Epes, Alabama

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Population in 2019: 329 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +59.7%
 
Males: 133  (40.5%)
Females: 196  (59.5%)
Median resident age:

41.4 years
Alabama median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 35460.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $33,736 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Epes:

$33,736
AL:

$51,734

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,545 (it was $10,404 in 2000)

Epes town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $102,523 (it was $36,400 in 2000)
Epes:

$102,523
AL:

$154,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $90,696; detached houses: $114,248; mobile homes: $19,282

Median gross rent in 2019: $534.

March 2019 cost of living index in Epes: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.6%

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According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Epes, Alabama as of February 01, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Epes is 85 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (96.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 172 feet

Land area: 1.92 square miles.

Population density: 171 people per square mile   (very low).

Epes, Alabama map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Epes town:

0.5% ($199)
Alabama:

0.4% ($289)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (49.4 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (95.4 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (474.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Boligee, AL (2.8 miles ),
Livingston, AL (2.8 miles ),
Gainesville, AL (3.0 miles ),
Emelle, AL (3.4 miles),
Belmont, AL (3.7 miles ),
Forkland-Tishabee, AL (3.8 miles ),
Forkland, AL (3.9 miles ),
Geiger, AL (4.0 miles)

Latitude: 32.69 N, Longitude: 88.12 W

Distribution of median household income in Epes, AL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Epes, AL in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.1%
Alabama:

4.0%
Most common industries in Epes, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Paper (18.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (12.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.9%)
  • Public administration (10.9%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Food (6.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Paper (22.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (22.9%)
  • Construction (11.4%)
  • Food (11.4%)
  • Wood products (8.6%)
  • Truck transportation (8.6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food & beverage stores (24.1%)
  • Public administration (24.1%)
  • Paper (13.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (10.3%)
  • Gasoline stations (10.3%)
  • Clothing & accessories, including shoe, stores (6.9%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
Most common occupations in Epes, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.3%)
  • Food processing workers (6.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (25.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11.4%)
  • Woodworkers (8.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.6%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (13.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (13.8%)
  • Food processing workers (13.8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (10.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (10.3%)
  • Cashiers (10.3%)

Average climate in Epes, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Epes, Alabama average temperatures Epes, Alabama average precipitation Epes, Alabama humidity Epes, Alabama wind speed Epes, Alabama snowfall Epes, Alabama sunshine Epes, Alabama clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 51.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.493. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.493
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 20.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 3.97. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.97
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Epes-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 69% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.9 miles away from the Epes town center killed 7 people and injured 199 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/12/1986, a category F4 tornado 26.5 miles away from the town center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Epes-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 143% greater 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 70.6 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 119.4 miles away from Epes center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 11.5 miles away from Epes center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 73.0 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) earthquake occurred 190.3 miles away from the city 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 239.6 miles away from Epes 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 Sumter County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Epes topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Epes:

  • PINE VIEW HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; LIVINGSTON, AL)
  • SUMTER COUNTY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; LIVINGSTON, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Epes:

  • University of West Alabama (about 8 miles; Livingston, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,394)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 24 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 5,180)
  • Meridian Community College (about 42 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,750)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 45 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • The University of Alabama (about 50 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 59 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)
  • East Central Community College (about 61 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,380)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Epes Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Sumter 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 town:

2.3 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

63.9%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

2.4%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Epes:

Marital status in Epes, AL
  • Never married: 48.6%
  • Now married: 31.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 2.1%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

For population 25 years and over in Epes:

  • High school or higher: 97.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 15.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 48.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.2
Alabama average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Epes, AL (based on Sumter County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,66426
Black Protestant1,49911
Mainline Protestant76913
Catholic371
Other11
None8,793-
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
This county:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Here:

13.50 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Sumter County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

16.0%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

40.0%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sumter County:

15.2%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Epes:

48.3%
Alabama:

49.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.1%
Alabama:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.9
Alabama:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Epes:

16.3%
Alabama:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.9%
Alabama:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Epes:

6.4
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Epes:

38.6%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Epes:

54.2%
Alabama:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Epes:

84.9%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Epes, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,854$34,2480$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,802
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,269
Other Government Administration 0$0 14$3,806
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,802
Totals for Government 1$2,854$34,24817$8,679

Epes government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $55,000 ($167.17)
    Regular Highways: $32,000 ($97.26)
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000 ($33.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($6.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,000 ($54.71)

Epes government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $15,000 ($45.59)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($21.28)
    Highways: $5,000 ($15.20)
    Other: $3,000 ($9.12)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $84,000 ($255.32)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($3.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($9.12)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $7,000 ($21.28)
    Property: $4,000 ($12.16)

Epes government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $518,000 ($1574.47)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $518,000 ($1574.47)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $313,000 ($951.37)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $313,000 ($951.37)

Epes government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $313,000 ($951.37)

3.75% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($30,536 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.75%
Alabama average:

5.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.82% ($19,455 average AGI)
from Lauderdale County, MS  0.65% ($32,115)


5.64% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($29,573 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
Alabama average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  1.31% ($27,519 average AGI)
to Lauderdale County, MS  0.73% ($30,767)

Strongest AM radio stations in Epes:

  • WYLS (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WALT (910 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTSK (790 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMER (1390 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MICHAEL H. GLASS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Epes:

  • WJDQ (101.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZBQ (94.1 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZNJ (106.5 FM; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ROSS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOKK (97.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQZZ (104.3 FM; EUTAW, AL; Owner: JIM LAWSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTUG-FM (92.9 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WDGM (99.1 FM; GREENSBORO, AL; Owner: WARRIOR BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WALN (89.3 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WSLY (104.9 FM; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNPT-FM (102.9 FM; LINDEN, AL; Owner: BECKHAM PALMER III AS RECEIVER)

TV broadcast stations around Epes:

  • WIIQ (Channel 41; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)

Epes fatal accident list:

Oct 21, 2017 03:50 AM, Us-Sr 7, Lat: 32.689242, Lon: -88.124553, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 2, 1998 02:35 PM, Us-Sr7, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
Jun 9, 1992 04:00 PM, Sr7, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Jul 26, 1992 04:20 PM, Sr7, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 12, 1977 11:40 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 16, 1977 04:00 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 36Number of bridges
  • 1,411ft / 430mTotal length
  • $130,043,000Total costs
  • 205,516Total average daily traffic
  • 86,111Total average daily truck traffic
  • 157,045Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Epes, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 71950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 191970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Epes, AL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Epes)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Epes Forest Fire Tower (Lat: 32.612639 Lon: -88.063917), Call Sign: KBI739,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.175 MHz, 151.175 MHz, 159.315 MHz, 159.315 MHz, 159.465 MHz, 159.465 MHz, Grant Date: 03/17/2015, Expiration Date: 05/31/2025, Certifier: Brent Cord, Registrant: Alabama Forestry Commission, 2201 Cong. Dickinson Dr., Montgomery, AL 36109, Phone: (334) 425-5078, Fax: (334) 242-5079, Email:
  • Mobiles Loc-5, Lat: 32.729500 Lon: -88.062806, Call Sign: WNUS506,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.515 MHz, Grant Date: 08/18/2015, Expiration Date: 11/15/2025, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street Ne Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • AG EPES, 14211 Hwy 20 (#21444) (Lat: 32.697167 Lon: -88.137750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.5 m, Overall height: 78.9 m, Call Sign: WQPT215,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/08/2012, Expiration Date: 08/08/2022, Cancellation Date: 03/27/2019, Certifier: Chris Harris, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • EPES, 14211 Hwy 20 (#21444) (Lat: 32.697167 Lon: -88.137750), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.5 m, Overall height: 78.9 m, Call Sign: WRBR510,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 05/30/2018, Expiration Date: 05/30/2028, Certifier: Larry F Butts, Registrant: Southern Company Services, 600 North 18th St/Bin 5n-8409, Birmingham, AL 35203, Phone: (205) 257-3223, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KI4KVI, Licensee ID: L01034848, Grant Date: 06/27/2005, Expiration Date: 06/27/2015, Cancellation Date: 06/28/2017, Certifier: Robert W Keugh, Registrant: Robert W Keugh, 1601 Alabama Highway 39, Epes, AL 35460

Most common first names in Epes, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Annie974.6 years
Henry877.1 years
Willie771.0 years
William777.6 years
Mary775.0 years
John665.0 years
Frank678.9 years
Charles475.5 years
Lula466.4 years
Julia391.6 years
Most common last names in Epes, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Campbell778.4 years
Pratt677.0 years
Brown665.5 years
Jones572.6 years
Porter568.8 years
Walker586.0 years
Adams478.7 years
Gibson462.3 years
Robinson475.0 years
Christian474.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Epes, AL
  • 65.4%Electricity
  • 24.2%Wood
  • 10.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Epes, AL
  • 56.3%Electricity
  • 43.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Epes compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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