Mosses, Alabama

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Population in 2019: 874 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -20.6%
 
Males: 354  (40.6%)
Females: 520  (59.4%)
Median resident age:

37.9 years
Alabama median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 36040.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $24,989 (it was $17,031 in 2000)
Mosses:

$24,989
AL:

$51,734

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $14,650 (it was $8,268 in 2000)

Mosses town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $57,629 (it was $39,800 in 2000)
Mosses:

$57,629
AL:

$154,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $66,067; detached houses: $68,925; mobile homes: $69,568

Median gross rent in 2019: $543.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mosses: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 44.1%
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Crime rates in Mosses by year

Type

2006

2008

2009

2010

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(96.8)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(96.8)
7
(695.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
14
(1,292)
0
(0.0)
7
(677.6)
3
(298.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(738.0)
1
(96.3)
1
(96.8)
4
(397.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(92.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(96.8)
1
(99.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
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City-Data.com crime index127.33.9272.0183.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Mosses, AL

Crime rate in Mosses detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.14
Alabama average:

2.32
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Ancestries: American (26.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 4.78 square miles.

Population density: 183 people per square mile   (very low).

Mosses, Alabama map

5 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.5%
Alabama:

2.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $238 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $306 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Montgomery, AL (26.7 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (542.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Gordonville, AL (1.6 miles ),
Hayneville, AL (2.4 miles ),
Braggs-Prairie Hill, AL (2.8 miles ),
Benton-Collirene, AL (2.8 miles ),
Lowndesboro, AL (2.8 miles),
White Hall, AL (3.2 miles ),
Benton, AL (3.5 miles),
Fort Deposit, AL (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 32.17 N, Longitude: 86.68 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

Distribution of median household income in Mosses, AL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Mosses, AL in 2019
Mosses satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

10.7%
Alabama:

4.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +92 (+9.1%).
Most common industries in Mosses, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (16.0%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Food (5.6%)
  • Apparel, fabrics, notions merchant wholesalers (5.2%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (30.7%)
  • Apparel, fabrics, notions merchant wholesalers (7.1%)
  • Personal & laundry services (7.1%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.0%)
  • Warehousing & storage (5.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (13.2%)
  • Public administration (11.6%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Food (9.3%)
  • Gasoline stations (7.8%)
  • Social assistance (7.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.4%)
Most common occupations in Mosses, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Construction laborers (5.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (15.0%)
  • Construction laborers (10.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.8%)
  • Cashiers (7.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)

Average climate in Mosses, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mosses-area historical tornado activity is below Alabama state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.9 miles away from the Mosses town center killed 2 people and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/23/1971, a category F4 tornado 33.7 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mosses-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 71% greater 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 80.6 miles away from Mosses 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 91.6 miles away from Mosses center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 171.6 miles away from Mosses center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 126.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 171.5 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 Lowndes County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mosses topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mosses:

  • Alabama State University (about 26 miles; Montgomery, AL; Full-time enrollment: 5,457)
  • Faulkner University (about 31 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 33 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,092)
  • Troy University (about 50 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • Tuskegee University (about 60 miles; Tuskegee, AL; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • University of Montevallo (about 66 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Auburn University (about 76 miles; Auburn University, AL; FT enrollment: 22,741)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Mosses Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Mosses include: Mount Moriah Church (A), Moss Church (B), Bogahoma Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Miles Cemetery (1), Bogahoma Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Kellys Ditch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lowndes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.8 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

73.2%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.0%
Whole state:

4.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Mosses:

Marital status in Mosses, AL
  • Never married: 49.0%
  • Now married: 23.2%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 13.0%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

For population 25 years and over in Mosses:

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 17.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Alabama average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mosses, AL (based on Lowndes County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,43921
Black Protestant2,26512
Mainline Protestant1,51216
Other11
None5,082-
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: 3
Lowndes County:

2.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Lowndes County:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lowndes County:

16.4%
State:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lowndes County:

40.3%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.9%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Mosses:

47.0%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.0%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

30.7
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.0%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.6%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Mosses:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Mosses:

36.4%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Mosses:

50.8%
State:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Mosses:

83.8%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mosses, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$1,699
Totals for Government 0$0 1$1,699

Mosses government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $157,000 ($179.63)
    Police Protection: $96,000 ($109.84)
    Water Utilities: $89,000 ($101.83)
    Central Staff Services: $79,000 ($90.39)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $39,000 ($44.62)
    Regular Highways: $26,000 ($29.75)
    General - Other: $22,000 ($25.17)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $382,000 ($437.07)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($17.16)

Mosses government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $228,000 ($260.87)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $59,000 ($67.51)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $78,000 ($89.24)
    Rents: $11,000 ($12.59)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $397,000 ($454.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $33,000 ($37.76)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $149,000 ($170.48)
    Public Utility License: $50,000 ($57.21)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $44,000 ($50.34)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $35,000 ($40.05)
    Property: $30,000 ($34.32)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $15,000 ($17.16)
    Motor Vehicle License: $5,000 ($5.72)

Mosses government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $238,000 ($272.31)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $238,000 ($272.31)

5.51% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($32,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Alabama average:

5.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Montgomery County, AL  2.72% ($32,761 average AGI)


6.33% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,949 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Alabama average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Montgomery County, AL  3.39% ($52,358 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mosses:

  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WACV (1170 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WLWI (1440 AM; 5 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WXVI (1600 AM; 5 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: SUNSHINE 16 RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAPZ (1250 AM; 5 kW; WETUMPKA, AL; Owner: J & W PROMOTIONS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WTBF (970 AM; 5 kW; TROY, AL; Owner: TROY BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mosses:

  • WAPR (88.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: UA-ASU-TSU EDUCATIONAL RADIO CORP.)
  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQKS-FM (96.1 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WMXS (103.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBAM-FM (98.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: DEEP SOUTH BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHHY-FM (101.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMCZ (97.1 FM; MILLBROOK, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKXN (95.9 FM; GREENVILLE, AL; Owner: AUTAUGAVILLE RADIO, INC.)
  • WQZX (94.3 FM; GREENVILLE, AL; Owner: HAYNES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVAS (90.7 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY (ASU))
  • WALX (100.9 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALEXANDER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WXFX (95.1 FM; PRATTVILLE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTSU (89.9 FM; MONTGOMERY-TROY, AL; Owner: TROY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLBF (89.1 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Mosses:

  • WAKA (Channel 8; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WNCF (Channel 32; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 32 MONTGOMERY LLC)
  • WRJM-TV (Channel 67; TROY, AL; Owner: JOSIE PARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSFA (Channel 12; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WBIH (Channel 29; SELMA, AL; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCOV-TV (Channel 20; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: WOODS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • W24CK (Channel 24; SELMA, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WMCF-TV (Channel 45; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDIQ (Channel 2; DOZIER, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WETU-LP (Channel 39; WETUMPKA, AL; Owner: CABLE VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WAIQ (Channel 26; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • Mosses, Alabama
  • Fatal accident count11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents16
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:6
  • Fatalities12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents32
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Alabama average
  • Fatal accident count7282
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents10953
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2187
  • Fatalities8003
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents17275
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents744
See more detailed statistics of Mosses fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 39ft / 12.5mTotal length
  • $6,364,000Total costs
  • 21,841Total average daily traffic
  • 1,895Total average daily truck traffic
  • 29,567Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Mosses, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 71930-1939
  • 41980-1989
  • 11990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mosses, AL
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mosses, AL
  • 59.7%Electricity
  • 29.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.0%Wood
  • 4.5%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mosses, AL
  • 81.3%Electricity
  • 11.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.4%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Wood


Mosses compared to Alabama state average:

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