Lookout Mountain, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 3,231.
Males: 1,622  (50.2%)
Females: 1,609  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 35904

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,384 (it was $35,850 in 2000)
Lookout Mountain:

$45,384
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,331 (it was $15,369 in 2000)

Lookout Mountain CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $84,278 (it was $55,000 in 2000)
Lookout Mountain:

$84,278
AL:

$122,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $127,530; Detached houses: $133,841; Townhouses or other attached units: $200,650; In 2-unit structures: $99,969; Mobile homes: $66,124; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $2,374
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  • Races in Lookout Mountain, AL (2000)

    Lookout Mountain races chart
    • 3,09395.6%White alone
    • 732.3%Black alone
    • 331.0%Two or more races
    • 220.7%American Indian alone
    • 130.4%Hispanic
    • 10.03%Asian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lookout Mountain: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 50.7 square miles.

Population density: 64 people per square mile   (very low).

Lookout Mountain, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Lookout Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 72.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lookout Mountain CCD:

  • Never married: 15.8%
  • Now married: 68.0%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

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

Lookout Mountain CCD:  0.4% ($199)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)
Lookout Mountain satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntsville, AL (55.2 miles , pop. 158,216).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (65.9 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (541.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Wills Valley, AL (2.1 miles ), Turkeytown, AL (2.2 miles ), Coats Bend, AL (2.2 miles ), Tidmore Bend, AL (2.6 miles ), Reece City, AL (2.6 miles ), Whitesboro, AL (2.9 miles ), Ballplay, AL (3.0 miles ), Gadsden, AL (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 34.13 N, Longitude: 85.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Lookout Mountain household income distribution Lookout Mountain home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.1%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Metal and metal products (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Apparel (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)

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

Average climate in Lookout Mountain, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lookout Mountain-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 144% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/18/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.1 miles away from the Lookout Mountain place center killed 3 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/24/2001, a category F4 tornado 22.3 miles away from the place center injured 22 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lookout Mountain-area historical earthquake activity is near 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 30.3 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 91.3 miles away from Lookout Mountain center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 113.3 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 198.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 160.4 miles away from Lookout Mountain 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 222.4 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 Etowah County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Lookout Mountain:

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 5 miles away; GADSDEN, AL)
  • NORTHSIDE HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GADSDEN, AL)
  • GADSDEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; GADSDEN, AL)
  • SOUTHERNCARE GADSDEN (Hospital, about 9 miles away; GADSDEN, AL)
  • PCD OF GADSDEN (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; GADSDEN, AL)
  • ETOWAH COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; GADSDEN, AL)
  • COLLINSVILLE HEALTHCARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; COLLINSVILLE, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lookout Mountain:

  • Gadsden State Community College (about 11 miles; Gadsden, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,650)
  • Snead State Community College (about 15 miles; Boaz, AL; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Jacksonville State University (about 24 miles; Jacksonville, AL; FT enrollment: 7,566)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 29 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)
  • Georgia Highlands College (about 42 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,071)
  • Berry College (about 44 miles; Mount Berry, GA; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College (about 44 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,629)

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Notable locations in Lookout Mountain: Lookout Mountain Volunteer Fire Department (A), Highland Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lookout Mountain include: Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church (A), Pleasant Hill Methodist Church (B), Mount Lookout Congregational Methodist Church (C), Union Tabernacle (D), Gospel Temple (E), Fairview Baptist Church (F), Tabor Missionary Baptist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Mount Pisgah Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hog Pen Branch (A), Gladden Branch (B), Forney Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Etowah 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 2012 was 48.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.6
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 23.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.58. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.58
U.S.:

9.14
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:  3.3%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

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

9.4%
Whole state:

16.1%

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

3.6%
Whole state:

7.3%
68 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010

People in group quarters in Lookout Mountain in 2000:

  • 103 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 48 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 21 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Lookout Mountain 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 below state average.
  • Median age significantly below 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 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Alabama average:

13.2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (53%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Lookout Mountain CCD (based on Etowah County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant64,316193
Catholic7,6241
Mainline Protestant5,81635
Black Protestant4,81321
Other1,4376
None20,424-
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: 25
Etowah County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Etowah County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 64
Etowah County:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 51
Here:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.7%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Etowah County:

32.5%
Alabama:

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

20.2%
State:

13.5%

4.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,729 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.61%
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 Marshall County, AL  0.66% ($25,772 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, AL  0.52% ($32,363)
from St. Clair County, AL  0.32% ($31,927)


4.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,723 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.79%
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 Marshall County, AL  0.67% ($24,098 average AGI)
to Calhoun County, AL  0.54% ($27,598)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.40% ($29,257)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lookout Mountain:

  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAAX (570 AM; 5 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJBY (930 AM; 5 kW; RAINBOW CITY, AL; Owner: GADSDEN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGAD (1350 AM; 5 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQRX (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VALLEY HEAD, AL; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lookout Mountain:

  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WTBB (89.9 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WRHY (105.9 FM; CENTRE, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSGN (91.5 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WGMZ (93.1 FM; GLENCOE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLJS-FM (91.9 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES/JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKXX (102.9 FM; ATTALLA, AL; Owner: BROADCAST MEDIA LLC)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WVOK-FM (97.9 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJCK (88.3 FM; PIEDMONT, AL; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTWX-FM (95.9 FM; GUNTERSVILLE, AL; Owner: GUNTERSVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKEA-FM (98.3 FM; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: KEA RADIO, INC.)
  • WAFN-FM (92.7 FM; ARAB, AL; Owner: FUN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W215BA (90.9 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WGRW (90.7 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WORD WORKS, INC.)
  • W269AN (101.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: JOHN S. LA TOUR/J & J B/C)

TV broadcast stations around Lookout Mountain:

  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • $451,000Total costs
  • 105Total average daily traffic
  • 2Total average daily truck traffic
  • 130Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

Lookout Mountain on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Book stores and news dealers"
  • #90 (35904) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States or American first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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