Long Island, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 6,081.
Males: 2,990  (49.2%)
Females: 3,091  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  35.8 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 35966

Estimated median household income in 2016: $38,479 (it was $31,028 in 2000)
Long Island:

$38,479
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,963 (it was $13,445 in 2000)

Long Island CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $102,262 (it was $58,000 in 2000)
Long Island:

$102,262
AL:

$136,200
  • Races in Long Island, AL (2000)

    Long Island races chart
    • 5,88494.5%White alone
    • 1552.5%Two or more races
    • 1242.0%American Indian alone
    • 520.8%Hispanic
    • 70.1%Asian alone
    • 20.03%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Long Island: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 650 feet

Land area: 134.6 square miles.

Population density: 45 people per square mile   (very low).

Long Island, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Long Island:

  • High school or higher: 60.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Long Island CCD:

  • Never married: 17.7%
  • Now married: 64.8%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

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

Long Island CCD:  0.3% ($199)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)
Long Island satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (27.1 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (106.1 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (494.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bridgeport, AL (2.4 miles ), Stevenson, AL (2.8 miles ), Sand Mountain, GA (2.8 miles ), New Hope, TN (3.1 miles ), South Pittsburg, TN (3.2 miles ), Trenton, GA (3.2 miles ), Valley, GA (3.3 miles ), Ider, AL (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 34.87 N, Longitude: 85.69 W

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.3%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (9%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Apparel (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (16%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Long Island, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Long Island-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/6/2008, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.9 miles away from the Long Island place center killed one person and injured 12 people.

On 5/19/1973, a category F4 tornado 25.3 miles away from the place center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Long Island-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 79% 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 25.9 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 135.0 miles away from Long Island center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 117.0 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 276.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 250.6 miles away from Long Island center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 195.3 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Long Island:

  • BRIDGE AT SOUTH PITTSBURG, THE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Long Island:

  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 26 miles; Rainsville, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,409)
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 26 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 10,158)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 31 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 39 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Dalton State College (about 40 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • Motlow State Community College (about 49 miles; Tullahoma, TN; FT enrollment: 2,915)
  • Berry College (about 50 miles; Mount Berry, GA; FT enrollment: 2,102)

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Notable locations in Long Island: Hill Poultry Farm (A), Reese Ferry Landing (B), Bryant Community Center (C), Flat Rock Fire Department (D), Tri - Community Volunteer Fire Department Higdon Station (E), Tri - Community Volunteer Fire Department Bryant Station 2 (F), Tri - Community Volunteer Fire Department Bryant Station (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Long Island include: Mountain View Church (A), Old Fabius Church (B), Mount Olive Church (C), Morning Star Church (D), Liberty Hill Church (E), Kennamer Church (F), Glorious Church (G), Christian Home Church (H), Browns Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Porter Cemetery (1), Potato Hill Cemetery (2), James Cemetery (3), Moore Chapel Cemetery (4), Ebenezer Cemetery (5), Smith Cemetery (6), Wheeler Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Robert Shrader Lake (A), Mansel Wolf Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sterne Branch (A), Smith Creek (B), Sanka Branch (C), Lively Creek (D), Long Island Creek (E), Monday Branch (F), Pond Creek (G), Nichols Branch (H), Muscrowe Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Long Island: Raccoon Creek Public Hunting Area (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 43.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

43.4
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.44. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.44
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 2.27. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.27
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2004 was 36.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 14.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.93. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.93
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.8%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.1%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

15.3%
Whole state:

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

6.0%
Whole state:

7.3%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.5
Alabama average:

13.2

Long Island travel time to work - commute Long Island mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Long Island CCD (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%

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 Long Island:

  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WEPG (910 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: STONE/COLLINS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQRX (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VALLEY HEAD, AL; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WYMR (1480 AM; 1 kW; BRIDGEPORT, AL; Owner: DADE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKWN (1420 AM; 3 kW; TRENTON, GA; Owner: RA-AD OF TRENTON, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WZCT (1330 AM; 5 kW; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: BONNER AND CARLILE ENTERPRISES)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WGOW (1150 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Long Island:

  • WMXN-FM (101.7 FM; STEVENSON, AL; Owner: KEA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMXF-FM (97.3 FM; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • W257AZ (99.3 FM; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WDOD-FM (96.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WSKZ (106.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKXJ (98.1 FM; SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOGT (107.9 FM; EAST RIDGE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W278AC (103.5 FM; WALDEN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAWL-FM (91.5 FM; RED BANK, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WDYN (89.7 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKEA-FM (98.3 FM; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: KEA RADIO, INC.)
  • WUTC (88.1 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WSMC-FM (90.5 FM; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVT)
  • WRXR-FM (105.5 FM; ROSSVILLE, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • W268AA (101.5 FM; FALLING WATER, TN; Owner: S/WEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Long Island:

  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WELF (Channel 23; DALTON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WDEF-TV (Channel 12; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (55%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Long Island 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 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Long Island on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Music stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Apparel (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Apparel (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Carpenters (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Textile mills and textile products (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Textile mills and textile products (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Repair and maintenance (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Truck transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Petroleum and coal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Metal and metal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Furniture and related product manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Private households (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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