Cottonton-Seale, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 4,764.
Males: 2,372  (49.8%)
Females: 2,392  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 36871

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,878 (it was $28,785 in 2000)
Cottonton-Seale:

$33,878
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,989 (it was $12,328 in 2000)

Cottonton-Seale CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $83,786 (it was $53,900 in 2000)
Cottonton-Seale:

$83,786
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $107,355; Detached houses: $134,984; Townhouses or other attached units: $96,084; Mobile homes: $64,322
Cottonton-Seale races chart
  • White alone - 2,555 (54.2%)
  • Black alone - 1,972 (41.8%)
  • Hispanic - 101 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 50 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 25 (0.5%)
  • 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 Cottonton-Seale: 133.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 258.4 square miles.

Population density: 18 people per square mile   (very low).

For population 25 years and over in Cottonton-Seale:

  • High school or higher: 57.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cottonton-Seale CCD:

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

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

Cottonton-Seale CCD:  0.4% ($199)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbus, GA (21.3 miles , pop. 185,781).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (68.1 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (631.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Fort Benning South, GA (3.8 miles ), Omaha, GA (4.0 miles ), Crawford, AL (4.0 miles ), Ladonia, AL (4.1 miles ), Hurtsboro, AL (4.1 miles ), Phenix City, AL (4.3 miles ), Fort Benning, GA (4.5 miles ), Bibb City, GA (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 32.22 N, Longitude: 85.13 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

Cottonton-Seale household income distribution Cottonton-Seale home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.8%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Paper (7%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

Work and jobs in Cottonton-Seale: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Cottonton-Seale, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cottonton-Seale-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1954, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.2 miles away from the Cottonton-Seale place center killed 2 people and injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/1/1981, a category F3 tornado 15.0 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 23 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cottonton-Seale-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 147.5 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 159.7 miles away from Cottonton-Seale 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 148.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 190.7 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 423.0 miles away from Cottonton-Seale 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 166.5 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 Russell County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Amtrak station near Cottonton-Seale:

  • 19 miles: COLUMBUS (818 VETERANS PKY.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cottonton-Seale:

  • Columbus Technical College (about 22 miles; Columbus, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,241)
  • Columbus State University (about 23 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 6,876)
  • Auburn University (about 34 miles; Auburn University, AL; FT enrollment: 22,741)
  • Tuskegee University (about 38 miles; Tuskegee, AL; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • Georgia Southwestern State University (about 55 miles; Americus, GA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Troy University (about 57 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 63 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,092)

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Notable locations in Cottonton-Seale: Mahrt (A), Cottonton Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (B), Pittsview Volunteer Fire Department (C), Cottonton Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (D), Seale Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cottonton-Seale include: Mount Moriah Church (A), Mount Olive Church (B), Providence Baptist Church (C), New Hope Church (D), Mount Lebanon Baptist Church (E), Ross Chapel (F), Saint Johns Church (G), Saint Peters Church (H), Shady Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Thomas Cemetery (1), Cotton Cemetery (2), Porter Cemetery (3), Ivey Cemetery (4), Pittsview Cemetery (5), Key Cemetery (6), Glennville Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Burts Lake (A), Newsoms Pond (B), Monte Pond (C), Mullin Lake (D), Lonesome Duck Lake (E), Lake Lenora (F), McCann Lake (G), Comers Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Silver Run (A), Schoolhouse Branch (B), Sand Branch (C), Hatchechubbee Creek (D), Mitchell Creek (E), Padgett Branch (F), Porter Branch (G), Rocky Creek (H), Mink Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Cottonton-Seale include: Glenville Historic District (1), Hatchechubbee Creek Park (2), Briar Creek Park (3), Bluff Creek Access Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Russell 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 74.6. This is about average.

City:

74.6
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.11. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.11
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 15.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00438. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00438
U.S.:

0.01468
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

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

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.1%
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: 0.3% of all households

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

18.1%
Whole state:

16.1%

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

9.8%
Whole state:

7.3%
17 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
13 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Cottonton-Seale compared to Alabama state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Utility gas (13%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cottonton-Seale CCD (based on Russell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.83%
Here: 46.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodCatholic ChurchChurches of Christ
Adherents67.6%11.7%5.6%4.0%2.8%
Congregations40.0%14.7%12.0%4.0%8.0%
NameSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)National Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents1.7%1.6%1.3%1.3%2.3%
Congregations5.3%1.3%2.7%2.7%9.3%
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: 13
Russell County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Russell County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.9%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Russell County:

34.8%
Alabama:

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

11.2%
State:

13.5%

14.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.49%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.27% of residents moved from foreign countries ($724 average AGI)
Russell County:

0.27%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Muscogee County, GA  4.76% ($25,286 average AGI)
from Lee County, AL  2.05% ($28,654)
from Montgomery County, AL  0.29% ($23,600)


11.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,655 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.86%
Alabama average:

6.06%

0.18% of residents moved to foreign countries ($509 average AGI)
Russell County:

0.18%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Muscogee County, GA  3.92% ($22,151 average AGI)
to Lee County, AL  2.37% ($29,630)
to Montgomery County, AL  0.18% ($25,364)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cottonton-Seale:

  • WDAK (540 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMLF (1270 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRCG (1420 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: ABG GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WHAL (1460 AM; 4 kW; PHENIX CITY/COLUMBUS, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEAM (1580 AM; 2 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: DAVIS BROADCASTING, INC. OF COLUMBUS)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cottonton-Seale:

  • WKCN (99.3 FM; LUMPKIN, GA; Owner: ABG GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WCGQ (107.3 FM; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: ABG GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WAGH (98.3 FM; FORT MITCHELL, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFA (101.3 FM; SMITHS, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIOL (92.7 FM; EUFAULA, AL; Owner: HATCHEE CREEK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVFJ-FM (93.3 FM; MANCHESTER, GA; Owner: PROVIDENT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMXA (96.7 FM; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WSTH-FM (106.1 FM; ALEXANDER CITY, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRVX (97.9 FM; EUFAULA, AL; Owner: RIVER VALLEY MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • WFXE (104.9 FM; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: DAVIS BROADCASTING)
  • WEAM-FM (100.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, GA; Owner: DAVIS BROADCASTING INC., OF COLUMBUS)
  • WGSY (100.1 FM; PHENIX CITY, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFRC (90.5 FM; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W220BI (91.9 FM; EUFAULA, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY CHRISTIAN EDUC., RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Cottonton-Seale:

  • WTVM (Channel 9; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WRBL (Channel 3; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLTZ (Channel 38; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: LEWIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTX (Channel 54; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WSWS-TV (Channel 66; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF OPELIKA)
  • WCGT-LP (Channel 16; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WACS-TV (Channel 25; DAWSON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W55CR (Channel 55; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W06BH (Channel 6; PHENIX CITY, ETC., AL; Owner: GREENE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGIQ (Channel 43; LOUISVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W30BD (Channel 30; EUFAULA, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14
Total length: 90 meters (295ft)
Total costs: $44,979,000
Total average daily traffic: 54,200
Total average daily truck traffic: 8,891
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 93,560

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 5
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 5
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Cottonton-Seale, AL

Cottonton-Seale on our top lists:

  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters"
  • #62 (36871) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lebanese first ancestries"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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