Fruitdale, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 2,429.
Males: 1,204  (49.6%)
Females: 1,225  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 36529

Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,748 (it was $27,933 in 2000)
Fruitdale:

$37,748
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $18,217 (it was $12,544 in 2000)

Fruitdale CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $93,925 (it was $56,600 in 2000)
Fruitdale:

$93,925
AL:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $107,135; Detached houses: $136,827; Mobile homes: $39,278
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  • Races in Fruitdale, AL (2000)

    Fruitdale races chart
    • 2,03479.1%White alone
    • 45817.8%Black alone
    • 401.6%American Indian alone
    • 200.8%Hispanic
    • 170.7%Two or more races
    • 10.04%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fruitdale: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 246 feet

Land area: 288.3 square miles.

Population density: 8.4 people per square mile   (very low).

Fruitdale, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Fruitdale:

  • High school or higher: 71.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fruitdale CCD:

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 64.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 6.2%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Fruitdale, Alabama as of February 20, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Fruitdale to the number of sex offenders is 607 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


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

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

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tanner-Williams, AL (43.3 miles , pop. 59,443).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (137.9 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (433.8 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Vinegar Bend, AL (1.5 miles) , Deer Park, AL (2.3 miles) , Tibbie, AL (2.6 miles) , Sims Chapel, AL (3.4 miles) , Chatom, AL (3.5 miles ), State Line, MS (3.7 miles ), Citronelle, AL (3.8 miles ), Leakesville, MS (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 31.29 N, Longitude: 88.32 W

Area code: 251

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.8%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Chemicals (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Paper (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (3%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Chemicals (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)

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

Average climate in Fruitdale, Alabama

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Tornado activity:

Fruitdale-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.7 miles away from the Fruitdale place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1976, a category F3 tornado 22.4 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fruitdale-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below 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 63.1 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 363.4 miles away from Fruitdale 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 159.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 265.1 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 96.7 miles away from Fruitdale center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 170.3 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 Washington County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 4, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Fruitdale:

  • WASHINGTON COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; CHATOM, AL)
  • WASHINGTON COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; CHATOM, AL)
  • WASHINGTON COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CHATOM, AL)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF CITRONELLE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; CITRONELLE, AL)
  • CITRONELLE CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CITRONELLE, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fruitdale:

  • University of South Alabama (about 42 miles; Mobile, AL; Full-time enrollment: 13,228)
  • James H Faulkner State Community College (about 45 miles; Bay Minette, AL; FT enrollment: 3,703)
  • Bishop State Community College (about 45 miles; Mobile, AL; FT enrollment: 2,822)
  • Jones County Junior College (about 57 miles; Ellisville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,942)
  • William Carey University (about 58 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 3,510)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (about 61 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 14,294)
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 61 miles; Perkinston, MS; FT enrollment: 8,320)

Public high school in Fruitdale:

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

Churches in Fruitdale include: Union Chapel Church (A), Church of the Brethren (B), Fruitdale Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Washington 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:  2.6 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.9%
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: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

13.0%
Whole state:

16.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

7.4%
Whole state:

7.3%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Alabama average:

13.2

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

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Religion statistics for Fruitdale CCD (based on Washington County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,39155
Black Protestant1,62112
Mainline Protestant1,24219
Catholic302
None7,297-
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
Washington County:

2.32 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Washington County:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Washington County:

6.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.2%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

34.6%
Alabama:

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

12.7%
State:

13.5%

5.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,408 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
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 Mobile County, AL  1.49% ($30,333 average AGI)
from Clarke County, AL  0.46% ($22,923)
from Baldwin County, AL  0.23% ($33,308)


6.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,328 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
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 Mobile County, AL  2.39% ($37,375 average AGI)
to Clarke County, AL  0.67% ($31,158)
to Baldwin County, AL  0.23% ($35,538)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fruitdale:

  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WBHY (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: GOFORTH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WNTM (710 AM; 10 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WDLT (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRHOPE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBCA (1110 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BAY MINETTE, AL; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WRBE (1440 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LUCEDALE, MS; Owner: JDL CORPORATION)
  • WLPR (960 AM; 5 kW; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: GOFORTH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKSJ (1270 AM; 5 kW; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLVV (1410 AM; 5 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: WLVV, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fruitdale:

  • WQUA (102.1 FM; CITRONELLE, AL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMXC (99.9 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKH (96.1 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WABB-FM (97.5 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: WABB-FM, INC.)
  • WNSL (100.3 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMAH-FM (90.3 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WXHB (96.5 FM; RICHTON, MS; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • WXAB (96.9 FM; MCLAIN, MS; Owner: TRALYN BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fruitdale:

  • WKRG-TV (Channel 5; MOBILE, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRBM-LP (Channel 60; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: UPPER GULF COAST, L.L.C.)
  • WEAR-TV (Channel 3; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: WEAR LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMPV-TV (Channel 21; MOBILE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WMAH-TV (Channel 19; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • $2,227,000Total costs
  • 725Total average daily traffic
  • 86Total average daily truck traffic
  • 932Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Fruitdale)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 4 Mi Ne (Lat: 31.388500 Lon: -88.370583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 96 m, Call Sign: WPFR930
    Assigned Frequencies: 859.287 MHz, 859.337 MHz, 859.362 MHz, 859.387 MHz, 859.412 MHz, 860.287 MHz, 860.337 MHz, 860.362 MHz, 860.387 MHz, 860.412 MHzGrant Date: 12/22/2009, Expiration Date: 12/15/2019Registrant: Southernlinc Wireless, 4601 Southlake Parkway - Suite 150, Hoover, AL 35244, Phone: (205) 257-1300, Fax: (205) 874-3953, Email:
  • 4 Mi Ne (Lat: 31.388500 Lon: -88.370583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 96 m, Call Sign: WQJM805
    Assigned Frequencies: 855.162 MHz, 855.887 MHzGrant Date: 11/24/2009, Expiration Date: 12/15/2019, Cancellation Date: 07/17/2014, Certifier: Robin J CohenRegistrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Water Tank On Cr1 (Lat: 31.410722 Lon: -88.320028), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 7 m, Call Sign: WPLW991
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.390 MHzGrant Date: 03/25/2003, Expiration Date: 03/27/2013, Cancellation Date: 06/10/2004, Certifier: Russell HendrixRegistrant: Duke Indtrument Service, Po Box 189, Saraland, AL 36571, Fax: (334) 675-5938

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • FRUITDALE, 3.8 Miles Ne (Lat: 31.388500 Lon: -88.370556), Overall height: 96.3 m, Call Sign: KJH31
    Assigned Frequencies: 4110.00 MHzGrant Date: 01/16/1990, Expiration Date: 02/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 01/26/1998Registrant: At&t Communications Of The South Central States Inc, 1200 Peachtree St 15w27, Atlanta, GA 30309

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (49%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Fruitdale compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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 significantly below state average.
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