Grimes, Alabama

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Population in 2013: 546 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.0%
Males: 231  (42.3%)
Females: 315  (57.7%)
Median resident age:  35.5 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 36350.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,941 (it was $28,839 in 2000)
Grimes:

$29,941
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,104 (it was $14,884 in 2000)

Grimes town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $58,628 (it was $46,300 in 2000)
Grimes:

$58,628
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $65,405; Detached houses: $85,584; Mobile homes: $43,247

Median gross rent in 2012: $661.

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  • White alone - 310 (55.6%)
  • Black alone - 205 (36.7%)
  • Two or more races - 27 (4.8%)
  • Hispanic - 16 (2.9%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Grimes: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (9.8%), United States (9.4%), English (7.0%), French (3.4%), German (1.8%), Dutch (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.27 square miles.

Population density: 430 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Grimes:

  • High school or higher: 76.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grimes town:

  • Never married: 28.2%
  • Now married: 44.3%
  • Separated: 6.3%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 16.8%

14 residents are foreign born (1.1% Latin America).

This town:  3.1%
Alabama:  3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.5%)

Grimes satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dothan, AL (5.8 miles , pop. 57,737).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (88.0 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (601.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Napier Field, AL (1.0 miles ), Midland City, AL (1.5 miles ), Pinckard, AL (2.4 miles ), Dothan, AL (2.4 miles ), Kinsey, AL (2.5 miles ), Headland, AL (2.7 miles ), Newton, AL (3.0 miles ), Taylor, AL (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 31.30 N, Longitude: 85.45 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

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

8.2%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +46 (+11.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (27%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cashiers (14%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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

Average climate in Grimes, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Grimes-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 53% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.8 miles away from the Grimes town center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused $250 million in damages.

On 12/29/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.8 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grimes-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 85% 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 108.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 356.7 miles away from Grimes 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 179.6 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 221.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 247.8 miles away from Grimes 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 172.9 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 Dale County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Grimes topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Grimes:

  • CARESOUTH HOMECARE PROFESSIONALS (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • MID-SOUTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • WESTSIDE TERRACE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • FLOWERS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • WESLEY MANOR RETIREMENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • EXTENDICARE HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • COVENANT HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)

Operable nuclear power plants near Grimes:

  • 6 miles: Joseph M. Farley 1 and 2 in Dothan, AL.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grimes:

  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 2 miles; Dothan, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,611)
  • Enterprise State Community College (about 23 miles; Enterprise, AL; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • Troy University (about 46 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • Bainbridge State College (about 61 miles; Bainbridge, GA; FT enrollment: 2,308)
  • Darton State College (about 76 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 5,000)
  • Albany Technical College (about 78 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,707)
  • Gulf Coast State College (about 79 miles; Panama City, FL; FT enrollment: 4,474)

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Church in Grimes: Mount Zion Assembly of God Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 63.3. This is about average.

City:

63.3
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 21.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 13.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.3
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 29.2%
(18.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.2% for Black residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.5%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.1%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Grimes compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (95%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Grimes town (based on Dale County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.62%
Here: 48.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodNational Association of Free Will BaptistsCatholic Church
Adherents61.2%17.1%4.5%4.3%3.2%
Congregations34.0%23.7%11.3%7.2%1.0%
NameChurches of Christ Charismatic Churches IndependentLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents2.2%2.1%1.6%0.7%3.0%
Congregations5.2%1.0%1.0%4.1%11.3%
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: 8
Dale County:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Dale County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Dale County:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

4.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.5%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Dale County:

33.1%
Alabama:

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

11.1%
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 7$1,075
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$242
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,317

Grimes government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $6,000 ($10.99)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($9.16)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($3.66)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $23,000 ($42.12)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($10.99)

Grimes government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($3.66)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $14,000 ($25.64)
    Public Utilities: $12,000 ($21.98)
    NEC: $8,000 ($14.65)
    Motor Vehicle License: $8,000 ($14.65)

12.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,203 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.71%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.42% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,312 average AGI)
Dale County:

0.42%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Houston County, AL  1.94% ($28,603 average AGI)
from Coffee County, AL  1.37% ($31,459)
from Henry County, AL  0.33% ($31,789)


13.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.25%
Alabama average:

6.06%

0.72% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,185 average AGI)
Dale County:

0.72%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Houston County, AL  2.05% ($38,291 average AGI)
to Coffee County, AL  1.45% ($36,205)
to Cumberland County, NC  0.27% ($48,681)

Strongest AM radio stations in Grimes:

  • WOOF (560 AM; 5 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WAGF (1320 AM; 3 kW; DOTHAN, AL)
  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WWNT (1450 AM; 1 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTKN (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALEVILLE, AL; Owner: JOSEPH A. ADAMS, SR.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WOZK (900 AM; 1 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: OZARK B/CING. CORP.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTBF (970 AM; 5 kW; TROY, AL; Owner: TROY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WZEP (1460 AM; 10 kW; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WALTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grimes:

  • WOOF-FM (99.7 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WTVY-FM (95.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WDYF (90.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXUS (100.5 FM; FORT RUCKER, AL; Owner: SKYWAY BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WGTF (89.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: DOTHAN COMMUNITY EDUCL. RADIO, INC.)
  • WAGF-FM (101.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WILSON BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WESP (102.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WJRL-FM (103.9 FM; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WVOB (91.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: BETHANY BIBLE COLLEGE & B.T.S. INC.)
  • WRWA (88.7 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: TROY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WDJR (96.9 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIZB (94.3 FM; ABBEVILLE, AL; Owner: CELEBRATIONS COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WAQG (91.7 FM; OZARK, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WJJN (92.1 FM; COLUMBIA, AL; Owner: WILSON BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKMX (106.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: WKMX, INC.)
  • WRAK-FM (97.3 FM; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRJM-FM (93.7 FM; GENEVA, AL; Owner: STAGE DOOR DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • WZTZ (101.1 FM; ELBA, AL; Owner: ELBA RADIO COMPANY)
  • WOAB (104.9 FM; OZARK, AL; Owner: OZARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTOT-FM (101.7 FM; GRACEVILLE, FL; Owner: GRF, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Grimes:

  • WDHN (Channel 18; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WDFX-TV (Channel 34; OZARK, AL; Owner: WAITT LICENSE CO. OF ALABAMA, L.L.C.)
  • WJJN-LP (Channel 5; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: JAMES WILSON, III)
  • W41BN (Channel 41; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WGIQ (Channel 43; LOUISVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)

Grimes fatal accident list:

Aug 22, 2008 05:10 AM, 5001, Lat: 31.29939, Lon: -85.45297, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jun 24, 2007 04:45 PM, 1058, Lat: 31.28761, Lon: -85.44739, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 6, 2004 05:55 AM, 1064, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Angela Landry, Super Wal-Mart (Lat: 31.268528 Lon: -85.439556), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 54.8 m
    Registrant: 2054373200, Alandry@foresitetowers.Com, 22 INVERNESS CENTER PKWY STE. 500
  • Paul Beasley, Super Wal-Mart (Lat: 31.268528 Lon: -85.439556), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 54.8 m
    Registrant: 2054373200, Alandry@foresitetowers.Com, 22 INVERNESS CENTER PKWY STE. 500

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Grimes 725431w Crossing At Mp 187.18 (Lat: 33.166389 Lon: -87.391111), Type: Building, Structure height: 2.5 m, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WPSG709, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.950 MHz, 161.535 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/20/2011, Expiration Date: 04/19/2021, Certifier: Jerry R Celio
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$73,4702$86,8301$26,790
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$38,7501$107,8900$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0214.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Grimes on our top lists:

  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and mineral, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Department and other general merchandise stores"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Fuel dealers"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Beverage and tobacco products"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other financial specialists"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
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