Jacksons' Gap, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 814 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +7.0%
 
Males: 420  (51.7%)
Females: 394  (48.3%)
Median resident age:

38.7 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 36861.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,939 (it was $23,026 in 2000)
Jacksons' Gap:

$41,939
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,467 (it was $14,710 in 2000)

Jacksons' Gap town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $91,348 (it was $50,900 in 2000)
Jacksons' Gap:

$91,348
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $152,007; detached houses: $186,021; mobile homes: $84,241

Median gross rent in 2017: $685.

March 2019 cost of living index in Jacksons' Gap: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 26.1%
(26.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.1% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Jacksons' Gap, AL (2010)
    • 56167.8%White alone
    • 23928.9%Black alone
    • 161.9%Hispanic
    • 40.5%American Indian alone
    • 40.5%Asian alone
    • 40.5%Two or more races

Races in Jacksons' Gap detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Jacksons' Gap, Alabama as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Jacksons' Gap is 71 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.69
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (38.8%), English (6.2%), Irish (4.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 8.43 square miles.

Population density: 97 people per square mile   (very low).

Jacksons' Gap, Alabama map

5 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $359 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $279 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Montgomery, AL (44.9 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (604.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Dadeville, AL (2.2 miles ),
Alexander City, AL (2.8 miles ),
Our Town, AL (3.0 miles ),
New Site, AL (3.2 miles ),
Camp Hill, AL (3.3 miles ),
Ray, AL (3.6 miles ),
Hackneyville, AL (3.7 miles ),
Goldville, AL (3.8 miles)

Latitude: 32.88 N, Longitude: 85.82 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Distribution of median household income in Jacksons' Gap, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Jacksons' Gap, AL in 2017
Jacksons' Gap satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Alabama:

3.8%
Most common industries in Jacksons' Gap, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (30.5%)
  • Construction (13.8%)
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.3%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (3.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (2.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (30.0%)
  • Construction (21.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.1%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.1%)
  • Truck transportation (4.4%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (31.2%)
  • Health care (20.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.2%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Jacksons' Gap, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (12.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Electricians (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (20.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.5%)

Average climate in Jacksons' Gap, Alabama

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Tornado activity:

Jacksons' Gap-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/1/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.3 miles away from the Jacksons' Gap town center killed 7 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/18/1996, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.7 miles away from the town center caused $700,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jacksons' Gap-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 81% 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 90.7 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 112.1 miles away from Jacksons' Gap 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 148.5 miles away from Jacksons' Gap center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 204.2 miles away from Jacksons' Gap center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 130.4 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 124.0 miles away from Jacksons' Gap 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 Tallapoosa County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Jacksons' Gap topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Jacksons' Gap:

  • DADEVILLE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; DADEVILLE, AL)
  • CHAPMAN HEALTHCARE CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ALEXANDER CITY, AL)
  • LAKE MARTIN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; DADEVILLE, AL)
  • ADAMS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ALEXANDER CITY, AL)
  • SOUTHERN CARE ALEXANDER CITY (Hospital, about 9 miles away; ALEXANDER CITY, AL)
  • RUSSELL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; ALEXANDER CITY, AL)
  • RUSSELL MEDICAL CENTER HOSPICE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; ALEXANDER CITY, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jacksons' Gap:

  • Southern Union State Community College (about 23 miles; Wadley, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,120)
  • Auburn University (about 28 miles; Auburn University, AL; FT enrollment: 22,741)
  • Tuskegee University (about 32 miles; Tuskegee, AL; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 42 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,092)
  • Faulkner University (about 42 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Alabama State University (about 46 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 5,457)
  • Columbus Technical College (about 56 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 3,241)

Points of interest:

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

Churches in Jacksons' Gap include: New Rocky Mount Baptist Church (A), Jones Chapel (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tallapoosa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

68.6%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.8%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Jacksons' Gap:

Marital status in Jacksons' Gap, AL
  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

For population 25 years and over in Jacksons' Gap:

  • High school or higher: 71.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Alabama average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Jacksons' Gap, AL (based on Tallapoosa County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,71486
Mainline Protestant4,58033
Black Protestant3,52616
Catholic8941
Other1916
None12,711-
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: 5
Tallapoosa County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
This county:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

14.2%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Tallapoosa County:

33.0%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Tallapoosa County:

15.0%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Jacksons' Gap:

47.0%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

41.6%
State:

44.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.2
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Jacksons' Gap:

18.1%
State:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Jacksons' Gap:

16.3%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.2%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

50.4%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

83.4%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Jacksons' Gap, AL Residents

Jacksons' Gap government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $89,000 ($109.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $38,000 ($46.68)
    Central Staff Services: $38,000 ($46.68)
    General - Other: $28,000 ($34.40)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($7.37)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($4.91)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($3.69)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($2.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $83,000 ($101.97)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $119,000 ($146.19)

Jacksons' Gap government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $25,000 ($30.71)
    Rents: $16,000 ($19.66)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($2.46)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($2.46)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $117,000 ($143.73)
    Public Utilities Sales: $61,000 ($74.94)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $8,000 ($9.83)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,000 ($2.46)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000 ($2.46)
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,000 ($2.46)

Jacksons' Gap government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $48,000 ($58.97)

6.41% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,238 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
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 Lee County, AL  0.86% ($49,821 average AGI)
from Elmore County, AL  0.84% ($38,058)
from Coosa County, AL  0.62% ($25,341)


6.06% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,467 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
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 Lee County, AL  0.97% ($35,336 average AGI)
to Coosa County, AL  0.71% ($26,762)
to Elmore County, AL  0.66% ($40,462)

Strongest AM radio stations in Jacksons' Gap:

  • WDLK (1450 AM; 1 kW; DADEVILLE, AL; Owner: PROGRESSIVE UNITED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRFS (1050 AM; 1 kW; ALEXANDER CITY, AL)
  • WZZX (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LINEVILLE, AL; Owner: ROBERT A. PERRY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WACV (1170 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jacksons' Gap:

  • WZLM (97.3 FM; DADEVILLE, AL; Owner: GREAT SOUTH RFDC, LLC)
  • WELL-FM (88.7 FM; DADEVILLE, AL; Owner: TIGER COMMUNICATIONS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WSTH-FM (106.1 FM; ALEXANDER CITY, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WQNR (99.9 FM; TALLASSEE, AL; Owner: TIGER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAM-FM (98.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: DEEP SOUTH BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHHY-FM (101.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMXS (103.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WASZ (95.5 FM; ASHLAND, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKKR (97.7 FM; AUBURN, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WMXA (96.7 FM; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTRB-FM (98.3 FM; SYLACAUGA, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W212AP (90.3 FM; NOTASULGA, ETC., AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Jacksons' Gap:

  • WAXC-LP (Channel 64; ALEXANDER CITY, AL; Owner: CABLE VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WNCF (Channel 32; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 32 MONTGOMERY LLC)
  • WSWS-TV (Channel 66; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF OPELIKA)
  • WMCF-TV (Channel 45; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W18CD (Channel 18; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Jacksons' Gap fatal accident list:

Sep 5, 2013 04:50 PM, Us-Sr 38, Peckerwood Road, Lat: 32.881067, Lon: -85.850294, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Oct 19, 2013 07:10 PM, Rock Springs Road, Lat: 32.895006, Lon: -85.815417, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 5, 2008 03:25 AM, Us-Sr 38, Lat: 32.881350, Lon: -85.850370, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 121ft / 37.2mTotal length
  • $16,769,000Total costs
  • 37,310Total average daily traffic
  • 3,957Total average daily truck traffic
  • 51,365Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Jacksons' Gap, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Jacksons' Gap, AL
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Jacksons' Gap, AL
  • 69.9%Electricity
  • 27.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Jacksons' Gap, AL
  • 78.5%Electricity
  • 20.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used


Jacksons' Gap compared to Alabama state average:

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