Cardiff, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 53 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -35.4%
Males: 30  (56.8%)
Females: 23  (43.2%)
Median resident age:

7.9 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip code: 35073

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,911 (it was $34,107 in 2000)
Cardiff:

$46,911
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $11,854 (it was $16,067 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $51,070 (it was $62,800 in 2000)
Cardiff:

$51,070
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $146,355; detached houses: $165,067; mobile homes: $98,256
March 2019 cost of living index in Cardiff: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 60.0%
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  • Races in Cardiff, AL (2010)
    • 5294.5%White alone
    • 35.5%Black alone



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Cardiff, Alabama as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cardiff is 58 to 1.


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Ancestries: Irish (18.2%), Italian (18.2%), American (9.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 358 feet

Land area: 0.20 square miles.

Population density: 259 people per square mile   (very low).

Cardiff, Alabama map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $454 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $229 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Birmingham, AL (10.8 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (564.8 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Brookside, AL (1.2 miles ),
Graysville, AL (1.5 miles ),
Adamsville, AL (2.0 miles ),
Mount Olive, AL (2.1 miles ),
Forestdale, AL (2.3 miles ),
Mulga, AL (2.6 miles ),
Gardendale, AL (2.7 miles ),
Robbins Crossroads, AL (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 33.65 N, Longitude: 86.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 205

Distribution of median household income in Cardiff, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cardiff, AL in 2017

Cardiff satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Alabama:

3.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+9.3%).

Average climate in Cardiff, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Cardiff, Alabama average temperatures Cardiff, Alabama average precipitation Cardiff, Alabama humidity Cardiff, Alabama wind speed Cardiff, Alabama snowfall Cardiff, Alabama sunshine Cardiff, Alabama clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 82.8. This is about average.

City:

82.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.259. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.259
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.55. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.55
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.31. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.31
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.65
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Tornado activity:

Cardiff-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 161% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1998, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 5.8 miles away from the Cardiff town center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

On 4/4/1977, a category F5 tornado 8.7 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:

Cardiff-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 79% 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 24.9 miles away from Cardiff 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 95.0 miles away from Cardiff center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 52.5 miles away from the city 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 175.6 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 90.0 miles away from the city 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 24.8 miles away from Cardiff 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 Jefferson County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 18, Tornadoes: 16, Floods: 14, Hurricanes: 6, Winds: 6, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cardiff topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cardiff:

  • LONGVIEW GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 3 miles away; GRAYSVILLE, AL)
  • FMC GARDENDALE (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; GARDENDALE, AL)
  • FMC FORESTDALE (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • BIRMINGHAM NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • MAGNOLIA RIDGE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; GARDENDALE, AL)
  • BIRMINGHAM NORTH DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • CROWN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)

Amtrak station near Cardiff:

  • 12 miles: BIRMINGHAM (1819 MORRIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cardiff:

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 13 miles; Birmingham, AL; Full-time enrollment: 14,853)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 13 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 14 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,695)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 14 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)
  • Samford University (about 15 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,829)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 24 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,970)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 31 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 4,486)

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Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

62.5%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.3%
Whole state:

4.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Cardiff:

Marital status in Cardiff, AL
  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 95.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 4.3%

For population 25 years and over in Cardiff:

  • High school or higher: 41.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.9
Alabama average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cardiff, AL (based on Jefferson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant308,984710
Black Protestant106,653257
Mainline Protestant67,037150
Catholic55,08332
Other13,07345
Orthodox1,4244
None106,212-
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: 135
Here:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 12
Jefferson County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 65
Jefferson County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 380
This county:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 357
Jefferson County:

5.42 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

12.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

31.1%
Alabama:

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

12.0%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.8%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

53.8%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.6
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

8.5%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.1%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Cardiff:

6.3
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

23.6%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

59.7%
State:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Cardiff:

86.2%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cardiff, 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
Correction 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$220
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 4$220

5.06% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,140 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Alabama average:

5.95%

0.01% of residents moved from foreign countries ($109 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.01%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Shelby County, AL  1.04% ($59,781 average AGI)
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.27% ($47,158)
from St. Clair County, AL  0.25% ($45,895)


5.51% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($62,900 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Alabama average:

5.97%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($250 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.02%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Shelby County, AL  1.15% ($65,544 average AGI)
to St. Clair County, AL  0.39% ($50,962)
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.19% ($41,890)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cardiff:

  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRJS (1320 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WCOC (1010 AM; 5 kW; DORA, AL; Owner: AZTECA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WATV (900 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLPH (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; IRONDALE, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WAYE (1220 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WJLD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FAIRFIELD, AL; Owner: RICHARDSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cardiff:

  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBPT (106.9 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)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WENN (105.9 FM; TRUSSVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQOP-FM (92.5 FM; DORA, AL; Owner: QUEEN OF PEACE RADIO, INC.)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • W281AB (104.1 FM; MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WVSU-FM (91.1 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)

TV broadcast stations around Cardiff:

  • 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.)
  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • W46DK (Channel 46; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBMA-LP (Channel 58; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • W34BI (Channel 34; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W23AK (Channel 23; JASPER, AL; Owner: WMTY, INC.)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W55BJ (Channel 55; JASPER, AL; Owner: COMBS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W66CN (Channel 66; JASPER, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WJSU-TV (Channel 40; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • W49AY (Channel 49; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • W62BG (Channel 62; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 344ft / 105mTotal length
  • $41,847,000Total costs
  • 37,817Total average daily traffic
  • 2,537Total average daily truck traffic
  • 46,936Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Cardiff, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 21930-1939
  • 11980-1989
  • 102000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Cardiff, AL

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BROOKSIDE, 1.5 Mi @ 330 Degrees From Center Of Downtown (Lat: 33.664806 Lon: -86.945806), Overall height: 53.3 m, Call Sign: WNEW445,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6751.25 MHz, Grant Date: 04/06/1999, Expiration Date: 01/13/2009, Cancellation Date: 06/29/2004, Phone: (404) 529-1493

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KF4GJH, Grant Date: 01/26/1996, Expiration Date: 01/26/2006, Cancellation Date: 01/29/2008, Registrant: Vernon F Meads, Cardiff, AL 35041

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2006
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$72,040
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2006 2003 2002

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0116.00

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cardiff, AL
  • 85.7%Electricity
  • 14.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cardiff, AL
  • 100.0%Electricity


Cardiff compared to Alabama 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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