Choccolocco, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 5,611.
Males: 2,794  (49.8%)
Females: 2,817  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  35.6 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 36207

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,715 (it was $35,455 in 2000)
Choccolocco:

$43,715
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,356 (it was $15,690 in 2000)

Choccolocco CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $104,190 (it was $64,700 in 2000)
Choccolocco:

$104,190
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $145,061; Detached houses: $189,878; Mobile homes: $44,009; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $33,512
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  • White alone - 5,189 (93.7%)
  • Black alone - 252 (4.5%)
  • Hispanic - 39 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 26 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 22 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 9 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.02%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.02%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Choccolocco: 137.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 671 feet

Land area: 93.3 square miles.

Population density: 60 people per square mile   (very low).

Choccolocco, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Choccolocco:

  • High school or higher: 80.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Choccolocco CCD:

  • Never married: 16.3%
  • Now married: 67.3%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 11.9%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Choccolocco, Alabama as of March 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Choccolocco to the number of sex offenders is 5,611 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


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

Choccolocco CCD:  0.3% ($213)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)
Choccolocco satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Birmingham, AL (65.8 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (572.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Weaver, AL (2.7 miles ), Heflin, AL (2.8 miles ), Jacksonville, AL (2.9 miles ), Anniston, AL (2.9 miles ), Blue Mountain, AL (2.9 miles ), Saks, AL (3.0 miles ), Nances Creek, AL (3.2 miles ), Edwardsville, AL (3.2 miles) .

Latitude: 33.71 N, Longitude: 85.69 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Choccolocco household income distribution Choccolocco home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.9%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Metal and metal products (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Transportation equipment (3%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Apparel (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Choccolocco, Alabama

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Tornado activity:

Choccolocco-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 121% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.0 miles away from the Choccolocco place center killed 7 people and injured 199 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F4 tornado 26.3 miles away from the place center killed 22 people and injured 150 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Choccolocco-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 54.2 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 92.5 miles away from Choccolocco center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 184.5 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 201.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 123.5 miles away from Choccolocco center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 174.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Calhoun County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Choccolocco:

  • JACKSONVILLE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; JACKSONVILLE, AL)
  • JACKSONVILLE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; JACKSONVILLE, AL)
  • CLEBURNE COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; HEFLIN, AL)
  • RAI EAST 11TH ST ANNISTON (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; ANNISTON, AL)
  • STRINGFELLOW MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; ANNISTON, AL)
  • NORTHEAST ALABAMA REGIONAL MED CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; ANNISTON, AL)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, ANNISTON (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ANNISTON, AL)

Amtrak station near Choccolocco:

  • 10 miles: ANNISTON (126 W.4TH ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Choccolocco:

  • Jacksonville State University (about 9 miles; Jacksonville, AL; Full-time enrollment: 7,566)
  • Gadsden State Community College (about 26 miles; Gadsden, AL; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • West Georgia Technical College (about 30 miles; Waco, GA; FT enrollment: 4,768)
  • University of West Georgia (about 36 miles; Carrollton, GA; FT enrollment: 10,358)
  • Southern Union State Community College (about 41 miles; Wadley, AL; FT enrollment: 4,120)
  • Georgia Highlands College (about 43 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,071)
  • Snead State Community College (about 44 miles; Boaz, AL; FT enrollment: 2,023)

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Notable locations in Choccolocco: Pinehill Golf Club (A), Quad Cities Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 Headquarters (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Choccolocco include: Harmony Baptist Church (A), Antioch African Methodist Episcopal Church (B), New Prospect Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: New Prospect Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Calhoun County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  76.6%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.4%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

10.2%
Whole state:

16.1%

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

3.3%
Whole state:

7.3%

Choccolocco compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below 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.
  • Renting percentage 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (53%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Utility gas (17%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Choccolocco CCD (based on Calhoun County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.29%
Here: 64.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents70.4%9.9%5.4%3.9%1.5%
Congregations46.9%14.2%6.6%8.5%3.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.3%1.2%1.1%0.8%4.5%
Congregations3.3%1.4%1.9%0.9%12.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 31
Calhoun County:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Calhoun County:

0.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 87
Calhoun County:

7.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 76
Here:

6.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.5%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Calhoun County:

33.2%
Alabama:

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

15.1%
State:

13.5%

4.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,505 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.75%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($350 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

0.05%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Talladega County, AL  0.71% ($32,240 average AGI)
from Etowah County, AL  0.47% ($27,598)
from Cleburne County, AL  0.24% ($25,596)


5.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,277 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
Alabama average:

6.06%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($393 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

0.05%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Talladega County, AL  0.71% ($32,744 average AGI)
to Etowah County, AL  0.44% ($32,363)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.33% ($26,692)

Strongest AM radio stations in Choccolocco:

  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WHMA (1390 AM; 5 kW; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: CASEY NETWORK, LLC)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAAX (570 AM; 5 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WANA (1490 AM; 1 kW; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: DEWEY D. LANKFORD)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Choccolocco:

  • WLJS-FM (91.9 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES/JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WVOK-FM (97.9 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • W269AX (101.7 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCKS (102.7 FM; FRUITHURST, AL; Owner: WCKS, INC.)
  • WMAX-FM (105.3 FM; BOWDON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGMZ (93.1 FM; GLENCOE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRHY (105.9 FM; CENTRE, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGRW (90.7 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WORD WORKS, INC.)
  • WJCK (88.3 FM; PIEDMONT, AL; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WTDR (92.7 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: JACOBS BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WALR-FM (104.1 FM; LA GRANGE, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WASZ (95.5 FM; ASHLAND, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKXX (102.9 FM; ATTALLA, AL; Owner: BROADCAST MEDIA LLC)
  • WSSY-FM (97.5 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: GREAT SOUTH RFDC, LLC)
  • WSGN (91.5 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WTBB (89.9 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)

TV broadcast stations around Choccolocco:

  • WCIQ (Channel 7; MOUNT CHEAHA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WJXS-CA (Channel 24; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA HERITAGE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • W29AO (Channel 29; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 21
Total length: 45 meters (148ft)
Total costs: $16,060,000
Total average daily traffic: 14,211
Total average daily truck traffic: 572
Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic: 23,105

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 5
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 5
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Choccolocco, AL

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: AC4NY, Licensee ID: L00158134
    Grant Date: 11/28/2011, Expiration Date: 02/25/2022, Certifier: Joseph M Tolbert
    Registrant: Joseph M Tolbert, Choccolocco, AL 36254-0276
  • Call Sign: KI4FKX, Licensee ID: L00859705
    Grant Date: 05/06/2004, Expiration Date: 05/06/2014, Certifier: Tina H Tolbert
    Registrant: Tina H Tolbert, Choccolocco, AL 36254

Choccolocco on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Social scientists and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Repair and maintenance (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and metal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most bridges per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Motor vehicle, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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