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Population in 2012: 208 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.0%
 

Males: 137  (66.1%)
Females: 71  (33.9%)

Median resident age:  40.8 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 36314.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $67,127 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Black:

$67,127
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,035

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $51,778 (it was $29,400 in 2000)
Black:

$51,778
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $86,400; Detached houses: $63,609; Mobile homes: $141,579

Median gross rent in 2012: $383.

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  • White alone - 191 (92.3%)
  • Black alone - 13 (6.3%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.4%)

Races in Black detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Black: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (26.7%), Irish (18.6%), German (14.3%), United States (6.2%), Scotch-Irish (4.3%), Scottish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 226 feet

Land area: 3.08 square miles.

Population density: 68 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Black:

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Black town:

  • Never married: 20.8%
  • Now married: 59.5%
  • Separated: 5.4%
  • Widowed: 1.8%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.0%
Alabama:  2.9%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Black, Alabama as of August 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Black to the number of sex offenders is 104 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.3%)

Black satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dothan, AL (24.9 miles , pop. 57,737).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (98.6 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (581.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Esto, FL (2.5 miles ), Eunola, AL (2.5 miles) , Hartford, AL (2.7 miles ), Noma, FL (2.8 miles ), Geneva, AL (2.8 miles ), Slocomb, AL (3.3 miles ), Bellwood-Coffee Springs, AL (3.6 miles) , Graceville, FL (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 31.01 N, Longitude: 85.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

Black household income distribution Black home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +27 (+15.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (20%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Woodworkers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (24%)
  • Registered nurses (12%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Black-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 117% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.3 miles away from the Black town center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused $250 million in damages.

On 12/29/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.2 miles away from the town center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Black-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 99% 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 90.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1997 at 23:27:12, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 92.4 miles away from Black center
On 5/4/1997 at 03:39:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1997 at 09:00:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 92.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Geneva County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Hurricanes: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Black:

  • GENEVA COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; GENEVA, AL)
  • HARTFORD HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HARTFORD, AL)
  • COMPASSIONATE HANDS HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, about 10 miles away; GENEVA, AL)

Political contributions by individuals in Black, AL

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Black:

  • George C Wallace Community College-Dothan (about 28 miles; Dothan, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,692)
  • Northwest Florida State College (about 55 miles; Niceville, FL; FT enrollment: 2,977)
  • Troy University (about 56 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 13,221)
  • Gulf Coast Community College (about 58 miles; Panama City, FL; FT enrollment: 2,369)
  • Tallahassee Community College (about 93 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 7,553)
  • The University of West Florida (about 94 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 7,005)
  • Pensacola Junior College (about 95 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 4,901)

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

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

 
Geneva County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 20.8. This is significantly better than average.
City:

20.8
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.5
U.S.:

28.3

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

BLACK WATER WORKS (Address: 209 BEN PATE RD , Population served: 369, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-20-2000), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JUL-27-2000)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In NOV-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-02-1996), St Public Notif received (JAN-07-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1996 and SEP-16-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-21-1996), St Public Notif received (SEP-30-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-11-1997), St Compliance Meeting conducted (SEP-04-1997), St Compliance achieved (SEP-16-1997)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 21 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.6%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.9%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.4%
Whole state:  4.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Black, AL

Black compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Black travel time to work - commute


Black mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (78%)
  • Utility gas (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • No fuel used (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Black town (based on Geneva County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.76%
Here65.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodNational Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents70.5%14.2%7.5%3.4%4.4%
Congregations41.2%20.6%18.6%4.1%15.5%
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: 11
This county:

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Geneva County:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

3.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.5%
State:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

32.3%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Geneva County:

14.4%
Alabama:

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


8.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,594 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.13%
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 Houston County, AL  1.95% ($29,738 average AGI)
from Coffee County, AL  0.85% ($22,634)
from Dale County, AL  0.73% ($26,672)


7.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,183 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.18%
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 Houston County, AL  2.23% ($29,146 average AGI)
to Coffee County, AL  0.91% ($30,474)
to Dale County, AL  0.73% ($20,738)

Strongest AM radio stations in Black:

  • WGEA (1150 AM; 1 kW; GENEVA, AL; Owner: SHELLEY BROADCASTING CO, INC., D.I.P)
  • WOOF (560 AM; 5 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WTKN (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALEVILLE, AL; Owner: JOSEPH A. ADAMS, SR.)
  • WZEP (1460 AM; 10 kW; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WALTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WGTX (1280 AM; 5 kW; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WAGF (1320 AM; 3 kW; DOTHAN, AL)
  • WEBY (1330 AM; 25 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: SPINNAKER LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBGC (1240 AM; 1 kW; CHIPLEY, FL; Owner: JACQUELYN COLLIER PEMBROKE)
  • WTCL (1580 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL; Owner: METZ, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Black:

  • WDJR (96.9 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRJM-FM (93.7 FM; GENEVA, AL; Owner: STAGE DOOR DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • WRWA (88.7 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: TROY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOOF-FM (99.7 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WKMX (106.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: WKMX, INC.)
  • WFSY (98.5 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTVY-FM (95.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WTOT-FM (101.7 FM; GRACEVILLE, FL; Owner: GRF, INC.)
  • WDYF (90.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYYX (97.7 FM; BONIFAY, FL; Owner: STYLES MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WJED (91.1 FM; DOGWOOD LAKES ESTATE, FL; Owner: BETHANY BIBLE COLLEGE)
  • WZTZ (101.1 FM; ELBA, AL; Owner: ELBA RADIO COMPANY)
  • WXUS (100.5 FM; FORT RUCKER, AL; Owner: SKYWAY BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WAGF-FM (101.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WILSON BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVOB (91.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: BETHANY BIBLE COLLEGE & B.T.S. INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Black:

  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WDFX-TV (Channel 34; OZARK, AL; Owner: WAITT LICENSE CO. OF ALABAMA, L.L.C.)
  • WBIF (Channel 51; MARIANNA, FL; Owner: MARIANNA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJJN-LP (Channel 5; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: JAMES WILSON, III)
  • WMBB (Channel 13; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WDHN (Channel 18; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF ALABAMA, INC.)
  • W41BN (Channel 41; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Haywood J Mizell, 2.5 Miles Ese (Lat: 30.998806 Lon: -85.704389), Type: 116.0, Overall height: 116 m
    Registrant: 3347747673, Hjmizell@wrjm.Com, 409 EAST BROAD STREET

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: K4LYY
    Grant Date: 08/29/1997, Expiration Date: 08/29/2007, Cancellation Date: 09/01/2009
    Registrant: Jack H Fowler, Rt 1 Box 420, Black, AL 36314
  • Call Sign: W4UZR, Previous Call Sign: KF4HG, Licensee ID: L00173730
    Grant Date: 10/16/1997, Expiration Date: 10/16/2007, Cancellation Date: 10/17/2009
    Registrant: Jack C Creel, 4325 S Co Rd 55, Black, AL 36314
  • Call Sign: WG4D, Licensee ID: L01366585
    Grant Date: 02/07/2008, Expiration Date: 04/14/2018
    Registrant: Istvan Nogradi, 1920 Reed Patch Rd., Black, AL 36314



Most common first names in Black, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William768.0 years
James577.0 years
George573.6 years
John579.6 years
Mary574.2 years
Calvin375.7 years
Jessie377.4 years
Nancy390.3 years
Dorothy277.9 years
Herman271.1 years
Most common last names in Black, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Austin984.2 years
Hathaway877.4 years
Smith765.2 years
Lewis773.6 years
Vanlandingha679.3 years
Lowery577.0 years
Kirkland558.8 years
Burch473.8 years
Dixon473.2 years
Blalock478.8 years

Black on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Customer service representatives"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Other direct selling establishments"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Textile mills and textile products"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors"
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