Blue Mountain, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 236.
Males: 95  (40.3%)
Females: 141  (59.7%)
Median resident age:

40.8 years
Alabama median age:

35.8 years

Zip codes: 36201.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,326 (it was $25,357 in 2000)
Blue Mountain:

$37,326
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $48,701 (it was $32,579 in 2000)

Blue Mountain town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $62,702 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Blue Mountain:

$62,702
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $142,413; detached houses: $149,981; townhouses or other attached units: $190,130; in 2-unit structures: $103,047; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $591,438; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $93,896; mobile homes: $72,493; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $27,372
March 2019 cost of living index in Blue Mountain: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Blue Mountain, AL (2000)
    • 17776.0%White alone
    • 3414.6%Black alone
    • 146.0%Hispanic
    • 52.1%Other race alone
    • 20.9%Asian alone
    • 10.4%Two or more races

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

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Ancestries: United States (17.6%), Irish (10.3%), English (3.0%), Dutch (2.6%), Italian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 797 feet

Land area: 0.09 square miles.

Population density: 2,705 people per square mile   (average).

Blue Mountain, Alabama map

25 residents are foreign born (9.9% Latin America).

This town:

10.7%
Alabama:

2.0%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Blue Mountain town:

0.6% ($199)
Alabama:

0.4% ($289)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Birmingham, AL (57.3 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (572.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Saks, AL (1.2 miles ),
Anniston, AL (1.4 miles ),
West End-Cobb Town, AL (1.8 miles ),
Hobson City, AL (2.2 miles ),
Weaver, AL (2.2 miles ),
Alexandria, AL (2.4 miles ),
Oxford, AL (2.5 miles ),
Choccolocco, AL (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 33.69 N, Longitude: 85.84 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Distribution of median household income in Blue Mountain, AL in 2017
Blue Mountain satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
Alabama:

3.8%
Most common industries in Blue Mountain, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (19.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (10.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.1%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.2%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (26.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.5%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.9%)
  • Wood products (5.3%)
  • Food (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (15.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (12.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (10.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.3%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Utilities (7.7%)
Most common occupations in Blue Mountain, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (16.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Cashiers (7.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (31.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10.5%)
  • Electricians (7.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (15.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (12.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (10.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.7%)

Average climate in Blue Mountain, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.1. This is about average.

City:

73.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2006 was 32.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.88. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.88
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Blue Mountain-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 129% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.1 miles away from the Blue Mountain town center killed 7 people and injured 199 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F4 tornado 18.1 miles away from the town center killed 22 people and injured 150 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blue Mountain-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 80% 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 57.0 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 84.0 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 193.0 miles away from Blue Mountain center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 115.2 miles away from Blue Mountain 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 196.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 180.7 miles away from Blue Mountain center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Calhoun County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blue Mountain topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Blue Mountain:

  • STRINGFELLOW MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; ANNISTON, AL)
  • RAI EAST 11TH ST ANNISTON (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; ANNISTON, AL)
  • NORTHEAST ALABAMA REGIONAL MED CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; ANNISTON, AL)
  • NEW BEACON OF ANNISTON (Hospital, about 4 miles away; ANNISTON, AL)
  • COUNTRYSIDE HOSPICE CARE INC (Hospital, about 4 miles away; ANNISTON, AL)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, ANNISTON (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ANNISTON, AL)
  • RAI-SNOW ST-OXFORD (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; OXFORD, AL)

Amtrak station near Blue Mountain:

  • 3 miles: ANNISTON (126 W.4TH ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blue Mountain:

  • Jacksonville State University (about 11 miles; Jacksonville, AL; Full-time enrollment: 7,566)
  • Gadsden State Community College (about 23 miles; Gadsden, AL; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • West Georgia Technical College (about 38 miles; Waco, GA; FT enrollment: 4,768)
  • Snead State Community College (about 41 miles; Boaz, AL; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Southern Union State Community College (about 42 miles; Wadley, AL; FT enrollment: 4,120)
  • University of West Georgia (about 44 miles; Carrollton, GA; FT enrollment: 10,358)
  • Georgia Highlands College (about 50 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,071)

Points of interest:

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Church in Blue Mountain: Blue Mountain Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Calhoun County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

54.8%
Whole state:

70.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.8%
Whole state:

3.4%


No gay or lesbian households reported

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

29.4%
Whole state:

16.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

16.8%
Whole state:

7.3%

For population 15 years and over in Blue Mountain:

Marital status in Blue Mountain, AL
  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 38.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 26.7%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

For population 25 years and over in Blue Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 44.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.1
Alabama average:

13.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blue Mountain, AL (based on Calhoun County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant67,564204
Mainline Protestant7,06642
Black Protestant5,16324
Catholic3,1924
Other1,5906
Orthodox401
None33,957-
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: 31
This county:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Calhoun County:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Here:

0.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 87
Calhoun County:

7.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 76
Here:

6.73 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

13.5%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.2%
Alabama:

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

15.1%
Alabama:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

5.27% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,578 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
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 Talladega County, AL  0.96% ($36,956 average AGI)
from Etowah County, AL  0.46% ($32,734)
from Cleburne County, AL  0.22% ($31,393)


5.62% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,657 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
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 Talladega County, AL  0.90% ($40,186 average AGI)
to Etowah County, AL  0.43% ($35,410)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.35% ($37,366)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blue Mountain:

  • WANA (1490 AM; 1 kW; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: DEWEY D. LANKFORD)
  • WHMA (1390 AM; 5 kW; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: CASEY NETWORK, LLC)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDNG (1450 AM; 1 kW; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WDNG, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAAX (570 AM; 5 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHOG (1120 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HOBSON CITY, AL; Owner: HOBSON CITY BROADCASTING CO)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJBY (930 AM; 5 kW; RAINBOW CITY, AL; Owner: GADSDEN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blue Mountain:

  • WVOK-FM (97.9 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • W269AX (101.7 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WLJS-FM (91.9 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES/JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGRW (90.7 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WORD WORKS, INC.)
  • WGMZ (93.1 FM; GLENCOE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMAX-FM (105.3 FM; BOWDON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRHY (105.9 FM; CENTRE, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCKS (102.7 FM; FRUITHURST, AL; Owner: WCKS, INC.)
  • WTDR (92.7 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: JACOBS BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WSSY-FM (97.5 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: GREAT SOUTH RFDC, LLC)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKXX (102.9 FM; ATTALLA, AL; Owner: BROADCAST MEDIA LLC)
  • WASZ (95.5 FM; ASHLAND, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJCK (88.3 FM; PIEDMONT, AL; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSGN (91.5 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WTBB (89.9 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)

TV broadcast stations around Blue Mountain:

  • WCIQ (Channel 7; MOUNT CHEAHA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WJXS-CA (Channel 24; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA HERITAGE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W29AO (Channel 29; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)

Blue Mountain fatal accident list:

Sep 24, 1991 07:08 PM, 5607, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 11.0mTotal length
  • $2,535,000Total costs
  • 3,808Total average daily traffic
  • 1,448Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,598Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC4OJE, Licensee ID: L00231165, Grant Date: 04/30/2010, Expiration Date: 07/17/2020, Certifier: Shirley J Kelley, Registrant: Shirley J Kelley, 1313 Pelham St, Blue Mountain, AL 36201
  • Call Sign: KH4AF, Grant Date: 04/28/1992, Expiration Date: 04/28/2002, Cancellation Date: 04/29/2004, Registrant: Clifton W Sides, Blue Mountain, AL 36204



Blue Mountain compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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