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Population in July 2007: 11,091.
Males: 5,569  (50.2%)
Females: 5,522  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  34.5 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 35673

Estimated median household income in 2016: $48,434 (it was $34,921 in 2000)
Morris Chapel:

$48,434
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,133 (it was $17,433 in 2000)

Morris Chapel CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $108,725 (it was $68,000 in 2000)
Morris Chapel:

$108,725
AL:

$136,200
  • Races in Morris Chapel, AL (2000)

    Morris Chapel races chart
    • 10,12389.4%White alone
    • 6065.4%American Indian alone
    • 3783.3%Two or more races
    • 970.9%Black alone
    • 980.9%Hispanic
    • 160.1%Asian alone
    • 20.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Morris Chapel: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 76.0 square miles.

Population density: 146 people per square mile   (very low).

Morris Chapel, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Morris Chapel:

  • High school or higher: 63.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Morris Chapel CCD:

  • Never married: 15.2%
  • Now married: 70.0%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

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

Morris Chapel CCD:  0.3% ($199)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)
Morris Chapel satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, AL (11.5 miles , pop. 53,929).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (73.5 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (505.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hillsboro, AL (2.6 miles ), Trinity, AL (2.6 miles ), Moulton, AL (2.7 miles ), Speake-Oakville, AL (3.1 miles ), Danville, AL (3.3 miles ), Courtland, AL (3.4 miles ), Decatur, AL (3.4 miles ), North Courtland, AL (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 34.54 N, Longitude: 87.18 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.4%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Chemicals (7%)
  • Paper (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Construction (4%)
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 (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Morris Chapel, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Morris Chapel-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 156% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the Morris Chapel place center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 tornado 13.1 miles away from the place center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

Earthquake activity:

Morris Chapel-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 77% 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 88.4 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 78.8 miles away from Morris Chapel center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 68.4 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 193.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 273.2 miles away from Morris Chapel 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 204.1 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 Lawrence County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 8, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 3, Freezes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Morris Chapel:

  • DECATUR HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DECATUR, AL)
  • DCI MOULTON (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; MOULTON, AL)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, MOULTON (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MOULTON, AL)
  • LAWRENCE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; MOULTON, AL)
  • COMFORT CARE HOSPICE OF MOULTON (Hospital, about 8 miles away; MOULTON, AL)
  • PARKWAY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; DECATUR, AL)
  • ALACARE HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; DECATUR, AL)

Operable nuclear power plants near Morris Chapel:

  • 12 miles: Browns Ferry 1 and 2 in Decatur, AL.
  • 12 miles: Browns Ferry 3 in Decatur, AL.

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

  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 16 miles; Tanner, AL; Full-time enrollment: 7,911)
  • Athens State University (about 22 miles; Athens, AL; FT enrollment: 2,771)
  • Northwest-Shoals Community College (about 32 miles; Muscle Shoals, AL; FT enrollment: 2,702)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 34 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,006)
  • University of North Alabama (about 34 miles; Florence, AL; FT enrollment: 5,886)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 39 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,524)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 40 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 4,486)

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Notable locations in Morris Chapel: Moulton Water Plant (A), Chalybeate Fire and Rescue (B), Caddo - Midway Fire and Rescue District (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Morris Chapel include: Morris Chapel (A), Oak Grove Church (B), New Antioch Church of Christ (C), Pine Grove Church (D), Smyrna Baptist Church (E), Sulphur Springs Church (F), United Church (G), Union Grove Church (H), Chalybeate Springs Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sivley Cemetery (1), Morris Chapel Cemetery (2), Fuller Cemetery (3), Wade Cemetery (4), Trotter Cemetery (5), Watson Cemetery (6), Red Hill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Sims Lake (A), Moulton City Lake (B), Double Ponds (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Milligan Branch (A), Little Shoal Creek (B), McDaniel Creek (C), Early Branch (D), Oakville Pond Branch (E), Watson Branch (F), Tacky Branch (G), Blowing Spring Branch (H), Black Bottom Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lawrence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 51.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.7
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 5.26. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.26
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 1.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.61
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 15.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.55. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.55
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  77.8%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.0%
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: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

13.2%
Whole state:

16.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.6%
Whole state:

7.3%
3 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
Alabama average:

13.2

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

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Religion statistics for Morris Chapel CCD (based on Lawrence County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,71161
Mainline Protestant1,17512
Black Protestant9447
Catholic871
Other2-
None16,420-
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: 7
Lawrence County:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Lawrence County:

4.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

4.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.0%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

32.1%
Alabama:

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

14.0%
State:

13.5%

4.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,195 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
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 Morgan County, AL  2.03% ($29,708 average AGI)
from Colbert County, AL  0.34% ($28,750)
from Madison County, AL  0.20% ($33,391)


5.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,746 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
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 Morgan County, AL  2.28% ($26,951 average AGI)
to Lauderdale County, AL  0.33% ($43,923)
to Colbert County, AL  0.32% ($35,368)

Strongest AM radio stations in Morris Chapel:

  • WHIY (1190 AM; daytime; 3 kW; MOULTON, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATTS, SR. AND VIRGINIA CAPL)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WYAM (890 AM; daytime; 3 kW; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: DECATUR COMMUNICATIONS PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOS (800 AM; 1 kW; DECATUR, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJL (1000 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: JAMES K. SHARP DBA 5TH AVE BROADCASTING)
  • WKAC (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: LIMESTONE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WZNN (620 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, AL; Owner: MANUEL HUERTA)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Morris Chapel:

  • W234AD (94.7 FM; TRINITY, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • WEUP-FM (103.1 FM; MOULTON, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATES, SR. AND VIRGINIA CAPLES)
  • WTAK-FM (106.1 FM; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WWXQ (92.5 FM; TRINITY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • W238AD (95.5 FM; TRINITY, AL; Owner: PRESS W. PARHAM)
  • WZYP (104.3 FM; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W278AA (103.5 FM; MADISON, AL; Owner: TENNESSEE VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)
  • WQLT-FM (107.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WDRM (102.1 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLAY-FM (100.3 FM; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFIX (91.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: TRI-STATE INSPIRATIONAL B/C CORP.)
  • WXQW (94.1 FM; MERIDIANVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W293AH (106.5 FM; NORMAL, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W287AD (105.3 FM; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: JEFFREY S. CHUNN)
  • WRTT-FM (95.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • W222AK (92.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PRESS W. PARHAM)

TV broadcast stations around Morris Chapel:

  • W66DH (Channel 66; DECATUR, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTZT-LP (Channel 11; ATHENS, AL; Owner: WTZT-LP TELEVISION STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WHDF (Channel 15; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: VALLEY TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WAAY-TV (Channel 31; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF HUNTSVILLE LICENSE LLC)
  • WHNT-TV (Channel 19; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WYAM-LP (Channel 56; DECATUR, AL; Owner: DECATUR COMMUNICATION PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WYLE (Channel 26; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: ETC COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • W57BV (Channel 57; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WMJN-LP (Channel 43; DECATUR, AL; Owner: FIRST CULLMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (51%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Utility gas (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Morris Chapel compared to Alabama 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 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.

Morris Chapel on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal appearance workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Metal workers and plastic workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other construction workers and helpers (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other production occupations including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Department and other general merchandise stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Chemicals (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Metal and metal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Metal workers and plastic workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Paper (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Apparel (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Metal and metal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Personal and laundry services (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Repair and maintenance (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the lowest real estate taxes percentage (population 50,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Paper (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Transportation equipment (population 5,000+)"
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