For population 25 years and over in Heath:
For population 15 years and over in Heath town:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $500 (0.6%)
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
Unemployment in August 2012:
Population change in the 1990s: +67 (+36.8%).
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
Heath-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 113% 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 significantly below Alabama state average. It is 94% 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 10/26/1997 at 23:27:12, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 52.2 miles away from Heath center
On 9/30/2003 at 02:28:03, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1997 at 03:39:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/2005 at 08:11:50, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.3 miles away from Heath center
On 10/28/1997 at 09:00:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 52.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Covington County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Heath:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Heath:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 4.0%
(4.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Heath compared to Alabama state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Heath (based on Covington County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.93%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 9
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Heath government finances in 2002:
6.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,801 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.49% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,685 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Heath fatal accident list:
Jun 16, 1989 10:10 PM, Sr15, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 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:6
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