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Fayette County

Population in 2012: 212 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.9%
 

Males: 100  (47.4%)
Females: 112  (52.6%)

Median resident age:  45.3 years
Alabama median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 35545, 35555, 35574.

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Estimated median household income in 2011: $28,788 (it was $32,188 in 2000)
Belk:

$28,788
Alabama:

$41,415
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $15,839

Belk town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $81,258 (it was $75,000 in 2000)
Belk:

$81,258
Alabama:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $83,269; Detached houses: $98,631; Mobile homes: $18,750

Median gross rent in 2011: $445.

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  • White alone - 206 (95.8%)
  • Black alone - 6 (2.8%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Belk: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (22.3%), German (16.3%), Irish (6.5%), English (4.9%), French (2.7%), Dutch (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 314 feet

Land area: 1.33 square miles.

Population density: 159 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Belk:

  • High school or higher: 66.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Belk town:

  • Never married: 16.0%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 9.1%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 21.9%

0 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.0%
Alabama:  2.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $300 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $264 (0.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (38.0 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (65.0 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (514.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Kennedy, AL (2.3 miles ), Fayette, AL (2.6 miles ), Millport, AL (3.2 miles ), Vernon, AL (3.6 miles ), Russell, AL (4.1 miles ), Berry, AL (4.3 miles ), Reform, AL (4.4 miles ), North River, AL (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 33.65 N, Longitude: 87.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 205

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.0%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -41 (-16.1%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (34%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (32%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (11%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Communications equipment operators (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Belk-area historical tornado activity is above Alabama state average. It is 239% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the Belk town center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

On 3/3/1966, a category F5 tornado 35.1 miles away from the town center killed 58 people and injured 518 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Belk-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 42.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 7.3 miles away from Belk 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 69.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 38.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 42.2 miles away from Belk center
On 8/19/2004 at 23:51:49, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fayette County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 3, Winds: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Belk:

  • FAYETTE MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 9 miles away; FAYETTE, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Belk:

  • The University of Alabama (about 38 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; Full-time enrollment: 24,935)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 41 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,544)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 43 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 3,652)
  • Mississippi State University (about 52 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 15,187)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 52 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,616)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 62 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,542)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 65 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 3,463)

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

 
Fayette County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

  • BELK WATER SYSTEM (Address: P O BOX 1, Population served: 810, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 37.7%

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.2%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.4%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Belk, AL

Belk 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Belk travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Belk (based on Fayette County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.84%
Here54.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents54.7%17.1%10.4%5.6%5.2%
Congregations39.5%24.4%12.8%4.7%5.8%
NameChurch of the NazareneAssemblies of GodCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents2.2%1.2%1.2%0.9%1.5%
Congregations4.7%1.2%1.2%1.2%4.7%
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: 5
Fayette County:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Fayette County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Fayette County:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.5%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Fayette County:

33.0%
Alabama:

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

9.0%
State:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$642
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$575
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$1,381
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,382
Totals for Government 0$0 11$3,980

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $153,000 ($721.70)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($89.62)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($9.43)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($4.72)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $50,000 ($235.85)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($4.72)

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

  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $25,000 ($117.92)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $127,000 ($599.06)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($84.91)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($23.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $140,000 ($660.38)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $9,000 ($42.45)
    Total General Sales: $8,000 ($37.74)
    NEC: $5,000 ($23.58)
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000 ($18.87)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $18,000 ($84.91)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $18,000 ($84.91)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $160,000 ($754.72)

4.59% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,377 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.59%
Alabama average:

6.81%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  1.02% ($36,948 average AGI)
from Lamar County, AL  0.51% ($32,379)
from Marion County, AL  0.49% ($26,536)


6.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,182 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
Alabama average:

6.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  1.96% ($37,593 average AGI)
to Marion County, AL  0.80% ($24,261)
to Walker County, AL  0.52% ($30,267)

Strongest AM radio stations in Belk:

  • WLDX (990 AM; 1 kW; FAYETTE, AL; Owner: THOMLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVSA (1380 AM; 5 kW; VERNON, AL; Owner: LAMAR CTY. B/CING. CO., INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WKXM (1300 AM; 5 kW; WINFIELD, AL; Owner: AD-MEDIA MANAGEMENT CORP.)
  • WERH (970 AM; 5 kW; HAMILTON, AL; Owner: KATE F. FITE)
  • WTSK (790 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WSPZ (1150 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: RADIO SOUTH, INC)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WWPG (1280 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: LAWSON OF TUSCALOOSA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Belk:

  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTXT (98.1 FM; FAYETTE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBEI (101.7 FM; REFORM, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WZBQ (94.1 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WACR-FM (103.9 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: T & W COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WJEC (106.5 FM; VERNON, AL; Owner: LAMAR COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOR-FM (94.9 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WALN (89.3 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WBHJ (95.7 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMBC (103.1 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKXM-FM (105.9 FM; WINFIELD, AL; Owner: AD-MEDIA MANAGEMENT CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Belk:

  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WCBI-TV (Channel 4; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W25AD (Channel 25; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSFG-LP (Channel 63; BERRY, AL; Owner: ETTIE CLARK)
  • WSSF-LP (Channel 58; BERRY, AL; Owner: ETTIE CLARK)

Belk fatal accident list:

Apr 7, 1998 07:10 AM, Sr-96, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Int Fayette Cr 6 & Southern Railway (Lat: 33.644556 Lon: -87.933917), Call Sign: KNCP794, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.245 MHz, 160.950 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/05/2002, Expiration Date: 02/06/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/18/2002
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 99 Spring St Sw, Atlanta, GA 30303, Phone: (404) 529-1254
  • Belk, AL, Lat: 33.644917 Lon: -87.933972, Call Sign: WQHG391
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.325 MHz, 457.875 MHz, 457.962 MHz, 462.387 MHz, 462.412 MHz, 467.262 MHz, 467.387 MHz, 467.412 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/23/2007, Expiration Date: 07/23/2017, Certifier: Harold L Gibson Jr.
    Registrant: Cattron Group Inc Et Al, 58 West Shenango Street, Sharpsville, PA 16150, Phone: (724) 962-3571, Fax: (724) 962-4310, Email:



Most common first names in Belk, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Ruby378.0 years
Margaret266.0 years
Mary290.5 years
Pauline274.9 years
William272.0 years
Most common last names in Belk, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Belk572.6 years
Moore477.5 years
Gilreath376.0 years
Overton381.6 years
Watkins378.7 years
Howard280.0 years
Gilpin274.5 years
Bryant272.5 years
Crowe282.5 years
Doss266.0 years

Belk on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Truck transportation"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesalers"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Agricultural workers including supervisors"
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