For population 25 years and over in Gaylesville:
For population 15 years and over in Gaylesville town:
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $438 (0.4%)
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
Population change in the 1990s: -9 (-6.0%).
Average climate in Gaylesville, Alabama
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Gaylesville-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 221% 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 81% 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 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.8 miles away from Gaylesville center
On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 69.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/21/2001 at 23:35:35, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 41.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/5/1994 at 22:21:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.1 miles away from Gaylesville center
On 1/15/1993 at 02:02:51, a magnitude 3.2 (3.1 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 1.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), 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: 7, Storms: 7, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: James S. Davenport - Politician.
Hospitals/medical centers near Gaylesville:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gaylesville:
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Public high school in Gaylesville:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00313. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.8%
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Gaylesville compared to Alabama state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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1996 Presidential Elections Results
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2012 Presidential Elections Results
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Religion statistics for Gaylesville town (based on Cherokee County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.58%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.67% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,456 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,802 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Gaylesville fatal accident list:
Jun 12, 2006 06:45 PM, Sr-35, Oak St., Lat: 34.268819, Lon: -85.562489, 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
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
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:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gaylesville, AL