Malvern, Alabama

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Population in 2013: 1,438 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +18.4%
Males: 695  (48.4%)
Females: 743  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  39.8 years
Alabama median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 36375.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,699 (it was $31,850 in 2000)
Malvern:

$40,699
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,647 (it was $15,283 in 2000)

Malvern town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $81,232 (it was $60,800 in 2000)
Malvern:

$81,232
AL:

$122,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $109,989; Detached houses: $144,364; Mobile homes: $35,435

Median gross rent in 2013: $586.

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  • Races in Malvern, AL (2010)

    Malvern races chart
    • 1,29889.6%White alone
    • 694.8%Hispanic
    • 664.6%Black alone
    • 120.8%Two or more races
    • 20.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.07%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Malvern: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (19.5%), United States (15.3%), English (11.6%), German (5.7%), French Canadian (2.4%), Scottish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 281 feet

Land area: 14.0 square miles.

Population density: 103 people per square mile   (very low).

Malvern,AL real estate house value index trend

Malvern, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Malvern:

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Malvern town:

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 56.9%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

14 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.2%
Alabama:

2.0%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Malvern, Alabama as of August 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Malvern to the number of sex offenders is 1,455 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $327 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $214 (0.3%)

Malvern satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dothan, AL (9.0 miles , pop. 57,737).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (95.2 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (595.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Taylor, AL (1.9 miles ), Slocomb, AL (2.2 miles ), Rehobeth, AL (2.3 miles ), Dothan, AL (3.0 miles ), Hartford, AL (3.2 miles ), Madrid, AL (3.3 miles ), Midland City, AL (3.4 miles ), Pinckard, AL (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $73,200
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $47,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 31.14 N, Longitude: 85.52 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

Malvern household income distribution Malvern home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +235 (+24.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Malvern, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Malvern-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.3 miles away from the Malvern town center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused $250 million in damages.

On 12/29/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.6 miles away from the town center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Malvern-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 103.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 345.1 miles away from Malvern 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 186.3 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 231.8 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 258.7 miles away from Malvern 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 175.7 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 Geneva County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Hurricanes: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Malvern topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Malvern:

  • COVENANT HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • WESLEY MANOR RETIREMENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • WESTSIDE TERRACE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • FLOWERS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • HOUSTON COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • HARTFORD HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HARTFORD, AL)
  • CARESOUTH HOMECARE PROFESSIONALS (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)

Operable nuclear power plants near Malvern:

  • 9 miles: Joseph M. Farley 1 and 2 in Dothan, AL.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Malvern:

  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 13 miles; Dothan, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,611)
  • Enterprise State Community College (about 22 miles; Enterprise, AL; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • Troy University (about 52 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • Bainbridge State College (about 61 miles; Bainbridge, GA; FT enrollment: 2,308)
  • Gulf Coast State College (about 68 miles; Panama City, FL; FT enrollment: 4,474)
  • Northwest Florida State College (about 71 miles; Niceville, FL; FT enrollment: 5,052)
  • Darton State College (about 84 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 5,000)

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Notable locations in Malvern: Light (A), Malvern Community Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Malvern include: Community Church (A), Bethlehem Church (B), Pilgrim Home Church (C), Malvern New Life Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Jack Ward Branch (A), Buzzard Bay Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Geneva County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 56.1. This is better than average.

City:

56.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 21.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 13.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.3
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Malvern that have no violations reported:

  • MALVERN WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 1,680, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.1%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.0% for Black residents, 33.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 31.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.5%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.6%
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: 0.2% of all households

Malvern 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Alabama average:

11.9

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (91%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Malvern town (based on Geneva County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,80769
Mainline Protestant1,96020
Black Protestant1,1569
Other5153
Catholic501
None10,302-
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: 11
Geneva County:

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Geneva County:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.5%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Geneva County:

32.3%
Alabama:

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

14.4%
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$3,895$6,6770$0
Water Supply 3$6,262$25,0480$0
Totals for Government 10$10,157$12,1880$0

Malvern government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $124,000 ($86.23)
    General - Other: $50,000 ($34.77)
    Financial Administration: $50,000 ($34.77)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($17.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $48,000 ($33.38)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Malvern government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($2.78)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($2.09)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $139,000 ($96.66)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $30,000 ($20.86)
    Property: $28,000 ($19.47)
    Total General Sales: $27,000 ($18.78)
    NEC: $18,000 ($12.52)

Malvern government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $64,000 ($44.51)

6.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,567 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.82%
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 Houston County, AL  1.87% ($24,937 average AGI)
from Coffee County, AL  0.82% ($32,600)
from Dale County, AL  0.48% ($31,610)


7.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,378 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.33%
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 Houston County, AL  1.81% ($24,206 average AGI)
to Coffee County, AL  0.76% ($35,815)
to Dale County, AL  0.49% ($23,476)

Strongest AM radio stations in Malvern:

  • WOOF (560 AM; 5 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WAGF (1320 AM; 3 kW; DOTHAN, AL)
  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WTKN (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALEVILLE, AL; Owner: JOSEPH A. ADAMS, SR.)
  • WWNT (1450 AM; 1 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WZEP (1460 AM; 10 kW; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WALTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WTCL (1580 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL; Owner: METZ, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOZK (900 AM; 1 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: OZARK B/CING. CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Malvern:

  • WOOF-FM (99.7 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WRWA (88.7 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: TROY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WDJR (96.9 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTVY-FM (95.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WVOB (91.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: BETHANY BIBLE COLLEGE & B.T.S. INC.)
  • WAGF-FM (101.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WILSON BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDYF (90.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXUS (100.5 FM; FORT RUCKER, AL; Owner: SKYWAY BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WGTF (89.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: DOTHAN COMMUNITY EDUCL. RADIO, INC.)
  • WESP (102.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WRJM-FM (93.7 FM; GENEVA, AL; Owner: STAGE DOOR DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • WKMX (106.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: WKMX, INC.)
  • WTOT-FM (101.7 FM; GRACEVILLE, FL; Owner: GRF, INC.)
  • WJJN (92.1 FM; COLUMBIA, AL; Owner: WILSON BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFSY (98.5 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJRL-FM (103.9 FM; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WZTZ (101.1 FM; ELBA, AL; Owner: ELBA RADIO COMPANY)
  • WAQG (91.7 FM; OZARK, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WIZB (94.3 FM; ABBEVILLE, AL; Owner: CELEBRATIONS COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WYYX (97.7 FM; BONIFAY, FL; Owner: STYLES MEDIA GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Malvern:

  • WDFX-TV (Channel 34; OZARK, AL; Owner: WAITT LICENSE CO. OF ALABAMA, L.L.C.)
  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WJJN-LP (Channel 5; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: JAMES WILSON, III)
  • WDHN (Channel 18; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF ALABAMA, INC.)
  • W41BN (Channel 41; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBIF (Channel 51; MARIANNA, FL; Owner: MARIANNA BROADCASTING, INC.)

Malvern fatal accident list:

Feb 11, 2012 00:50 AM, Sr-52, Lat: 31.14635, Lon: -85.51102, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jun 20, 2005 07:00 PM, Sr-52, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Nov 8, 2004 03:05 PM, Sr-52, 7935, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Feb 12, 1989 00:05 AM, Sr52, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2, Drunken persons involved: 2
Mar 19, 1980 08:30 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 9m30ftTotal length
  • $5,098,000Total costs
  • 15,420Total average daily traffic
  • 1,273Total average daily truck traffic
  • 24,616Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Water Tank #2 Ounty Road 70 (Lat: 31.159056 Lon: -85.515361), Type: Tank, Structure height: 39.9 m, Call Sign: KNKQ378
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/16/2003, Expiration Date: 10/01/2013, Certifier: Richard Ekstrand
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA4WWC
    Grant Date: 06/14/1988, Expiration Date: 06/14/1998, Cancellation Date: 06/15/2000
    Registrant: Charles D Honan, Malvern, AL 36349

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