Mosses, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 965 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.4%
 
Males: 448  (46.4%)
Females: 517  (53.6%)
Median resident age:  35.6 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 36040.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $15,678 (it was $17,031 in 2000)
Mosses:

$15,678
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $10,827 (it was $8,268 in 2000)

Mosses town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $39,535 (it was $39,800 in 2000)
Mosses:

$39,535
AL:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $55,360; Detached houses: $66,740; Mobile homes: $36,217

Median gross rent in 2016: $596.

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  • Races in Mosses, AL (2010)

    Mosses races chart
    • 99596.7%Black alone
    • 191.8%Hispanic
    • 151.5%White alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mosses: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (11.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 4.78 square miles.

Population density: 202 people per square mile   (very low).

Mosses,AL real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Mosses:

  • High school or higher: 66.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 17.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mosses town:

  • Never married: 59.6%
  • Now married: 20.0%
  • Separated: 5.2%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.5%
Alabama:

2.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $209 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $322 (0.9%)

Mosses satellite photo by USGS

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

Mosses household income distribution Mosses home values distribution

Crime rates in Mosses by Year
Type 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2010
Murders 0000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.096.80.0
Rapes 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 0230017
per 100,000 0.0182.1274.70.00.096.8695.8
Burglaries 00014073
per 100,000 0.00.00.01,291.50.0677.6298.2
Theft 1158114
per 100,000 90.391.1457.9738.096.396.8397.6
Auto thefts 0111011
per 100,000 0.091.191.692.30.096.899.4
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.8) 3.849.380.6127.33.9272.0183.9

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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:

1.04
Alabama average:

2.32
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

11.7%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +92 (+9.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (37%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (43%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (31%)
  • Material moving occupations (23%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Production occupations (34%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

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

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 near Alabama state average. It is 82% 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 80.6 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 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, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 171.6 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 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 Mosses 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 409.7 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 Lowndes County (12) is near the US average (13).
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 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 57.5%
(50.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 57.6% for Black residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.6
Alabama average:

12.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mosses town (based on Lowndes County data)

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.
Alabama:

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
Here:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

16.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lowndes County:

40.3%
Alabama:

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

10.9%
State:

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 2012)
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 7$3,903
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$2,351
Correction 0$0 9$4,688
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,881
Totals for Government 0$0 18$12,823

6.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,381 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
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 Montgomery County, AL  3.06% ($23,689 average AGI)
from Dallas County, AL  0.37% ($23,438)
from Butler County, AL  0.35% ($24,067)


8.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,930 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.16%
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 Montgomery County, AL  3.85% ($23,195 average AGI)
to Dallas County, AL  0.62% ($24,222)
to Elmore County, AL  0.59% ($26,385)

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 fatal accident list:

Apr 21, 2012 06:45 AM, Cr-13, Lat: 32.18174, Lon: -86.71331, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Oct 16, 2012 03:45 PM, Cr-13, Mulberry St, Lat: 32.18727, Lon: -86.71333, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jan 18, 2010 05:40 PM, 1074, Lat: 32.17259, Lon: -86.67207, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 8, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Nov 1, 2008 03:00 AM, 1074, 7250, Lat: 32.17373, Lon: -86.67190, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Oct 1, 2006 10:30 AM, 1074, Lat: 32.17575, Lon: -86.67196, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 15, 1996 05:35 PM, 5015, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 13m43ftTotal length
  • $7,424,000Total costs
  • 15,948Total average daily traffic
  • 1,530Total average daily truck traffic
  • 20,649Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11900-1909
  • 61930-1939
  • 41980-1989
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Mosses, AL

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (67%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Mosses compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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