8%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Arab:

10.8%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Arab:

34.7%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Arab:

56.1%
State:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.8%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Arab, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 25$78,858$37,8520$0
Water Supply 23$87,867$45,8440$0
Firefighters 20$67,693$40,6160$0
Streets and Highways 13$33,417$30,8460$0
Police - Other 12$28,722$28,7222$886
Parks and Recreation 9$23,660$31,5478$6,909
Sewerage 6$24,213$48,4263$452
Other Government Administration 5$17,765$42,6366$6,940
Local Libraries 5$9,314$22,3542$1,094
Welfare 4$8,663$25,9891$682
Solid Waste Management 3$7,414$29,6561$137
Judicial and Legal 3$7,733$30,9322$1,882
Financial Administration 2$3,787$22,7221$1,404
Correction 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 130$399,106$36,84126$20,386

Arab government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $131,000 ($15.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $21,000 ($2.54)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,092,000 ($252.54)
    Sewerage: $1,219,000 ($147.15)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,213,000 ($146.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,021,000 ($123.25)
    Regular Highways: $870,000 ($105.02)
    Central Staff Services: $638,000 ($77.02)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $446,000 ($53.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $222,000 ($26.80)
    Public Welfare - Other: $206,000 ($24.87)
    Libraries: $204,000 ($24.63)
    Financial Administration: $37,000 ($4.47)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $364,000 ($43.94)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,458,000 ($296.72)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $51,000 ($6.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000 ($3.14)
    Local Fire Protection: $21,000 ($2.54)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($2.41)
    Public Welfare - Other: $19,000 ($2.29)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($1.45)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($0.36)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,625,000 ($558.31)

Arab government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,244,000 ($150.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $917,000 ($110.70)
    Other: $379,000 ($45.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $83,000 ($10.02)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $54,000 ($6.52)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $197,000 ($23.78)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Gas Utilities: $404,000 ($48.77)
    Electric Utilities: $388,000 ($46.84)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $699,000 ($84.38)
    General Revenue - Other: $154,000 ($18.59)
    Rents: $70,000 ($8.45)
    Donations From Private Sources: $60,000 ($7.24)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($0.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $57,000 ($6.88)
    Other: $12,000 ($1.45)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,454,000 ($779.09)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,066,000 ($128.68)
    Property: $481,000 ($58.06)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $386,000 ($46.60)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $132,000 ($15.93)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $100,000 ($12.07)
    Other: $59,000 ($7.12)
    Motor Vehicle License: $27,000 ($3.26)
    Other License: $17,000 ($2.05)
    Other Selective Sales: $14,000 ($1.69)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000 ($0.60)

Arab government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,509,000 ($2113.59)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,388,000 ($2098.99)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $908,000 ($109.61)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $787,000 ($95.00)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $1,000,000 ($120.71)
    End of Fiscal Year: $797,000 ($96.21)

Arab government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $519,000 ($62.65)

5.75% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,633 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Alabama average:

5.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from DeKalb County, AL  0.67% ($28,534 average AGI)
from Etowah County, AL  0.64% ($31,111)
from Madison County, AL  0.59% ($60,000)


5.52% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,829 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Alabama average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Etowah County, AL  0.75% ($31,695 average AGI)
to Madison County, AL  0.74% ($44,679)
to DeKalb County, AL  0.62% ($36,240)
Businesses in Arab, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture2
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike1
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Chevrolet1Sears1
Curves1Subway2
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1U-Haul4
H&R Block1UPS1
Hardee's1Walmart1
KFC1

Strongest AM radio stations in Arab:

  • WRAB (1380 AM; 1 kW; ARAB, AL; Owner: REED BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WDJL (1000 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: JAMES K. SHARP DBA 5TH AVE BROADCASTING)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEUP (1600 AM; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATTS, SR. & VIRGINIA CAPLES)

Strongest FM radio stations in Arab:

  • WAFN-FM (92.7 FM; ARAB, AL; Owner: FUN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)
  • WTWX-FM (95.9 FM; GUNTERSVILLE, AL; Owner: GUNTERSVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • W298AF (107.5 FM; HADEN, AL; Owner: HADEN RADIO COMPANY)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WLRH (89.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WJIA (88.5 FM; GUNTERSVILLE, AL; Owner: LAKE CITY EDUCATIONAL B/CASTING INC.)
  • WXQW (94.1 FM; MERIDIANVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W293AH (106.5 FM; NORMAL, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WRTT-FM (95.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • W249BB (97.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W275AA (102.9 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ARCHIE C. BOBO, PERSONAL REP. OF DORSEY E. NEWMAN ESTATE)
  • W300AH (107.9 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PORTER L. BATTS)
  • WTAK-FM (106.1 FM; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W202BV (88.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WRJL-FM (99.9 FM; EVA, AL; Owner: ROJO, INC.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Arab:

  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WAAY-TV (Channel 31; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF HUNTSVILLE LICENSE LLC)
  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WHNT-TV (Channel 19; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W67CO (Channel 67; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCQT-LP (Channel 52; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: FIRST CULLMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
Arab fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Arab fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 30Number of bridges
  • 128ft / 39.3mTotal length
  • $14,721,000Total costs
  • 52,184Total average daily traffic
  • 3,268Total average daily truck traffic
  • 45,522Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Arab, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 131950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Arab, AL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Arab)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

86 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Arab, AL)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

127 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Arab)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1240X , Serial Number: 113, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 10/02/1963, Certificate Issue Date: 11/05/2013
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Elisha J Screws, 368 Halston Rd, Arab, AL 35016, Other Owners: Darris M Mccarrell
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 421C (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GTSIO-520 SER (435 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 421BD , Serial Number: 421C0679, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 03/25/1984, Certificate Issue Date: 03/17/2016
    Registrant (LLC): 421bd LLC, Po Box 177, Arab, AL 35016
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M-20G (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6776N , Serial Number: 680092, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 07/15/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 11/05/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Jeff N Clark, 1071 Swinging Bridge Rd Nw, Arab, AL 35016
  • Aircraft: KLENOSKI BRIAN DELBERT MINI-MAX (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 94BK , Serial Number: 922P, Certificate Issue Date: 05/13/2004
    Registrant (Individual): Charles W Mead, 934 Lowery Rd Ne, Arab, AL 35016

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 61. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 121 took place in 2014, and the least - 4 in 2006. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Arab, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (44.1%), and Outside Fires (38.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Arab, AL
    • 34844.1%Structure Fires
    • 30038.0%Outside Fires
    • 789.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 638.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Arab, AL
Most common first names in Arab, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James14371.2 years
William11674.0 years
John10573.2 years
Mary7175.9 years
Robert5473.2 years
Charles3466.4 years
Annie3382.8 years
Thomas3274.7 years
Willie3279.4 years
Joseph2775.6 years
Most common last names in Arab, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6277.6 years
Maze5175.2 years
King4275.9 years
Hyatt4277.8 years
Johnson3670.8 years
Miller3475.6 years
Light3171.5 years
Taylor2976.0 years
Jones2771.4 years
Black2677.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Arab, AL
  • 56.4%Electricity
  • 39.4%Utility gas
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Arab, AL
  • 70.4%Electricity
  • 27.4%Utility gas
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel


Arab compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.

Arab on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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