Bon Air, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 114 (68% urban, 32% rural). Population change since 2000: +18.8%
Males: 53  (47.1%)
Females: 61  (52.9%)
Median resident age:  35.5 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 35032, 35044, 35150.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $34,085 (it was $33,125 in 2000)
Bon Air:

$34,085
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $11,733 (it was $13,075 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $63,669 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Bon Air:

$63,669
AL:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $51,291; Detached houses: $70,737; Mobile homes: $36,833

Median gross rent in 2016: $750.

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  • Races in Bon Air, AL (2010)

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    • 9380.2%White alone
    • 86.9%Black alone
    • 86.9%Two or more races
    • 32.6%American Indian alone
    • 32.6%Hispanic
    • 10.9%Other race alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bon Air: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (77.0%), Dutch West Indian (5.4%), English (4.1%), Irish (1.4%), Italian (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 440 feet

Land area: 1.32 square miles.

Population density: 86 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Bon Air:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bon Air town:

  • Never married: 8.3%
  • Now married: 61.2%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 2.4%
  • Divorced: 23.8%

2 residents are foreign born (2.1% Europe).

This town:

2.1%
Alabama:

2.0%

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

Bon Air town:  0.5% ($199)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)

Bon Air satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hoover, AL (28.5 miles , pop. 62,742).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (33.0 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (585.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Childersburg, AL (1.2 miles ), Oak Grove, AL (2.3 miles ), Harpersville, AL (2.6 miles ), Mignon, AL (2.6 miles ), Sylacauga, AL (2.8 miles ), Gantts Quarry, AL (2.8 miles) , Sycamore-Winterboro, AL (2.9 miles ), Wilsonville, AL (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 33.26 N, Longitude: 86.33 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Bon Air household income distribution Bon Air home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.4%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +3 (+3.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (29%)
  • Utilities (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (69%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Management occupations (23%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (23%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Bon Air, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bon Air-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 116% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.3 miles away from the Bon Air town center killed 10 people and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1977, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.4 miles away from the town center killed 22 people and injured 130 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bon Air-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 80% 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 54.1 miles away from the city 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 94.2 miles away from Bon Air 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 157.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 92.4 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 102.1 miles away from Bon Air center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 225.6 miles away from the city 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 Talladega County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Bon Air:

  • AMERICAN HOMECARE HOSPICE - SYLACAUGA (Hospital, about 5 miles away; SYLACAUGA, AL)
  • SYLACAUGA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; SYLACAUGA, AL)
  • FAITH HOMECARE HOSPICE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; SYLACAUGA, AL)
  • MID-SOUTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; SYLACAUGA, AL)
  • SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; SYLACAUGA, AL)
  • TALLADEGA COUNTY HOME CARE AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; SYLACAUGA, AL)
  • SYLACAUGA HEALTH AND REHAB SERVICES (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SYLACAUGA, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bon Air:

  • Samford University (about 30 miles; Birmingham, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,829)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 32 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 33 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 14,853)
  • University of Montevallo (about 33 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 35 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 35 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,695)
  • Southern Union State Community College (about 45 miles; Wadley, AL; FT enrollment: 4,120)

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

Talladega County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 46.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.6
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2006 was 32.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 27.9%
(28.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.8%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  14.6%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Alabama average:

12.0

Bon Air travel time to work - commute Bon Air mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bon Air town (based on Talladega County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant33,499139
Mainline Protestant4,53837
Black Protestant3,64525
Catholic1,7694
Other5544
None38,286-
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: 8
Talladega County:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Talladega County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 70
Talladega County:

8.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Here:

4.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.8%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Talladega County:

32.8%
Alabama:

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

6.9%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bon Air:

50.5%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bon Air:

44.3%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Bon Air:

29.4
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

13.9%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bon Air:

14.7%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.4
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bon Air:

29.1%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

57.5%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

83.5%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bon Air, 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$525
Totals for Government 0$0 6$525

5.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,785 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($397 average AGI)
Talladega County:

0.06%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Calhoun County, AL  1.09% ($32,744 average AGI)
from St. Clair County, AL  0.55% ($37,621)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.47% ($34,600)


5.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,837 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Alabama average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Calhoun County, AL  1.08% ($32,240 average AGI)
to St. Clair County, AL  0.55% ($32,178)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.43% ($33,522)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bon Air:

  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WYEA (1290 AM; 1 kW; SYLACAUGA, AL; Owner: SPIRIT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFEB (1340 AM; 1 kW; SYLACAUGA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WFHK (1430 AM; 5 kW; PELL CITY, AL; Owner: STOCKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZZX (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LINEVILLE, AL; Owner: ROBERT A. PERRY)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLPH (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; IRONDALE, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bon Air:

  • WTRB-FM (98.3 FM; SYLACAUGA, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTDR (92.7 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: JACOBS BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • WSSY-FM (97.5 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: GREAT SOUTH RFDC, LLC)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQEM (101.5 FM; COLUMBIANA, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVOK-FM (97.9 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Bon Air:

  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WJSU-TV (Channel 40; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W04CB (Channel 4; SYLACAUGA, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOIL-LP (Channel 47; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: BOWLIN BROADCAST NETWORK, INC.)

Bon Air fatal accident list:

Jul 18, 1989 07:25 AM, 5053, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD4BZP, Grant Date: 06/25/1991, Expiration Date: 06/25/2001, Cancellation Date: 06/26/2003, Registrant: Jean W Epperson, Bon Air, AL 35032

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Utility gas (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)

Bon Air compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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