Chapman, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 1,863.
Males: 907  (48.7%)
Females: 956  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  39.8 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 36456

Estimated median household income in 2016: $45,010 (it was $31,464 in 2000)
Chapman:

$45,010
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,250 (it was $17,627 in 2000)

Chapman CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $83,448 (it was $46,100 in 2000)
Chapman:

$83,448
AL:

$136,200
  • Races in Chapman, AL (2000)

    Chapman races chart
    • 1,71187.2%White alone
    • 23512.0%Black alone
    • 110.6%Two or more races
    • 30.2%Hispanic
    • 20.1%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chapman: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 265 feet

Land area: 136.0 square miles.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (very low).

Chapman, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Chapman:

  • High school or higher: 71.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chapman CCD:

  • Never married: 13.8%
  • Now married: 71.0%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

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

Chapman CCD:  0.4% ($199)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)
Chapman satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Montgomery, AL (52.7 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (531.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Georgiana, AL (2.1 miles ), Forest Home, AL (3.2 miles ), Greenville, AL (3.3 miles ), McKenzie, AL (3.4 miles ), Shreve, AL (4.0 miles ), Lyeffion, AL (4.1 miles ), Pine Apple, AL (4.3 miles) , Fort Deposit, AL (4.7 miles ).

Latitude: 31.71 N, Longitude: 86.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.5%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (13%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

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

Average climate in Chapman, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chapman-area historical tornado activity is below Alabama state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the Chapman place center killed 2 people and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/23/1971, a category F4 tornado 16.1 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chapman-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 83% 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 51.2 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 121.3 miles away from Chapman 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 377.5 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 95.7 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 203.2 miles away from Chapman center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 153.3 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 Butler County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 4, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Joe Taylor (baseball) - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Chapman:

  • RELIABLE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; GEORGIANA, AL)
  • GEORGIANA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, L L C (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; GEORGIANA, AL)
  • L V STABLER HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; GREENVILLE, AL)
  • SOUTHERNCARE GREENVILLE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; GREENVILLE, AL)
  • COMFORT CARE HOSPICE OF GREENVILLE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; GREENVILLE, AL)
  • CROWNE HEALTH CARE OF GREENVILLE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GREENVILLE, AL)

airports located in Chapman:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chapman:

  • Troy University (about 47 miles; Troy, AL; Full-time enrollment: 16,148)
  • Alabama State University (about 53 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 5,457)
  • Faulkner University (about 56 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 57 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,092)
  • Enterprise State Community College (about 61 miles; Enterprise, AL; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • Tuskegee University (about 79 miles; Tuskegee, AL; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 80 miles; Dothan, AL; FT enrollment: 3,611)

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Notable locations in Chapman: Providence - Mount Pisgah Volunteer Fire Department (A), B S and W Volunteer Fire Department (B), Starlington Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chapman include: Morrow Church (A), Mount Pisgah Church (B), Mount Pleasant Church (C), Kenzie Chapel (D), Antioch West Church (E), Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church (F), Wald Church (G), Shacklesville Church (H), Providence Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Old Bethel Cemetery (1), Mount Pisgah Cemetery (2), Hopewell Cemetery (3), Brushy Creek Cemetery (4), Antioch West Cemetery (5), Ebenezer Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Tills Pond (A), Stallworth Pond (B), McGowin Lake (C), Lake Charold (D), Casey Pond (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Powell Branch (A), Oaklog Creek (B), Stallings Creek (C), Hawkins Creek (D), Deep Step Creek (E), Clear Creek (F), Beaver Creek (G), Sulphur Branch (H), Arnold Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Chapman include: Locomotive Roadside Park (1), Butler County State Wildlife Management Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Butler County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.0%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.6%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

10.7%
Whole state:

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

3.0%
Whole state:

7.3%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.6
Alabama average:

13.2

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

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Religion statistics for Chapman CCD (based on Butler County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,65363
Black Protestant1,6578
Mainline Protestant1,65317
Other2383
Catholic771
None8,669-
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: 3
Butler County:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Butler County:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Butler County:

9.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.2%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Butler County:

35.5%
Alabama:

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

7.7%
State:

13.5%

5.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,666 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
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 Montgomery County, AL  0.71% ($23,900 average AGI)
from Lowndes County, AL  0.35% ($23,160)
from Crenshaw County, AL  0.30% ($18,429)


4.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,547 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 Montgomery County, AL  0.74% ($25,462 average AGI)
to Crenshaw County, AL  0.44% ($26,581)
to Covington County, AL  0.30% ($33,190)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chapman:

  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WGYV (1380 AM; daytime; 1 kW; GREENVILLE, AL; Owner: ROBERT JOHN WILLIAMSON)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYNI (930 AM; 5 kW; MONROEVILLE, AL; Owner: MCKISSICK ENTERPRISES)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEBY (1330 AM; 25 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: SPINNAKER LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WACV (1170 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTBF (970 AM; 5 kW; TROY, AL; Owner: TROY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chapman:

  • WKXN (95.9 FM; GREENVILLE, AL; Owner: AUTAUGAVILLE RADIO, INC.)
  • WPGG (93.3 FM; EVERGREEN, AL; Owner: GULF COAST BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WAPR (88.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: UA-ASU-TSU EDUCATIONAL RADIO CORP.)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFXX (107.7 FM; GEORGIANA, AL; Owner: JEFFREY K. HAYNES)
  • WQZX (94.3 FM; GREENVILLE, AL; Owner: HAYNES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSTF (91.5 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY CHRISTIAN EDUC. RADIO,INC)

TV broadcast stations around Chapman:

  • WDIQ (Channel 2; DOZIER, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WAKA (Channel 8; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • 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)
  • WNCF (Channel 32; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 32 MONTGOMERY LLC)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Chapman)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Mcgowin Forestry Lookout Tower (Lat: 31.696000 Lon: -86.684417), Call Sign: KIA739
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.420 MHzGrant Date: 11/21/2012, Expiration Date: 02/04/2023Registrant: Alabama Forestry Commission, 2201 Cong. Dickinson Dr, Montgomery, AL 36109, Phone: (334) 242-5053, Fax: (334) 242-5079, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Chapman compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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 rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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