Ariton, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 745 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.5%
 
Males: 361  (48.5%)
Females: 384  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  43.2 years
Alabama median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 36311.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $27,656 (it was $21,083 in 2000)
Ariton:

$27,656
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,754 (it was $11,502 in 2000)

Ariton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $90,347 (it was $43,300 in 2000)
Ariton:

$90,347
AL:

$122,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $97,385; Detached houses: $103,697; Mobile homes: $59,679

Median gross rent in 2013: $451.

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  • Races in Ariton, AL (2010)

    Ariton races chart
    • 56574.0%White alone
    • 14018.3%Black alone
    • 466.0%Hispanic
    • 111.4%Two or more races
    • 10.1%Asian alone
    • 10.1%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ariton: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (16.9%), Irish (13.2%), English (6.8%), German (4.6%), Dutch (2.3%), Italian (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 460 feet

Land area: 5.07 square miles.

Population density: 147 people per square mile   (very low).

Ariton,AL real estate house value index trend

Ariton, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Ariton:

  • High school or higher: 64.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ariton town:

  • Never married: 31.9%
  • Now married: 41.6%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $293 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $231 (0.4%)

Ariton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dothan, AL (31.6 miles , pop. 57,737).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (62.2 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (588.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Clio, AL (3.2 miles ), Brundidge, AL (3.2 miles ), Victoria, AL (3.4 miles ), Ozark, AL (3.4 miles ), Blue Springs, AL (3.7 miles) , Louisville, AL (4.0 miles ), Banks, AL (4.1 miles ), Echo, AL (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000

Latitude: 31.60 N, Longitude: 85.72 W

Area code: 334

Ariton household income distribution Ariton home values distribution

Crime rates in Ariton by Year
Type 2004 2005 2007 2010
Murders 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1000
per 100,000 131.10.00.00.0
Robberies 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Assaults 3402
per 100,000 393.2524.20.0266.7
Burglaries 7002
per 100,000 917.40.00.0266.7
Thefts 10419
per 100,000 1,310.6524.2133.91,200.0
Auto thefts 1000
per 100,000 131.10.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.9) 323.3131.05.6124.9

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Crime rate in Ariton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.62
Alabama average:

2.28
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.1%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+1.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Information (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Ariton, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ariton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.0 miles away from the Ariton town center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused $250 million in damages.

On 3/3/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.3 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ariton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.4 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 153.8 miles away from Ariton center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 374.0 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 200.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 148.7 miles away from Ariton center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 245.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dale County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ariton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ariton:

  • OZARK HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; OZARK, AL)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF OZARK (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; OZARK, AL)
  • WIREGRASS HOSPICE OZARK (Hospital, about 11 miles away; OZARK, AL)
  • DALE MEDICAL CTR HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; OZARK, AL)
  • DALE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; OZARK, AL)
  • OZARK DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; OZARK, AL)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPICE OF DALE MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 12 miles away; OZARK, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ariton:

  • Troy University (about 20 miles; Troy, AL; Full-time enrollment: 16,148)
  • Enterprise State Community College (about 22 miles; Enterprise, AL; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 25 miles; Dothan, AL; FT enrollment: 3,611)
  • Tuskegee University (about 58 miles; Tuskegee, AL; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 60 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,092)
  • Faulkner University (about 62 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Alabama State University (about 63 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 5,457)

Public high school in Ariton:

  • ARITON SCH (Students: 660, Location: 264 CREEL RICHARDSON DRIVE, Grades: KG-12)
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Library in Ariton:

  • ARITON - DOT LANEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $24,239; Location: 30 W. MAIN STREET; 10,169 books; 27 audio materials; 308 video materials; 79 state licensed databases)

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Notable location: Ariton Fire Rescue (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Ariton include: Mount Olive Church (A), Bethel Assembly of God Church (B), Ariton United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sammon Cemetery (1), Universalist Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Dale County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 27.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 23.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.0
U.S.:

20.0

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.230. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.230
U.S.:

0.014
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.4%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.6% for Black residents, 28.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  71.9%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.5%
Whole state:  4.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Ariton (2011 data):

  • Troy Bank & Trust Company: Ariton Branch at 6 Atlantic Street, branch established on 2003/09/22. Info updated 2008/09/24: Bank assets: $852.0 mil, Deposits: $714.4 mil, headquarters in Troy, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Trust No. 3 Under The Will Of Charles Henderson

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.6
Alabama average:

11.9

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ariton town (based on Dale County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,97968
Mainline Protestant3,71227
Black Protestant1,8919
Other8724
Catholic2781
None25,519-
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: 8
Dale County:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Dale County:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

4.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.5%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Dale County:

33.1%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.1%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.1%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.6%
State:

44.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.6
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.6%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.7%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ariton:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ariton:

31.3%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

54.0%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Ariton:

78.1%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ariton, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$3,240$38,8804$106
Police Protection - Officers 3$6,912$27,6480$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$953
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$452
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,072
Totals for Government 4$10,152$30,4567$2,583

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $99,000 ($132.89)
    Police Protection: $82,000 ($110.07)
    Financial Administration: $45,000 ($60.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $32,000 ($42.95)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($13.42)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($12.08)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($5.37)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($4.03)
    Corrections - Other: $3,000 ($4.03)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $223,000 ($299.33)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $62,000 ($83.22)
    All Other: $32,000 ($42.95)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $23,000 ($30.87)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($12.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $182,000 ($244.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($8.05)
    General Support: $4,000 ($5.37)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $61,000 ($81.88)
    NEC: $59,000 ($79.19)
    Property: $19,000 ($25.50)
    Other Selective Sales: $13,000 ($17.45)
    Motor Vehicle License: $7,000 ($9.40)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $99,000 ($132.89)

12.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,203 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.71%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.42% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,312 average AGI)
Dale County:

0.42%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Houston County, AL  1.94% ($28,603 average AGI)
from Coffee County, AL  1.37% ($31,459)
from Henry County, AL  0.33% ($31,789)


13.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.25%
Alabama average:

6.06%

0.72% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,185 average AGI)
Dale County:

0.72%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Houston County, AL  2.05% ($38,291 average AGI)
to Coffee County, AL  1.45% ($36,205)
to Cumberland County, NC  0.27% ($48,681)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ariton:

  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WTBF (970 AM; 5 kW; TROY, AL; Owner: TROY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WOZK (900 AM; 1 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: OZARK B/CING. CORP.)
  • WOOF (560 AM; 5 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WTKN (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALEVILLE, AL; Owner: JOSEPH A. ADAMS, SR.)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ariton:

  • WKMX (106.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: WKMX, INC.)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZTZ (101.1 FM; ELBA, AL; Owner: ELBA RADIO COMPANY)
  • WTBF-FM (94.7 FM; BRUNDIDGE, AL; Owner: TROY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOAB (104.9 FM; OZARK, AL; Owner: OZARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAQG (91.7 FM; OZARK, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WDYF (90.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXU (91.1 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WDJR (96.9 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTVY-FM (95.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WOOF-FM (99.7 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WXUS (100.5 FM; FORT RUCKER, AL; Owner: SKYWAY BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WJRL-FM (103.9 FM; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WTSU (89.9 FM; MONTGOMERY-TROY, AL; Owner: TROY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WRJM-FM (93.7 FM; GENEVA, AL; Owner: STAGE DOOR DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • WRWA (88.7 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: TROY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WIZB (94.3 FM; ABBEVILLE, AL; Owner: CELEBRATIONS COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ariton:

  • WGIQ (Channel 43; LOUISVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WRJM-TV (Channel 67; TROY, AL; Owner: JOSIE PARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSFA (Channel 12; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WCOV-TV (Channel 20; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: WOODS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WDIQ (Channel 2; DOZIER, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WDFX-TV (Channel 34; OZARK, AL; Owner: WAITT LICENSE CO. OF ALABAMA, L.L.C.)
  • WDHN (Channel 18; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF ALABAMA, INC.)

Ariton fatal accident list:

Dec 19, 1982 08:35 PM, 51, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jul 4, 1976 11:10 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 4, 1975 11:10 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • $2,772,000Total costs
  • 2,030Total average daily traffic
  • 182Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,778Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Off Hwy 51 (Lat: 31.570722 Lon: -85.752444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 128 m, Call Sign: WPFR732
    Assigned Frequencies: 858.812 MHz, 858.887 MHz, 858.912 MHz, 859.287 MHz, 859.312 MHz, 859.337 MHz, 859.362 MHz, 859.387 MHz, 859.412 MHz, 859.787 MHz... (+12 more)Grant Date: 06/30/2009, Expiration Date: 06/08/2019Registrant: Southernlinc Wireless, 4601 Southlake Parkway - Suite 150, Hoover, AL 35244, Phone: (205) 257-1300, Fax: (205) 874-3953, Email:
  • Off Hwy 51 (Lat: 31.570722 Lon: -85.752444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 128 m, Call Sign: WQJM760
    Assigned Frequencies: 855.412 MHzGrant Date: 04/28/2009, Expiration Date: 06/08/2019, Cancellation Date: 05/21/2013, Certifier: Robin J CohenRegistrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3 Km Sw (Lat: 31.577111 Lon: -85.737167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 70 m, Call Sign: WPGD375
    Assigned Frequencies: 854.687 MHzGrant Date: 02/22/2005, Expiration Date: 04/06/2015, Cancellation Date: 08/20/2008Registrant: Southern Communications Services Inc. D/B/A Southern Linc, 600 University Park (Suite 400), Birmingham, AL 35209, Phone: (205) 874-3843, Fax: (205) 874-3953, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • DOTAL0044 MW, 186 Private Rd 1303 (Century Tel & County E911 - 144 Private Rd 1303) (Lat: 31.569750 Lon: -85.758389), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 56.4 m, Call Sign: WQPK225
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHzGrant Date: 06/11/2012, Expiration Date: 06/11/2022, Certifier: Patricia MorrisonRegistrant: Radyn, Inc, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • 2 Mi Sw (Lat: 31.577083 Lon: -85.737139), Structure height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: KUQ69, Licensee ID: L00022040
    Assigned Frequencies: 7075.00 MHzGrant Date: 01/10/1979, Expiration Date: 04/01/1987, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2000Registrant: Southeast Alabama Broadcasting Co Inc, Dothan, AL 36302

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KB4RWC, Grant Date: 11/13/1990, Expiration Date: 11/13/2000, Cancellation Date: 11/14/2002, Registrant: Gaylord C Ropp, R 1 Box 212, Ariton, AL 36311
  • Call Sign: KD4AXQ, Licensee ID: L00355234, Grant Date: 05/09/2001, Expiration Date: 08/06/2011, Cancellation Date: 08/07/2013, Registrant: Danny W Morrison, Rt 1 Box 197, Ariton, AL 36116
  • Call Sign: KD4EXF, Grant Date: 09/17/1991, Expiration Date: 09/17/2001, Cancellation Date: 09/18/2003, Registrant: John E Crosby, Ariton, AL 36311
  • Call Sign: KF4SOQ, Licensee ID: L01237616, Grant Date: 06/18/1997, Expiration Date: 06/18/2007, Cancellation Date: 02/23/2007, Certifier: Joel C Martin, Registrant: Joel C Martin, 1161 River Rd, Ariton, AL 36311
  • Call Sign: W4SOQ, Previous Call Sign: KF4SOQ, Licensee ID: L01237616, Grant Date: 02/23/2007, Expiration Date: 02/23/2017, Certifier: Joel C Martin, Registrant: Joel C Martin, 1161 River Rd, Ariton, AL 36311

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 63120 , Serial Number: 15077116, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 08/01/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Jerald W Cook, 1898 Dale County Rd 2, Ariton, AL 36311
  • Aircraft: SIX CHUTER SR7X1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 8019U , Serial Number: 98-1981-SR7X1
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel R Brent, Po Box 148, Ariton, AL 36311
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 11/12/1981
  • Aircraft: POTTER ROBERT L MODIFIED PITTS (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 851RP , Serial Number: CLR001, Airworthiness Date: 07/20/1990
    Registrant (Individual): Scott T Nowell, 1761 Co Rd 23, Ariton, AL 36311

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$42,0002$87,135
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$66,880
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0201.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ariton that have no violations reported:

  • ARITON WATER WORKS (Population served: 1,350, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
Most common first names in Ariton, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3871.9 years
Mary2475.2 years
William2377.4 years
John1771.7 years
Robert1378.8 years
Charles1372.2 years
Thomas1275.2 years
Willie1179.8 years
George1171.9 years
Annie1174.7 years
Most common last names in Ariton, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Phillips1773.2 years
Thompson1672.7 years
Baker1577.5 years
Jones1375.2 years
Danner1379.2 years
Jacobs1379.1 years
Sutton1373.0 years
Williams1269.4 years
Hartzog1179.2 years
Senn1170.4 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (74%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Ariton compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
There are 9 pilots and 52 other airmen in this city.
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