Banks, Alabama

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Population in 2019: 164 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -26.8%
Males: 69  (42.4%)
Females: 95  (57.6%)
Median resident age:

36.8 years
Alabama median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 36005, 36081.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,185 (it was $21,719 in 2000)
Banks:

$51,185
AL:

$51,734

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $19,658 (it was $15,601 in 2000)

Banks town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $128,207 (it was $47,000 in 2000)
Banks:

$128,207
AL:

$154,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $138,157; detached houses: $180,927; mobile homes: $90,497

Median gross rent in 2019: $629.

March 2019 cost of living index in Banks: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 30.0%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 87.5% for Black residents)
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According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Banks, Alabama as of September 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Banks is 17 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (41.5%), Irish (2.8%), English (1.7%), African (1.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 553 feet

Land area: 2.01 square miles.

Population density: 81 people per square mile   (very low).

Banks, Alabama map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Banks town:

0.4% ($199)
Alabama:

0.4% ($289)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Montgomery, AL (45.8 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (584.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Banks-Josie, AL (1.9 miles ),
Brundidge, AL (2.6 miles ),
Troy, AL (2.7 miles ),
Needmore, AL (3.2 miles ),
Inverness, AL (3.5 miles ),
Henderson-Spring Hill, AL (3.8 miles ),
Goshen-Shady Grove, AL (3.9 miles ),
Clio, AL (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 31.81 N, Longitude: 85.84 W

Area code: 334

Distribution of median household income in Banks, AL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Banks, AL in 2019
Banks satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.3%
Alabama:

4.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +29 (+14.9%).
Most common industries in Banks, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.1%)
  • Truck transportation (5.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8.6%)
  • Truck transportation (8.6%)
  • Chemicals (6.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.9%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (6.9%)
  • Utilities (6.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Plastics & rubber products (12.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.2%)
  • Personal & laundry services (9.8%)
  • Apparel (7.3%)
  • Food (7.3%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (7.3%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
Most common occupations in Banks, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (11.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Carpenters (6.1%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (13.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.1%)
  • Carpenters (10.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.6%)
  • Religious workers (6.9%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (6.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (14.6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (12.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12.2%)
  • Personal appearance workers (9.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.3%)

Average climate in Banks, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Banks, Alabama average temperatures Banks, Alabama average precipitation Banks, Alabama humidity Banks, Alabama wind speed Banks, Alabama snowfall Banks, Alabama sunshine Banks, Alabama clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Pb
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.230. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.230
U.S.:

0.010

Tornado activity:

Banks-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.2 miles away from the Banks town center killed 2 people and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/19/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.4 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Banks-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 35% greater 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 97.0 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 137.5 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) earthquake occurred 185.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 241.3 miles away from Banks center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 185.8 miles away from Banks center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 135.4 miles away from Banks 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 Pike County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Banks topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Banks:

  • PIKE COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; TROY, AL)
  • FMC TROY (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; TROY, AL)
  • LIGHTHOUSE HOSPICE OF ALABAMA, LLC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; TROY, AL)
  • TROY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; TROY, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Banks:

  • Troy University (about 7 miles; Troy, AL; Full-time enrollment: 16,148)
  • Enterprise State Community College (about 36 miles; Enterprise, AL; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 41 miles; Dothan, AL; FT enrollment: 3,611)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 44 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,092)
  • Tuskegee University (about 44 miles; Tuskegee, AL; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • Faulkner University (about 46 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Alabama State University (about 47 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 5,457)

Public elementary/middle school in Banks:

  • BANKS SCH (Students: 347, Location: 9769 N. U. S. HWY. 29, Grades: KG-8)
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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Banks Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Banks and their reported violations in the past:

BANKS WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 2,550, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-14-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-14-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-01-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-11-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-11-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

63.6%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.5%
Whole state:

4.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Banks:

Marital status in Banks, AL
  • Never married: 34.6%
  • Now married: 43.5%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

For population 25 years and over in Banks:

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Alabama average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Banks, AL (based on Pike County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,09852
Black Protestant3,67519
Mainline Protestant2,44214
Other3253
Catholic2151
None16,144-
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
This county:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Pike County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Here:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Pike County:

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

12.2%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Pike County:

36.7%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.4%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Banks:

49.0%
State:

49.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.2%
Alabama:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.7
Alabama:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.0%
Alabama:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

13.3%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Banks:

6.7
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.0%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

52.2%
Alabama:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

83.4%
Alabama:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Banks, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,107
Financial Administration 0$0 1$797
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$550
Totals for Government 0$0 9$2,454

Banks government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $24,000 ($146.34)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $49,000 ($298.78)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($30.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $51,000 ($310.98)

Banks government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $198,000 ($1207.32)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $20,000 ($121.95)
    Property: $6,000 ($36.59)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $5,000 ($30.49)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $5,000 ($30.49)

Banks government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,276,000 ($7780.49)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,276,000 ($7780.49)

Banks government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $71,000 ($432.93)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $55,000 ($335.37)

5.56% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,072 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
Alabama average:

5.95%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Coffee County, AL  0.67% ($31,623 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, AL  0.51% ($28,981)
from Crenshaw County, AL  0.36% ($30,568)


7.10% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($33,894 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Alabama average:

5.97%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Montgomery County, AL  0.78% ($37,390 average AGI)
to Coffee County, AL  0.69% ($35,611)
to Dale County, AL  0.40% ($30,548)

Strongest AM radio stations in Banks:

  • WTBF (970 AM; 5 kW; TROY, AL; Owner: TROY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOOF (560 AM; 5 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WACV (1170 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Banks:

  • WTBF-FM (94.7 FM; BRUNDIDGE, AL; Owner: TROY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAXU (91.1 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WTSU (89.9 FM; MONTGOMERY-TROY, AL; Owner: TROY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKMX (106.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: WKMX, INC.)
  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZTZ (101.1 FM; ELBA, AL; Owner: ELBA RADIO COMPANY)
  • WBAM-FM (98.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: DEEP SOUTH BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHHY-FM (101.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAOQ (100.3 FM; BRANTLEY, AL; Owner: ALATRON CORPORATION, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Banks:

  • 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)
  • WNCF (Channel 32; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 32 MONTGOMERY LLC)
  • WGIQ (Channel 43; LOUISVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WMCF-TV (Channel 45; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Banks fatal accident list:

Nov 5, 2005 11:45 PM, Sr-93, Lat: 31.811170, Lon: -85.837310, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2
Dec 11, 1991 08:05 AM, 5005, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 20, 1984 05:07 PM, 29, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 79ft / 24.3mTotal length
  • $5,650,000Total costs
  • 4,035Total average daily traffic
  • 564Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,465Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
New bridges in Banks, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 21960-1969
  • 31980-1989
  • 52000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Banks, AL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Banks)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Rr At Monticello Road Us Hwy 29 (Lat: 31.815028 Lon: -85.842444), Type: Mast, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WQZT866,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.590 MHz, 160.785 MHz, 161.310 MHz, Grant Date: 08/02/2017, Expiration Date: 08/02/2027, Certifier: Shantrice Cruse-Scott, Registrant: Csx Transportation Inc, 6735 Southpoint Dr S, 4th Flr J958, Jacksonville, FL 32216, Phone: (904) 332-5925, Fax: (904) 332-6013, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Perote, 5169 Highway 29 (Lat: 31.954306 Lon: -85.705444), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 85.3 m, Overall height: 89.9 m, Call Sign: WQQQ293,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 02/12/2013, Expiration Date: 02/12/2023, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:
  • PEROTE, 754 Hwy 29 (Al12960-A) (Lat: 31.888611 Lon: -85.707417), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 122.5 m, Overall height: 125.3 m, Call Sign: WQXA563,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz... (+22 more), Grant Date: 01/13/2016, Expiration Date: 01/13/2026, Certifier: Larry F Butts, Registrant: Southern Company Services, 600 North 18th St/Bin 5n-8409, Birmingham, AL 35203, Phone: (205) 257-3223, Email:

Most common first names in Banks, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2474.3 years
James2171.8 years
Mary1572.0 years
John1481.0 years
Annie1383.6 years
Willie1071.7 years
Ruby776.0 years
Joseph683.0 years
Henry677.8 years
Johnnie564.4 years
Most common last names in Banks, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jordan1679.5 years
Green1678.0 years
Austin1579.3 years
Brantley1177.1 years
Renfroe1079.2 years
Mclendon975.0 years
Harden980.1 years
Richardson981.4 years
Sheppard984.3 years
Henderson981.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Banks, AL
  • 90.2%Electricity
  • 9.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Banks, AL
  • 100.0%Electricity


Banks compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There is 1 pilot and 12 other airmen in this city.
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