Benton-Collirene, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 2,168.
Males: 971  (44.8%)
Females: 1,197  (55.2%)
Median resident age:  32.2 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 36785

Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,438 (it was $18,306 in 2000)
Benton-Collirene:

$21,438
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,852 (it was $9,969 in 2000)

Benton-Collirene CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $63,600 (it was $42,000 in 2000)
Benton-Collirene:

$63,600
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $93,791; Detached houses: $104,996; Townhouses or other attached units: $70,487; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $43,896; Mobile homes: $79,594
Benton-Collirene races chart
  • Black alone - 2,137 (92.6%)
  • White alone - 152 (6.6%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.1%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Benton-Collirene: 135.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 113.4 square miles.

Population density: 19 people per square mile   (very low).

For population 25 years and over in Benton-Collirene:

  • High school or higher: 56.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 13.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 40.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benton-Collirene CCD:

  • Never married: 37.5%
  • Now married: 42.3%
  • Separated: 5.9%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

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

Benton-Collirene CCD:  0.5% ($199)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Montgomery, AL (30.9 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (537.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Benton, AL (2.2 miles) , White Hall, AL (2.6 miles ), Gordonville, AL (2.7 miles ), Mosses, AL (2.8 miles ), Braggs-Prairie Hill, AL (3.2 miles ), Lowndesboro, AL (3.3 miles) , Hayneville, AL (3.6 miles ), Craig-Tyler, AL (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 32.24 N, Longitude: 86.79 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

Benton-Collirene household income distribution Benton-Collirene home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

11.9%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Apparel, fabrics, and notions merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Apparel (8%)
  • Personal and laundry services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Benton-Collirene: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Benton-Collirene, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Benton-Collirene-area historical tornado activity is below Alabama state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.8 miles away from the Benton-Collirene place center killed 2 people and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/23/1971, a category F4 tornado 34.8 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Benton-Collirene-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 82% 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 82.3 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 85.1 miles away from Benton-Collirene 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 169.7 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 72.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 119.2 miles away from Benton-Collirene 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 414.4 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 Lowndes County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton-Collirene:

  • Alabama State University (about 31 miles; Montgomery, AL; Full-time enrollment: 5,457)
  • Faulkner University (about 35 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 37 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,092)
  • Troy University (about 58 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • University of Montevallo (about 61 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Tuskegee University (about 65 miles; Tuskegee, AL; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 76 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)

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

Churches in Benton-Collirene include: Mount Nebo Church (A), New Bethel Church (B), Sanctified Church (C), Shiloh Baptist Church (D), Sellers Memorial Church (E), Saint Paul Church (F), Mount Sinai Church (G), Mount Lily Church (H), Macedonia Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Dunklin Cemetery (1), Robert Rives Cemetery (2), Rives Cemetery (3), Mount Gilead Cemetery (4), Good Hope Cemetery (5), Garr Cemetery (6), Bogahoma Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Hollidays Pond (A), B C Rhyne Lake (B), Hoffman Rhyne Lake (C), Rice Lake (D), Bessie Beck Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Panther Creek (A), Old Town Creek (B), Buck Creek (C), Church Branch (D), Big Swamp Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lowndes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.8%
Whole state:  67.8%

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

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

29.3%
Whole state:

16.1%

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

12.9%
Whole state:

7.3%

Benton-Collirene compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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 rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (66%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Wood (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Benton-Collirene CCD (based on Lowndes County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 28.92%
Here: 28.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Southern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of Christ USA National Primitive Baptist Convention
Adherents33.0%29.0%11.4%7.6%7.5%
Congregations24.4%19.5%17.1%14.6%7.3%
NamePresbyterian Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationOther
Adherents3.3%3.2%2.1%1.7%1.1%
Congregations7.3%2.4%2.4%2.4%2.4%
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: 3
Lowndes County:

2.36 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

16.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lowndes County:

40.3%
Alabama:

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

10.9%
State:

13.5%

6.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,381 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
Alabama average:

6.02%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Montgomery County, AL  3.06% ($23,689 average AGI)
from Dallas County, AL  0.37% ($23,438)
from Butler County, AL  0.35% ($24,067)


8.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,930 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.16%
Alabama average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montgomery County, AL  3.85% ($23,195 average AGI)
to Dallas County, AL  0.62% ($24,222)
to Elmore County, AL  0.59% ($26,385)

Strongest AM radio stations in Benton-Collirene:

  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WACV (1170 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WLWI (1440 AM; 5 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WXVI (1600 AM; 5 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: SUNSHINE 16 RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAPZ (1250 AM; 5 kW; WETUMPKA, AL; Owner: J & W PROMOTIONS, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMRK (1340 AM; 1 kW; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALEXANDER B/C CO. INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benton-Collirene:

  • WAPR (88.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: UA-ASU-TSU EDUCATIONAL RADIO CORP.)
  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALX (100.9 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALEXANDER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMXS (103.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQKS-FM (96.1 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WBAM-FM (98.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: DEEP SOUTH BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHHY-FM (101.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMCZ (97.1 FM; MILLBROOK, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKXN (95.9 FM; GREENVILLE, AL; Owner: AUTAUGAVILLE RADIO, INC.)
  • WDXX (100.1 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: BROADSOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVAS (90.7 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY (ASU))
  • WJAM-FM (97.3 FM; ORRVILLE, AL; Owner: SCOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAQU (91.1 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WXFX (95.1 FM; PRATTVILLE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBFZ (105.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: IMANI COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, INC)
  • WQZX (94.3 FM; GREENVILLE, AL; Owner: HAYNES BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Benton-Collirene:

  • WAKA (Channel 8; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W24CK (Channel 24; SELMA, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBIH (Channel 29; SELMA, AL; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCF (Channel 32; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 32 MONTGOMERY LLC)
  • 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)
  • WMCF-TV (Channel 45; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WETU-LP (Channel 39; WETUMPKA, AL; Owner: CABLE VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WAIQ (Channel 26; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 15
Total length: 50 meters (164ft)
Total costs: $15,968,000
Total average daily traffic: 5,210
Total average daily truck traffic: 282
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 6,240

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 10
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Benton-Collirene, AL

Benton-Collirene on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesalers"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with low-earning residents located near cities with high-earning residents"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesalers"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Physicians and surgeons"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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