Epes, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 183 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.2%
 
Males: 99  (54.4%)
Females: 84  (45.6%)
Median resident age:  44.3 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 35460.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $22,608 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Epes:

$22,608
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $14,970 (it was $10,404 in 2000)

Epes town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $70,167 (it was $36,400 in 2000)
Epes:

$70,167
AL:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $76,114; Detached houses: $113,785; Mobile homes: $31,616

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,058.

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  • Races in Epes, AL (2010)

    Epes races chart
    • 17591.1%Black alone
    • 178.9%White alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Epes: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (25.7%), Arab (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 172 feet

Land area: 1.92 square miles.

Population density: 95 people per square mile   (very low).

Epes, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Epes:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.9%
  • Unemployed: 15.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 48.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Epes town:

  • Never married: 40.0%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 8.2%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Epes, Alabama as of December 14, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Epes to the number of sex offenders is 169 to 1.


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

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

7.4%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -61 (-22.8%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (25%)
  • Wholesale trade (21%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Educational services (50%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (57%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Management occupations (27%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

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

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

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 near Alabama state average. It is 80% 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 70.6 miles away from the city 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 11.5 miles away from Epes 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 the city 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, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 190.3 miles away from Epes 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 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 Sumter County (13) is near the US average (13).
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 (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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 63.6. This is about average.

City:

63.6
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 29.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 22.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 12.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 32.5%
(35.7% for Black residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Alabama average:

12.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Epes town (based on Sumter County data)

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
Sumter County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

13.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

16.0%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Sumter County:

40.0%
Alabama:

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

15.2%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Epes:

49.6%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.7%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.2
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Epes:

17.2%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.6%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Epes:

6.5
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Epes:

36.7%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Epes:

53.6%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Epes:

84.5%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Epes, 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 10$2,379
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,455$29,4600$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,126
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,126
Sewerage 0$0 1$793
Totals for Government 1$2,455$29,46013$5,424

4.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,599 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.30%
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 Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.61% ($21,360 average AGI)
from Lauderdale County, MS  0.36% ($45,333)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.32% ($17,846)


6.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,933 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
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 Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.98% ($23,415 average AGI)
to Lauderdale County, MS  0.79% ($28,152)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.52% ($21,364)

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:

Jul 2, 1998 02:35 PM, Us-Sr7, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
Jul 26, 1992 04:20 PM, Sr7, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken 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, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 77m253ftTotal length
  • $32,224,000Total costs
  • 8,240Total average daily traffic
  • 1,447Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,947Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/17/2015, Expiration Date: 05/31/2025, Certifier: Brent CordRegistrant: Alabama Forestry Commission, 2201 Cong. Dickinson Dr, Montgomery, AL 36109, Phone: (334) 242-5053, Fax: (334) 242-5079, Email:
  • MILLER DET, Miller Detector, Rr Mp 245.5, Int Cr78 And Boligee Street (Lat: 32.729444 Lon: -88.062778), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.5 m, Overall height: 3.1 m, Call Sign: WNUS506, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.950 MHz, 161.115 MHzGrant Date: 08/18/2015, Expiration Date: 11/15/2025Registrant: 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:

1
  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 08/08/2012, Expiration Date: 08/08/2022, Certifier: Chris HarrisRegistrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34%)
  • Utility gas (11%)

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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
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