Beulah, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 6,187.
Males: 3,054  (49.4%)
Females: 3,133  (50.6%)
Median resident age:  33.7 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 36854

Estimated median household income in 2012: $57,193 (it was $39,301 in 2000)
Beulah:

$57,193
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,153 (it was $16,903 in 2000)

Beulah CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $124,684 (it was $68,600 in 2000)
Beulah:

$124,684
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $132,524; Detached houses: $206,335; Townhouses or other attached units: $96,083; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $40,651; Mobile homes: $64,393
Beulah races chart
  • White alone - 4,731 (86.6%)
  • Black alone - 595 (10.9%)
  • Hispanic - 61 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 56 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 9 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.05%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.04%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Beulah: 137.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 70.3 square miles.

Population density: 88 people per square mile   (very low).

Beulah, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Beulah:

  • High school or higher: 74.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Beulah CCD:

  • Never married: 17.7%
  • Now married: 63.2%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

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

Beulah CCD:  0.6% ($399)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)
Beulah satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbus, GA (20.5 miles , pop. 185,781).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (66.6 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (634.8 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Langdale, AL (2.9 miles ), Valley, AL (3.0 miles ), Cusseta, AL (3.0 miles) , Smiths-Salem, AL (3.2 miles ), Huguley, AL (3.3 miles ), Opelika, AL (3.3 miles ), Smiths Station, AL (3.4 miles ), Smiths, AL (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 32.69 N, Longitude: 85.20 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

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

5.9%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Textile mills and textile products (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (15%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Construction (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in Beulah, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Beulah, Alabama average temperatures Beulah, Alabama average precipitation Beulah, Alabama humidity Beulah, Alabama wind speed Beulah, Alabama snowfall Beulah, Alabama sunshine Beulah, Alabama clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Beulah-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 41% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/19/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the Beulah place center killed 2 people and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/5/1954, a category F3 tornado 12.6 miles away from the place center injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Beulah-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 82% 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 127.4 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 128.9 miles away from Beulah center
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) earthquake occurred 162.6 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 177.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 168.5 miles away from Beulah 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 159.0 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 Lee County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 4, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Beulah:

  • CARESOUTH HOMECARE PROFESSIONALS (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; VALLEY, AL)
  • GEORGE H. LANIER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; VALLEY, AL)
  • GEORGE H LANIER MEMORIAL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; VALLEY, AL)
  • LANIER HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; VALLEY, AL)
  • ARBOR SPRINGS HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER, LTD (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; OPELIKA, AL)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER - LANETT (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LANETT, AL)
  • EAST ALABAMA MEDICAL CENTER AND SNF Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; OPELIKA, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Beulah:

  • Auburn University (about 18 miles; Auburn University, AL; Full-time enrollment: 22,741)
  • Columbus Technical College (about 19 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 3,241)
  • Columbus State University (about 20 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 6,876)
  • Tuskegee University (about 35 miles; Tuskegee, AL; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • Southern Union State Community College (about 38 miles; Wadley, AL; FT enrollment: 4,120)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 61 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,092)
  • University of West Georgia (about 62 miles; Carrollton, GA; FT enrollment: 10,358)

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Notable locations in Beulah: Lee Chambers Fire Department Station 2 (A), Lee Chambers Fire Department Station 5 (B), Lee Chambers Fire Department Station 4 (C), Lee Chambers Fire Department Station 1 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Beulah include: Mount Zion Church (A), New Hope Church (B), Pitts Chapel (C), Pleasant Hill Church (D), Ridge Grove Church (E), Ridge Road Church (F), Beulah United Methodist Church (G), Wallace Chapel Church (H), Salem United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Shady Grove Cemetery (1), Salem Cemetery (2), Pitts Chapel Cemetery (3), Mountain Springs Cemeteries (4), Beulah Cemetery (5), Hephzibah Cemetery (6), Holt Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Osment Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Little Halawaka Creek (A), Halawakee Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Beulah: Spring Villa Camping and Recreation Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 74.6. This is about average.

City:

74.6
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.11. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.11
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 15.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00438. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00438
U.S.:

0.01468
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.4%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.3%
Whole state:  4.7%

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:

5.8%
Whole state:

16.1%

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

3.3%
Whole state:

7.3%

Beulah compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

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 Beulah CCD (based on Lee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.59%
Here: 34.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of Christ
Adherents56.4%21.4%5.3%3.6%3.1%
Congregations33.0%22.7%2.1%8.2%8.2%
NameEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Presbyterian Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.8%1.8%1.4%1.2%4.0%
Congregations2.1%2.1%2.1%1.0%18.6%
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: 14
Lee County:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Lee County:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 69
Lee County:

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 92
Here:

7.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lee County:

30.2%
Alabama:

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

9.2%
State:

13.5%

10.61% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,839 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.61%
Alabama average:

6.81%

0.45% of residents moved from foreign countries ($467 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.45%
Alabama average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Russell County, AL  1.17% ($32,432 average AGI)
from Muscogee County, GA  1.09% ($37,986)
from Chambers County, AL  0.69% ($27,056)


9.31% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,916 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.31%
Alabama average:

6.16%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($394 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.10%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Russell County, AL  0.99% ($30,523 average AGI)
to Muscogee County, GA  0.71% ($30,348)
to Chambers County, AL  0.54% ($32,773)

Strongest AM radio stations in Beulah:

  • WDAK (540 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTLM (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WRCG (1420 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: ABG GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WGSE (720 AM; daytime; 8 kW; HOGANSVILLE, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMLF (1270 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Beulah:

  • WRLD-FM (95.3 FM; VALLEY, AL; Owner: ABG GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WSTH-FM (106.1 FM; ALEXANDER CITY, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMXA (96.7 FM; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCGQ (107.3 FM; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: ABG GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WVFJ-FM (93.3 FM; MANCHESTER, GA; Owner: PROVIDENT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYFK (89.5 FM; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKKR (97.7 FM; AUBURN, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WJSP-FM (88.1 FM; WARM SPRINGS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WCJM-FM (100.9 FM; WEST POINT, GA; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WKZJ (95.7 FM; GREENVILLE, GA; Owner: DAVIS B/CASTING OF COLUMBUS, INC)
  • W212AP (90.3 FM; NOTASULGA, ETC., AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGSY (100.1 FM; PHENIX CITY, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFA (101.3 FM; SMITHS, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQNR (99.9 FM; TALLASSEE, AL; Owner: TIGER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFXE (104.9 FM; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: DAVIS BROADCASTING)
  • WEBT (91.5 FM; LANGDALE, AL; Owner: LANGDALE ED. BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WFRC (90.5 FM; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WAGH (98.3 FM; FORT MITCHELL, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEGL (91.1 FM; AUBURN, AL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES AUBURN UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Beulah:

  • WSWS-TV (Channel 66; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF OPELIKA)
  • WTVM (Channel 9; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WLTZ (Channel 38; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: LEWIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCGT-LP (Channel 16; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRBL (Channel 3; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WXTX (Channel 54; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WJSP-TV (Channel 28; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W55CR (Channel 55; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W18CD (Channel 18; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W06BH (Channel 6; PHENIX CITY, ETC., AL; Owner: GREENE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 19
Total length: 74 meters (243ft)
Total costs: $26,985,000
Total average daily traffic: 9,821
Total average daily truck traffic: 718
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 14,200

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 4
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 4
  • 2010-2012: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Beulah, AL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Beulah)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 32.729306 Lon: -85.224944, Call Sign: KNFL506
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.845 MHz, 155.145 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/31/2012, Expiration Date: 04/22/2022
    Registrant: Communications & Electronics, Inc, 1803 Crawford Rd, Phenix City, AL 36868, Phone: (334) 298-8962, Fax: (334) 297-7905, Email:
  • Int Cty 68 & 62 (Lat: 32.711250 Lon: -85.177444), Call Sign: KNFL507
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.845 MHz, 155.145 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/31/2012, Expiration Date: 04/22/2022
    Registrant: Communications & Electronics, Inc., 1803 Crawford Rd, Phenix City, AL 36868, Phone: (334) 298-8962, Fax: (334) 297-7905, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • LAKE HARDING, Lee County Road 364 (Lat: 32.694861 Lon: -85.149667), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 71.6 m, Overall height: 76.8 m, Call Sign: WQQN945
    Assigned Frequencies: 6404.79 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/05/2013, Expiration Date: 02/05/2023, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

Beulah on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Office supplies and stationery stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers: (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Retail sales workers except cashiers (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Plastics and rubber products (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Textile mills and textile products (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most bridges per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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