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Population in 2014: 8,284 (83% urban, 17% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.5%
 
Males: 3,850  (46.5%)
Females: 4,434  (53.5%)
Median resident age:  42.4 years
Alabama median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 35016.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,539 (it was $36,716 in 2000)
Arab:

$40,539
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,284 (it was $20,035 in 2000)

Arab city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $149,148 (it was $90,300 in 2000)
Arab:

$149,148
AL:

$122,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $529.

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  • Races in Arab, AL (2013)

    Arab races chart
    • 7,94396.1%White alone
    • 1251.5%Hispanic
    • 791.0%Two or more races
    • 470.6%Asian alone
    • 170.2%American Indian alone
    • 40.05%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Arab: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (17.9%), United States (17.1%), German (16.5%), English (10.4%), Scotch-Irish (4.0%), Scottish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1087 feet

Land area: 12.8 square miles.

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

Arab,AL real estate house value index trend

Arab, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Arab:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Arab city:

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 48.6%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 16.6%

79 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.1%
Alabama:

2.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $530 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $328 (0.3%)

Arab satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.33 N, Longitude: 86.50 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +888 (+10.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,378 (41.5%)

Area code: 256

Arab household income distribution Arab home values distribution

Crime rates in Arab by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2007 2008 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 000001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.012.40.00.00.0
Rapes 1311136513
per 100,000 13.841.013.613.012.937.173.360.3155.3
Robberies 141146543
per 100,000 13.854.713.613.051.674.261.148.235.8
Assaults 157323053392330
per 100,000 13.868.495.2415.9386.9655.2476.8277.3358.5
Burglaries 11110884105117165191166140
per 100,000 1,533.81,477.61,142.41,364.71,509.12,039.82,335.02,001.21,672.8
Thefts 462478390445348460469414382
per 100,000 6,383.96,539.95,304.05,783.74,488.65,686.75,733.54,991.04,564.5
Auto thefts 303423292551356045
per 100,000 414.5465.2312.8376.9322.5630.5427.9723.3537.7
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A13N/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A160.7N/AN/AN/A
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 285.2) 421.9474.3358.0463.4422.3640.7611.1525.8560.2

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Arab detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 35 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.89
Alabama average:

2.23
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +728 (+11.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Information (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Work and jobs in Arab: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Arab, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 the city 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 the city 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 (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 16, Floods: 14, Tornadoes: 11, Winds: 5, 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

Birthplace of: Jill King - Country singer.

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)

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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 USHighway 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 USHighway 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

Marshall County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.0%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.0% for American Indian residents, 13.6% for two or more races residents)
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

Arab, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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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) (Amended And
  • 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Alabama average:

11.9

Arab travel time to work - commute Arab mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Arab city (based on Marshall County data)

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.
Alabama:

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

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.
State:

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

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Marshall County:

27.4%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This 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
Financial Administration 2$3,787$22,7221$1,404
Other Government Administration 5$17,765$42,6366$6,940
Judicial and Legal 3$7,733$30,9322$1,882
Police Protection - Officers 25$78,858$37,8520$0
Police - Other 12$28,722$28,7222$886
Firefighters 20$67,693$40,6160$0
Streets and Highways 13$33,417$30,8460$0
Welfare 4$8,663$25,9891$682
Solid Waste Management 3$7,414$29,6561$137
Sewerage 6$24,213$48,4263$452
Parks and Recreation 9$23,660$31,5478$6,909
Water Supply 23$87,867$45,8440$0
Local Libraries 5$9,314$22,3542$1,094
Totals for Government 130$399,106$36,84126$20,386

Arab government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,286,000 ($155.24)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,592,000 ($192.18)
    Police Protection: $1,458,000 ($176.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $608,000 ($73.39)
    Regular Highways: $546,000 ($65.91)
    Fire Protection: $503,000 ($60.72)
    Health Services - Other: $438,000 ($52.87)
    Sewerage: $392,000 ($47.32)
    General - Other: $259,000 ($31.27)
    Financial Administration: $256,000 ($30.90)
    Central Staff Services: $249,000 ($30.06)
    General Public Buildings: $186,000 ($22.45)
    Libraries: $185,000 ($22.33)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $182,000 ($21.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $155,000 ($18.71)
    Welfare - Other: $70,000 ($8.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $325,000 ($39.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $120,000 ($14.49)
    General - Other: $110,000 ($13.28)
    Regular Highways: $101,000 ($12.19)
    Police Protection: $85,000 ($10.26)
    Health - Other: $18,000 ($2.17)
    Central Staff: $7,000 ($0.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($0.85)
    Welfare - Other: $1,000 ($0.12)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,112,000 ($375.66)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $513,000 ($61.93)

Arab government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $393,000 ($47.44)
    Sewerage: $307,000 ($37.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $117,000 ($14.12)
    Parks & Recreation: $87,000 ($10.50)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,781,000 ($214.99)
    Interest Earnings: $290,000 ($35.01)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,991,000 ($361.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $341,000 ($41.16)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $4,294,000 ($518.35)
    NEC: $726,000 ($87.64)
    Property: $338,000 ($40.80)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $58,000 ($7.00)
    Tobacco Sales: $51,000 ($6.16)
    Motor Vehicle License: $26,000 ($3.14)

Arab government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $8,670,000 ($1046.60)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,413,000 ($653.43)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $7,050,000 ($851.04)
    Other NEC: $4,008,000 ($483.82)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $7,455,000 ($899.93)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $11,955,000 ($1443.14)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,765,000 ($454.49)
    Other, NEC: $1,966,000 ($237.32)

Arab government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,247,000 ($512.68)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,867,000 ($1191.09)

5.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,598 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
Alabama average:

6.02%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Etowah County, AL  0.74% ($24,098 average AGI)
from DeKalb County, AL  0.70% ($24,626)
from Madison County, AL  0.65% ($42,379)


5.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,664 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Alabama average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Madison County, AL  0.73% ($43,039 average AGI)
to Etowah County, AL  0.72% ($25,772)
to DeKalb County, AL  0.58% ($23,344)

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 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Arab fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 25m82ftTotal length
  • $11,424,000Total costs
  • 40,645Total average daily traffic
  • 2,657Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Lat: 34.375333 Lon: -86.546917, Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WPTT914
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.295 MHzGrant Date: 12/13/2001, Expiration Date: 12/13/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/18/2012, Certifier: Howard ManningRegistrant: Lao, 102 East Middle St, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (800) 886-4222, Fax: (717) 337-9157
  • Lat: 34.324833 Lon: -86.489500, Call Sign: WPWG735
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.385 MHz, 159.570 MHz, 159.735 MHz, 160.095 MHz, 160.125 MHz, 160.155 MHz, 160.170 MHz, 160.200 MHzGrant Date: 09/01/2012, Expiration Date: 11/13/2022, Certifier: John MullinsRegistrant: Sullivan Communications, 202 Business Center Drive, Birmingham, AL 35244, Phone: (205) 988-5522, Fax: (205) 988-3125
  • Lat: 34.315917 Lon: -86.494972, Call Sign: WPZJ731
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.500 MHz, 456.500 MHzGrant Date: 01/23/2004, Expiration Date: 01/23/2014, Cancellation Date: 04/01/2013, Certifier: Dennis AndrewsRegistrant: Ott Communications, 900 D Hammond St, Bangor, ME 04401, Phone: (207) 992-9920, Email:
  • 4TANK, Intersection Of 4th Ave And 5th Street (Lat: 34.323000 Lon: -86.501472), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQEB404
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.037 MHzGrant Date: 11/03/2015, Expiration Date: 12/20/2025, Certifier: Bentley L IsomRegistrant: Cpi Technologies, Inc., 1022 Commerce Blvd., Pelham, AL 35124, Phone: (205) 987-3200, Fax: (205) 987-3205, Email:
  • UNIONTK, Approx 800 West Of Union Hill Rd (Lat: 34.488056 Lon: -86.612222), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQED548
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.037 MHzGrant Date: 11/03/2015, Expiration Date: 01/03/2026, Certifier: Bentley L IsomRegistrant: Cpi Technologies, Inc., 1022 Commerce Blvd., Pelham, AL 35124, Phone: (205) 987-3200, Fax: (205) 987-3205, Email:
  • Lat: 34.340472 Lon: -86.519750, Call Sign: WQLF439
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.487 MHz, 463.762 MHz, 464.462 MHzGrant Date: 01/06/2010, Expiration Date: 01/06/2020, Certifier: Keith R PittmanRegistrant: Allcomm Wireless Inc., 4116 First Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35222, Phone: (205) 591-8804, Fax: (205) 595-7642, Email:
  • Lat: 34.375333 Lon: -86.546917, Call Sign: WQQA338
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.295 MHzGrant Date: 10/02/2012, Expiration Date: 10/02/2022, Certifier: Howard Manning JrRegistrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • 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
    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
    Registrant (Corporation): 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
    Registrant (Individual): Jeff N Clark, 1071 Swinging Bridge Rd Nw, Arab, AL 35016
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 340A (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6871D , Serial Number: 340A1519, Year manufactured: 1982, Airworthiness Date: 03/17/1982
    Registrant (Corporation): Seven One Delta LLC, Po Box 177, Arab, AL 35016
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 71132 , Serial Number: 18259507, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 01/09/1969
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Bruce G Neale, 1018 Bailey Rd Nw, Arab, AL 35016, Other Owners: April D Neale
  • Aircraft: KLENOSKI BRIAN DELBERT MINI-MAX (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 94BK , Serial Number: 922P
    Registrant (Individual): Charles W Mead, 934 Lowery Rd Ne, Arab, AL 35016

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Utility gas (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
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

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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in 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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