Heath, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 258 (55% urban, 45% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.6%
 
Males: 147  (57.3%)
Females: 111  (42.7%)
Median resident age:  31.9 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 36420.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $38,498 (it was $19,375 in 2000)
Heath:

$38,498
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $19,986 (it was $14,325 in 2000)

Heath town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $96,771 (it was $47,500 in 2000)
Heath:

$96,771
AL:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $165,889; Detached houses: $201,110; Mobile homes: $20,043

Median gross rent in 2016: $841.

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  • Races in Heath, AL (2010)

    Heath races chart
    • 22387.8%White alone
    • 2710.6%Black alone
    • 31.2%Hispanic
    • 10.4%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Heath: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (73.0%), Scottish (2.5%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%), English (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 361 feet

Land area: 0.91 square miles.

Population density: 283 people per square mile   (very low).

Heath,AL real estate house value index trend

Heath, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Heath:

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Heath town:

  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 44.8%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 18.9%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.7%
Alabama:

3.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $361 (0.4%)

Heath satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dothan, AL (63.5 miles , pop. 57,737).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (70.3 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (542.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Andalusia, AL (1.8 miles ), Gantt, AL (1.9 miles ), River Falls, AL (2.0 miles ), Rosehill-Gantt, AL (2.3 miles ), Sanford, AL (2.5 miles ), Libertyville, AL (2.8 miles) , Red Level, AL (3.0 miles ), Carolina, AL (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 31.36 N, Longitude: 86.47 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

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

6.7%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +67 (+36.8%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Utilities (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (14%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (22%)
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (14%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Heath, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Heath-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 43% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.0 miles away from the Heath town center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused $250 million in damages.

On 4/18/1969, a category F4 tornado 34.0 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Heath-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 84% 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 50.1 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 353.5 miles away from Heath 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 148.8 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 123.8 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 222.3 miles away from Heath center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 181.8 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 Covington County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 9, Hurricanes: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 4, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Heath topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Heath:

  • COMFORT CARE HOSPICE OF ANDALUSIS (Hospital, about 3 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • WIREGRASS HOSPICE ANDALUSIA (Hospital, about 3 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • MID-SOUTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • RENAL TREATMENT CENTERS SOUTHEAST LP (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • ANDALUSIA REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • COUNTRYSIDE HOSPICE CARE INC (Hospital, about 5 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • ANDALUSIA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Heath:

  • Enterprise State Community College (about 38 miles; Enterprise, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,101)
  • Troy University (about 44 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • Northwest Florida State College (about 57 miles; Niceville, FL; FT enrollment: 5,052)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 60 miles; Dothan, AL; FT enrollment: 3,611)
  • Alabama State University (about 71 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 5,457)
  • The University of West Florida (about 72 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 73 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,092)

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

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

Covington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 29.4%
(27.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.7% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.7%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.9%
Whole state:  4.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Alabama average:

12.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Heath town (based on Covington County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,052103
Mainline Protestant2,09313
Black Protestant6776
Catholic2911
Other2733
None14,379-
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: 9
Covington County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Covington County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Covington County:

7.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.8%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Covington County:

31.6%
Alabama:

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

5.7%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.0%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Heath:

46.1%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Heath:

30.4
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Heath:

21.9%
State:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

18.8%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Heath:

44.4%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Heath:

52.8%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Heath:

77.4%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Heath, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$1,401
Water Supply 0$0 1$238
Totals for Government 0$0 11$1,639

5.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,061 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Alabama average:

6.02%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Coffee County, AL  0.54% ($34,209 average AGI)
from Okaloosa County, FL  0.28% ($25,800)
from Walton County, FL  0.23% ($32,690)


4.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,302 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
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 Coffee County, AL  0.50% ($29,661 average AGI)
to Okaloosa County, FL  0.29% ($28,833)
to Crenshaw County, AL  0.24% ($26,069)

Strongest AM radio stations in Heath:

  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WOPP (1290 AM; 3 kW; OPP, AL; Owner: E. & R BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAMI (860 AM; 1 kW; OPP, AL; Owner: THE OPP BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEBY (1330 AM; 25 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: SPINNAKER LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZEP (1460 AM; 10 kW; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WALTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJSB (1050 AM; 5 kW; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTBF (970 AM; 5 kW; TROY, AL; Owner: TROY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Heath:

  • W218AO (91.5 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WSTF (91.5 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY CHRISTIAN EDUC. RADIO,INC)
  • WFXX (107.7 FM; GEORGIANA, AL; Owner: JEFFREY K. HAYNES)
  • WAAO-FM (103.7 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: COMPANION BROADCASTING SERVICE, LLC)
  • WPGG (93.3 FM; EVERGREEN, AL; Owner: GULF COAST BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WKMX (106.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: WKMX, INC.)
  • WTKE (98.1 FM; HOLT, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAMI-FM (102.3 FM; OPP, AL; Owner: THE OPP BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDJR (96.9 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZTZ (101.1 FM; ELBA, AL; Owner: ELBA RADIO COMPANY)
  • WRJM-FM (93.7 FM; GENEVA, AL; Owner: STAGE DOOR DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • WZNS (96.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJIF (91.9 FM; OPP, AL; Owner: OPP EDUCATIONAL B/CNG FOUNDATION)
  • W207BK (89.3 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Heath:

  • W19BV (Channel 19; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W36BQ (Channel 36; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W40BE (Channel 40; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • W49BM (Channel 49; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • W57CC (Channel 57; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W59CQ (Channel 59; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W65CW (Channel 65; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • WDIQ (Channel 2; DOZIER, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WRJM-TV (Channel 67; TROY, AL; Owner: JOSIE PARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSFA (Channel 12; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WCOV-TV (Channel 20; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: WOODS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WAKA (Channel 8; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)

Heath fatal accident list:

Jun 16, 1989 10:10 PM, Sr15, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunken persons involved: 2
Dec 17, 1988 12:55 AM, Sr15, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Nov 11, 1983 04:20 PM, 29, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
Jul 19, 1978 06:10 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • Edward G Roach, Highway 29 North (Lat: 31.384500 Lon: -86.468167), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 92.3 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, Highway 29 North (Lat: 31.384500 Lon: -86.468167), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 92.3 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, Highway 29 North (Lat: 31.384278 Lon: -86.468139), Type: 97.8, Overall height: 92.3 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, Highway 29 North (Lat: 31.384278 Lon: -86.468139), Type: 97.8, Overall height: 92.3 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, Highway 29 North (Lat: 31.384278 Lon: -86.468139), Type: 97.8, Overall height: 92.3 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Richard J Spurlin, Highway 29 North (Lat: 31.384500 Lon: -86.468167), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 92.3 m, Registrant: 3344936729, Spcomm@oppcatv.Com, 135 ELLIS ROAD
  • Edward G Roach, Highway 29 North (Lat: 31.384278 Lon: -86.468139), Type: 97.8, Structure height: 01039 m, Overall height: 92.3 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (67%)
  • Utility gas (32%)

Heath compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Heath on our top lists:

  • #83 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities"
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