Gaylesville, Alabama

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Population in 2013: 146 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.3%
 
Males: 74  (51.0%)
Females: 72  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  43.7 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip code: 35973

Estimated median household income in 2012: $56,791 (it was $26,875 in 2000)
Gaylesville:

$56,791
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,073 (it was $13,531 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $72,631 (it was $38,400 in 2000)
Gaylesville:

$72,631
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $72,288; Detached houses: $94,321; Mobile homes: $12,800
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  • White alone - 138 (95.8%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (3.5%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.7%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gaylesville: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (21.4%), English (16.6%), German (16.6%), Scotch-Irish (8.8%), United States (5.2%), Welsh (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 597 feet

Land area: 0.35 square miles.

Population density: 420 people per square mile   (low).

Gaylesville, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Gaylesville:

  • High school or higher: 71.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gaylesville town:

  • Never married: 12.0%
  • Now married: 75.3%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 4.6%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Gaylesville, Alabama as of March 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Gaylesville to the number of sex offenders is 16 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $438 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $454 (0.7%)

Gaylesville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (56.3 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (75.0 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (536.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Cedar Bluff, AL (2.0 miles ), Broomtown, AL (2.6 miles) , Centre, AL (3.2 miles ), Sand Rock, AL (3.5 miles ), Lyerly, GA (3.6 miles ), Mud Creek, AL (3.6 miles ), Leesburg, AL (3.7 miles ), Fort Payne, AL (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 34.27 N, Longitude: 85.56 W

Area code: 256

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

5.9%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -9 (-6.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (41%)
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (1%)
  • Manufacturing (42%)
  • Educational services (34%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (33%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (17%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (46%)
  • Other financial specialists (8%)
  • Special education teachers (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)

Average climate in Gaylesville, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gaylesville-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 116% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/19/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.3 miles away from the Gaylesville town center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F4 tornado 18.9 miles away from the town center killed 22 people and injured 150 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gaylesville-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 16.1 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 114.3 miles away from Gaylesville center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 178.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 139.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 136.2 miles away from Gaylesville center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 317.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 9, Storms: 7, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gaylesville topographic map

Birthplace of: James S. Davenport - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Gaylesville:

  • CHEROKEE COMMUNITY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; CENTRE, AL)
  • CHEROKEE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; CENTRE, AL)
  • CHEROKEE COUNTY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CENTRE, AL)
  • CHEROKEE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; CENTRE, AL)
  • CROWNE HEALTH CARE OF FT PAYNE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; FORT PAYNE, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gaylesville:

  • Berry College (about 22 miles; Mount Berry, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,102)
  • Georgia Highlands College (about 22 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,071)
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College (about 23 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,629)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 28 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)
  • Gadsden State Community College (about 32 miles; Gadsden, AL; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • Jacksonville State University (about 34 miles; Jacksonville, AL; FT enrollment: 7,566)
  • Snead State Community College (about 36 miles; Boaz, AL; FT enrollment: 2,023)

Public high school in Gaylesville:

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

Church in Gaylesville: Gaylesville Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Lakeshore Fish Camp and Resort (2770 Al Highway 68 East).

Cherokee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 72.2. This is about average.

City:

72.2
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.61
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00493. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00493
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.8%
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.9%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.6%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Gaylesville compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (52%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Wood (15%)

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 Gaylesville town (based on Cherokee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.58%
Here: 52.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents79.1%16.1%1.7%1.6%1.5%
Congregations61.3%27.5%5.0%2.5%3.8%
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: 4
Cherokee County:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Cherokee County:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.3%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

30.7%
Alabama:

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

14.3%
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 6$130
Totals for Government 0$0 6$130

5.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,560 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
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 Etowah County, AL  0.81% ($34,828 average AGI)
from DeKalb County, AL  0.74% ($32,155)
from Floyd County, GA  0.63% ($31,900)


5.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,927 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
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 DeKalb County, AL  0.83% ($27,738 average AGI)
to Etowah County, AL  0.75% ($26,373)
to Calhoun County, AL  0.38% ($23,067)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gaylesville:

  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WQRX (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VALLEY HEAD, AL; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WGTA (950 AM; 5 kW; SUMMERVILLE, GA; Owner: AZTECA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WZOB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FORT PAYNE, AL; Owner: CENTRAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZQZ (1180 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TRION, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gaylesville:

  • WRHY (105.9 FM; CENTRE, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W215BA (90.9 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WJCK (88.3 FM; PIEDMONT, AL; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKCX (97.7 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: BRIAR CREEK BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQTU (102.3 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: MCDOUGALD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W212AR (90.3 FM; LINDALE, GA; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WATG (95.7 FM; TRION, GA; Owner: TTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WLJS-FM (91.9 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES/JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WGMZ (93.1 FM; GLENCOE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTBB (89.9 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WKEA-FM (98.3 FM; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: KEA RADIO, INC.)
  • WSGN (91.5 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WTSH-FM (107.1 FM; ROCKMART, GA; Owner: BROADCAST INVESTMENT ASSOCIATES, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Gaylesville:

  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

Gaylesville fatal accident list:

Jun 12, 2006 06:45 PM, Sr-35, Oak St., Lat: 34.26882, Lon: -85.56249, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 8, Fatalities: 4
Aug 7, 1998 05:55 PM, Sr-68, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 37 meters (121ft)
Total costs: $14,785,000
Total average daily traffic: 9,151
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,048
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 14,560

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Stephanie R Wilson, Approx 11 Miles N Of Gaylesville. On The E Side Of Hwy 35 (Lat: 34.396222 Lon: -85.598694), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 01019 m, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 9189494551, Curtis.Branch@branchcomm.Net, 1516 S. BOSTON AVE, STE 115
  • Stephanie R Wilson, Approx 11 Miles N Of Gaylesville. On The E Side Of Hwy 35 (Lat: 34.396222 Lon: -85.598694), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 01019 m, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 9189494551, Stephanie.Wilson@branchcomm.Net, 1516 S. BOSTON AVE, STE 215

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Alabama Hwy 68 4 Mi Ne (Lat: 34.290361 Lon: -85.509139), Structure height: 21 m, Call Sign: WNKR475, Licensee ID: L00000301
    Assigned Frequencies: 170.325 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/10/1998, Expiration Date: 06/02/2003, Cancellation Date: 04/15/2002
    Registrant: Alabama Power Company, C/O Scs, 600 North 18th Street / Bin 5n-8485, Birmingham, AL 35203-8485, Phone: (205) 257-3227, Fax: (205) 257-3636, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gaylesville)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 41
  • Hazardous Condition: 14
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Gaylesville

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