Jacksons' Gap, Alabama

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Population in 2013: 810 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.4%
 
Males: 431  (53.3%)
Females: 379  (46.7%)
Median resident age:  38.3 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 36861.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,748 (it was $23,026 in 2000)
Jacksons' Gap:

$27,748
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,705 (it was $14,710 in 2000)

Jacksons' Gap town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $79,481 (it was $50,900 in 2000)
Jacksons' Gap:

$79,481
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $86,013; Detached houses: $111,244; Mobile homes: $56,302

Median gross rent in 2012: $670.

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  • White alone - 561 (67.8%)
  • Black alone - 239 (28.9%)
  • Hispanic - 16 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.5%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Jacksons' Gap: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (19.2%), United States (15.7%), English (6.8%), German (5.2%), Welsh (2.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 8.43 square miles.

Population density: 96 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Jacksons' Gap:

  • High school or higher: 63.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jacksons' Gap town:

  • Never married: 28.1%
  • Now married: 49.5%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.7%
Alabama:  3.5%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Jacksons' Gap, Alabama as of May 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Jacksons' Gap to the number of sex offenders is 54 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $283 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $329 (0.4%)

Jacksons' Gap satellite photo by USGS

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

Jacksons' Gap household income distribution Jacksons' Gap home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.6%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -44 (-5.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (42%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electricians (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (20%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)

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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 the city 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 the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 130.4 miles away from Jacksons' Gap 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 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 Tallapoosa County (12) is near the US average (12).
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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.7%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.6% for Black residents)
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

Jacksons' Gap compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value 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 above 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

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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (77%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.05%
Here: 58.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic Church
Adherents65.6%19.8%3.1%2.3%1.9%
Congregations45.0%22.5%5.8%4.2%0.8%
Name Charismatic Churches Independent Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.5%1.2%1.2%1.0%2.4%
Congregations0.8%0.8%0.8%2.5%16.7%
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: 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.
Alabama:

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
Here:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
This county:

15.0%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$1,692$20,3040$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$425
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,059$24,7081$163
Totals for Government 2$3,751$22,5063$588

5.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,685 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
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 Coosa County, AL  0.70% ($24,059 average AGI)
from Lee County, AL  0.56% ($36,863)
from Elmore County, AL  0.44% ($28,032)


7.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,192 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.41%
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 Lee County, AL  1.79% ($26,760 average AGI)
to Elmore County, AL  0.48% ($30,100)
to Montgomery County, AL  0.47% ($25,676)

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)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total costs: $2,140,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,050
Total average daily truck traffic: 104

Jacksons' Gap on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Textile mills and textile products"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Textile mills and textile products"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Personal appearance workers"
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