Joppa, Alabama

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Population in 2010: 501.
Males: 254  (50.7%)
Females: 247  (49.3%)
Median resident age:

35.0 years
Alabama median age:

43.1 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,186
Joppa:

$44,186
AL:

$51,734

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,198

Joppa CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $87,414
Joppa:

$87,414
AL:

$154,000
March 2019 cost of living index in Joppa: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Joppa, AL (2010)
    • 39178.0%White alone
    • 8617.2%Hispanic
    • 193.8%Two or more races
    • 40.8%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Black alone



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Joppa, Alabama as of May 23, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Joppa is 63 to 1.


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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1014 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntsville, AL (28.8 miles , pop. 158,216).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (55.5 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (525.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Baileyton-Joppa, AL (1.4 miles ),
Baileyton, AL (1.8 miles ),
Arab, AL (2.0 miles ),
Fairview, AL (2.9 miles ),
Holly Pond, AL (3.0 miles ),
Union Grove, AL (3.1 miles),
Brooksville, AL (3.1 miles ),
Simcoe, AL (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 34.30 N, Longitude: 86.56 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.4%
Alabama:

4.0%

Tornado activity:

Joppa-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 173% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/11/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.2 miles away from the Joppa place center killed 2 people and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 8.4 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 178 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Joppa-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 148% greater 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 54.6 miles away from Joppa 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 73.7 miles away from Joppa center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 54.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 83.8 miles away from the city 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 296.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 232.9 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 Crenshaw County (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 9, Hurricanes: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 5, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Joppa:

  • MARSHALL MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; GUNTERSVILLE, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Joppa:

  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 21 miles; Hanceville, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,486)
  • Snead State Community College (about 24 miles; Boaz, AL; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 30 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,006)
  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 34 miles; Tanner, AL; FT enrollment: 7,911)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 34 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,524)
  • Gadsden State Community College (about 39 miles; Gadsden, AL; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 41 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)
See full list of schools located in Joppa

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Churches in Joppa include: Joppa United Methodist Church (A), Joppa Church of God (B), New Jerusalem Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Crenshaw County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

  • JOPPA, HULACO & RYAN WATER AUTHORITY (Population served: 4,692, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This place:

2.8 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

75.7%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.3%
Whole state:

4.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Joppa, AL (based on Crenshaw County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,44252
Mainline Protestant87513
Black Protestant2442
Other2231
None5,122-
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: 6
Crenshaw County:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

7.99 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Crenshaw County:

5.08 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

12.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

34.6%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.7%
Alabama:

13.5%

5.71% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,322 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
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 Montgomery County, AL  0.88% ($32,524 average AGI)
from Pike County, AL  0.84% ($24,750)
from Covington County, AL  0.73% ($30,514)


5.49% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,294 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
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 Montgomery County, AL  1.05% ($34,560 average AGI)
to Pike County, AL  0.78% ($30,568)
to Covington County, AL  0.52% ($44,400)

Strongest AM radio stations in Joppa:

  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WRAB (1380 AM; 1 kW; ARAB, AL; Owner: REED BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WMCJ (1460 AM; 5 kW; CULLMAN, AL)
  • WDJL (1000 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: JAMES K. SHARP DBA 5TH AVE BROADCASTING)
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Joppa:

  • WAFN-FM (92.7 FM; ARAB, AL; Owner: FUN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WRJL-FM (99.9 FM; EVA, AL; Owner: ROJO, INC.)
  • W298AF (107.5 FM; HADEN, AL; Owner: HADEN RADIO COMPANY)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WTWX-FM (95.9 FM; GUNTERSVILLE, AL; Owner: GUNTERSVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLRH (89.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WXQW (94.1 FM; MERIDIANVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTAK-FM (106.1 FM; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W293AH (106.5 FM; NORMAL, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKUL (92.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: JONATHAN CHRISTIAN CORP.)
  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WRTT-FM (95.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • WJIA (88.5 FM; GUNTERSVILLE, AL; Owner: LAKE CITY EDUCATIONAL B/CASTING INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Joppa:

  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCQT-LP (Channel 52; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: FIRST CULLMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W67CO (Channel 67; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Joppa fatal accident list:

Oct 23, 2010 00:14 AM, Sr-69, Lat: 34.295800, Lon: -86.562492, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 22, 2009 11:45 AM, 1851, Lat: 34.295047, Lon: -86.556531, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Nov 9, 2006 01:21 PM, Sr-69, Lat: 34.300890, Lon: -86.551550, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 1, 2005 07:18 AM, 1847, Lat: 34.296180, Lon: -86.541080, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 2.0mTotal length
  • $801,000Total costs
  • 6,640Total average daily traffic
  • 728Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,252Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Joppa)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Meter Pit 665 Hulaco Rd (Lat: 34.319528 Lon: -86.540556), Type: Mast, Structure height: 7 m, Call Sign: WPPB942,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.237 MHz, Grant Date: 10/13/1999, Expiration Date: 10/13/2004, Cancellation Date: 12/18/2004, Certifier: Mary Taylor, Registrant: Duke Instrument Service, Po Box 189, Saraland, AL 36571, Fax: (334) 675-5938
  • NVAL, Approx. 1/2 Mile Nw Of Hwy 69 On Old Hulaco Rd. (Lat: 34.319167 Lon: -86.540556), Type: Mast, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQGX874,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.162 MHz, Grant Date: 05/18/2007, Expiration Date: 05/18/2017, Cancellation Date: 07/22/2017, Certifier: Mary R Taylor, Registrant: Cpi Technologies, Inc., 1022 Commerce Blvd., Pelham, AL 35124, Phone: (205) 987-3200, Fax: (205) 987-3205, Email:
  • Lat: 34.294611 Lon: -86.568972, Call Sign: WQQS229,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.250 MHz, 154.250 MHz, Grant Date: 02/20/2013, Expiration Date: 02/20/2023, Certifier: Jeff Hadley, Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, 1588 Fairfield Rd Ste 7, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 9BH2518A, 14 Julian Rd (Al09932-A) (Lat: 34.350556 Lon: -86.616917), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.5 m, Overall height: 78.3 m, Call Sign: WQXK579,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11095.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/31/2016, Expiration Date: 03/31/2026, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • Joppa Water Tank, Al-69 (Lat: 34.287722 Lon: -86.582472), Type: Tank, Structure height: 33 m, Overall height: 34 m, Call Sign: WRCP838,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz... (+14 more), Grant Date: 11/30/2018, Expiration Date: 11/30/2028, Certifier: David Young, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:
  • TRS, 1386 Hulaco Rd (Lat: 34.316306 Lon: -86.552528), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 18 m, Overall height: 19 m, Call Sign: WREL777,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/30/2019, Expiration Date: 10/30/2029, Certifier: David Young, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Joppa)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 71132, N71132, N-71132, Serial Number: 18259507, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 01/09/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 11/14/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Bruce G Neale, 1495 Midfield Rd, Joppa, AL 35087
  • Aircraft: HIPPS SUPERBIRDS J3 KITTEN (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 126AP, N126AP, N-126AP, Serial Number: P4351J3, Year manufactured: 1984, Airworthiness Date: 11/04/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 08/29/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Arthur L Pevahouse, 141 Densmore Rd, Joppa, AL 35087
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 06/21/2017

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 7. The highest number of reported fires - 23 took place in 2004, and the least - 0 in 2010. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Joppa, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (53.8%), and Structure Fires (33.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Joppa, AL
    • 5653.8%Outside Fires
    • 3533.7%Structure Fires
    • 1110.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 21.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Joppa, AL


Joppa compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are no pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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