Lake Purdy, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 7,362.
Males: 3,755  (51.0%)
Females: 3,607  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  29.4 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip codes: 35242.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $72,198 (it was $54,349 in 2000)
Lake Purdy:

$72,198
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $49,217 (it was $39,019 in 2000)

Lake Purdy CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $441,984 (it was $302,200 in 2000)
Lake Purdy:

$441,984
AL:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $252,366; Detached houses: $277,326; Townhouses or other attached units: $122,476; In 2-unit structures: $187,083; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $141,462; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $62,651; Mobile homes: $67,431; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $23,319
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  • Races in Lake Purdy, AL (2000)

    Lake Purdy races chart
    • 4,86583.9%White alone
    • 4507.8%Black alone
    • 2364.1%Asian alone
    • 1993.4%Hispanic
    • 220.4%American Indian alone
    • 250.4%Two or more races
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lake Purdy: 102.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (16.2%), Irish (10.0%), German (9.4%), United States (6.6%), Scottish (3.6%), Italian (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 660 feet

Land area: 2.99 square miles.

Population density: 2,459 people per square mile   (low).

Lake Purdy,AL real estate house value index trend

Lake Purdy, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Lake Purdy:

  • High school or higher: 96.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 64.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake Purdy CDP:

  • Never married: 37.4%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 1.9%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

308 residents are foreign born (3.0% Asia, 0.9% Europe, 0.9% Latin America).

This place:

5.3%
Alabama:

2.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Lake Purdy CDP:  0.3% ($1,054)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)

Lake Purdy satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hoover, AL (7.1 miles , pop. 62,742).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (9.6 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (571.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Brook Highland, AL (1.1 miles ), Meadowbrook, AL (1.3 miles ), Cahaba Heights, AL (1.8 miles ), Highland Lakes, AL (1.8 miles ), Shoal Creek, AL (2.2 miles ), Mountain Brook, AL (2.2 miles ), Vestavia Hills, AL (2.2 miles ), Indian Springs Village, AL (2.2 miles ).

Latitude: 33.43 N, Longitude: 86.69 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,760 (-47.6%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 320 (8.5%)

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (12%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Other financial specialists (4%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)

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

Average climate in Lake Purdy, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lake Purdy, Alabama average temperatures Lake Purdy, Alabama average precipitation Lake Purdy, Alabama humidity Lake Purdy, Alabama wind speed Lake Purdy, Alabama snowfall Lake Purdy, Alabama sunshine Lake Purdy, Alabama clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Lake Purdy-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 142% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1977, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the Lake Purdy place center killed 22 people and injured 130 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1998, a category F5 tornado 14.6 miles away from the place center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lake Purdy-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 80% 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 32.5 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 95.7 miles away from Lake Purdy center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 69.1 miles away from the city 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 163.0 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 89.9 miles away from Lake Purdy center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 35.5 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 Shelby County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lake Purdy topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lake Purdy:

  • EVERCARE HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE (Hospital, about 1 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • MEADOWBROOK EXTENDED CARE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPICES OF AMERICA, BIRMINGHAM (Hospital, about 3 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • HOME CARE PLUS (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • CARE FIRST HOME HEALTH OF JEFFERSON COUNTY (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; HOOVER, AL)
  • MOUNT ROYAL TOWERS (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • BROOKWOOD MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)

Amtrak station near Lake Purdy:

  • 9 miles: BIRMINGHAM (1819 MORRIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake Purdy:

  • Samford University (about 7 miles; Birmingham, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,829)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 8 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 9 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 14,853)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 12 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,695)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 16 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • University of Montevallo (about 25 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 44 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,970)

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Reservoir: Lake Dixie (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coal Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Shelby County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 92.9. This is worse than average.

City:

92.9
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.262. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.262
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.20. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.20
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 22.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 17.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.2
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.5
U.S.:

9.4
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  47.6%
Whole state:  70.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.0%
Whole state:  3.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

3.5%
Whole state:

16.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.0%
Whole state:

7.3%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Alabama average:

13.2

Lake Purdy travel time to work - commute Lake Purdy mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lake Purdy CDP (based on Shelby County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant61,933172
Mainline Protestant16,07638
Catholic2,8831
Black Protestant2,42112
Other2,3376
Orthodox581
None109,377-
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: 24
Shelby County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Shelby County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 94
Shelby County:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 124
Here:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Shelby County:

28.1%
Alabama:

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

17.2%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.4%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.6%
State:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Lake Purdy:

28.3
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.8%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.6%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lake Purdy:

30.4%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Lake Purdy:

56.6%
State:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.7%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lake Purdy, AL Residents

8.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.06%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($107 average AGI)
Shelby County:

0.04%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, AL  3.51% ($46,368 average AGI)
from Chilton County, AL  0.21% ($27,586)
from St. Clair County, AL  0.21% ($45,076)


7.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,573 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.50%
Alabama average:

6.06%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($278 average AGI)
Shelby County:

0.05%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, AL  2.81% ($44,611 average AGI)
to Chilton County, AL  0.27% ($29,070)
to St. Clair County, AL  0.20% ($43,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake Purdy:

  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WLPH (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; IRONDALE, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRJS (1320 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAYE (1220 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WQCR (1500 AM; 2 kW; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: WGTT, INC.)
  • WFHK (1430 AM; 5 kW; PELL CITY, AL; Owner: STOCKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WATV (900 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake Purdy:

  • WLJR (88.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVSU-FM (91.1 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WENN (105.9 FM; TRUSSVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W281AB (104.1 FM; MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQEM (101.5 FM; COLUMBIANA, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTDR (92.7 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: JACOBS BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lake Purdy:

  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W46DK (Channel 46; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBMA-LP (Channel 58; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • W34BI (Channel 34; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • W49AY (Channel 49; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • W62BG (Channel 62; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WJSU-TV (Channel 40; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED10$234,22731$253,460106$239,3211$49,0401$73,8902$112,470
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$136,0103$141,8975$274,3761$19,6200$01$74,540
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$270,71533$227,6171$5,8900$01$201,400
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$220,8003$198,56727$257,9030$00$01$280,520
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$144,5100$03$306,8971$100,0500$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0302.05

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$256,6091$218,400
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$03$345,260
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$107,890
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$165,4401$221,020
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0302.05

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Electricity (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Lake Purdy compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Lake Purdy on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Broadcasting and telecommunications (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Metals and minerals, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Operations specialties managers except financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Registered nurses (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute from (largest negative percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Data processing, libraries, and other information services (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Music stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Office supplies and stationery stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Other direct selling establishments (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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