Detroit, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 230 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.9%
 
Males: 85  (37.1%)
Females: 145  (62.9%)
Median resident age:  47.0 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 35552, 35586.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $27,990 (it was $19,531 in 2000)
Detroit:

$27,990
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $16,761 (it was $10,107 in 2000)

Detroit town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $78,328 (it was $55,000 in 2000)
Detroit:

$78,328
AL:

$136,200

Median gross rent in 2016: $272.

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  • Races in Detroit, AL (2010)

    Detroit races chart
    • 19682.7%White alone
    • 3313.9%Black alone
    • 73.0%Two or more races
    • 10.4%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Detroit: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (45.3%), Irish (10.5%), Armenian (3.5%), English (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 362 feet

Land area: 1.35 square miles.

Population density: 170 people per square mile   (very low).

Detroit,AL real estate house value index trend

Detroit, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Detroit:

  • High school or higher: 64.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Detroit town:

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 12.9%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Detroit, Alabama as of December 09, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Detroit to the number of sex offenders is 35 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $209 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $228 (0.3%)

Detroit satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (67.5 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (85.5 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (504.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Sulligent, AL (3.1 miles ), Gattman, MS (3.2 miles) , Beaverton, AL (3.3 miles ), Hamilton, AL (3.6 miles ), Smithville, MS (3.6 miles ), Bexar, AL (3.8 miles ), Tremont, MS (3.9 miles ), Hatley, MS (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 34.03 N, Longitude: 88.17 W

Area code: 205

Detroit household income distribution Detroit home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.9%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -44 (-15.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (42%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (21%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)

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

Average climate in Detroit, Alabama

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Tornado activity:

Detroit-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 124% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the Detroit town center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

On 4/29/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.7 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 20 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Detroit-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 77% 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 68.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 28.5 miles away from Detroit 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 165.5 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 148.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 198.8 miles away from Detroit 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 96.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lamar County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 10, Floods: 8, Winds: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Detroit topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Detroit:

  • FMC HAMILTON (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; HAMILTON, AL)
  • MARION REGIONAL HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; HAMILTON, AL)
  • MARION REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; HAMILTON, AL)
  • SOUTHERN CARE, LLC (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; GUIN, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Detroit:

  • Itawamba Community College (about 23 miles; Fulton, MS; Full-time enrollment: 5,489)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 40 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 50 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,024)
  • Mississippi State University (about 54 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 18,237)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 54 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,970)
  • Northwest-Shoals Community College (about 57 miles; Muscle Shoals, AL; FT enrollment: 2,702)
  • University of North Alabama (about 61 miles; Florence, AL; FT enrollment: 5,886)

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Notable location: Detroit Fire and Rescue (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Lamar County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 21.4%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.5% for Black residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.7%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.0%
Whole state:  4.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Detroit (2011 data):

  • First National Bank: Detroit Branch at 65367 Highway 17, branch established on 1967/01/16. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $282.3 mil, Deposits: $223.1 mil, headquarters in Hamilton, AL, positive income, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Marion County Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.4
Alabama average:

12.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Detroit town (based on Lamar County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,90268
Black Protestant1,0857
Mainline Protestant1,05515
None3,522-
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
Lamar County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Lamar County:

7.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.7%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lamar County:

29.8%
Alabama:

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

16.5%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.0%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.2%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.2
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Detroit:

21.3%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Detroit:

13.9%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Detroit:

6.8
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

38.8%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Detroit:

54.5%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Detroit:

77.0%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Detroit, AL Residents
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 8$1,204
Water Supply 0$0 1$567
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,771

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $34,000 ($147.83)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($43.48)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($21.74)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($21.74)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $15,000 ($65.22)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($26.09)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($8.70)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($173.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($21.74)
  • Tax - NEC: $13,000 ($56.52)
    Total General Sales: $10,000 ($43.48)
    Property: $5,000 ($21.74)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($4.35)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($4.35)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($4.35)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $197,000 ($856.52)

4.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,882 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.41%
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 Marion County, AL  0.63% ($20,276 average AGI)
from Lowndes County, MS  0.63% ($25,552)
from Fayette County, AL  0.41% ($19,789)


5.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,950 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
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 Marion County, AL  0.83% ($24,077 average AGI)
to Lowndes County, MS  0.75% ($30,886)
to Fayette County, AL  0.49% ($26,174)

Strongest AM radio stations in Detroit:

  • WERH (970 AM; 5 kW; HAMILTON, AL; Owner: KATE F. FITE)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVSA (1380 AM; 5 kW; VERNON, AL; Owner: LAMAR CTY. B/CING. CO., INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFTO (1330 AM; 5 kW; FULTON, MS; Owner: AIR SOUTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WKXM (1300 AM; 5 kW; WINFIELD, AL; Owner: AD-MEDIA MANAGEMENT CORP.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Detroit:

  • WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WJEC (106.5 FM; VERNON, AL; Owner: LAMAR COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWKZ (105.3 FM; ABERDEEN, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKXM-FM (105.9 FM; WINFIELD, AL; Owner: AD-MEDIA MANAGEMENT CORP.)
  • WFTA (101.9 FM; FULTON, MS; Owner: AIR SOUTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WAJS (91.7 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WAFM (95.3 FM; AMORY, MS; Owner: STANFORD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WERH-FM (92.1 FM; HAMILTON, AL; Owner: KATE F. FITE)

TV broadcast stations around Detroit:

  • W39CD (Channel 38; FULTON, MS; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBI-TV (Channel 4; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTVA (Channel 9; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WHDF (Channel 15; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: VALLEY TELEVISION, LLC)
  • W46DF (Channel 46; HAMILTON, AL; Owner: WMTY, INC.)

Detroit fatal accident list:

Apr 14, 2002 08:24 PM, Sr-17, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 12m39ftTotal length
  • $3,671,000Total costs
  • 130Total average daily traffic
  • 1Total average daily truck traffic
  • 130Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Billy D Carroll, 275 Detroit Church Rd. (Lat: 34.060722 Lon: -88.132028), Type: 94.4, Structure height: 01093 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 9413730033, Jr@gcgi.Com, 100 N. WASHINGTON BLVD STE 201
  • Edward G Roach, 275 Detroit Church Rd. (Lat: 34.060722 Lon: -88.132028), Type: 94.4, Structure height: 01093 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 275 Detroit Church Rd. (Lat: 34.060722 Lon: -88.132028), Type: 94.4, Structure height: 01093 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 275 Detroit Church Rd. (Al15867-A) (Lat: 34.060667 Lon: -88.132056), Type: 92.6, Structure height: 01093 m, Overall height: 91.1 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 275 Detroit Church Rd. (Al15867-A) (Lat: 34.060667 Lon: -88.132056), Type: 92.6, Structure height: 01093 m, Overall height: 91.1 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KF4OOW, Licensee ID: L00142827, Grant Date: 01/23/1997, Expiration Date: 01/23/2007, Cancellation Date: 07/14/2000, Registrant: Ricky J Roberts, 4380 County Hwy 26, Detroit, AL 35552
  • Call Sign: KG4FGJ, Licensee ID: L00171468, Grant Date: 11/13/1999, Expiration Date: 11/13/2009, Cancellation Date: 01/27/2001, Certifier: Billy W Murphy, Registrant: Billy W Murphy, 236 Industrial Rd, Detroit, AL 35552
  • Call Sign: AI4RR, Previous Call Sign: KF4OOW, Licensee ID: L00142827, Grant Date: 05/04/2010, Expiration Date: 07/14/2020, Certifier: Ricky J Roberts, Registrant: Ricky J Roberts, 4380 County Hwy 26, Detroit, AL 35552
  • Call Sign: N4BWM, Previous Call Sign: KG4FGJ, Licensee ID: L00171468, Grant Date: 01/11/2011, Expiration Date: 01/27/2021, Certifier: Billy W Murphy, Registrant: Billy W Murphy, 236 Industrial Rd, Detroit, AL 35552
  • Call Sign: KK4VGR, Licensee ID: L01824995, Grant Date: 11/18/2013, Expiration Date: 11/18/2023, Certifier: William T White, Registrant: William T White, 545 Karr Road, Detroit, AL 35552
  • Call Sign: KM4CNF, Licensee ID: L01875152, Grant Date: 06/20/2014, Expiration Date: 06/20/2024, Certifier: Christopher N Carter, Registrant: Christopher N Carter, 1081 Hayes Road, Detroit, AL 35552

Drinking water stations with addresses in Detroit and their reported violations in the past:

DETROIT WATER WORKS (Population served: 435, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-05-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-07-2012)
Most common first names in Detroit, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1974.8 years
John1377.6 years
William1068.6 years
Robert775.6 years
Annie777.7 years
Mary677.8 years
Billy563.6 years
Minnie587.4 years
Mattie579.2 years
Thomas467.2 years
Most common last names in Detroit, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Carter1671.3 years
Scott1575.2 years
Stanford1377.1 years
Ballard971.9 years
Jeffreys875.1 years
Thompson867.6 years
Mills865.6 years
Real788.9 years
Johnson770.3 years
Edgeworth787.7 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (65%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Detroit compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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