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Population in July 2007: 6,843.
Males: 3,096  (45.2%)
Females: 3,747  (54.8%)
Median resident age:  28.0 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 36701

Estimated median household income in 2016: $21,351 (it was $17,160 in 2000)
Craig-Tyler:

$21,351
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $13,000 (it was $9,648 in 2000)

Craig-Tyler CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $51,723 (it was $34,400 in 2000)
Craig-Tyler:

$51,723
AL:

$136,200
  • Races in Craig-Tyler, AL (2000)

    Craig-Tyler races chart
    • 6,25184.6%Black alone
    • 1,02713.9%White alone
    • 550.7%Hispanic
    • 300.4%Two or more races
    • 120.2%Asian alone
    • 90.1%American Indian alone
    • 40.05%Other race alone

Races in Craig-Tyler detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Craig-Tyler: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 80.4 square miles.

Population density: 85 people per square mile   (very low).

For population 25 years and over in Craig-Tyler:

  • High school or higher: 61.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 16.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Craig-Tyler CCD:

  • Never married: 40.1%
  • Now married: 41.5%
  • Separated: 6.8%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

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

Craig-Tyler CCD:  0.6% ($199)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Montgomery, AL (40.1 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (529.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Selmont-West Selmont, AL (1.7 miles ), Selma, AL (2.4 miles ), Sardis, AL (2.5 miles ), Benton, AL (3.0 miles) , Valley Grande, AL (3.3 miles ), Benton-Collirene, AL (3.6 miles ), Carlowville, AL (3.8 miles ), White Hall, AL (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 32.35 N, Longitude: 86.97 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.9%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Paper (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Apparel (7%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (5%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Craig-Tyler: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Craig-Tyler, Alabama

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Tornado activity:

Craig-Tyler-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 37% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.5 miles away from the Craig-Tyler place center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 12/6/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Craig-Tyler-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 82% 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 86.9 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 74.8 miles away from Craig-Tyler 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 60.0 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 167.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 107.3 miles away from Craig-Tyler 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 422.5 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 Dallas County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Craig-Tyler:

  • FMC DALLAS COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; SELMA, AL)
  • PARK PLACE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SELMA, AL)
  • WARREN MANOR HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SELMA, AL)
  • LIGHTHOUSE REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SELMA, AL)
  • FMC SELMA (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; SELMA, AL)
  • VAUGHAN REG MED CENTER PARKWAY CAMPUS Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; SELMA, AL)
  • FMC VALLEY CREEK (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; SELMA, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Craig-Tyler:

  • Alabama State University (about 40 miles; Montgomery, AL; Full-time enrollment: 5,457)
  • Faulkner University (about 44 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 47 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,092)
  • University of Montevallo (about 53 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 64 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • The University of Alabama (about 69 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)
  • Troy University (about 71 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)

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Notable locations in Craig-Tyler: Steezers Farm (A), South Dallas Turf Farm (B), Tyler Community Club (C), Craig Volunteer Fire Department (D), Tyler Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Craig-Tyler include: New Liberty Baptist Church (A), New Mount Moriah Church (B), Pine Flat Church (C), Old Town Creek Church (D), Providence Church (E), Sister Spring Baptist Church (F), Union Springs Church (G), Zion Church (H), Camp Creek Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Kings Bend Cemetery (1), Town Creek Cemetery (2), Moore Cemetery (3), Sister Spring Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Hawthorne Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tarver Creek (A), Sixmile Creek (B), Soapstone Creek (C), Gum Pond Branch (D), Fourmile Creek (E), Camp Creek (F), Valley Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Craig-Tyler: Selma State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Dallas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  47.5%
Whole state:  70.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.5%
Whole state:  3.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

46.1%
Whole state:

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

26.4%
Whole state:

7.3%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.5
Alabama average:

13.2

Craig-Tyler travel time to work - commute Craig-Tyler mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Craig-Tyler CCD (based on Dallas County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,76473
Black Protestant6,39834
Mainline Protestant2,43826
Catholic5362
Other4105
None17,274-
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: 11
Dallas County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Dallas County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Dallas County:

9.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

15.1%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Dallas County:

41.2%
Alabama:

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

8.9%
State:

13.5%

3.92% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,925 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.92%
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  0.48% ($21,882 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.21% ($23,100)
from Perry County, AL  0.21% ($22,833)


5.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,292 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.07%
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  0.97% ($23,921 average AGI)
to Autauga County, AL  0.35% ($31,740)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.32% ($26,761)

Strongest AM radio stations in Craig-Tyler:

  • WMRK (1340 AM; 1 kW; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALEXANDER B/C CO. INC.)
  • WHBB (1490 AM; 1 kW; SELMA, AL; Owner: BROADSOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WACV (1170 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WJUS (1310 AM; 5 kW; MARION, AL; Owner: GRACE BAPTIST TEMPLE CHURCH)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Craig-Tyler:

  • WALX (100.9 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALEXANDER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDXX (100.1 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: BROADSOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAPR (88.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: UA-ASU-TSU EDUCATIONAL RADIO CORP.)
  • WAQU (91.1 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WJAM-FM (97.3 FM; ORRVILLE, AL; Owner: SCOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W232AN (94.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WBFZ (105.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: IMANI COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, INC)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMXS (103.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBAM-FM (98.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: DEEP SOUTH BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHHY-FM (101.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQKS-FM (96.1 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WMCZ (97.1 FM; MILLBROOK, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVFG (107.5 FM; UNIONTOWN, AL; Owner: CHARLES E. JONES, JR.)

TV broadcast stations around Craig-Tyler:

  • W24CK (Channel 24; SELMA, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WAKA (Channel 8; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WBIH (Channel 29; SELMA, AL; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCF (Channel 32; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 32 MONTGOMERY LLC)
  • 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)
  • WMCF-TV (Channel 45; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • $2,318,000Total costs
  • 11,085Total average daily traffic
  • 1,662Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,494Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)

Craig-Tyler compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Craig-Tyler on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Metal workers and plastic workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other production occupations including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Beverage and tobacco products (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Apparel (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Water transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Cashiers (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Cooks and food preparation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Food (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Truck transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Gasoline stations (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Department and other general merchandise stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Motor vehicles, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Personal and laundry services (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Textile mills and textile products (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Plastics and rubber products (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Paper (population 5,000+)"
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