Forest Home, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 1,608.
Males: 789  (49.1%)
Females: 819  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  35.6 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 36037

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,145 (it was $24,392 in 2000)
Forest Home:

$29,145
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,292 (it was $13,220 in 2000)

Forest Home CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $72,670 (it was $47,700 in 2000)
Forest Home:

$72,670
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $93,048; Detached houses: $139,273; Townhouses or other attached units: $161,010; Mobile homes: $42,651
Forest Home races chart
  • White alone - 967 (57.1%)
  • Black alone - 710 (41.9%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Forest Home: 134.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 433 feet

Land area: 170.7 square miles.

Population density: 9.4 people per square mile   (very low).

Forest Home, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Forest Home:

  • High school or higher: 66.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forest Home CCD:

  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 55.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 9.8%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Forest Home, Alabama as of April 24, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Forest Home to the number of sex offenders is 536 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


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

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

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Montgomery, AL (46.1 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (530.8 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Greenville, AL (3.0 miles ), Chapman, AL (3.2 miles ), Pine Apple, AL (3.5 miles) , Georgiana, AL (3.8 miles ), Fort Deposit, AL (4.0 miles ), Braggs-Prairie Hill, AL (4.1 miles ), Oak Hill, AL (4.3 miles) , Gordonville, AL (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 31.85 N, Longitude: 86.78 W

Area code: 334

Forest Home household income distribution Forest Home home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.6%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Wood products (8%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Apparel (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)

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

Average climate in Forest Home, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Forest Home-area historical tornado activity is below Alabama state average. It is 29% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the Forest Home place center killed 2 people and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/23/1971, a category F4 tornado 13.9 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Forest Home-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 83% 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 58.0 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 111.0 miles away from Forest Home 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 87.1 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 194.7 miles away from the city 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 387.5 miles away from Forest Home center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 143.1 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 Butler County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Dixie Parker - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Forest Home:

  • CROWNE HEALTH CARE OF GREENVILLE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GREENVILLE, AL)
  • L V STABLER HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; GREENVILLE, AL)
  • SOUTHERNCARE GREENVILLE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; GREENVILLE, AL)
  • COMFORT CARE HOSPICE OF GREENVILLE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; GREENVILLE, AL)
  • RELIABLE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; GEORGIANA, AL)
  • GEORGIANA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, L L C (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; GEORGIANA, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forest Home:

  • Alabama State University (about 46 miles; Montgomery, AL; Full-time enrollment: 5,457)
  • Troy University (about 50 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • Faulkner University (about 50 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 51 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,092)
  • Enterprise State Community College (about 68 miles; Enterprise, AL; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • Tuskegee University (about 75 miles; Tuskegee, AL; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 87 miles; Dothan, AL; FT enrollment: 3,611)

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Notable locations in Forest Home: Shackleville Volunteer Fire Department (A), Forest Home Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Forest Home include: Poplar Springs Church (A), Antioch Church (B), Beaver Creek Church (C), Zion Rest Church (D), Salem Church (E), Ridgeville Church (F), Pleasant Hill Church (G), Pine Flat Church (H), Perkins Chapel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pine Flat Cemetery (1), Mount Moriah Cemetery (2), Monterey Cemetery (3), Manningham Cemetery (4), Forest Home Cemetery (5), Butler Springs Cemetery (6), Bragg Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Bush Pond (A), English Pond (B), Lower Lake (C), Sherling Lake (D), Thigpens Pond (E), Upper Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: South Fork Cedar Creek (A), Mussel Creek (B), Hopewell Branch (C), Tenmile Branch (D), Ishams Creek (E), Black Branch (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Butler County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.1%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.0%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

24.0%
Whole state:

16.1%

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

5.9%
Whole state:

7.3%

Forest Home compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (49%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Forest Home CCD (based on Butler County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.01%
Here: 50.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)International Pentecostal Holiness Church
Adherents64.4%12.1%8.5%3.3%2.4%
Congregations36.0%23.3%15.1%2.3%5.8%
NameEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.0%1.8%1.4%1.4%2.8%
Congregations1.2%1.2%1.2%1.2%12.8%
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: 3
Butler County:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Butler County:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Butler County:

9.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.2%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Butler County:

35.5%
Alabama:

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

7.7%
State:

13.5%

5.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,666 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
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  0.71% ($23,900 average AGI)
from Lowndes County, AL  0.35% ($23,160)
from Crenshaw County, AL  0.30% ($18,429)


4.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,547 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
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  0.74% ($25,462 average AGI)
to Crenshaw County, AL  0.44% ($26,581)
to Covington County, AL  0.30% ($33,190)

Strongest AM radio stations in Forest Home:

  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WGYV (1380 AM; daytime; 1 kW; GREENVILLE, AL; Owner: ROBERT JOHN WILLIAMSON)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WACV (1170 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WYNI (930 AM; 5 kW; MONROEVILLE, AL; Owner: MCKISSICK ENTERPRISES)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WEBY (1330 AM; 25 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: SPINNAKER LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WTBF (970 AM; 5 kW; TROY, AL; Owner: TROY BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forest Home:

  • WKXN (95.9 FM; GREENVILLE, AL; Owner: AUTAUGAVILLE RADIO, INC.)
  • WAPR (88.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: UA-ASU-TSU EDUCATIONAL RADIO CORP.)
  • WQZX (94.3 FM; GREENVILLE, AL; Owner: HAYNES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPGG (93.3 FM; EVERGREEN, AL; Owner: GULF COAST BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFXX (107.7 FM; GEORGIANA, AL; Owner: JEFFREY K. HAYNES)

TV broadcast stations around Forest Home:

  • WAKA (Channel 8; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WDIQ (Channel 2; DOZIER, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • 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)
  • WNCF (Channel 32; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 32 MONTGOMERY LLC)
  • WBIH (Channel 29; SELMA, AL; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total costs: $2,530,000
Total average daily traffic: 330
Total average daily truck traffic: 25
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 460

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Forest Home)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: K4MRE, Licensee ID: L00283666
    Grant Date: 01/27/2006, Expiration Date: 04/01/2016, Certifier: Mitchell V Sexton
    Registrant: Mitchell V Sexton, 8945 Forest Home Road, Forest Home, AL 36030
  • Call Sign: KJ4FOU, Licensee ID: L01420522
    Grant Date: 07/31/2008, Expiration Date: 07/31/2018, Certifier: Mary E Till
    Registrant: Mary E Till, 2537 7th Ave, Forest Home, AL 36030

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 21
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Forest Home

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Forest Home, AL

Forest Home on our top lists:

  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer and mathematical occupations:"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Cashiers"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Motor vehicle, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers"
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2015.



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