McDonald Chapel, Alabama

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Population in 2010: 717. Population change since 2000: -32.0%
Males: 323  (45.1%)
Females: 394  (54.9%)
Median resident age:  40.9 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 35224.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $19,925 (it was $26,188 in 2000)
McDonald Chapel:

$19,925
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $14,346 (it was $13,411 in 2000)

McDonald Chapel CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $61,655 (it was $46,100 in 2000)
McDonald Chapel:

$61,655
AL:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $83,986; Detached houses: $84,439

Median gross rent in 2016: $734.

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  • Races in McDonald Chapel, AL (2010)

    McDonald Chapel races chart
    • 39354.8%White alone
    • 28239.3%Black alone
    • 202.8%Hispanic
    • 172.4%Two or more races
    • 40.6%Asian alone
    • 10.1%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in McDonald Chapel: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (23.6%), Irish (18.4%), English (7.8%), Italian (5.2%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 578 feet

Land area: 1.08 square miles.

Population density: 661 people per square mile   (low).

McDonald Chapel,AL real estate house value index trend

McDonald Chapel, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in McDonald Chapel:

  • High school or higher: 67.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in McDonald Chapel CDP:

  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 38.8%
  • Separated: 9.8%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 18.2%

24 residents are foreign born (2.3% Asia).

This place:

2.3%
Alabama:

2.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $392 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $692 (1.3%)

McDonald Chapel satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Birmingham, AL (7.2 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (560.9 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Hobson, AL (0.9 miles) , Edgewater, AL (1.1 miles ), Minor, AL (1.2 miles ), Pleasant Grove, AL (1.7 miles ), Mulga, AL (1.8 miles ), Fairfield, AL (1.8 miles ), Maytown, AL (2.0 miles ), Forestdale, AL (2.0 miles ).

Latitude: 33.52 N, Longitude: 86.94 W

McDonald Chapel household income distribution McDonald Chapel home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (68%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (75%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (35%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in McDonald Chapel, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

McDonald Chapel-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 152% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1977, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 0.4 miles away from the McDonald Chapel place center killed 22 people and injured 130 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1998, a category F5 tornado 5.6 miles away from the place center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

McDonald Chapel-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 79% 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 20.0 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 100.8 miles away from McDonald Chapel center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 53.8 miles away from the city 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 167.0 miles away from the city 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 83.5 miles away from McDonald Chapel center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 21.6 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 Jefferson County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 18, Tornadoes: 16, Floods: 14, Hurricanes: 6, Winds: 6, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
McDonald Chapel topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near McDonald Chapel:

  • ENSLEY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • LEGACY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION OF PLEASANT GROVE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; PLEASANT GROVE, AL)
  • COTTAGE HILL HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; PLEASANT GROVE, AL)
  • STEEL CITY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • FMC FAIRFIELD (STEEL CITY) (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; FAIRFIELD, AL)
  • FAIRFIELD NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; FAIRFIELD, AL)
  • BIRMINGHAM NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)

Amtrak station near McDonald Chapel:

  • 8 miles: BIRMINGHAM (1819 MORRIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to McDonald Chapel:

  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 6 miles; Birmingham, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,695)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 8 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 14,853)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 8 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)
  • Samford University (about 10 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,829)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 17 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 29 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,970)
  • University of Montevallo (about 29 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)

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Church in McDonald Chapel: Katherwood Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Jefferson 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 2013 was 93.8. This is worse than average.

City:

93.8
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.343. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.343
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.20. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.20
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 23.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 17.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.2
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.0
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 43.0%
(48.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.4% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  61.8%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.6%
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: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Alabama average:

12.0

McDonald Chapel travel time to work - commute McDonald Chapel mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for McDonald Chapel CDP (based on Jefferson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant308,984710
Black Protestant106,653257
Mainline Protestant67,037150
Catholic55,08332
Other13,07345
Orthodox1,4244
None106,212-
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: 135
Jefferson County:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 12
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 65
Jefferson County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 380
Jefferson County:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 357
Here:

5.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

31.1%
Alabama:

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

12.0%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.6%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
McDonald Chapel:

40.5%
State:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.6
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.5%
State:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
McDonald Chapel:

14.3%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
McDonald Chapel:

6.7
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.1%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
McDonald Chapel:

50.1%
State:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
McDonald Chapel:

76.7%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of McDonald Chapel, AL Residents

4.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,960 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($462 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.03%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Shelby County, AL  0.81% ($44,611 average AGI)
from St. Clair County, AL  0.26% ($33,204)
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.22% ($45,360)


5.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,166 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
Alabama average:

6.06%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($245 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.03%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Shelby County, AL  1.01% ($46,368 average AGI)
to St. Clair County, AL  0.31% ($44,212)
to Blount County, AL  0.19% ($35,993)

Strongest AM radio stations in McDonald Chapel:

  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRJS (1320 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WATV (900 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WJLD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FAIRFIELD, AL; Owner: RICHARDSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAYE (1220 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WSMQ (1450 AM; 1 kW; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: BESSEMER RADIO INC.)
  • WLPH (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; IRONDALE, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in McDonald Chapel:

  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W281AB (104.1 FM; MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WENN (105.9 FM; TRUSSVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVSU-FM (91.1 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WQOP-FM (92.5 FM; DORA, AL; Owner: QUEEN OF PEACE RADIO, INC.)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around McDonald Chapel:

  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • WBMA-LP (Channel 58; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W46DK (Channel 46; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W34BI (Channel 34; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • W62BG (Channel 62; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W49AY (Channel 49; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WJSU-TV (Channel 40; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • W55BJ (Channel 55; JASPER, AL; Owner: COMBS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W66CN (Channel 66; JASPER, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W23AK (Channel 23; JASPER, AL; Owner: WMTY, INC.)
  • W15AZ (Channel 15; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • $1,262,000Total costs
  • 552Total average daily traffic
  • 5Total average daily truck traffic
  • 660Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$41,2602$56,4551$11,470
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$36,070
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$70,8501$8,540
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$81,4000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$62,7700$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0125.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$58,670
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0125.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (50%)
  • Utility gas (45%)
  • No fuel used (4%)

McDonald Chapel compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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