Lynn, Alabama

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Population in 2013: 647 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.4%
Males: 316  (48.9%)
Females: 331  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  43.8 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 35575.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,049 (it was $26,125 in 2000)
Lynn:

$44,049
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,695 (it was $18,932 in 2000)

Lynn town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $74,847 (it was $35,800 in 2000)
Lynn:

$74,847
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $81,516; Detached houses: $88,824; Townhouses or other attached units: $120,845; Mobile homes: $71,570

Median gross rent in 2012: $493.

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Lynn races chart
  • White alone - 643 (97.6%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (1.2%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lynn: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (23.5%), English (13.8%), German (12.2%), Irish (2.9%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%), Italian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 722 feet

Land area: 6.55 square miles.

Population density: 99 people per square mile   (very low).

Lynn, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Lynn:

  • High school or higher: 75.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lynn town:

  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 57.2%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

10 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.3%
Alabama:  3.5%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Lynn, Alabama as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Lynn to the number of sex offenders is 647 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $338 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $235 (0.4%)

Lynn satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, AL (49.1 miles , pop. 53,929).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (55.0 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (539.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Nauvoo, AL (2.2 miles ), Natural Bridge, AL (2.3 miles) , Eldridge, AL (3.1 miles) , Kansas, AL (3.1 miles ), Carbon Hill, AL (3.2 miles ), Double Springs, AL (3.3 miles ), Brilliant, AL (3.6 miles ), Haleyville, AL (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 34.04 N, Longitude: 87.54 W

Area code: 205

Lynn household income distribution Lynn home values distribution

Crime rates in Lynn by Year
Type 2004 2008 2009 2010
Murders 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Assaults 2000
per 100,000 332.80.00.00.0
Burglaries 1831
per 100,000 166.41115.8421.9139.3
Thefts 1762
per 100,000 166.4976.3843.9278.6
Auto thefts 1101
per 100,000 166.4139.50.0139.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.6) 102.2133.665.933.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Lynn detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 2 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.39
Alabama average:

2.43
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.0%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (17%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Utilities (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)

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

Average climate in Lynn, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lynn-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 157% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 29.9 miles away from the Lynn town center killed 28 people and injured 267 people.

On 11/17/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.8 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 15 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lynn-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 78% 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 46.9 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 113.7 miles away from Lynn center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 28.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 192.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 216.9 miles away from Lynn 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 98.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Winston County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Freezes: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lynn topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lynn:

  • WALKER REHABILITATION CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; CARBON HILL, AL)
  • HALEYVILLE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HALEYVILLE, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lynn:

  • Bevill State Community College (about 22 miles; Jasper, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,970)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 44 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 4,486)
  • Northwest-Shoals Community College (about 49 miles; Muscle Shoals, AL; FT enrollment: 2,702)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 53 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • University of North Alabama (about 54 miles; Florence, AL; FT enrollment: 5,886)
  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 55 miles; Tanner, AL; FT enrollment: 7,911)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 55 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)

Public high school in Lynn:

Public elementary/middle school in Lynn:

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Cemeteries: Lynn Cemetery (1), Dodd Memorial Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Creek (A), Plunket Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Lynn: David Posey Memorial Stadium (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Natural Bridge Hotel (25308 Highway 5).

Winston 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 2011 was 54.2. This is better than average.

City:

54.2
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 11.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lynn and their reported violations in the past:

LYNN WATER WORKS (Population served: 1,845, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Site Visit (enforcement) (JAN-09-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-14-2008), St Public Notif requested (JAN-14-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-08-2008), St Site Visit (enforcement) (APR-10-2008), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-20-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-22-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-22-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-13-2007), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JUL-24-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-20-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2009)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.9%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.8%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.5%
Whole state:  4.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Lynn compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Lynn (2011 data):

  • First National Bank: Lynn Branch at 340 Long Street, branch established on 1996/05/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $282.3 mil, Deposits: $223.1 mil, headquarters in Hamilton, AL, positive income, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Marion County Bancshares, Inc.
  • Traders & Farmers Bank: Lynn Branch at 101 Heck St, branch established on 1996/06/05. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $366.6 mil, Deposits: $287.0 mil, headquarters in Haleyville, AL, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Traders & Farmers Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (69%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

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 Lynn town (based on Winston County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.70%
Here: 59.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)LDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents69.7%8.2%7.4%5.0%3.1%
Congregations52.6%11.8%13.2%6.6%2.6%
NameAssemblies of GodOld Missionary Baptists AssociationsCatholic ChurchChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents2.8%2.1%0.6%0.3%0.5%
Congregations2.6%3.9%1.3%1.3%3.9%
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: 9
Winston County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Winston County:

0.83 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Winston County:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Winston County:

28.3%
Alabama:

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

9.1%
State:

13.5%
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 7$3,405$5,8370$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$2,489
Streets and Highways 1$2,019$24,2280$0
Water Supply 1$2,759$33,1080$0
Other and Unallocable 1$1,771$21,2520$0
Totals for Government 10$9,954$11,9452$2,489

5.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,742 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
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 Walker County, AL  1.04% ($29,613 average AGI)
from Marion County, AL  0.53% ($22,000)
from Cullman County, AL  0.47% ($27,333)


5.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,125 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
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 Walker County, AL  1.20% ($25,837 average AGI)
to Marion County, AL  0.56% ($22,419)
to Cullman County, AL  0.38% ($53,966)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lynn:

  • 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)
  • WKXM (1300 AM; 5 kW; WINFIELD, AL; Owner: AD-MEDIA MANAGEMENT CORP.)
  • WERH (970 AM; 5 kW; HAMILTON, AL; Owner: KATE F. FITE)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCOC (1010 AM; 5 kW; DORA, AL; Owner: AZTECA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WJBB (1230 AM; 1 kW; HALEYVILLE, AL; Owner: HALEYVILLE BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lynn:

  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WKXM-FM (105.9 FM; WINFIELD, AL; Owner: AD-MEDIA MANAGEMENT CORP.)
  • WFFN (95.3 FM; CORDOVA, AL; Owner: NEW CENTURY RADIO, INC.)
  • WJBB-FM (92.7 FM; HALEYVILLE, AL; Owner: HALEYVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WQLT-FM (107.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Lynn:

  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • W55BJ (Channel 55; JASPER, AL; Owner: COMBS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W66CN (Channel 66; JASPER, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WHDF (Channel 15; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: VALLEY TELEVISION, LLC)
Lynn, Alabama:
  • Fatal accident count: 8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 28
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Alabama average:
  • Fatal accident count: 104
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 163
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 114
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 267
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 10
See more detailed statistics of Lynn fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Lynn)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Natural Bridge, Natural Bridge A-9358 (Lat: 34.033611 Lon: -87.613306), Type: Tower, Structure height: 128 m, Overall height: 129.5 m, Call Sign: WQPS227
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.118 MHz, 952.118 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/01/2012, Expiration Date: 08/01/2022, Certifier: Larry F Butts
    Registrant: Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby, LLP, 2001 L Street, Nw, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 857-2574, Fax: (202) 223-0833, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KC4KRL
    Grant Date: 04/01/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 04/02/2011
    Registrant: Wesley D Taylor, Cr 353, Lynn, AL 35575
  • Call Sign: KD4QZH, Licensee ID: L00540331
    Grant Date: 07/01/2002, Expiration Date: 07/21/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/28/2006, Certifier: Lionel N Timmons
    Registrant: Lionel N Timmons, 395 2nd St, Lynn, AL 35575
  • Call Sign: KG4PIV, Licensee ID: L00372235
    Grant Date: 07/08/2011, Expiration Date: 09/21/2021, Certifier: David S Rosser
    Registrant: David S Rosser, 228 Peaceful Acres, Lynn, AL 35575
  • Call Sign: W4DLK, Previous Call Sign: KD4QZH, Licensee ID: L00540331
    Grant Date: 02/28/2006, Expiration Date: 02/28/2016, Certifier: Lionel N Timmons
    Registrant: Lionel N Timmons, 395 2nd St, Lynn, AL 35575

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GO-300 SERIES (175 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7141T , Serial Number: 46741, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 08/22/1959
    Registrant (Co-Owned): David S Rosser, 228 Peaceful Acres, Lynn, AL 35575, Other Owners: Beverly S Rosser

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 32
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lynn, AL
Most common first names in Lynn, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1476.7 years
James1467.5 years
Annie777.9 years
John676.8 years
Robert570.4 years
David469.5 years
Ernest477.7 years
George471.5 years
Bessie486.0 years
Mary473.5 years
Most common last names in Lynn, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Barton1678.2 years
Cagle1579.7 years
Tittle1374.8 years
Dodd1271.3 years
Farris1272.2 years
Baughn978.0 years
Pendley979.6 years
Elkins683.5 years
Gann676.2 years
Cummings666.8 years

Lynn on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Wood products"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Wood products"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and related products"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Education, training, and library occupations:"
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