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Dale County

Population in July 2007: 2,059.
Males: 1,014  (49.3%)
Females: 1,045  (50.7%)

Median resident age:  43.3 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Estimated median household income in 2011: $47,808 (it was $34,861 in 2000)
Echo:

$47,808
Alabama:

$41,415
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $21,018

Echo CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $81,727 (it was $52,200 in 2000)
Echo:

$81,727
Alabama:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $92,929; Detached houses: $114,813; Townhouses or other attached units: $170,096; Mobile homes: $51,530

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Echo races chart
  • White alone - 1,964 (93.8%)
  • Black alone - 81 (3.9%)
  • Two or more races - 22 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 16 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 9 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.10%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Echo: 127.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 454 feet

Land area: 95.4 square miles.

Population density: 22 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Echo:

  • High school or higher: 72.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Echo CCD:

  • Never married: 14.3%
  • Now married: 67.3%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

0 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.0%
Alabama:  2.9%

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

Echo CCD:  0.4% ($199)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)
Echo satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dothan, AL (17.7 miles , pop. 57,737).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (77.4 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (601.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Newville, AL (3.0 miles ), Ozark, AL (3.2 miles ), Napier Field, AL (3.4 miles ), Headland, AL (3.4 miles ), Newton, AL (3.4 miles ), Midland City, AL (3.4 miles ), Grimes, AL (3.5 miles ), Pinckard, AL (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 31.48 N, Longitude: 85.47 W

Area code: 334

Echo household income distribution Echo home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.7%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (6%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Apparel (8%)
  • Personal and laundry services (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (14%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

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

Average climate in Echo, Alabama

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Tornado activity:

Echo-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 126% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.0 miles away from the Echo place center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused $250 million in damages.

On 1/13/1972, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.4 miles away from the place center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dale County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 2, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Echo:

  • DALE MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 10 miles away; OZARK, AL)

Operable nuclear power plants near Echo:

  • 18 miles: Joseph M. Farley 1 and 2 in Dothan, AL.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Echo:

  • George C Wallace Community College-Dothan (about 11 miles; Dothan, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,692)
  • Troy University (about 36 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 13,221)
  • Tuskegee University (about 68 miles; Tuskegee, AL; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 75 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 3,426)
  • Darton College (about 75 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 2,874)
  • Faulkner University (about 77 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 2,534)
  • Albany Technical College (about 77 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 2,526)

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Notable locations in Echo: Adams Mill (A), Choctawhatchee Volunteer Fire Department (B), Echo Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Echo include: Mount Carmel Church (A), New Hope Church (B), Peniel Baptist Church (C), Mount Pisgah Baptist Church (D), Mount Enon Baptist Church (E), Browns United Methodist Church (F), Clopton United Methodist Church (G), Christian Hill Church (H), Echo United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Salem Cemetery (1), Dykes Cemetery (2), Abbeville Cemetery (3), Christian Hill Cemetery (4), Clopton Cemetery (5), New Hope Cemetery (6), Mount Carmel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Barfield Lake (A), Lake Arthur (B), Ammons Pond (C), Harris Pond (D), Newton Pond (E), Jerry Mcdaniel Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Seabes Creek (A), Roberts Branch (B), Middle Creek (C), Stuckey Mill Creek (D), Kelly Creek (E), Hopn Branch (F), Sikes Creek (G), Dry Creek (H), Caney Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Dale County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 27.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.7
U.S.:

25.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 13.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

13.6
U.S.:

11.6


Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.3%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.8%
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: 0.5% of all households

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

11.8%
Whole state:

16.1%

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

1.0%
Whole state:

7.3%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Echo, AL

Echo compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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Religion statistics for Echo (based on Dale County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.62%
Here48.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodNational Association of Free Will BaptistsCatholic Church
Adherents61.2%17.1%4.5%4.3%3.2%
Congregations34.0%23.7%11.3%7.2%1.0%
NameChurches of Christ Charismatic Churches IndependentLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents2.2%2.1%1.6%0.7%3.0%
Congregations5.2%1.0%1.0%4.1%11.3%
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: 8
Dale County:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Dale County:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

4.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Dale County:

12.5%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Dale County:

33.1%
State:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.1%
State:

13.5%

13.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,035 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.28%
Alabama average:

6.81%

1.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,000 average AGI)
Dale County:

1.02%
Alabama average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Houston County, AL  1.81% ($25,255 average AGI)
from Coffee County, AL  1.05% ($29,335)
from Geneva County, AL  0.36% ($20,738)


13.55% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,262 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.55%
Alabama average:

6.16%

0.83% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,287 average AGI)
Dale County:

0.83%
Alabama average:

0.06%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Houston County, AL  2.19% ($27,465 average AGI)
to Coffee County, AL  1.35% ($37,496)
to Geneva County, AL  0.36% ($26,672)

Strongest AM radio stations in Echo:

  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WOOF (560 AM; 5 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WAGF (1320 AM; 3 kW; DOTHAN, AL)
  • WOZK (900 AM; 1 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: OZARK B/CING. CORP.)
  • WTKN (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALEVILLE, AL; Owner: JOSEPH A. ADAMS, SR.)
  • WTBF (970 AM; 5 kW; TROY, AL; Owner: TROY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Echo:

  • WAQG (91.7 FM; OZARK, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WJRL-FM (103.9 FM; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WTVY-FM (95.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WOOF-FM (99.7 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WIZB (94.3 FM; ABBEVILLE, AL; Owner: CELEBRATIONS COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDYF (90.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXUS (100.5 FM; FORT RUCKER, AL; Owner: SKYWAY BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WKMX (106.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: WKMX, INC.)
  • WDJR (96.9 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WESP (102.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WAGF-FM (101.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WILSON BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOAB (104.9 FM; OZARK, AL; Owner: OZARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRWA (88.7 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: TROY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WZTZ (101.1 FM; ELBA, AL; Owner: ELBA RADIO COMPANY)
  • WJJN (92.1 FM; COLUMBIA, AL; Owner: WILSON BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVOB (91.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: BETHANY BIBLE COLLEGE & B.T.S. INC.)
  • WGTF (89.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: DOTHAN COMMUNITY EDUCL. RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Echo:

  • WGIQ (Channel 43; LOUISVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WDFX-TV (Channel 34; OZARK, AL; Owner: WAITT LICENSE CO. OF ALABAMA, L.L.C.)
  • WDHN (Channel 18; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WJJN-LP (Channel 5; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: JAMES WILSON, III)
  • 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)
  • W41BN (Channel 41; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Echo on our top lists:

  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Other health and personal care stores"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Cashiers"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Motor vehicle, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
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