Loachapoka-Roxana, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 3,885.
Males: 1,907  (49.1%)
Females: 1,978  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  33.8 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 36879

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,552 (it was $28,553 in 2000)
Loachapoka-Roxana:

$41,552
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,760 (it was $15,840 in 2000)

Loachapoka-Roxana CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $103,418 (it was $56,900 in 2000)
Loachapoka-Roxana:

$103,418
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $146,829; Detached houses: $207,972; Townhouses or other attached units: $77,078; Mobile homes: $51,633; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $25,869
Loachapoka-Roxana races chart
  • Black alone - 1,679 (48.9%)
  • White alone - 1,652 (48.1%)
  • Hispanic - 44 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 23 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 21 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (0.4%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Loachapoka-Roxana: 138.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 134.9 square miles.

Population density: 29 people per square mile   (very low).

For population 25 years and over in Loachapoka-Roxana:

  • High school or higher: 76.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Loachapoka-Roxana CCD:

  • Never married: 31.7%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

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

Loachapoka-Roxana CCD:  0.8% ($458)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbus, GA (38.4 miles , pop. 185,781).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (45.7 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (613.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Loachapoka, AL (1.8 miles) , Waverly, AL (2.5 miles) , Auburn, AL (2.5 miles ), Notasulga, AL (2.8 miles ), Opelika, AL (3.3 miles ), Camp Hill, AL (3.4 miles ), Reeltown, AL (3.7 miles ), Little Texas-Society Hill, AL (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 32.65 N, Longitude: 85.57 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

Loachapoka-Roxana household income distribution Loachapoka-Roxana home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Health care (3%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3%)

Work and jobs in Loachapoka-Roxana: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Loachapoka-Roxana, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Loachapoka-Roxana-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 45% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the Loachapoka-Roxana place center killed 8 people and injured 495 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 12/5/1954, a category F3 tornado 9.2 miles away from the place center injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Loachapoka-Roxana-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 82% 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 127.9 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 110.8 miles away from Loachapoka-Roxana 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 145.1 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 197.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 150.8 miles away from Loachapoka-Roxana 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 137.5 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 Lee County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 4, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Loachapoka-Roxana:

  • HOMECARE OF EAST ALABAMA MEDICAL CENTER (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; AUBURN, AL)
  • HOSPICE OF EAMC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; AUBURN, AL)
  • FMC AUBURN (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; AUBURN, AL)
  • OAK PARK (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; AUBURN, AL)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF OPELIKA (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; OPELIKA, AL)
  • SOUTHERNCARE OPELIKA (Hospital, about 10 miles away; OPELIKA, AL)
  • OPELIKA DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; OPELIKA, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Loachapoka-Roxana:

  • Auburn University (about 6 miles; Auburn University, AL; Full-time enrollment: 22,741)
  • Tuskegee University (about 17 miles; Tuskegee, AL; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • Southern Union State Community College (about 34 miles; Wadley, AL; FT enrollment: 4,120)
  • Columbus Technical College (about 36 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 3,241)
  • Columbus State University (about 39 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 6,876)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 41 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,092)
  • Faulkner University (about 42 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 2,887)

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Notable locations in Loachapoka-Roxana: Macons Mill (A), Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station (B), Fisheries Research Unit Auburn University (C), Farmville Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (D), Southwest Lee County Fire Protection Station 2 (E), Farmville Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Loachapoka-Roxana include: Pleasant View Church (A), Macon Spring Church (B), Roxana Methodist Church (C), Mount Zion Church (D), Gold Hill Methodist Church (E), Flat Rock Church (F), Apostolic Church (G), Universal Mission Church (H), Victory Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Farmville Cemetery (1), Waverly Cemetery (2), Daniel-Caldwell Cemetery (3), Roxanna Cemetery (4), Roxana Cemetery (5), Ridge Grove Cemetery (6), Rowells Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Colliers Pond (A), Clements Pond (B), Little and Stuckys Lake (C), Doctor Ranier Lake (D), Pond Number S-1 (E), Pond Number S-3 (F), Pond Number S-6 (G), Pond Number S-8 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Loblockee Creek (A), Mahone Creek (B), Ropes Creek (C), Cane Creek (D), Swingle Creek (E), Bird Creek (F), Webb Branch (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Loachapoka-Roxana: Loachapoka Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.2%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.8%
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: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

22.3%
Whole state:

16.1%

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

8.8%
Whole state:

7.3%

Loachapoka-Roxana compared to Alabama state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (51%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Loachapoka-Roxana CCD (based on Lee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.59%
Here: 34.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of Christ
Adherents56.4%21.4%5.3%3.6%3.1%
Congregations33.0%22.7%2.1%8.2%8.2%
NameEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Presbyterian Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.8%1.8%1.4%1.2%4.0%
Congregations2.1%2.1%2.1%1.0%18.6%
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: 14
Lee County:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Lee County:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 69
Lee County:

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 92
Here:

7.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lee County:

30.2%
Alabama:

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

9.2%
State:

13.5%

9.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,799 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.82%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($414 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.10%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Muscogee County, GA  0.98% ($36,998 average AGI)
from Russell County, AL  0.97% ($29,630)
from Tallapoosa County, AL  0.58% ($26,760)


8.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,672 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.54%
Alabama average:

6.06%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($384 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.11%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Russell County, AL  0.88% ($28,654 average AGI)
to Muscogee County, GA  0.76% ($32,191)
to Chambers County, AL  0.43% ($32,711)

Strongest AM radio stations in Loachapoka-Roxana:

  • WTLM (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WAUD (1230 AM; 1 kW; AUBURN, AL; Owner: TIGER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZMG (910 AM; 1 kW; PEPPERELL, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WDAK (540 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WANI (1400 AM; 1 kW; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: AUBURN NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGSE (720 AM; daytime; 8 kW; HOGANSVILLE, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Loachapoka-Roxana:

  • WKKR (97.7 FM; AUBURN, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W212AP (90.3 FM; NOTASULGA, ETC., AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WSTH-FM (106.1 FM; ALEXANDER CITY, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMXA (96.7 FM; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WQNR (99.9 FM; TALLASSEE, AL; Owner: TIGER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEGL (91.1 FM; AUBURN, AL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES AUBURN UNIVERSITY)
  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCGQ (107.3 FM; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: ABG GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WZLM (97.3 FM; DADEVILLE, AL; Owner: GREAT SOUTH RFDC, LLC)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBAM-FM (98.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: DEEP SOUTH BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHHY-FM (101.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WMXS (103.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTGZ (95.9 FM; TUSKEGEE, AL; Owner: NEW WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WELL-FM (88.7 FM; DADEVILLE, AL; Owner: TIGER COMMUNICATIONS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Loachapoka-Roxana:

  • W18CD (Channel 18; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSWS-TV (Channel 66; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF OPELIKA)
  • WNCF (Channel 32; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 32 MONTGOMERY LLC)
  • WTVM (Channel 9; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WRBL (Channel 3; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRJM-TV (Channel 67; TROY, AL; Owner: JOSIE PARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLTZ (Channel 38; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: LEWIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSFA (Channel 12; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WXTX (Channel 54; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WMCF-TV (Channel 45; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCGT-LP (Channel 16; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 18
Total length: 36 meters (118ft)
Total costs: $11,723,000
Total average daily traffic: 8,499
Total average daily truck traffic: 759
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 12,320

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 6
  • 1960-1969: 6
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Loachapoka-Roxana, AL

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  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Black residents"
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  • #51 (36879) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Australian first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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