Geiger, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 162 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.6%
 
Males: 91  (56.6%)
Females: 71  (43.4%)
Median resident age:  25.9 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years

Zip code: 35459

Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,076 (it was $17,917 in 2000)
Geiger:

$46,076
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,294 (it was $8,585 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $81,239 (it was $42,500 in 2000)
Geiger:

$81,239
AL:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $130,503; Detached houses: $87,562; Mobile homes: $156,732

Median gross rent in 2016: $539.

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  • Races in Geiger, AL (2010)

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    • 12372.4%Black alone
    • 4224.7%White alone
    • 52.9%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Geiger: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (20.9%), Dutch (3.4%), African (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 166 feet

Land area: 0.99 square miles.

Population density: 164 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Geiger:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Geiger town:

  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 61.6%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.0%
Alabama:

3.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $474 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $204 (0.4%)

Geiger satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (50.5 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (97.6 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (470.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Panola-Geiger, AL (2.0 miles ), Gainesville, AL (3.1 miles ), Emelle, AL (3.1 miles) , Scooba, MS (3.2 miles ), Epes, AL (4.0 miles ), Shuqualak, MS (4.1 miles ), Mantua-West Greene, AL (4.2 miles ), Boligee, AL (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 32.87 N, Longitude: 88.31 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 662

Geiger household income distribution Geiger home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.4%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -113 (-41.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (58%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (50%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (51%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (46%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (25%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

Average climate in Geiger, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Geiger-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 83% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/12/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.7 miles away from the Geiger town center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 28.4 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 178 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Geiger-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 71.3 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 26.5 miles away from Geiger 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 135.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 64.7 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 190.7 miles away from Geiger 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 223.6 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 (13).
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).
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airports located in Geiger:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Geiger:

  • East Mississippi Community College (about 11 miles; Scooba, MS; Full-time enrollment: 5,180)
  • University of West Alabama (about 21 miles; Livingston, AL; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • Meridian Community College (about 43 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,750)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 44 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 47 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • Mississippi State University (about 50 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 18,237)
  • The University of Alabama (about 51 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)

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Church in Geiger: Geiger United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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 2016: 22.0%
(48.9% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.2%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  1.5%
Whole state:  4.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Alabama average:

12.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Geiger town (based on Sumter County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,66426
Black Protestant1,49911
Mainline Protestant76913
Catholic371
Other11
None8,793-
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
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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.1%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Geiger:

42.0%
State:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Geiger:

29.8
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Geiger:

17.9%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Geiger:

13.5%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Geiger:

34.0%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Geiger:

51.4%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.4%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Geiger, AL Residents
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$1,775
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,063
Totals for Government 0$0 10$2,838

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 Geiger:

  • 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.)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WALT (910 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTSK (790 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Geiger:

  • WZBQ (94.1 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJDQ (101.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALN (89.3 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WOKK (97.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTXT (98.1 FM; FAYETTE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQZZ (104.3 FM; EUTAW, AL; Owner: JIM LAWSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAJV (98.9 FM; BROOKSVILLE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJXM (105.7 FM; DE KALB, MS; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Geiger:

  • WIIQ (Channel 41; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • $3,623,000Total costs
  • 1,900Total average daily traffic
  • 418Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,450Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic


FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN F-51D (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 277 mph), Engine: PKRD-ROLL V1650 SERIES (1490 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 51TH , Serial Number: 44-73990, Year manufactured: 1944, Airworthiness Date: 11/10/1960
    Registrant (Corporation): Alabama Rammer Jammer LLC, 576 Henley Dr, Geiger, AL 35459

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (72%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)

Geiger compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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