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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 2012: $31,264 (it was $25,357 in 2000)
Blue Mountain:

$31,264
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $38,115

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $56,362 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Blue Mountain:

$56,362
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $55,697; Detached houses: $55,408; Mobile homes: $59,576

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  • White alone - 177 (76.0%)
  • Black alone - 34 (14.6%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (6.0%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (2.1%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Blue Mountain: 118.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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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).

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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

For population 15 years and over in Blue Mountain town:

  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 38.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 26.7%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

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

This town:  10.7%
Alabama:  2.9%

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

Blue Mountain town:  0.6% ($199)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)
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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Metal and metal products (26%)
  • Transportation equipment (11%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (5%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (15%)
  • Metal and metal products (13%)
  • Food and beverage stores (10%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (32%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11%)
  • Electricians (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (15%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)

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Tornado activity:

Blue Mountain-area historical tornado activity is above Alabama state average. It is 240% 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 below Alabama state average. It is 90% 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 Blue Mountain 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 86.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 76.0 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) earthquake occurred 83.7 miles away from Blue Mountain 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 73.4 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 Calhoun County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 9, Storms: 9, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 2, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Blue Mountain:

  • STRINGFELLOW MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, about 2 miles away; ANNISTON, AL)
  • RAI EAST 11TH ST ANNISTON (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; ANNISTON, AL)
  • NORTHEAST ALABAMA REGIONAL MED CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Local, about 3 miles away; ANNISTON, AL)

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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: 6,251)
  • Gadsden State Community College (about 23 miles; Gadsden, AL; FT enrollment: 4,222)
  • West Georgia Technical College (about 38 miles; Waco, GA; FT enrollment: 2,833)
  • Southern Union State Community College (about 42 miles; Wadley, AL; FT enrollment: 3,299)
  • University of West Georgia (about 44 miles; Carrollton, GA; FT enrollment: 8,675)
  • Georgia Highlands College (about 49 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 3,194)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 51 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,273)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.5. This is about average.
City:

34.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 23.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.7
U.S.:

24.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.6


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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Blue Mountain, AL

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 above 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 significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000


Blue Mountain travel time to work - commute


Blue Mountain mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Electricity (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.29%
Here64.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents70.4%9.9%5.4%3.9%1.5%
Congregations46.9%14.2%6.6%8.5%3.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.3%1.2%1.1%0.8%4.5%
Congregations3.3%1.4%1.9%0.9%12.8%
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: 31
Calhoun County:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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.
State:

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

6.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.5%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Calhoun County:

33.2%
Alabama:

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

15.1%
State:

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


5.72% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,365 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
Alabama average:

6.81%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($417 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

0.10%
Alabama average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Talladega County, AL  0.72% ($30,460 average AGI)
from Etowah County, AL  0.46% ($30,618)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.25% ($27,030)


5.43% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,605 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.43%
Alabama average:

6.16%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($398 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

0.07%
Alabama average:

0.06%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Talladega County, AL  0.72% ($45,708 average AGI)
to Etowah County, AL  0.52% ($29,865)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.33% ($31,632)

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, Drunken drivers: 1



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



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  • #58 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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