Gainesville, Alabama

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Population in 2013: 201 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.6%
 
Males: 115  (57.7%)
Females: 86  (42.3%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 35464.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,102 (it was $10,938 in 2000)
Gainesville:

$30,102
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,131 (it was $16,176 in 2000)

Gainesville town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $57,722 (it was $38,000 in 2000)
Gainesville:

$57,722
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $200,537; Detached houses: $276,203; Mobile homes: $61,817
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Gainesville races chart
  • Black alone - 171 (82.2%)
  • White alone - 34 (16.3%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gainesville: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Latest news from Gainesville, AL collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: Scotch-Irish (8.4%), English (5.1%), Irish (3.7%), German (2.8%), United States (1.9%), Italian (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 131 feet

Land area: 1.71 square miles.

Population density: 117 people per square mile   (very low).

Gainesville, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Gainesville:

  • High school or higher: 71.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.4%
  • Unemployed: 17.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gainesville town:

  • Never married: 14.7%
  • Now married: 30.2%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 14.1%
  • Divorced: 36.5%

9 residents are foreign born

This town:  4.3%
Alabama:  3.5%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Gainesville, Alabama as of March 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Gainesville to the number of sex offenders is 67 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $420 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $325 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (45.1 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (92.0 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (476.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Boligee, AL (2.9 miles ), Epes, AL (3.0 miles ), Geiger, AL (3.1 miles) , Panola-Geiger, AL (3.3 miles ), Emelle, AL (3.3 miles) , Mantua-West Greene, AL (3.7 miles ), Eutaw, AL (4.0 miles ), Livingston, AL (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 32.82 N, Longitude: 88.16 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 205

Gainesville household income distribution Gainesville home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

12.3%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -232 (-51.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (56%)
  • Construction (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (52%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (19%)
  • Food processing workers (19%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (8%)
  • Cashiers (18%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (18%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (18%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (9%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)

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

Average climate in Gainesville, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gainesville-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/12/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.9 miles away from the Gainesville town center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1973, a category F4 tornado 28.8 miles away from the town center killed 7 people and injured 199 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gainesville-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 66.3 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 17.5 miles away from Gainesville 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 128.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 65.0 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 186.1 miles away from Gainesville 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 231.1 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 Sumter County (13) is near the US average (12).
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).
Gainesville topographic map

Birthplace of: Buck Buchanan - Player of football.

Hospitals and medical centers near Gainesville:

  • WARRIOR AREA HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 15 miles away; EUTAW, AL)
  • GREENE COUNTY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; EUTAW, AL)
  • GREENE COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; EUTAW, AL)
  • ALABAMA HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; EUTAW, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gainesville:

  • University of West Alabama (about 16 miles; Livingston, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,394)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 19 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 5,180)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 41 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • The University of Alabama (about 45 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)
  • Meridian Community College (about 46 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,750)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 50 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)
  • Mississippi State University (about 58 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 18,237)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Mayor Carrie F. Fulghum P. O. Box 73 Gainesville, Al 35464

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

Church in Gainesville: Saint Albans Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Odd Fellows Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Gainesville include: Gainesville Historic District (1), Main-Yankee Street Historic District (2), Forrest Memorial (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Sumter County Historical & Preservation Society - Aduston Hall (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 10400 McKee Street).

Sumter County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.9%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 55.9% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  60.9%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.7%
Whole state:  4.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Gainesville compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (91%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)

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 Gainesville town (based on Sumter County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.12%
Here: 27.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA) Mennonite Church of God in Christ
Adherents54.1%20.0%5.2%5.0%4.6%
Congregations26.7%24.4%6.7%8.9%2.2%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents2.4%2.1%2.1%1.7%2.7%
Congregations2.2%13.3%4.4%2.2%8.9%
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: 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%
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 8$1,275
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$371
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,646

Gainesville government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $7,000 ($34.83)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($9.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($9.95)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $22,000 ($109.45)

Gainesville government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($29.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $52,000 ($258.71)
    Highways: $5,000 ($24.88)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $22,000 ($109.45)
    NEC: $7,000 ($34.83)
    Public Utilities: $6,000 ($29.85)
    Property: $2,000 ($9.95)

Gainesville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $89,000 ($442.79)

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 Gainesville:

  • WYLS (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WTSK (790 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WALT (910 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WSPZ (1150 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: RADIO SOUTH, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gainesville:

  • WJDQ (101.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZBQ (94.1 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQZZ (104.3 FM; EUTAW, AL; Owner: JIM LAWSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALN (89.3 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WTUG-FM (92.9 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WTXT (98.1 FM; FAYETTE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBHJ (95.7 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WDGM (99.1 FM; GREENSBORO, AL; Owner: WARRIOR BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WBEI (101.7 FM; REFORM, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WZNJ (106.5 FM; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ROSS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gainesville:

  • WIIQ (Channel 41; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)

Gainesville fatal accident list:

Jan 28, 1995 06:15 PM, 39, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 2
Oct 14, 1988 08:45 PM, 1186, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 35 meters (115ft)
Total costs: $13,574,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,410
Total average daily truck traffic: 126
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 2,200

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2201E , Serial Number: 7AC-5775, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 10/09/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Forrest L Johnston, Po Box 37, Gainesville, AL 35464
  • Aircraft: MEREDITH WILLIE E STEEN SKYBOLT (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 32WM , Serial Number: 1
    Registrant (Individual): Forrest L Johnston, Po Box 85, Gainesville, AL 35464

Most common first names in Gainesville, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John974.6 years
Annie782.4 years
Willie573.0 years
Mary568.2 years
William578.2 years
Frank471.5 years
Robert480.5 years
Sam475.2 years
Will480.0 years
Addie383.3 years
Most common last names in Gainesville, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams1471.6 years
Johnson678.0 years
Harris558.2 years
Ellington482.0 years
Maxwell471.7 years
Little477.0 years
Hanley471.5 years
Lewis485.3 years
Hill478.5 years
Dunning376.3 years

Gainesville on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesalers"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Protective service occupations:"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other sales and related workers including supervisors"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other protective service workers including supervisors"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science occupations:"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Food and beverage stores"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008"
  • #50 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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