Carolina, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 299 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +20.6%
Males: 158  (53.1%)
Females: 141  (46.9%)
Median resident age:  38.4 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 36420.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $54,097 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Carolina:

$54,097
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $26,865 (it was $13,491 in 2000)

Carolina town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $126,767 (it was $48,900 in 2000)
Carolina:

$126,767
AL:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $142,392; Detached houses: $172,712; Mobile homes: $51,540

Median gross rent in 2016: $651.

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  • Races in Carolina, AL (2010)

    Carolina races chart
    • 28796.6%White alone
    • 82.7%Two or more races
    • 10.3%Black alone
    • 10.3%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Carolina: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (34.1%), English (10.6%), European (4.1%), German (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 326 feet

Land area: 1.12 square miles.

Population density: 267 people per square mile   (very low).

Carolina,AL real estate house value index trend

Carolina, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Carolina:

  • High school or higher: 88.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 0.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carolina town:

  • Never married: 7.5%
  • Now married: 76.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $266 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $204 (0.2%)

Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gulf Breeze-Harold, FL (57.6 miles , pop. 54,412).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (79.4 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (537.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Libertyville, AL (1.9 miles) , Andalusia, AL (2.4 miles ), Falco, AL (2.7 miles ), River Falls, AL (2.9 miles ), Sanford, AL (3.0 miles ), Heath, AL (3.0 miles ), Horn Hill, AL (3.5 miles ), Gantt, AL (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 31.23 N, Longitude: 86.52 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

Carolina household income distribution Carolina home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.7%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +47 (+23.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (19%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Information (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Construction (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (23%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (38%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Carolina: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Carolina, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Carolina-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 43% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.7 miles away from the Carolina town center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused $250 million in damages.

On 4/18/1969, a category F4 tornado 41.9 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Carolina-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 84% 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 45.1 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 344.6 miles away from Carolina 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 156.3 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 128.4 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 231.5 miles away from Carolina center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 323.6 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 Covington County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 9, 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).
Carolina topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Carolina:

  • ANDALUSIA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • RENAL TREATMENT CENTERS SOUTHEAST LP (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • ANDALUSIA REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • COUNTRYSIDE HOSPICE CARE INC (Hospital, about 5 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • MID-SOUTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • COMFORT CARE HOSPICE OF ANDALUSIS (Hospital, about 8 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • WIREGRASS HOSPICE ANDALUSIA (Hospital, about 8 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carolina:

  • Enterprise State Community College (about 41 miles; Enterprise, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,101)
  • Northwest Florida State College (about 49 miles; Niceville, FL; FT enrollment: 5,052)
  • Troy University (about 52 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 63 miles; Dothan, AL; FT enrollment: 3,611)
  • The University of West Florida (about 64 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)
  • Pensacola State College (about 66 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 8,740)
  • James H Faulkner State Community College (about 80 miles; Bay Minette, AL; FT enrollment: 3,703)

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Covington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 7.1%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  82.1%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.3%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Alabama average:

12.0

Carolina travel time to work - commute Carolina mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Carolina town (based on Covington County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,052103
Mainline Protestant2,09313
Black Protestant6776
Catholic2911
Other2733
None14,379-
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: 9
Covington County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Covington County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Covington County:

7.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

6.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.8%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Covington County:

31.6%
Alabama:

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

5.7%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Carolina:

56.2%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Carolina:

55.3%
State:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Carolina:

27.9
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Carolina:

18.1%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Carolina:

7.6%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.1
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

30.6%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

63.7%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Carolina:

79.3%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Carolina, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

5.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,061 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Alabama average:

6.02%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Coffee County, AL  0.54% ($34,209 average AGI)
from Okaloosa County, FL  0.28% ($25,800)
from Walton County, FL  0.23% ($32,690)


4.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,302 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
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 Coffee County, AL  0.50% ($29,661 average AGI)
to Okaloosa County, FL  0.29% ($28,833)
to Crenshaw County, AL  0.24% ($26,069)

Strongest AM radio stations in Carolina:

  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WOPP (1290 AM; 3 kW; OPP, AL; Owner: E. & R BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBY (1330 AM; 25 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: SPINNAKER LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WJSB (1050 AM; 5 kW; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAMI (860 AM; 1 kW; OPP, AL; Owner: THE OPP BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNVY (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CANTONMENT, FL; Owner: 1090-AM INC.)
  • WKWL (1230 AM; 1 kW; FLORALA, AL; Owner: FLORALA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGTX (1280 AM; 5 kW; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WYNI (930 AM; 5 kW; MONROEVILLE, AL; Owner: MCKISSICK ENTERPRISES)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carolina:

  • W218AO (91.5 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WTKE (98.1 FM; HOLT, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAAO-FM (103.7 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: COMPANION BROADCASTING SERVICE, LLC)
  • WFXX (107.7 FM; GEORGIANA, AL; Owner: JEFFREY K. HAYNES)
  • WPGG (93.3 FM; EVERGREEN, AL; Owner: GULF COAST BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WSTF (91.5 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY CHRISTIAN EDUC. RADIO,INC)
  • WKMX (106.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: WKMX, INC.)
  • WZNS (96.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDJR (96.9 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRJM-FM (93.7 FM; GENEVA, AL; Owner: STAGE DOOR DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • WAMI-FM (102.3 FM; OPP, AL; Owner: THE OPP BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WZTZ (101.1 FM; ELBA, AL; Owner: ELBA RADIO COMPANY)
  • WGCX (95.7 FM; NAVARRE, FL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WELJ (90.9 FM; BREWTON, AL; Owner: GATEWAY PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W207BK (89.3 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WJIF (91.9 FM; OPP, AL; Owner: OPP EDUCATIONAL B/CNG FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Carolina:

  • WDIQ (Channel 2; DOZIER, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W19BV (Channel 19; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W36BQ (Channel 36; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W40BE (Channel 40; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • W49BM (Channel 49; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • W57CC (Channel 57; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W59CQ (Channel 59; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W65CW (Channel 65; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WRJM-TV (Channel 67; TROY, AL; Owner: JOSIE PARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSFA (Channel 12; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WCOV-TV (Channel 20; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: WOODS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

Carolina fatal accident list:

Aug 17, 1994 08:45 AM, Sr15, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Nov 30, 1990 07:00 AM, Sr15, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 55m180ftTotal length
  • $29,616,000Total costs
  • 86,263Total average daily traffic
  • 11,635Total average daily truck traffic
  • 117,089Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 51960-1969
  • 52000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Carolina, AL

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (82%)
  • Utility gas (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Carolina compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
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