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Median resident age:  33.2 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 35456

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,090 (it was $39,417 in 2000)
Big Sandy-Duncanville:

$47,090
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,445

Big Sandy-Duncanville CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $134,447 (it was $81,800 in 2000)
Big Sandy-Duncanville:

$134,447
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $154,063; Detached houses: $217,963; Mobile homes: $48,935

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Big Sandy-Duncanville races chart
  • White alone - 6,363 (77.5%)
  • Black alone - 1,661 (20.2%)
  • Hispanic - 79 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 65 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 25 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 13 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.02%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Big Sandy-Duncanville: 150.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone




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

Big Sandy-Duncanville CCD:  0.3% ($247)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (10.1 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (50.4 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (518.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Moundville, AL (3.0 miles ), Tuscaloosa, AL (3.2 miles ), Coaling, AL (3.3 miles ), Holt, AL (3.4 miles ), Fosters, AL (3.7 miles) , Northport, AL (3.8 miles ), Brookwood, AL (3.9 miles ), Vance, AL (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 33.07 N, Longitude: 87.49 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 205

Big Sandy-Duncanville household income distribution Big Sandy-Duncanville home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.5%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Big Sandy-Duncanville-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 191% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/3/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 21.4 miles away from the Big Sandy-Duncanville place center killed 58 people and injured 518 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1998, a category F5 tornado 25.8 miles away from the place center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Big Sandy-Duncanville-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 60% 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 27.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 49.5 miles away from Big Sandy-Duncanville 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 38.6 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 29.7 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 27.8 miles away from Big Sandy-Duncanville 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 31.7 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 Tuscaloosa County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Big Sandy-Duncanville:

  • TUSCALOOSA COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; TUSCALOOSA, AL)
  • TUSCALOOSA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; TUSCALOOSA, AL)
  • TUSCALOOSA VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, Government Federal, about 9 miles away; TUSCALOOSA, AL)

Amtrak station near Big Sandy-Duncanville:

  • 10 miles: TUSCALOOSA (2105 GREENSBORO AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Sandy-Duncanville:

  • Shelton State Community College (about 6 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,652)
  • The University of Alabama (about 11 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 24,935)
  • University of Montevallo (about 37 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,494)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 44 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,542)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 48 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 4,160)
  • Samford University (about 49 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 4,154)
  • University of West Alabama (about 51 miles; Livingston, AL; FT enrollment: 2,279)

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Notable locations in Big Sandy-Duncanville: Jackson Sod Farm (A), McPherson Landing (B), Hulls Landing (C), Pheiffer Landing (D), O T Princes Landing (E), Beals Landing (F), Jones Archaeological Museum (G), Duncanville Volunteer Fire Department Inglewood Station (H), Duncanville Volunteer Fire Department Southfork Station (I), Duncanville Volunteer Fire Department Monticello Station (J), Hagler Volunteer Fire Department (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Big Sandy-Duncanville include: Duncanville United Methodist Church (A), Duncanville Baptist Church (B), Zion Hope Church (C), Shiloh Methodist Church (D), Sandy Creek Baptist Church (E), Oak Grove Church (F), Mount Zion Baptist Church (G), Mount Sinai Church (H), Mount Olive Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Center Cemetery (1), Shiloh Cemetery (2), Mount Olive Cemetery (3), Sandy Creek Cemetery (4), Oak Grove Cemetery (5), Hulls Cemetery (6), Friendship Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Judson (A), Hull Lake (B), Touson Lake (C), Matthews Lake (D), Pattons Lake (E), Cain Lake Number 3 (F), Jack Duke Lake (G), Lake Duke Lower (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Haggard Creek (A), Hargrove Branch (B), Horse Creek (C), Indian Creek (D), Kings Branch (E), Little Sandy Creek (F), Long Branch (G), Lye Branch (H), Rosser Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Big Sandy-Duncanville: Moundville State Monument (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Tuscaloosa 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
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AQI  PM2.5 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.6. This is about average.
City:

35.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.6


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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  76.5%
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: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

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

14.5%
Whole state:

16.1%

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

7.3%
Whole state:

7.3%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Big Sandy-Duncanville, AL

13 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
17 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill in 2000
17 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill in 2000

Big Sandy-Duncanville compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (66%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Big Sandy-Duncanville CCD (based on Tuscaloosa County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.83%
Here50.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents59.9%12.8%4.2%2.9%2.7%
Congregations46.6%15.8%1.4%3.2%3.2%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents2.6%2.5%1.8%1.7%8.9%
Congregations2.7%1.4%3.2%0.9%21.7%
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: 36
Tuscaloosa County:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 101
Tuscaloosa County:

5.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 97
Here:

5.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.7%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Tuscaloosa County:

32.2%
Alabama:

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

10.8%
State:

13.5%

7.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,475 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.18%
Alabama average:

6.81%

0.50% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,005 average AGI)
Tuscaloosa County:

0.50%
Alabama average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jefferson County, AL  0.86% ($39,158 average AGI)
from Hale County, AL  0.32% ($26,899)
from Pickens County, AL  0.25% ($27,973)


5.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,928 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
Alabama average:

6.16%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,045 average AGI)
Tuscaloosa County:

0.07%
Alabama average:

0.06%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Jefferson County, AL  0.95% ($35,105 average AGI)
to Hale County, AL  0.25% ($37,938)
to Shelby County, AL  0.24% ($45,353)

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Sandy-Duncanville:

  • WTSK (790 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WACT (1420 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWPG (1280 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: LAWSON OF TUSCALOOSA, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSPZ (1150 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: RADIO SOUTH, INC)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WTBC (1230 AM; 1 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: JOHN SISTY ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJUS (1310 AM; 5 kW; MARION, AL; Owner: GRACE BAPTIST TEMPLE CHURCH)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Sandy-Duncanville:

  • WTUG-FM (92.9 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WBHJ (95.7 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUAL-FM (91.5 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA)
  • W247AN (97.3 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WANZ (100.7 FM; NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: APEX BRAODCASTING INC.)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDGM (99.1 FM; GREENSBORO, AL; Owner: WARRIOR BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WTXT (98.1 FM; FAYETTE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQZZ (104.3 FM; EUTAW, AL; Owner: JIM LAWSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRTR (105.5 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZBQ (94.1 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBEI (101.7 FM; REFORM, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVUA-FM (90.7 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES, THE UNIVERSITY OF AL)

TV broadcast stations around Big Sandy-Duncanville:

  • WLDM (Channel 23; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 23, LLC)
  • W46BU (Channel 46; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WVUA-CA (Channel 7; TUSCALOOSA/NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WDVZ-CA (Channel 3; GREENSBORO, AL; Owner: TTI, INC.)
  • WBIH (Channel 29; SELMA, AL; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJMY-CA (Channel 28; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: TTI, INC.)


Big Sandy-Duncanville on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Cashiers (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Plastics and rubber products (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Personal appearance workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #77 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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