Arsenal, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 2,675.
Males: 1,607  (60.1%)
Females: 1,068  (39.9%)
Median resident age:  23.9 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 35808

Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,034 (it was $35,435 in 2000)
Arsenal:

$46,034
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,257 (it was $14,860 in 2000)

Arsenal CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $185,745 (it was $112,500 in 2000)
Arsenal:

$185,745
AL:

$122,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $202,245; Detached houses: $212,742; Townhouses or other attached units: $151,239; In 2-unit structures: $94,525; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $65,070; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $120,812; Mobile homes: $49,063; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,316
  • Races in Arsenal, AL (2000)

    Arsenal races chart
    • 1,24552.6%White alone
    • 73431.0%Black alone
    • 2209.3%Hispanic
    • 1004.2%Two or more races
    • 451.9%Asian alone
    • 120.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 80.3%American Indian alone
    • 50.2%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Arsenal: 91.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 60.3 square miles.

Population density: 44 people per square mile   (very low).

Arsenal, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Arsenal:

  • High school or higher: 99.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Arsenal CCD:

  • Never married: 28.6%
  • Now married: 65.1%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Arsenal CCD:  0.0% ($0)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)
Arsenal satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntsville, AL (5.3 miles , pop. 158,216).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (79.0 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (499.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Redstone Arsenal, AL (1.3 miles ), Triana-Blackwall, AL (2.3 miles ), Huntsville, AL (2.3 miles ), Madison, AL (2.4 miles ), Triana, AL (2.5 miles ), Laceys Spring, AL (3.2 miles ), Mooresville, AL (3.5 miles) , Owens Cross Roads, AL (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 34.66 N, Longitude: 86.66 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (56%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (8%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (15%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Social assistance (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Business operations specialists (19%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Secondary school teachers (9%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Child care workers (11%)
  • Computer specialists (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

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

Average climate in Arsenal, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Arsenal-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 151% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the Arsenal place center killed 28 people and injured 267 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 tornado 22.1 miles away from the place center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

Earthquake activity:

Arsenal-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 60.1 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 93.2 miles away from Arsenal 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 270.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 93.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 217.9 miles away from Arsenal center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 221.1 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 Madison County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Arsenal:

  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF HUNTSVILLE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; HUNTSVILLE, AL)
  • BROOKSHIRE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HUNTSVILLE, AL)
  • HOSPICE FAMILY CARE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; HUNTSVILLE, AL)
  • HUNTSVILLE HOSPICE CARE INC (Hospital, about 5 miles away; HUNTSVILLE, AL)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF HUNTSVILLE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; HUNTSVILLE, AL)
  • HUNTSVILLE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HUNTSVILLE, AL)
  • MADISON MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MADISON, AL)

Operable nuclear power plants near Arsenal:

  • 19 miles: Browns Ferry 1 and 2 in Decatur, AL.
  • 19 miles: Browns Ferry 3 in Decatur, AL.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Arsenal:

  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 5 miles; Huntsville, AL; Full-time enrollment: 6,006)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 11 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,524)
  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 17 miles; Tanner, AL; FT enrollment: 7,911)
  • Athens State University (about 20 miles; Athens, AL; FT enrollment: 2,771)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 42 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 4,486)
  • Snead State Community College (about 43 miles; Boaz, AL; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 44 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)

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Notable locations in Arsenal: Byrd Spring Rod and Gun Club (A), Saturn V Dynamic Test Stand (B), Redstone Test Stand (C), Propulsion and Structural Test Facility (D), Neutral Buoyancy Space Simulator (E), Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment System (RAID) (F), Redstone Arsenal Fire Station 4 (G), Redstone Arsenal Fire Station 3 (H), Redstone Arsenal Fire Station 2 (I), Redstone Arsenal Fire Station 1 (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: North Park Center Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Arsenal include: Post Chapel (A), First Seventh Day Adventist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Moore Cemetery (1), Jones Cemetery (2), Jordan Cemetery (3), Lacey Cemetery (4), Williams Cemetery (5), Lanier Cemetery (6), Lacey Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Cribbs Pond (A), Lees Pond (B), Rock Pond (C), Swan Pond (D), Byrd Spring Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Huntsville Spring Branch (A), McDonald Creek (B), Byrd Spring Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Arsenal: Redstone Arsenal Recreation Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Madison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 58.0. This is better than average.

City:

58.0
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 5.26. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.26
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 1.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.61
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.63. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.63
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This place:  3.5 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  0.8%
Whole state:  70.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  1.0%
Whole state:  3.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

10.4%
Whole state:

16.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.4%
Whole state:

7.3%
587 people in military barracks, etc. in 2000
85 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.3
Alabama average:

13.2

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Arsenal CCD (based on Madison County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant105,503284
Mainline Protestant35,53372
Catholic14,1576
Black Protestant6,71041
Other6,58727
Orthodox3402
None165,981-
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: 35
Madison County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 9
This county:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Madison County:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 177
Madison County:

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 202
Here:

6.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.1%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Madison County:

30.9%
Alabama:

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

14.1%
State:

13.5%

6.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,483 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.13%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Limestone County, AL  0.42% ($39,638 average AGI)
from Morgan County, AL  0.34% ($39,647)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.22% ($33,736)


5.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,878 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
Alabama average:

6.06%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($750 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.08%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Limestone County, AL  0.73% ($51,914 average AGI)
to Morgan County, AL  0.29% ($37,187)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.22% ($29,314)

Strongest AM radio stations in Arsenal:

  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WDJL (1000 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: JAMES K. SHARP DBA 5TH AVE BROADCASTING)
  • WEUP (1600 AM; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATTS, SR. & VIRGINIA CAPLES)
  • WEUV (1700 AM; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATTS, SR & VIRGINIA CAPLES)
  • WUMP (730 AM; 1 kW; MADISON, AL; Owner: TENNESSEE VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WBHP (1230 AM; 1 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTKI (1450 AM; 1 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: MOUNTAIN MIST MEDIA, LLC)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WYAM (890 AM; daytime; 3 kW; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: DECATUR COMMUNICATIONS PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Arsenal:

  • WRTT-FM (95.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WXQW (94.1 FM; MERIDIANVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W293AH (106.5 FM; NORMAL, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W298AF (107.5 FM; HADEN, AL; Owner: HADEN RADIO COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • W202BV (88.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W222AK (92.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PRESS W. PARHAM)
  • WLRH (89.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WZYP (104.3 FM; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W278AA (103.5 FM; MADISON, AL; Owner: TENNESSEE VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WYFD (91.7 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)
  • WDRM (102.1 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAYH (88.1 FM; HARVEST, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W251AC (98.1 FM; CHAPSHAW, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WOCG (90.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: OAKWOOD COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Arsenal:

  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WAAY-TV (Channel 31; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF HUNTSVILLE LICENSE LLC)
  • WHNT-TV (Channel 19; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W67CO (Channel 67; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTZT-LP (Channel 11; ATHENS, AL; Owner: WTZT-LP TELEVISION STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WHIQ (Channel 25; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W38BQ (Channel 38; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYAM-LP (Channel 56; DECATUR, AL; Owner: DECATUR COMMUNICATION PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WMJN-LP (Channel 43; DECATUR, AL; Owner: FIRST CULLMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Arsenal compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Arsenal on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 1,000+"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military barracks, etc. (population 1,000+)"
  • #95 (35808) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2012 taxes (pop 1,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
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