Good Hope, Alabama

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Population in 2013: 2,263 (52% urban, 48% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.1%
 
Males: 1,208  (53.4%)
Females: 1,055  (46.6%)
Median resident age:  33.0 years
Alabama median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 35057.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $49,676 (it was $33,274 in 2000)
Good Hope:

$49,676
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,165 (it was $16,602 in 2000)

Good Hope town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $109,986 (it was $72,500 in 2000)
Good Hope:

$109,986
AL:

$122,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $797.

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  • Races in Good Hope, AL (2010)

    Good Hope races chart
    • 2,05790.9%White alone
    • 1747.7%Hispanic
    • 110.5%Asian alone
    • 110.5%Two or more races
    • 80.4%American Indian alone
    • 30.1%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Good Hope: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.7%), Irish (20.8%), United States (10.1%), English (6.7%), Scottish (2.1%), Polish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 7.42 square miles.

Population density: 305 people per square mile   (very low).

Good Hope,AL real estate house value index trend

Good Hope, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Good Hope:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Good Hope town:

  • Never married: 16.1%
  • Now married: 65.9%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.2%
Alabama:

2.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $384 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $293 (0.3%)

Good Hope satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, AL (33.3 miles , pop. 53,929).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (40.5 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (536.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dodge City, AL (2.0 miles ), Cullman, AL (2.2 miles ), Logan, AL (2.5 miles ), East Point, AL (2.6 miles ), Hanceville, AL (2.6 miles ), Welti, AL (2.8 miles ), South Vinemont, AL (2.9 miles ), Bremen, AL (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 34.11 N, Longitude: 86.87 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Good Hope household income distribution Good Hope home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +35 (+1.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Construction (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Good Hope, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Good Hope-area historical tornado activity is above Alabama state average. It is 178% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.1 miles away from the Good Hope town center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

On 3/11/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.6 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Good Hope-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 78% 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 53.5 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 75.6 miles away from Good Hope center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 62.0 miles away from the city 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 223.0 miles away from the city 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 207.9 miles away from Good Hope 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) earthquake occurred 305.7 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 Cullman County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 10, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 3, Freezes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Good Hope topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Good Hope:

  • WOODLAND VILLAGE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; CULLMAN, AL)
  • CULLMAN OUTPATIENT SERVICES LTD (Hospital, about 4 miles away; CULLMAN, AL)
  • CULLMAN COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; CULLMAN, AL)
  • HOSPICE OF CULLMAN COUNTY (Hospital, about 6 miles away; CULLMAN, AL)
  • CULLMAN HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; CULLMAN, AL)
  • DCI CULLMAN (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; CULLMAN, AL)
  • SOUTHERNCARE CULLMAN (Hospital, about 7 miles away; HANCEVILLE, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Good Hope:

  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 6 miles; Hanceville, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,486)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 30 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,970)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 33 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 39 miles; Tanner, AL; FT enrollment: 7,911)
  • Snead State Community College (about 41 miles; Boaz, AL; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 43 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 14,853)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 45 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)

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Notable locations in Good Hope: Good Hope Fire and Rescue Station 1 (A), Good Hope Fire and Rescue Station 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Cemetery: Good Hope Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Wallace Hathcock Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cullman 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 88.4. This is about average.

City:

88.4
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 37.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.1%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 85.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 87.9% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.5%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.8%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Good Hope compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
Alabama average:

11.9

Good Hope travel time to work - commute Good Hope mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (87%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Good Hope town (based on Cullman County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant53,863199
Catholic4,6142
Mainline Protestant3,69824
Other6242
None17,607-
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: 10
Cullman County:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Cullman County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
Cullman County:

6.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 53
Here:

6.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.7%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cullman County:

29.4%
Alabama:

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

16.7%
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 1$3,804$45,6488$3,311
Streets and Highways 5$10,267$24,6410$0
Sewerage 0$0 1$850
Parks and Recreation 1$7,700$92,40013$8,498
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$220
Totals for Government 7$21,771$37,32223$12,879

Good Hope government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $262,000 ($115.78)
    Regular Highways: $142,000 ($62.75)
    General - Other: $84,000 ($37.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $76,000 ($33.58)
    Central Staff Services: $72,000 ($31.82)
    Financial Administration: $68,000 ($30.05)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $34,000 ($15.02)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($2.21)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $134,000 ($59.21)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $30,000 ($13.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $82,000 ($36.24)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($9.72)
    General Public Building: $10,000 ($4.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($4.42)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($3.09)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($1.77)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $143,000 ($63.19)

Good Hope government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $148,000 ($65.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000 ($17.68)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $23,000 ($10.16)
    Rents: $2,000 ($0.88)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($0.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $16,000 ($7.07)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $577,000 ($254.97)
    Public Utility License: $127,000 ($56.12)
    Property: $59,000 ($26.07)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $51,000 ($22.54)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $51,000 ($22.54)
    Motor Vehicle License: $26,000 ($11.49)
    Other License: $4,000 ($1.77)

Good Hope government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,850,000 ($1259.39)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,722,000 ($1202.83)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $128,000 ($56.56)

Good Hope government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $434,000 ($191.78)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $109,000 ($48.17)

4.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,048 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.49%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($155 average AGI)
Cullman County:

0.04%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Morgan County, AL  0.58% ($28,846 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.53% ($36,468)
from Blount County, AL  0.40% ($32,443)


4.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,157 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
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 Morgan County, AL  0.61% ($32,564 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.48% ($32,705)
to Marshall County, AL  0.33% ($23,761)

Strongest AM radio stations in Good Hope:

  • WMCJ (1460 AM; 5 kW; CULLMAN, AL)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFMH (1340 AM; 1 kW; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: VOICE OF CULLMAN, L.L.C.)
  • WXRP (1170 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HANCEVILLE, AL; Owner: MAPLEWOOD PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCOC (1010 AM; 5 kW; DORA, AL; Owner: AZTECA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDJL (1000 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: JAMES K. SHARP DBA 5TH AVE BROADCASTING)

Strongest FM radio stations in Good Hope:

  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WFMH-FM (95.5 FM; HOLLY POND, AL; Owner: VOICE OF CULLMAN, L.L.C.)
  • WKUL (92.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: JONATHAN CHRISTIAN CORP.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTAK-FM (106.1 FM; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRJL-FM (99.9 FM; EVA, AL; Owner: ROJO, INC.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAFN-FM (92.7 FM; ARAB, AL; Owner: FUN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQAH-FM (105.7 FM; ADDISON, AL; Owner: ALVIN ABERCROMBIE)
  • WXQW (94.1 FM; MERIDIANVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Good Hope:

  • WCQT-LP (Channel 52; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: FIRST CULLMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W55BJ (Channel 55; JASPER, AL; Owner: COMBS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W66CN (Channel 66; JASPER, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 59m194ftTotal length
  • $24,531,000Total costs
  • 265,416Total average daily traffic
  • 64,923Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Good Hope, AL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KI4KRZ, Licensee ID: L01032001
    Grant Date: 06/20/2005, Expiration Date: 06/20/2015, Certifier: Frederic M Jones
    Registrant: Frederic M Jones, 110 North Montcrest, Good Hope, AL 35057

Good Hope on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Department and other general merchandise stores"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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