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Population in 2012: 212 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.4%
Males: 84  (40.0%)
Females: 128  (60.0%)

Median resident age:  47.5 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip code: 36908

Estimated median household income in 2012: $14,105 (it was $27,917 in 2000)
Gilbertown:

$14,105
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,382

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $110,205 (it was $72,000 in 2000)
Gilbertown:

$110,205
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $135,945; Detached houses: $164,886; Mobile homes: $20,182

Median gross rent in 2012: $300.

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  • White alone - 166 (77.2%)
  • Black alone - 47 (21.9%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.5%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gilbertown: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (21.3%), United States (21.3%), Irish (5.9%), West Indian (2.1%), French (1.6%), Welsh (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 131 feet

Land area: 0.80 square miles.

Population density: 264 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Gilbertown:

  • High school or higher: 80.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gilbertown town:

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.4%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.9%
Alabama:  2.9%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Gilbertown, Alabama as of September 15, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Gilbertown to the number of sex offenders is 42 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $400 (0.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Mobile, AL (83.8 miles , pop. 198,915).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (124.2 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (444.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Toxey, AL (1.6 miles) , Silas, AL (2.7 miles ), Needham, AL (2.8 miles) , Cullomburg, AL (3.4 miles) , Coffeeville, AL (4.0 miles ), Butler, AL (4.0 miles ), Millry, AL (4.1 miles ), Putnam, AL (4.4 miles) .

Latitude: 31.88 N, Longitude: 88.32 W

Area code: 251

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -47 (-20.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (52%)
  • Construction (28%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (12%)
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Religious workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (21%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Secondary school teachers (8%)
  • Art and design workers (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Personal appearance workers (8%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)


Average climate in Gilbertown, Alabama

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Tornado activity:

Gilbertown-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 120% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/1/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.1 miles away from the Gilbertown town center killed 2 people and injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 2/28/1987, a category F4 tornado 31.1 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 350 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gilbertown-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 81% smaller 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 80.9 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 58.0 miles away from Gilbertown 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 9.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1996 at 14:15:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 27.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1997 at 23:27:12, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 80.7 miles away from Gilbertown center
On 3/22/2005 at 08:11:50, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 15.6 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 Choctaw County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Winds: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers in Gilbertown:

  • MAGNA HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 12731 HIGHWAY 17, SUITE 3)
  • CARING ANGELS HOSPICE INC (Hospital, 344 FRANKLIN STREET)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Gilbertown:

  • SERENITY HOSPICE CARE, LLC (Hospital, about 16 miles away; BUTLER, AL)
  • ALPHA OMEGA HOSPICE, LLC (Hospital, about 16 miles away; BUTLER, AL)
  • SOUTH CARE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; BUTLER, AL)

Political contributions by individuals in Gilbertown, AL

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gilbertown:

  • Meridian Community College (about 42 miles; Meridian, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,932)
  • University of West Alabama (about 50 miles; Livingston, AL; FT enrollment: 2,279)
  • Jones County Junior College (about 56 miles; Ellisville, MS; FT enrollment: 4,027)
  • East Central Community College (about 61 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,155)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 67 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • William Carey University (about 70 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 2,298)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (about 71 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 12,146)

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

Church in Gilbertown: Goodwill Assembly of God Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Choctaw County Historical Museum Inc (40 Melvin Road).

 
Choctaw County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gilbertown and their reported violations in the past:

GILBERTOWN (UTILITIES BOARD OF TOWN OF) (Population served: 6300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2002 and JUN-2002, Contaminant: TTHM
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 37.1%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 84.3% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  58.6%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.0%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Gilbertown, AL

Gilbertown compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.


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Banks with branches in Gilbertown (2011 data):

  • First United Security Bank: South Choctaw Branch at 43 Melvin Road, branch established on 1974/03/01. Info updated 2012/01/12: Bank assets: $624.2 mil, Deposits: $527.4 mil, headquarters in Thomasville, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: United Security Bancshares, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Gilbertown Branch at 13540 Choctaw Avenue, branch established on 1980/10/20. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Gilbertown travel time to work - commute


Gilbertown mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (71%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Utility gas (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Gilbertown town (based on Choctaw County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.63%
Here51.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)LDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents65.5%13.6%10.5%4.1%1.5%
Congregations41.4%25.7%14.3%4.3%1.4%
NameChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationOther
Adherents1.4%1.3%0.8%0.8%0.6%
Congregations2.9%1.4%1.4%1.4%5.7%
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: 3
Choctaw County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Choctaw County:

14.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.1%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Choctaw County:

36.1%
Alabama:

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

5.6%
State:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,037$24,4440$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$400
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$400
Police Protection - Officers 2$5,164$30,9841$390
Welfare 0$0 1$647
Solid Waste Management 1$2,356$28,2720$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$509
Totals for Government 4$9,557$28,67111$2,346


4.33% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,060 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.33%
Alabama average:

6.81%

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:
from Marengo County, AL  0.37% ($32,706 average AGI)
from Washington County, AL  0.24% ($38,455)
from Lauderdale County, MS  0.24% ($22,364)


4.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,578 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.39%
Alabama average:

6.16%

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:
to Lauderdale County, MS  0.58% ($24,333 average AGI)
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.56% ($31,346)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.28% ($26,154)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gilbertown:

  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WYLS (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WALT (910 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WMER (1390 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MICHAEL H. GLASS)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gilbertown:

  • WKZB (93.5 FM; BUTLER, AL; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WPRN-FM (107.7 FM; LISMAN, AL; Owner: BUTLER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOKK (97.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJDQ (101.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNSL (100.3 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WINL (98.5 FM; LINDEN, AL; Owner: WEST ALABAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBMH (106.1 FM; GROVE HILL, AL; Owner: CAPITAL ASSETS, INC.)
  • W217AQ (91.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WSLY (104.9 FM; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Gilbertown:

  • WIIQ (Channel 41; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $781,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,920
Total average daily truck traffic: 470
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 6,420

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Gilbertown)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • WATER OFFICE, 13217 Choctaw Ave. (Lat: 31.874778 Lon: -88.321778), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 7.6 m, Call Sign: WQCC999
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.478 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/02/2005, Expiration Date: 02/02/2015, Certifier: Betty R Merritt
    Registrant: Duke Instrument Service, Saraland, AL 36571, Phone: (251) 675-6067, Fax: (251) 675-5938, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • GILBERTOWN, Main Street (Lat: 31.876528 Lon: -88.320556), Overall height: 110.3 m, Call Sign: WHQ842
    Assigned Frequencies: 2174.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/30/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/03/2010
    Registrant: Millry Telephone Co., Inc., 30433 Hwy 17, Millry, AL 36558, Phone: (251) 846-2911, Fax: (251) 846-3200, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • On Main Street, One Block East Of Highway 17, (Lat: 31.876528 Lon: -88.320556), Type: Nntann, Overall height: 110.3 m, Call Sign: KNKK711
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.840 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/10/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018
    Registrant: Law Offices Of Hill & Welch, 1330 New Hampshire Ave., N.W #113, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 775-0070

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KE4ROA, Licensee ID: L00269293
    Grant Date: 07/20/2004, Expiration Date: 10/05/2014
    Registrant: Dennis D Duren, 936 Briarwood Rd, Gilbertown, AL 36908-2514
  • Call Sign: KE4WYK, Licensee ID: L00269296
    Grant Date: 02/03/2005, Expiration Date: 03/20/2015
    Registrant: Iris T Duren, 936 Briarwood Rd, Gilbertown, AL 36908-2514
  • Call Sign: KK4CVA, Licensee ID: L01646513
    Grant Date: 06/23/2011, Expiration Date: 06/23/2021, Certifier: Cecil T Cox
    Registrant: Cecil T Cox, 11122 Hwy 17, Gilbertown, AL 36908


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Businesses in Gilbertown, AL

  • Ace Hardware: 1

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