Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Chatom-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 45% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/23/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the Chatom town center injured one personand causedbetween $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 11/4/1988, a category F3 tornado 16.2 miles away from the town center causedbetween $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Chatom-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 62.3 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 146.4 miles away from Chatom 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 84.2 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 373.5 miles away from the city 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 277.6 miles away from Chatom center On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 157.9 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
The number of natural disasters in Washington County (16) is greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8 Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals and medical centers in Chatom:
WASHINGTON COUNTY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 14600 ST. STEPHENS AVENUE)
WASHINGTON COUNTY HOME CARE (2024 GRANADE AVENUE)
WASHINGTON COUNTY NURSING HOME (14600 ST STEPHENS AVENUE)
WASHINGTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $424,482; Location: 14102 ST. STEPHENS AVE.; 87,044 books; 2,147 audio materials; 757 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 97 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 51 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)
Notable locations in Chatom: Camp Chatom (A), Deerfield Country Club (B), Washington County Courthouse (C), Washington County Nursing Home (D), Washington County Public Library (E), Chatom Volunteer Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map
Court: Washington County - First Judicial Court Referral (45 Court Street).
Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Drinking water stations with addresses in Chatom and their reported violations in the past:
FRUITDALE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 3,057, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-15-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2008)
Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-15-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2008)
WASHINGTON COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY (Population served: 2,478, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-04-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-11-2012)
Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2012)
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-17-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-17-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-04-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
64 regular monitoring violations
Drinking water stations with addresses in Chatom that have no violations reported:
HOBSON WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 621,Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 28.0%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 55.1% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
Gay men: 0.0% of all households
People in group quarters in Chatom in 2010:
74 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
67 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
6 people in group homes intended for adults
69 people in nursing homes in 2000
9 people in other group homes in 2000
Chatom compared to Alabama state average:
Median household income significantly below state average.
Unemployed percentage below state average.
Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
Median age below state average.
Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
Number of college students significantly below state average.
Banks with branches in Chatom (2011 data):
Capstone Bank: Chatom Branch at Highways 56 And 17, branch established on 1983/05/10. Info updated 2011/03/21: Bank assets: $382.0 mil, Deposits: $327.4 mil, headquarters in Tuscaloosa, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Capstone Bancshares, Inc.
First Community Bank: at 34 Court St, branch established on 1909/07/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $322.1 mil, Deposits: $279.7 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Southwest Bancshares, Inc.
Religion statistics for Chatom town (based on Washington County data)
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: 4
2.32 / 10,000 pop.
1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
1.74 / 10,000 pop.
0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
6.39 / 10,000 pop.
6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
2.91 / 10,000 pop.
5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
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5.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,408 average adjusted gross income)
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:
STATION, S Side Al Hwy 56 8.5 Mi W (Lat: 31.463472 Lon: -88.400833), Overall height: 50.3 m, Call Sign: WNTN460 Assigned Frequencies: 954.050 MHz Grant Date: 05/06/1992, Expiration Date: 05/06/1997, Cancellation Date: 01/24/1997 Registrant:Phone: (918) 661-1075
STATION, S Side Of Hwy 56 8.5 Mi W (Lat: 31.463472 Lon: -88.400833), Overall height: 50.3 m, Call Sign: WNTV981 Assigned Frequencies: 928.331 MHz, 952.331 MHz Grant Date: 07/03/2009, Expiration Date: 09/09/2019, Certifier: Kurt M Petersen Esq Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4282, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
At Substation Sr 17 3 Mi N (Lat: 31.496250 Lon: -88.235833), Overall height: 85.3 m, Call Sign: WPND213 Assigned Frequencies: 928.456 MHz, 952.456 MHz Grant Date: 01/29/2002, Expiration Date: 04/01/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/02/2012 Registrant: Powersouth Energy Cooperative, 2027 East Three Notch St., Andalusia, AL 36420, Phone: (334) 427-3000, Fax: (334) 427-3439, Email:
Chatom, Lat: 31.510833 Lon: -88.211667, Call Sign: WPXA605 Assigned Frequencies: 956.393 MHz, 956.393 MHz Grant Date: 02/21/2003, Expiration Date: 02/21/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2012, Certifier: Billy R Hall Jr. Registrant: Fish & Richardson P.C., 1425 K Street, N.W., 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 626-7761, Fax: (202) 783-2331, Email:
CHATOM, Substa St Rd 17 3 Mi N (Lat: 31.496389 Lon: -88.235833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 85.4 m, Overall height: 90.8 m, Call Sign: WHK693 Assigned Frequencies: 6755.62 MHz, 6123.10 MHz Grant Date: 08/20/2008, Expiration Date: 10/21/2018 Registrant: Powersouth Energy Cooperative, 2027 East Three Notch St., Andalusia, AL 36420, Phone: (334) 427-3245, Fax: (334) 427-3439, Email:
On Grenade Avenue, 1 Block West Of Highway 17, (Lat: 31.466250 Lon: -88.255556), Type: Nntann, Structure height: 67.1 m, Overall height: 67 m, Call Sign: KNKK711 Assigned Frequencies: 152.840 MHz Grant Date: 06/10/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018 Registrant: Law Offices Of Hill & Welch, 1330 New Hampshire Ave., N.W #113, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 775-0070
Aircraft: HEMPHILL SPEZIO SPORT (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 85 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 14FH , Serial Number: 332, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 08/31/1979 Registrant (Individual): David R Howell, Hc 84 Box 1004, Chatom, AL 36518
Aircraft: CESSNA T210K (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 2DM , Serial Number: 21059305, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 04/27/1970 Registrant (Individual): Robert T Engels, Po Box 1406, Chatom, AL 36518
Aircraft: NORD 3202 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating N-Number: 22538 , Serial Number: 55 Registrant (Corporation): Service Enterprises Inc, Po Bx 1328 Hwy 56 E Wilcox Arpt, Chatom, AL 36518 Deregistered:Cancel Date: 06/08/1970
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 8928P , Serial Number: 24-4384, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 02/18/1966 Registrant (Individual): Wilson C Scarbrough, 716 Springbank Rd S, Chatom, AL 36518
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Most common first names in Chatom, AL among deceased individuals
Most common last names in Chatom, AL among deceased individuals