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Population in 2017: 208 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.0%
 
Males: 99  (47.9%)
Females: 109  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

50.3 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 36314.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,037 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Black:

$32,037
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,947 (it was $12,628 in 2000)

Black town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $74,875 (it was $29,400 in 2000)
Black:

$74,875
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $80,879; detached houses: $98,816; mobile homes: $34,759

Median gross rent in 2017: $615.

March 2019 cost of living index in Black: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.8%
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  • Races in Black, AL (2010)
    • 19192.3%White alone
    • 136.3%Black alone
    • 31.4%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Black, Alabama as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Black is 33 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (53.6%), German (11.9%), Irish (8.3%), English (7.1%), French (2.4%), Italian (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 226 feet

Land area: 3.08 square miles.

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

Black, Alabama map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Black town:

0.7% ($199)
Alabama:

0.4% ($289)

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

Distribution of median household income in Black, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Black, AL in 2017
Black satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Alabama:

3.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +27 (+15.4%).
Most common industries in Black, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (14.1%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Truck transportation (5.1%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.0%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (12.0%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (10.0%)
  • Machinery (8.0%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.0%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (6.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (24.5%)
  • Health care (18.4%)
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.1%)
  • Truck transportation (6.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.1%)
  • Social assistance (6.1%)
Most common occupations in Black, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (22.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.1%)
  • Registered nurses (6.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (20.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.0%)
  • Construction laborers (6.0%)
  • Woodworkers (6.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (24.5%)
  • Registered nurses (12.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.1%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6.1%)
  • Cashiers (6.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.1%)

Average climate in Black, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.3. This is about average.

City:

66.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.30. This is about average. There were 0 monitors within city limits.

City:

8.30
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Black-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 46% 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 slightly below Alabama state average. It is 85% 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 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 333.7 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 187.7 miles away from Black 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 241.0 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 171.4 miles away from Black center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 274.4 miles away from Black 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 Geneva County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Hurricanes: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 4, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Black topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • WIREGRASS MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; GENEVA, AL)
  • JACKSON CO CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; GRACEVILLE, FL)
  • SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF NORTH FLORIDA (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; GRACEVILLE, FL)
  • CAMPBELLTON GRACEVILLE HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; GRACEVILLE, FL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Black:

  • Enterprise State Community College (about 21 miles; Enterprise, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,101)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 27 miles; Dothan, AL; FT enrollment: 3,611)
  • Northwest Florida State College (about 55 miles; Niceville, FL; FT enrollment: 5,052)
  • Troy University (about 56 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • Gulf Coast State College (about 58 miles; Panama City, FL; FT enrollment: 4,474)
  • Bainbridge State College (about 73 miles; Bainbridge, GA; FT enrollment: 2,308)
  • Tallahassee Community College (about 93 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 10,904)

Points of interest:

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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

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

BLACK WATER WORKS (Population served: 390, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-11-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-10-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
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

For population 15 years and over in Black:

Marital status in Black, AL
  • Never married: 13.6%
  • Now married: 73.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

For population 25 years and over in Black:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Alabama average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Black, AL (based on Geneva County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,80769
Mainline Protestant1,96020
Black Protestant1,1569
Other5153
Catholic501
None10,302-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Here:

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

3.89 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

12.5%
State:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.3%
Alabama:

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

14.4%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Black:

52.5%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

40.5%
State:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Black:

30.5
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

14.6%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.6%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Black:

6.5
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Black:

38.9%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Black:

51.1%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

84.8%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Black, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$150
Water Supply 0$0 1$675
Financial Administration 0$0 1$249
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,074

Black government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($28.85)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($19.23)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($19.23)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Electric Utilities: $682,000 ($3278.85)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,000 ($19.23)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($28.85)

Black government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($43.27)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $37,000 ($177.88)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $973,000 ($4677.88)
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,000 ($19.23)

Black government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $406,000 ($1951.92)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $406,000 ($1951.92)

Black government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $178,000 ($855.77)

6.12% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,112 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
Alabama average:

5.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Houston County, AL  1.48% ($30,216 average AGI)
from Coffee County, AL  0.89% ($35,147)
from Dale County, AL  0.53% ($35,000)


6.37% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.37%
Alabama average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Houston County, AL  1.87% ($31,367 average AGI)
to Coffee County, AL  1.04% ($34,943)
to Dale County, AL  0.57% ($26,521)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 66ft / 20.2mTotal length
  • $5,343,000Total costs
  • 2,387Total average daily traffic
  • 389Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,362Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Haywood J Mizell, 2.5 Miles Ese (Lat: 30.998806 Lon: -85.704389), Type: 116.0, Overall height: 116 m, Registrant: Stage Door Development, Inc., Hjmizell@wrjm.Com, , Ozark, Phone: (334) 774-7673

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • 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: 02/08/2018, Expiration Date: 04/14/2028, 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Black, AL
  • 96.7%Electricity
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Black, AL
  • 88.2%Electricity
  • 11.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Black compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 5 other airmen in this city.
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