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 2019: $38,390 (it was $27,933 in 2000)
Fruitdale:

$38,390
AL:

$51,734

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,448 (it was $12,544 in 2000)

Fruitdale CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $105,066 (it was $56,600 in 2000)
Fruitdale:

$105,066
AL:

$154,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $122,655; detached houses: $156,565; mobile homes: $39,401
March 2019 cost of living index in Fruitdale: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Fruitdale, AL (2000)
    • 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



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Fruitdale, Alabama as of September 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fruitdale is 1,215 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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

0.4% ($199)
Alabama:

0.4% ($289)

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

Distribution of median household income in Fruitdale, AL in 2019
Fruitdale satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.7%
Alabama:

4.0%
Most common industries in Fruitdale, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.4%)
  • Chemicals (10.5%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.5%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (22.1%)
  • Chemicals (11.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.3%)
  • Paper (5.3%)
  • Utilities (4.9%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.4%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Chemicals (9.2%)
  • Public administration (8.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
Most common occupations in Fruitdale, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (12.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (4.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (12.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12.1%)
  • Cashiers (8.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.6%)
  • Registered nurses (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.5%)

Average climate in Fruitdale, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 significantly above Alabama state average. It is 82% greater 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 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 Fruitdale center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 170.3 miles away from Fruitdale center
On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 31.6 miles away from Fruitdale center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 271.1 miles away from Fruitdale 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 (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 4, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 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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Points of interest:

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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%

For population 15 years and over in Fruitdale:

Marital status in Fruitdale, AL
  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 64.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

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
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

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fruitdale, AL (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

2.32 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.39 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

2.91 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

13.2%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

34.6%
State:

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

12.7%
Alabama:

13.5%

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
  • 16ft / 4.5mTotal length
  • $1,619,000Total costs
  • 725Total average daily traffic
  • 86Total average daily truck traffic
  • 932Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private 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 MHz, Grant Date: 11/19/2019, Expiration Date: 12/15/2029, Registrant: Southern Communications Services, Inc D/B/A Southern Linc, 600 18th St N Bin Sn-0800, Birmingham, AL 35203-2206, Phone: (205) 257-1534, 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 MHz, Grant Date: 11/24/2009, Expiration Date: 12/15/2019, Cancellation Date: 07/17/2014, Certifier: Robin J Cohen, Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Broadcast 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 MHz, Grant Date: 03/25/2003, Expiration Date: 03/27/2013, Cancellation Date: 06/10/2004, Certifier: Russell Hendrix, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 01/16/1990, Expiration Date: 02/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 01/26/1998, Registrant: At&t Communications Of The South Central States Inc, 1200 Peachtree St 15w27, Atlanta, GA 30309

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fruitdale, AL
  • 48.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.5%Electricity
  • 10.5%Wood
  • 6.8%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fruitdale, AL
  • 54.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 26.7%Electricity
  • 18.6%Wood


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.
There is 1 pilot and 2 other airmen in this city.
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