Minor, Alabama

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Population in 2010: 1,094. Population change since 2000: -2.0%
Males: 512  (46.9%)
Females: 582  (53.1%)
Median resident age:  35.1 years
Alabama median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 35224.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,126 (it was $33,710 in 2000)
Minor:

$48,126
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,843 (it was $14,690 in 2000)

Minor CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $86,306 (it was $74,500 in 2000)
Minor:

$86,306
AL:

$122,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $192,581; Detached houses: $200,459; Townhouses or other attached units: $151,676; In 2-unit structures: $138,618; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $120,535; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $178,501; Mobile homes: $44,990; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $14,008

Median gross rent in 2013: $618.

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  • Races in Minor, AL (2010)

    Minor races chart
    • 84076.8%White alone
    • 22920.9%Black alone
    • 161.5%Hispanic
    • 50.5%Two or more races
    • 30.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.09%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Minor: 86.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (20.9%), United States (13.9%), German (9.9%), Irish (5.8%), Italian (2.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 583 feet

Land area: 0.69 square miles.

Population density: 1,576 people per square mile   (low).

Minor,AL real estate house value index trend

Minor, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Minor:

  • High school or higher: 84.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Minor CDP:

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 14.4%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $404 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $483 (0.5%)

Minor satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Birmingham, AL (7.4 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (561.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: McDonald Chapel, AL (1.2 miles ), Edgewater, AL (1.2 miles ), Hobson, AL (1.5 miles) , Mulga, AL (1.5 miles ), Forestdale, AL (1.8 miles ), Maytown, AL (1.8 miles ), Adamsville, AL (1.9 miles ), Pleasant Grove, AL (1.9 miles ).

Latitude: 33.54 N, Longitude: 86.94 W

Minor household income distribution Minor home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (29%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Educational services (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (30%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Minor, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Minor, Alabama average temperatures Minor, Alabama average precipitation Minor, Alabama humidity Minor, Alabama wind speed Minor, Alabama snowfall Minor, Alabama sunshine Minor, Alabama clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Minor-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 153% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1977, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 1.5 miles away from the Minor 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 4.9 miles away from the place center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Minor-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 20.4 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 100.0 miles away from Minor center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 53.3 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 168.3 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 84.3 miles away from Minor 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 21.7 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 Jefferson County (29) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 16, Tornadoes: 14, Floods: 12, Hurricanes: 6, Winds: 4, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Minor topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Minor:

  • FMC FORESTDALE (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • ENSLEY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • STEEL CITY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • BIRMINGHAM NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • LEGACY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION OF PLEASANT GROVE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; PLEASANT GROVE, AL)
  • COTTAGE HILL HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; PLEASANT GROVE, AL)
  • FMC FAIRFIELD (STEEL CITY) (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; FAIRFIELD, AL)

Amtrak station near Minor:

  • 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 Minor:

  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 7 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 9 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)
  • Samford University (about 11 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,829)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 16 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 28 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,970)
  • University of Montevallo (about 31 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)

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Notable location: Minor Heights Fire District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Minor: Minor First 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 0.321. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.321
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.20. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 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 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 17.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.3
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.2%
(14.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.8% for Black residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.6%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.9%
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: 0.5% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Alabama average:

11.9

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

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 Minor 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:

45.7%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.1%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Minor:

28.0%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.8%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.4
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Minor:

39.6%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

50.1%
State:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Minor:

82.1%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Minor, 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 Minor:

  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WSMQ (1450 AM; 1 kW; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: BESSEMER RADIO INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Minor:

  • 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)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WVSU-FM (91.1 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY)
  • 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 Minor:

  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • W46DK (Channel 46; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBMA-LP (Channel 58; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • W34BI (Channel 34; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • W49AY (Channel 49; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • W62BG (Channel 62; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W55BJ (Channel 55; JASPER, AL; Owner: COMBS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJSU-TV (Channel 40; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • W66CN (Channel 66; JASPER, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W23AK (Channel 23; JASPER, AL; Owner: WMTY, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 30m98ftTotal length
  • $15,301,000Total costs
  • 31,270Total average daily traffic
  • 2,078Total average daily truck traffic
  • 46,841Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 141980-1989
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Minor, AL
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$75,950
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$95,320
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$109,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0125.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$94,6401$55,740
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 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:

  • Utility gas (59%)
  • Electricity (41%)

Minor compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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.
  • House age above state average.
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