Colony, Alabama

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Population in 2013: 271 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -29.6%
Males: 104  (38.7%)
Females: 167  (61.3%)
Median resident age:  49.0 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 35077.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,325 (it was $32,708 in 2000)
Colony:

$30,325
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,340 (it was $12,415 in 2000)

Colony town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $69,880 (it was $59,600 in 2000)
Colony:

$69,880
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $78,865; Detached houses: $100,417; Mobile homes: $56,377

Median gross rent in 2012: $600.

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Colony races chart
  • Black alone - 232 (86.6%)
  • White alone - 28 (10.4%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (2.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.4%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Colony: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (21.9%), Subsaharan African (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 500 feet

Land area: 2.24 square miles.

Population density: 121 people per square mile   (very low).

Colony,AL real estate house value index trend

Colony, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Colony:

  • High school or higher: 76.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colony town:

  • Never married: 34.6%
  • Now married: 40.6%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $267 (0.5%)

Colony satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Birmingham, AL (29.5 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (547.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bremen, AL (2.3 miles ), Smoke Rise, AL (2.5 miles ), Dodge City, AL (2.7 miles ), Hayden, AL (3.0 miles ), Garden City, AL (3.1 miles ), Empire, AL (3.2 miles ), Warrior, AL (3.2 miles ), Crane Hill, AL (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 33.95 N, Longitude: 86.90 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 205

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

5.7%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +119 (+44.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (40%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (16%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Colony, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Colony-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 176% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/11/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.1 miles away from the Colony town center killed 2 people and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1998, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 25.3 miles away from the town center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Colony-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 78% 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 42.6 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 82.0 miles away from Colony center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 56.3 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 196.4 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 107.7 miles away from Colony center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 227.1 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 Cullman County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 10, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 3, Freezes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colony topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Colony:

  • SOUTHERNCARE CULLMAN (Hospital, about 11 miles away; HANCEVILLE, AL)
  • HANCEVILLE NURSING AND REHAB CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HANCEVILLE, AL)
  • WOODLAND VILLAGE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CULLMAN, AL)
  • CULLMAN OUTPATIENT SERVICES LTD (Hospital, about 16 miles away; CULLMAN, AL)
  • CULLMAN COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; CULLMAN, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colony:

  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 12 miles; Hanceville, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,486)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 23 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,970)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 24 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 32 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 14,853)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 34 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)
  • Samford University (about 34 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,829)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 35 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,695)

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Notable locations in Colony: The Colony (A), Colony Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Colony include: New Hope Church (A), First Pentecostal Church (B), Fairview Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cullman County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 88.4. This is about average.

City:

88.4
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 37.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.4%
(3.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.5%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.6%
Whole state:  4.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported
6 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000

Colony compared to Alabama state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (73%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Colony town (based on Cullman County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 71.16%
Here: 71.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents67.1%7.9%5.4%3.4%3.2%
Congregations50.5%12.3%13.6%0.9%5.0%
NameUnited Church of ChristLutheran Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents2.9%2.2%2.2%1.2%4.5%
Congregations1.4%0.9%0.5%2.7%12.3%
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: 10
Cullman County:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Cullman County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
Cullman County:

6.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 53
Here:

6.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.7%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cullman County:

29.4%
Alabama:

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

16.7%
State:

13.5%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$190
Streets and Highways 0$0 3$0
Parks and Recreation 1$0$02$385
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$385
Totals for Government 1$0$013$960

Colony government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $275,000 ($1014.76)
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $59,000 ($217.71)
    Police Protection: $54,000 ($199.26)
    Financial Administration: $52,000 ($191.88)
    Health Services - Other: $18,000 ($66.42)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($40.59)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($22.14)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($14.76)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($25.83)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($33.21)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $69,000 ($254.61)

Colony government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $24,000 ($88.56)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $267,000 ($985.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $107,000 ($394.83)
    Public Welfare: $54,000 ($199.26)
    Highways: $1,000 ($3.69)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($11.07)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($3.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $16,000 ($59.04)
    Highways: $4,000 ($14.76)
    General Support: $2,000 ($7.38)

Colony government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $96,000 ($354.24)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $92,000 ($339.48)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $4,000 ($14.76)

Colony government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $30,000 ($110.70)

4.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,048 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.49%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($155 average AGI)
Cullman County:

0.04%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Morgan County, AL  0.58% ($28,846 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.53% ($36,468)
from Blount County, AL  0.40% ($32,443)


4.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,157 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
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 Morgan County, AL  0.61% ($32,564 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.48% ($32,705)
to Marshall County, AL  0.33% ($23,761)

Strongest AM radio stations in Colony:

  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCOC (1010 AM; 5 kW; DORA, AL; Owner: AZTECA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMCJ (1460 AM; 5 kW; CULLMAN, AL)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXRP (1170 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HANCEVILLE, AL; Owner: MAPLEWOOD PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WRJS (1320 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colony:

  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 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)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WFMH-FM (95.5 FM; HOLLY POND, AL; Owner: VOICE OF CULLMAN, L.L.C.)
  • WFFN (95.3 FM; CORDOVA, AL; Owner: NEW CENTURY RADIO, 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.)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Colony:

  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • 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.)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W55BJ (Channel 55; JASPER, AL; Owner: COMBS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W23AK (Channel 23; JASPER, AL; Owner: WMTY, INC.)
  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W66CN (Channel 66; JASPER, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCQT-LP (Channel 52; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: FIRST CULLMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W46DK (Channel 46; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Raymond S Winters, 2330 County Road 143 (Lat: 34.037306 Lon: -87.003167), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 5133817775, Rwinters@latticecommunications.Com, 441 VINE ST. SUITE 3900
  • Raymond S Winters, 2330 County Road 143 (Lat: 34.037306 Lon: -87.003167), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 5133817775, Rwinters@latticecommunications.Com, 441 VINE ST. SUITE 3900
  • Janis E Merritts, 2330 County Road 143 (Lat: 34.037306 Lon: -87.003167), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 7244162000, Regulatory.Department@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE
  • Christine A Verre, 2330 County Road 143 (Lat: 34.037306 Lon: -87.003167), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 3366432524, Christine.Verre@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE

Colony on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and office occupations:"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations:"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Private households"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Metal and metal products"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations:"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #70 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+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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