Babbie, Alabama

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Population in 2013: 604 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.7%
 
Males: 292  (48.5%)
Females: 312  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  46.2 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 36467.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,244 (it was $26,328 in 2000)
Babbie:

$40,244
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,073 (it was $13,628 in 2000)

Babbie town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $70,918 (it was $50,000 in 2000)
Babbie:

$70,918
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $177,000; Detached houses: $257,894; Mobile homes: $60,015

Median gross rent in 2012: $694.

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Babbie races chart
  • White alone - 583 (96.7%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 9 (1.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Babbie: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (65.4%), Scottish (8.4%), Irish (7.0%), German (2.8%), English (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 263 feet

Land area: 11.5 square miles.

Population density: 52 people per square mile   (very low).

Babbie,AL real estate house value index trend

Babbie, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Babbie:

  • High school or higher: 80.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Babbie town:

  • Never married: 4.1%
  • Now married: 67.9%
  • Separated: 6.7%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $235 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $240 (0.5%)

Babbie satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dothan, AL (54.2 miles , pop. 57,737).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (73.4 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (550.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Opp, AL (2.0 miles ), Horn Hill, AL (2.0 miles ), Sanford, AL (2.1 miles ), Onycha, AL (2.4 miles ), Libertyville, AL (3.0 miles) , Andalusia, AL (3.1 miles ), Heath, AL (3.1 miles ), Kinston, AL (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 31.30 N, Longitude: 86.32 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

Babbie household income distribution Babbie home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.8%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +95 (+17.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (41%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Financial managers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)

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

Average climate in Babbie, Alabama

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Tornado activity:

Babbie-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 46% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.6 miles away from the Babbie town center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused $250 million in damages.

On 9/17/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.1 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Babbie-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 57.7 miles away from the city 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 349.8 miles away from Babbie 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 155.5 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 224.5 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 132.9 miles away from Babbie center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 335.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
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Hospitals and medical centers near Babbie:

  • OPP HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; OPP, AL)
  • MIZELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; OPP, AL)
  • LHC HOMECARE OF SOUTH ALABAMA (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; OPP, AL)
  • WIREGRASS HOSPICE - OPP (Hospital, about 5 miles away; OPP, AL)
  • MID-SOUTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • COMFORT CARE HOSPICE OF ANDALUSIS (Hospital, about 9 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • WIREGRASS HOSPICE ANDALUSIA (Hospital, about 9 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Babbie:

  • Enterprise State Community College (about 29 miles; Enterprise, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,101)
  • Troy University (about 41 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 51 miles; Dothan, AL; FT enrollment: 3,611)
  • Northwest Florida State College (about 54 miles; Niceville, FL; FT enrollment: 5,052)
  • Alabama State University (about 74 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 5,457)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 75 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,092)
  • The University of West Florida (about 75 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)

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Notable location: Babbie Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Babbie: Babbie Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Bethel Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Mulberry Creek (A), Poley Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Covington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.9%
(5.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.1%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.0%
Whole state:  4.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Babbie compared to Alabama state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (73%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Wood (0%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Babbie town (based on Covington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.93%
Here: 69.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents77.1%8.3%3.8%3.4%1.8%
Congregations49.6%10.9%9.2%11.8%4.2%
NameCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents1.2%0.9%0.6%0.6%2.4%
Congregations0.8%0.8%0.8%1.7%10.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Covington County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Covington County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Covington County:

7.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.8%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Covington County:

31.6%
Alabama:

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

5.7%
State:

13.5%
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 0$0 7$170
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$100
Totals for Government 0$0 8$270

Strongest AM radio stations in Babbie:

  • WAMI (860 AM; 1 kW; OPP, AL; Owner: THE OPP BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WOPP (1290 AM; 3 kW; OPP, AL; Owner: E. & R BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WZEP (1460 AM; 10 kW; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WALTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBY (1330 AM; 25 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: SPINNAKER LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTKN (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALEVILLE, AL; Owner: JOSEPH A. ADAMS, SR.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJSB (1050 AM; 5 kW; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTBF (970 AM; 5 kW; TROY, AL; Owner: TROY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WOOF (560 AM; 5 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WELB (1350 AM; 1 kW; ELBA, AL; Owner: ELBA RADIO COMPANY)
  • WGTX (1280 AM; 5 kW; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Babbie:

  • WAMI-FM (102.3 FM; OPP, AL; Owner: THE OPP BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKMX (106.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: WKMX, INC.)
  • WJIF (91.9 FM; OPP, AL; Owner: OPP EDUCATIONAL B/CNG FOUNDATION)
  • W218AO (91.5 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZTZ (101.1 FM; ELBA, AL; Owner: ELBA RADIO COMPANY)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRJM-FM (93.7 FM; GENEVA, AL; Owner: STAGE DOOR DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • WTKE (98.1 FM; HOLT, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDJR (96.9 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSTF (91.5 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY CHRISTIAN EDUC. RADIO,INC)
  • WFXX (107.7 FM; GEORGIANA, AL; Owner: JEFFREY K. HAYNES)
  • WPGG (93.3 FM; EVERGREEN, AL; Owner: GULF COAST BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WAAO-FM (103.7 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: COMPANION BROADCASTING SERVICE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Babbie:

  • WDIQ (Channel 2; DOZIER, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W19BV (Channel 19; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W36BQ (Channel 36; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W40BE (Channel 40; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • W49BM (Channel 49; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • W57CC (Channel 57; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W59CQ (Channel 59; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W65CW (Channel 65; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WDFX-TV (Channel 34; OZARK, AL; Owner: WAITT LICENSE CO. OF ALABAMA, L.L.C.)

Babbie fatal accident list:

Nov 29, 2003 09:55 PM, 1375, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Dec 9, 2001 06:15 PM, 1375, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 25, 1992 10:45 PM, Sr12, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 23, 1979 11:30 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Sep 1, 1978 01:40 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Babbie on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Repair and maintenance"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Textile mills and textile products"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Agricultural workers including supervisors"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Management occupations:"
  • #58 (36467) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States or American first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #95 (36467) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking English at home (pop 5,000+)"
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