Fort Davis, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 717.
Males: 309  (43.2%)
Females: 408  (56.8%)
Median resident age:  36.9 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 36083

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,257 (it was $28,516 in 2000)
Fort Davis:

$36,257
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,882 (it was $18,915 in 2000)

Fort Davis CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $53,410 (it was $41,800 in 2000)
Fort Davis:

$53,410
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $76,018; Detached houses: $94,818; Townhouses or other attached units: $6,567; Mobile homes: $42,415
Fort Davis races chart
  • Black alone - 679 (87.5%)
  • White alone - 83 (10.7%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fort Davis: 118.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 311 feet

Land area: 77.5 square miles.

Population density: 9.3 people per square mile   (very low).

Fort Davis, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Fort Davis:

  • High school or higher: 73.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Davis CCD:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 7.5%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

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

Fort Davis CCD:  0.5% ($199)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)
Fort Davis satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Montgomery, AL (33.0 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (598.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Union Springs, AL (3.1 miles ), Warrior-Creek Stand, AL (3.2 miles ), Tuskegee-Milstead, AL (3.2 miles ), Tuskegee, AL (3.2 miles ), Franklin, AL (3.6 miles) , Shorter-Hardaway, AL (3.7 miles ), Fitzpatrick, AL (3.8 miles ), Little Texas-Society Hill, AL (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 32.28 N, Longitude: 85.72 W

Area code: 334

Fort Davis household income distribution Fort Davis home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.7%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Food (18%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Food and beverage stores (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Health care (27%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (25%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Special education teachers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)

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Average climate in Fort Davis, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fort Davis-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 39% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.1 miles away from the Fort Davis place center killed 2 people and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/1/1981, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.0 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 23 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fort Davis-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 121.3 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 118.2 miles away from Fort Davis 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 153.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 217.4 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 131.4 miles away from Fort Davis center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 158.0 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 Macon County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 7, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Fort Davis:

  • PCD OF UNION SPRINGS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; UNION SPRINGS, AL)
  • ASSOCIATES HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; UNION SPRINGS, AL)
  • BULLOCK COUNTY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; UNION SPRINGS, AL)
  • FMC TUSKEGEE (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; TUSKEGEE, AL)
  • MAGNOLIA HAVEN HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; TUSKEGEE, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Davis:

  • Tuskegee University (about 11 miles; Tuskegee, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,810)
  • Auburn University (about 26 miles; Auburn University, AL; FT enrollment: 22,741)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 28 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,092)
  • Faulkner University (about 30 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Alabama State University (about 34 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 5,457)
  • Troy University (about 36 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • Columbus Technical College (about 47 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 3,241)

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Notable locations in Fort Davis: Edwards (A), Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fort Davis include: Pine Grove Church (A), Saint Paul Church (B), Mount Andrew Church (C), Spring Hill Church (D), Mount Aaran Church (E), Bethlehem Church (F), Mount Pisgah Church (G), Elizabeth Church (H), Liberty Hill Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cloud Cemetery (1), Saint Paul Cemetery (2), Saint Mark Cemetery (3), Bethlehem Cemetery (4), Elizabeth Cemetery (5), Mount Nebo Cemetery (6), Mount Pisgah Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Wadsworth (A), Lake Russell (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Little Persimmon Creek (A), Dobbs Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Macon 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 place:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  60.2%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.0%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

27.6%
Whole state:

16.1%

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

7.7%
Whole state:

7.3%

Fort Davis compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above 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.
  • Number of college students 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 (47%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Utility gas (19%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fort Davis CCD (based on Macon County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 19.28%
Here: 19.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Churches of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents36.1%23.2%9.0%5.6%5.4%
Congregations21.6%29.7%5.4%8.1%2.7%
NameMuslim EstimatePresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents4.8%4.7%3.5%2.8%5.0%
Congregations5.4%8.1%2.7%2.7%13.5%
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: 5
Macon County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Macon County:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Macon County:

7.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

15.2%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Macon County:

40.2%
Alabama:

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

17.3%
State:

13.5%

6.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,738 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
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 Lee County, AL  1.35% ($26,474 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, AL  1.17% ($31,488)
from Elmore County, AL  0.27% ($22,684)


8.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,902 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.75%
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 Lee County, AL  2.25% ($24,691 average AGI)
to Montgomery County, AL  1.60% ($28,843)
to Elmore County, AL  0.56% ($30,400)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Davis:

  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBIL (580 AM; 1 kW; TUSKEGEE, AL; Owner: ALL CHANNEL TV SERVICES, INC.)
  • WACV (1170 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDAK (540 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTBF (970 AM; 5 kW; TROY, AL; Owner: TROY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WAPZ (1250 AM; 5 kW; WETUMPKA, AL; Owner: J & W PROMOTIONS, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Davis:

  • WTGZ (95.9 FM; TUSKEGEE, AL; Owner: NEW WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBAM-FM (98.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: DEEP SOUTH BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHHY-FM (101.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTSU (89.9 FM; MONTGOMERY-TROY, AL; Owner: TROY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMXS (103.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQNR (99.9 FM; TALLASSEE, AL; Owner: TIGER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSTH-FM (106.1 FM; ALEXANDER CITY, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMXA (96.7 FM; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WMCZ (97.1 FM; MILLBROOK, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCGQ (107.3 FM; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: ABG GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WQKS-FM (96.1 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WLBF (89.1 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WKKR (97.7 FM; AUBURN, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WVAS (90.7 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY (ASU))
  • W212AP (90.3 FM; NOTASULGA, ETC., AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fort Davis:

  • WNCF (Channel 32; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 32 MONTGOMERY LLC)
  • 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)
  • WMCF-TV (Channel 45; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSWS-TV (Channel 66; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF OPELIKA)
  • WTVM (Channel 9; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • W61DH (Channel 61; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: FRAZER MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH)
  • WETU-LP (Channel 39; WETUMPKA, AL; Owner: CABLE VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 29 meters (95ft)
Total costs: $10,553,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,789
Total average daily truck traffic: 288
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 2,335

Fort Davis on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers:"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science technicians"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Nonmetallic mineral products"
  • #101 (36083) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Nigerian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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