Guntersville, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 8,429 (80% urban, 20% rural).
Population change since 2000: +14.0%
 
Males: 3,914  (46.4%)
Females: 4,515  (53.6%)
Median resident age:

42.5 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 35976.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,691 (it was $29,882 in 2000)
Guntersville:

$42,691
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,943 (it was $18,503 in 2000)

Guntersville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $180,091 (it was $93,700 in 2000)
Guntersville:

$180,091
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $185,101; detached houses: $198,580; townhouses or other attached units: $239,499; in 2-unit structures: $45,933; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $66,903; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $174,397; mobile homes: $86,381; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $10,150

Median gross rent in 2017: $554.

March 2019 cost of living index in Guntersville: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.2%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.7% for Black residents, 32.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.1% for American Indian residents, 50.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 14.5% for other race residents, 26.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Guntersville, AL (2017)
    • 6,80881.3%White alone
    • 1,02912.3%Black alone
    • 2302.7%Hispanic
    • 1501.8%Two or more races
    • 1031.2%Asian alone
    • 220.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Guntersville, Alabama as of August 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Guntersville is 262 to 1.


Crime rates in Guntersville by year

Type

2005

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(26.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(58.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(23.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(91.1)
2
(23.9)
1
(11.8)
7
(79.8)
6
(72.9)
3
(36.0)
5
(59.6)
5
(59.5)
7
(83.4)
3
(35.6)
1
(11.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
12
(156.1)
14
(167.6)
9
(105.8)
8
(91.2)
7
(85.0)
18
(216.2)
10
(119.2)
13
(154.7)
0
(0.0)
8
(95.0)
8
(94.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
44
(572.3)
42
(502.9)
26
(305.5)
19
(216.5)
41
(497.8)
23
(276.2)
33
(393.4)
24
(285.6)
25
(297.8)
40
(475.0)
41
(484.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
156
(2,029)
146
(1,748)
140
(1,645)
N/A186
(2,258)
144
(1,729)
99
(1,180)
92
(1,095)
82
(976.8)
95
(1,128)
79
(933.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
635
(8,260)
535
(6,406)
583
(6,851)
556
(6,336)
595
(7,224)
594
(7,133)
477
(5,687)
445
(5,295)
462
(5,503)
323
(3,836)
430
(5,082)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
47
(611.3)
27
(323.3)
33
(387.8)
29
(330.5)
28
(340.0)
28
(336.3)
27
(321.9)
23
(273.7)
38
(452.7)
40
(475.0)
41
(484.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/A1
(11.4)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)807.5574.5640.0526.0657.6582.2498.0461.4451.0422.4489.4

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City-data.com crime index in Guntersville, AL

Crime rate in Guntersville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 46 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.14
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (46.6%), English (7.0%), Irish (4.5%), Haitian (4.2%), German (3.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 640 feet

Land area: 23.6 square miles.

Population density: 356 people per square mile   (very low).

Guntersville, Alabama map

550 residents are foreign born (3.5% Latin America, 1.3% Africa).

This city:

6.5%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $661 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $808 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntsville, AL (30.5 miles , pop. 158,216).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (64.3 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (523.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Albertville, AL (2.7 miles ),
Union Grove, AL (3.1 miles),
Grant, AL (3.3 miles ),
Arab, AL (3.4 miles ),
Douglas, AL (3.5 miles ),
Boaz, AL (3.6 miles ),
New Hope, AL (3.8 miles ),
New Union, AL (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 34.35 N, Longitude: 86.29 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,428 (+64.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,677 (54.3%)

Area code: 256

Distribution of median household income in Guntersville, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Guntersville, AL in 2017
Guntersville satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 1998: 20 buildings, average cost: $132,200
  • 1999: 61 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2000: 28 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $151,100
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2003: 23 buildings, average cost: $165,300
  • 2004: 19 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2005: 39 buildings, average cost: $159,700
  • 2006: 62 buildings, average cost: $161,800
  • 2007: 34 buildings, average cost: $198,500
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $243,200
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $168,300
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $203,200
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $261,600
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $261,600
  • 2013: 15 buildings, average cost: $208,500
  • 2014: 15 buildings, average cost: $208,500
  • 2015: 15 buildings, average cost: $208,500
  • 2016: 18 buildings, average cost: $208,500
  • 2017: 20 buildings, average cost: $208,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Guntersville, AL residents
Average permit cost in Guntersville, AL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Alabama:

3.8%
Historical population in Guntersville, AL
Historical housing units in Guntersville, AL

Population change in the 1990s: +230 (+3.2%).
Most common industries in Guntersville, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Health care (6.5%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
  • Construction (3.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.6%)
  • Health care (4.5%)
  • Truck transportation (3.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (14.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Food (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Guntersville, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Top executives (4.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)

Average climate in Guntersville, Alabama

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Tornado activity:

Guntersville-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 161% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/18/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the Guntersville city center killed 3 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/11/1963, a category F4 tornado 18.7 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Guntersville-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 79% 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 39.3 miles away from Guntersville 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 85.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 98.7 miles away from Guntersville 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 297.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 165.8 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 220.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marshall County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 17, Floods: 15, Tornadoes: 12, Winds: 6, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Guntersville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Guntersville:

  • MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER NORTH (provides emergency services, 8000 ALABAMA HIGHWAY 69)
  • BARFIELD HEALTH CARE INC (22444 HIGHWAY 431)
  • MARSHALL MANOR NURSING HOME (3120 NORTH STREET)
  • FMC LAKEVIEW (45 MEDICAL PARK DR., STE A)
  • MARSHALL COUNTY HOME CARE (150 JUDY SMITH DRIVE)
  • MEDICAL CENTERS HOMECARE (11687 US HWY 431)

Airports located in Guntersville:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Guntersville:

  • Snead State Community College (about 13 miles; Boaz, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 26 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)
  • Gadsden State Community College (about 31 miles; Gadsden, AL; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 33 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,006)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 34 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 4,486)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 34 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,524)
  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 43 miles; Tanner, AL; FT enrollment: 7,911)

Public high schools in Guntersville:

  • GUNTERSVILLE HIGH SCH (Students: 553, Location: 14227 HIGHWAY 431 SOUTH, Grades: 9-12)
  • BRINDLEE MT HIGH SCH (Students: 396, Location: 994 SCANT CITY ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • MARSHALL TECH SCH (Students: 180, Location: 12312 US HIGHWAY 431 S, Grades: 10-12)
  • MARSHALL ALT SCH (Location: 140 CLAYSVILLE SCHOOL RD, Grades: 3-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Guntersville:

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Library in Guntersville:

  • GUNTERSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $329,003; Location: 1240 O'BRIG AVENUE; 53,708 books; 1,727 audio materials; 1,709 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 79 state licensed databases; 87 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Guntersville: Guntersville Lake Yacht Club (A), Guntersville Marina (B), Val Monte Country Club (C), Val Monte Marina (D), Spring Creek Marina (E), Marshall County Courthouse (F), Guntersville Recreation Center (G), Guntersville Fire Rescue Station 1 (H), Guntersville Fire Rescue Station 2 (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: South Gate Shopping Center (1), Lake Shopping Center (2), Finlay Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Guntersville include: Rehobeth Missionary Baptist Church (A), Pine Grove Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), Piney Grove Church (D), Valley View Church (E), Happy Home Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cox Cemetery (1), Crestview Cemetery (2), King Chapel Cemetery (3), Kirby Cemetery (4), Guntersville City Cemetery (5), Happy Home Cemetery (6), Rehobeth Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rocky Branch (A), Polecat Branch (B), Minky Creek (C), Hurricane Branch (D), Duvall Branch (E), Dry Creek (F), Browns Creek (G), Big Spring Creek (H), Town Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Guntersville include: Big Spring Creek Small Wild Area (1), Guntersville Municipal Park (2), Lake Guntersville State Park (3), David Crockett Visit Lions Club Park (4), Ogletree Park (5), Tom Jackson Park (6), Marshall County Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Holiday Lodge Motel (3233 Highway 79 South) (1), Super 8 Motel-Lake Guntersville (14341 US Highway 431) (2), Guntersville-Days Inn (14040 Us Highway 431) (3), Village Inn (21761 US Highway 431) (4), Days Inn (14040 US Highway 431) (5), Lakeview Inn (Highway 431 South) (6), Bed & Breakfast Lake Guntersville (2204 Scott Street) (7), Hampton Inn (14451 Us Highway 431) (8), Overlook Mountain Inn (13045 US Highway 431) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Marshall County - Judge Of Probate- Probate Office Marshall County- Probate C (1925 Gunter Avenue) (1), Marshall County Court Referral Services (2209 Ringold Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Willard Scissum - Football player.

Marshall County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Guntersville that have no violations reported:

  • ARAB WATER WORKS BOARD (Address: 565 ISOM ROAD , Population served: 35,151, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • GUNTERSVILLE WATER WORKS & SEWER BOARD (Address: 329 GUNTER AVENUE , Population served: 12,750, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.0%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.0%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Guntersville in 2010:

  • 214 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 194 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Guntersville in 2000:

  • 195 people in nursing homes
  • 167 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 43 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 23 people in other group homes

Banks with most branches in Guntersville (2011 data):

  • Citizens Bank & Trust: Mobile Messenger Servie at 404 Gunter Avenue, branch established on 2003/03/03; at 404 Gunter Avenue, branch established on 2003/03/03. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $286.8 mil, Deposits: $241.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens B & T Holdings, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Guntersville Branch at 600 Gunter Avenue, branch established on 1988/09/06. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • The Southern Bank Company: 2204 Henry Street Branch at 2204 Henry Street, branch established on 1936/06/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $101.8 mil, Deposits: $74.6 mil, headquarters in Gadsden, AL, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Banc Company, Inc., The
  • FNB Bank: Jackson Financial Services Branch at 1410 Gunter Avenue, branch established on 1991/03/18. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $354.1 mil, Deposits: $312.5 mil, headquarters in Scottsboro, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Fns Bancshares, Inc.
  • Peoples Bank of Alabama: Guntersville at 14340 Highway 431 North, branch established on 1998/10/05. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $511.3 mil, Deposits: $426.1 mil, headquarters in Cullman, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: Altrust Financial Services, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Gunter Avenue Branch at 400 Gunter Avenue, branch established on 1917/01/01. 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
  • BancorpSouth Bank: Guntersville Branch at 1301 Gunter Avenue, branch established on 1977/02/01. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Guntersville Branch at 1302 Gunter Avenue, branch established on 1998/12/02. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Cadence Bank, N.A.: Guntersville Branch at 2125 Henry Street, branch established on 1995/04/03. Info updated 2011/12/14: Bank assets: $3,909.7 mil, Deposits: $3,124.0 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 112 total offices, Holding Company: Cadence Bancorp Llc

For population 15 years and over in Guntersville:

Marital status in Guntersville, AL
  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 52.5%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

For population 25 years and over in Guntersville:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.9
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Guntersville
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Guntersville, AL (based on Marshall County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant43,707169
Catholic8,3822
Mainline Protestant7,86838
Other6133
Black Protestant3724
None32,077-
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: 17
This county:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 67
This county:

7.66 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
Marshall County:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Marshall County:

11.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Marshall County:

27.4%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.3%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Guntersville:

51.0%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Guntersville:

47.9%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Guntersville:

28.7
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Guntersville:

19.9%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Guntersville:

10.5%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Guntersville:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Guntersville:

35.5%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

56.3%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.7%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Guntersville, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 32$120,003$45,0010$0
Police Protection - Officers 32$109,408$41,0280$0
Streets and Highways 28$70,067$30,0290$0
Electric Power 24$97,874$48,9372$3,882
Solid Waste Management 22$53,922$29,4120$0
Water Supply 14$60,683$52,0140$0
Parks and Recreation 14$40,426$34,6517$2,843
Police - Other 12$31,073$31,0731$578
Other Government Administration 11$40,300$43,9640$0
Other and Unallocable 9$31,804$42,4051$737
Sewerage 7$31,983$54,8280$0
Local Libraries 4$12,325$36,9754$2,693
Judicial and Legal 4$12,962$38,8860$0
Welfare 2$4,785$28,7101$574
Transit 1$3,093$37,1165$4,316
Airports 1$3,545$42,5403$2,515
Totals for Government 217$724,253$40,05124$18,138

Guntersville government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $790,000 ($93.72)
    Regular Highways: $313,000 ($37.13)
    Air Transportation: $269,000 ($31.91)
    Local Fire Protection: $250,000 ($29.66)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,790,000 ($331.00)
    Central Staff Services: $2,582,000 ($306.32)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,346,000 ($278.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,592,000 ($188.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,348,000 ($159.92)
    General Public Buildings: $1,320,000 ($156.60)
    Regular Highways: $831,000 ($98.59)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $539,000 ($63.95)
    General - Other: $375,000 ($44.49)
    Air Transportation: $228,000 ($27.05)
    Transit Utilities: $228,000 ($27.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $591,000 ($70.12)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,413,000 ($286.27)
    Other - Libraries: $308,000 ($36.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $366,000 ($43.42)
    General Public Building: $358,000 ($42.47)
    Police Protection: $265,000 ($31.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $256,000 ($30.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $88,000 ($10.44)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,203,000 ($735.91)

Guntersville government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,131,000 ($134.18)
    Other: $172,000 ($20.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $168,000 ($19.93)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $154,000 ($18.27)
    Air Transportation: $107,000 ($12.69)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Gas Utilities: $846,000 ($100.37)
    Electric Utilities: $728,000 ($86.37)
    Water Utilities: $69,000 ($8.19)
    Housing and Community Development: $35,000 ($4.15)
    Other: $20,000 ($2.37)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,081,000 ($128.25)
    Interest Earnings: $414,000 ($49.12)
    Donations From Private Sources: $289,000 ($34.29)
    General Revenue - Other: $157,000 ($18.63)
    Rents: $62,000 ($7.36)
    Sale of Property: $38,000 ($4.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $594,000 ($70.47)
    Transit Utilities: $129,000 ($15.30)
    Highways: $44,000 ($5.22)
    General Local Government Support: $23,000 ($2.73)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,796,000 ($1280.82)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,443,000 ($171.19)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $962,000 ($114.13)
    Property: $879,000 ($104.28)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $600,000 ($71.18)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $154,000 ($18.27)
    Public Utility License: $144,000 ($17.08)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $82,000 ($9.73)
    Public Utilities Sales: $53,000 ($6.29)
    Motor Vehicle License: $31,000 ($3.68)
    Other License: $22,000 ($2.61)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000 ($0.36)

Guntersville government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,564,000 ($1609.21)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,190,000 ($1564.84)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $374,000 ($44.37)

Guntersville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,843,000 ($218.65)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,612,000 ($1021.71)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,349,000 ($160.04)

5.75% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,633 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Alabama average:

5.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from DeKalb County, AL  0.67% ($28,534 average AGI)
from Etowah County, AL  0.64% ($31,111)
from Madison County, AL  0.59% ($60,000)


5.52% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,829 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Alabama average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Etowah County, AL  0.75% ($31,695 average AGI)
to Madison County, AL  0.74% ($44,679)
to DeKalb County, AL  0.62% ($36,240)
Businesses in Guntersville, AL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Applebee's1Nike2
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1Quiznos1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1Rue211
Chevrolet1SONIC Drive-In1
Chick-Fil-A1Staples1
Cracker Barrel1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
Days Inn1T-Mobile2
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx4U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS5
Hilton1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York2Waffle House1
KFC1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Lowe's1YMCA1
Maurices1

Strongest AM radio stations in Guntersville:

  • WGSV (1270 AM; 1 kW; GUNTERSVILLE, AL; Owner: GUNTERSVILLE B/CING. CO.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WAVU (630 AM; 1 kW; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWGC (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: MVB, INC)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WAAX (570 AM; 5 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDJL (1000 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: JAMES K. SHARP DBA 5TH AVE BROADCASTING)

Strongest FM radio stations in Guntersville:

  • WTWX-FM (95.9 FM; GUNTERSVILLE, AL; Owner: GUNTERSVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJIA (88.5 FM; GUNTERSVILLE, AL; Owner: LAKE CITY EDUCATIONAL B/CASTING INC.)
  • WAFN-FM (92.7 FM; ARAB, AL; Owner: FUN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)
  • W298AF (107.5 FM; HADEN, AL; Owner: HADEN RADIO COMPANY)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WRHY (105.9 FM; CENTRE, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLRH (89.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WXQW (94.1 FM; MERIDIANVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W293AH (106.5 FM; NORMAL, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • W249BB (97.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W275AA (102.9 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ARCHIE C. BOBO, PERSONAL REP. OF DORSEY E. NEWMAN ESTATE)
  • W300AH (107.9 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PORTER L. BATTS)
  • W202BV (88.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKEA-FM (98.3 FM; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: KEA RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTT-FM (95.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WKXX (102.9 FM; ATTALLA, AL; Owner: BROADCAST MEDIA LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Guntersville:

  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WAAY-TV (Channel 31; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF HUNTSVILLE LICENSE LLC)
  • WHNT-TV (Channel 19; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W67CO (Channel 67; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Guntersville fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Guntersville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 489ft / 149mTotal length
  • $87,564,000Total costs
  • 107,834Total average daily traffic
  • 10,479Total average daily truck traffic
  • 147,388Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Guntersville, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 71930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 42000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Guntersville, AL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Guntersville)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 133 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Guntersville, AL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 116 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Guntersville)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Guntersville)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 32 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 102. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 150 took place in 2011, and the least - 38 in 2008. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Guntersville, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (46.0%), and Structure Fires (30.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Guntersville, AL
    • 60946.0%Outside Fires
    • 39930.1%Structure Fires
    • 23017.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 876.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Guntersville, AL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Guntersville, Alabama:

  • Best Western Plus Lake Guntersville, 2140 Gunter Ave, Guntersville, Alabama 35976 , Phone: (256) 582-2220, Fax: (256) 582-2059
  • Lake Guntersville State Park & Lodge, 1155 Ldg Dr, Guntersville, Alabama 35976 , Phone: (256) 571-5440, Fax: (256) 571-5459
  • Covenant Cove Lodge & Marina, 7001 Val Monte Dr, Guntersville, Alabama 35976 , Phone: (256) 582-1000, Fax: (256) 582-1385
  • Days Inn Guntersville, 14040 Hwy 431 S, Guntersville, Alabama 35976 , Phone: (256) 582-3200, Fax: (256) 582-1270
  • Super 8 Motel, 14341 US Hwy 431 S, Guntersville, Alabama 35976 , Phone: (256) 582-8444, Fax: (256) 582-8435
  • Hampton Inn Guntersville, 14451 Us Hwy 431 S, Guntersville, Alabama 35976 , Phone: (256) 582-4176, Fax: (256) 264-7111
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Guntersville, Alabama
Most common first names in Guntersville, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James15969.4 years
William13673.5 years
Mary12377.5 years
John11473.6 years
Robert10369.5 years
Charles7169.2 years
Thomas5274.6 years
Willie4475.8 years
George3873.2 years
Henry3473.7 years
Most common last names in Guntersville, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9973.1 years
Moore5868.4 years
Jones5173.2 years
King4876.8 years
Johnson4671.2 years
Brown4477.5 years
Martin3770.3 years
Williams3374.6 years
Davis3373.5 years
Sims3367.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Guntersville, AL
  • 50.6%Utility gas
  • 47.2%Electricity
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Guntersville, AL
  • 69.1%Electricity
  • 29.2%Utility gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Guntersville compared to Alabama state average:

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

Guntersville on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time firefighters per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time park and recreation workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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