Langston, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 267 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.1%
 
Males: 128  (48.0%)
Females: 139  (52.0%)
Median resident age:  55.7 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 35755, 35771.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $44,182 (it was $33,333 in 2000)
Langston:

$44,182
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,372 (it was $16,266 in 2000)

Langston town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $143,089 (it was $82,500 in 2000)
Langston:

$143,089
AL:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $261,956; Detached houses: $324,483; Mobile homes: $35,690

Median gross rent in 2016: $718.

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  • Races in Langston, AL (2010)

    Langston races chart
    • 25594.4%White alone
    • 124.4%Two or more races
    • 31.1%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Langston: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (26.0%), Polish (5.5%), French Canadian (4.4%), Irish (3.9%), Italian (1.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 630 feet

Land area: 5.04 square miles.

Population density: 53 people per square mile   (very low).

Langston,AL real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Langston:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Langston town:

  • Never married: 18.5%
  • Now married: 63.4%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.4%
Alabama:

3.4%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Langston, Alabama as of February 20, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Langston to the number of sex offenders is 254 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $335 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $380 (0.4%)

Langston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntsville, AL (31.7 miles , pop. 158,216).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (81.5 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (512.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Section, AL (2.5 miles ), Scottsboro, AL (2.9 miles ), Grant, AL (3.2 miles ), Powell, AL (3.3 miles ), Dutton, AL (3.3 miles ), Lakeview, AL (3.4 miles) , Fyffe, AL (3.4 miles ), Shiloh, AL (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 34.53 N, Longitude: 86.08 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Langston household income distribution Langston home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.3%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +37 (+17.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (30%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Information (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Construction (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (32%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Langston, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Langston-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 140% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/6/2008, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.7 miles away from the Langston town center killed one person and injured 12 people.

On 5/19/1973, a category F4 tornado 19.5 miles away from the town center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Langston-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 78% smaller 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, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 26.0 miles away from the city 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 103.1 miles away from Langston center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 148.4 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 288.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 115.4 miles away from Langston center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 210.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Winds: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Langston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Langston:

  • FMC SCOTTSBORO (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; SCOTTSBORO, AL)
  • HIGHLANDS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; SCOTTSBORO, AL)
  • HIGHLANDS MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; SCOTTSBORO, AL)
  • HIGHLANDS HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SCOTTSBORO, AL)
  • CLOVERDALE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SCOTTSBORO, AL)
  • JACKSON COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; SCOTTSBORO, AL)
  • NEW BEACON OF SCOTTSBORO (Hospital, about 10 miles away; SCOTTSBORO, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Langston:

  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 10 miles; Rainsville, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,409)
  • Snead State Community College (about 24 miles; Boaz, AL; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 33 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,524)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 35 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,006)
  • Gadsden State Community College (about 38 miles; Gadsden, AL; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 51 miles; Tanner, AL; FT enrollment: 7,911)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 52 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 4,486)

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

Cemeteries: Boyd Cemetery (1), Roman Cemetery (2), Langston Cemetery (3), Vaught Cemetery (4), Nicholson Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Langston: Langston City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 42.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

42.0
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.99
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 20.6%
(21.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.1%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.5%
Whole state:  4.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Alabama average:

12.0

Langston travel time to work - commute Langston mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Langston town (based on Jackson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant24,116118
Mainline Protestant2,11618
Catholic1,5151
Black Protestant8456
Other3302
None24,305-
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: 16
Jackson County:

3.02 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Jackson County:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Jackson County:

5.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.6%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

30.8%
Alabama:

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

11.0%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Langston:

56.5%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

57.9%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Langston:

28.4
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

16.3%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Langston:

6.0%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Langston:

6.9
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.5%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Langston:

62.9%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.9%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Langston, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$1,000
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$150
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,150

4.57% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,628 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.57%
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 DeKalb County, AL  0.81% ($29,083 average AGI)
from Madison County, AL  0.48% ($49,919)
from Marshall County, AL  0.33% ($24,288)


4.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,769 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.31%
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 DeKalb County, AL  0.94% ($23,246 average AGI)
to Madison County, AL  0.58% ($41,718)
to Marshall County, AL  0.26% ($24,809)

Strongest AM radio stations in Langston:

  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WZCT (1330 AM; 5 kW; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: BONNER AND CARLILE ENTERPRISES)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQRX (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VALLEY HEAD, AL; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WZOB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FORT PAYNE, AL; Owner: CENTRAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WWIC (1050 AM; 1 kW; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: SCOTTSBORO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJL (1000 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: JAMES K. SHARP DBA 5TH AVE BROADCASTING)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Langston:

  • WKEA-FM (98.3 FM; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: KEA RADIO, INC.)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WRHY (105.9 FM; CENTRE, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WXQW (94.1 FM; MERIDIANVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W293AH (106.5 FM; NORMAL, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W298AF (107.5 FM; HADEN, AL; Owner: HADEN RADIO COMPANY)
  • WJIA (88.5 FM; GUNTERSVILLE, AL; Owner: LAKE CITY EDUCATIONAL B/CASTING INC.)
  • WTWX-FM (95.9 FM; GUNTERSVILLE, AL; Owner: GUNTERSVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLRH (89.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • 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)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)
  • W202BV (88.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WAFN-FM (92.7 FM; ARAB, AL; Owner: FUN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WRTT-FM (95.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)

TV broadcast stations around Langston:

  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W67CO (Channel 67; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Langston fatal accident list:

Oct 18, 2003 10:29 PM, 1041, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 3, 1988 10:40 PM, 1042, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 9m30ftTotal length
  • $3,619,000Total costs
  • 820Total average daily traffic
  • 33Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,701Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KF4GZU, Licensee ID: L01118506, Grant Date: 02/15/2006, Expiration Date: 02/22/2016, Certifier: Francis J Langlois, Registrant: Francis J Langlois, 583 Yellow Creek Rd, Langston, AL 35755
  • Call Sign: KI4LMT, Licensee ID: L01054692, Grant Date: 08/23/2005, Expiration Date: 08/23/2015, Certifier: Elton W Smith, Registrant: Elton W Smith, 1345 Murphy Hill Rd Lt 177, Langston, AL 35755
  • Call Sign: KI4MQL, Licensee ID: L01087155, Grant Date: 11/23/2005, Expiration Date: 11/23/2015, Certifier: Paulette J Smith, Registrant: Paulette J Smith, 1345 Murphy Hill Rd Lot - 177, Langston, AL 35755
  • Call Sign: KJ4GIT, Licensee ID: L01427404, Grant Date: 08/28/2008, Expiration Date: 08/28/2018, Certifier: Madonna C Wigley, Registrant: Madonna C Wigley, 146 Shady Lane, Langston, AL 35755
  • Call Sign: KJ4GIU, Licensee ID: L01426905, Grant Date: 08/28/2008, Expiration Date: 08/28/2018, Certifier: Barry L Wigley, Registrant: Barry L Wigley, 146 Shady Lane, Langston, AL 35755

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: WIGLEY BARRY RV9A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 573MW , Serial Number: 90815, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 07/27/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Barry L Wigley, 146 Shady Ln, Langston, AL 35755

Most common first names in Langston, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1073.9 years
John773.2 years
Mary683.3 years
William675.5 years
Emma385.7 years
Lawrence365.7 years
Mildred385.0 years
Robert371.7 years
Samuel372.7 years
Charles259.5 years
Most common last names in Langston, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wilborn1177.8 years
Culbert785.4 years
Bevill677.5 years
Ward675.8 years
Cisco577.8 years
Evans574.2 years
Johnson463.8 years
Moore465.5 years
Little468.5 years
Myers477.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (63%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Langston compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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