Mount Hope, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 1,895.
Males: 930  (49.1%)
Females: 965  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  35.5 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 35651

Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,686 (it was $31,958 in 2000)
Mount Hope:

$38,686
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,427 (it was $16,099 in 2000)

Mount Hope CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $106,020 (it was $72,700 in 2000)
Mount Hope:

$106,020
AL:

$122,700
  • Races in Mount Hope, AL (2000)

    Mount Hope races chart
    • 1,63884.7%White alone
    • 1306.7%American Indian alone
    • 1115.7%Black alone
    • 482.5%Two or more races
    • 70.4%Hispanic
    • 10.05%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mount Hope: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 140.2 square miles.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (very low).

Mount Hope, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Mount Hope:

  • High school or higher: 63.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mount Hope CCD:

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 65.0%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

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

Mount Hope CCD:  0.3% ($199)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)
Mount Hope satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, AL (29.1 miles , pop. 53,929).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (72.5 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (513.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hatton, AL (3.1 miles ), Moulton, AL (3.3 miles ), Phil Campbell, AL (3.9 miles ), Spruce Pine, AL (3.9 miles ), Haleyville, AL (4.0 miles ), Russellville, AL (4.1 miles ), Littleville, AL (4.1 miles ), Town Creek, AL (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 34.43 N, Longitude: 87.46 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 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Chemicals (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Chemicals (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Apparel (4%)
  • Machinery (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Mount Hope, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mount Hope-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 154% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 3.3 miles away from the Mount Hope place center killed 28 people and injured 267 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 tornado 26.6 miles away from the place center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

Earthquake activity:

Mount Hope-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 77% 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 71.6 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 104.4 miles away from Mount Hope center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 53.6 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 182.8 miles away from the city 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 199.0 miles away from Mount Hope 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 279.5 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 Lawrence County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 3, Freezes: 2, Winds: 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 Mount Hope:

  • COMFORT CARE HOSPICE OF MOULTON (Hospital, about 11 miles away; MOULTON, AL)
  • LAWRENCE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; MOULTON, AL)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, MOULTON (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MOULTON, AL)
  • DCI MOULTON (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; MOULTON, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mount Hope:

  • Northwest-Shoals Community College (about 26 miles; Muscle Shoals, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,702)
  • University of North Alabama (about 30 miles; Florence, AL; FT enrollment: 5,886)
  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 34 miles; Tanner, AL; FT enrollment: 7,911)
  • Athens State University (about 39 miles; Athens, AL; FT enrollment: 2,771)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 43 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,970)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 46 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 4,486)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 51 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,006)

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Notable locations in Mount Hope: Spring Lake (A), Mount Hope Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mount Hope include: New Brashier Church (A), Mount Hope Church (B), Old Macedonia Baptist Church (C), Town Creek Number One Missionary Baptist Church (D), Rock Springs Church (E), Old Town Creek Church (F), Mountain Springs Church (G), Hickory Grove Church (H), Cave Springs Freewill Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wear Cemetery (1), Town Creek Cemetery (2), Smith Cemetery (3), Poplar Spring Cemetery (4), McLemore Cemetery (5), Macedonia Cemetery (6), Gum Pond Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Little Bear Creek Reservoir (A), Philpot Lake (B), Hardin Lake (C), Gum Pond (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Privet Branch (A), Soap Hole Branch (B), White Oak Branch (C), Hagood Creek (D), Horse Creek (E), Hubbard Creek (F), Mattox Creek (G), Milam Creek (H), Montgomery Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mount Hope include: Bee Branch Scenic Area (1), Black Warrior Wildlife Management Area (2). 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
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Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  77.2%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.7%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

14.9%
Whole state:

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

4.2%
Whole state:

7.3%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
Alabama average:

13.2

Mount Hope travel time to work - commute Mount Hope mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mount Hope 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 Mount Hope:

  • WHIY (1190 AM; daytime; 3 kW; MOULTON, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATTS, SR. AND VIRGINIA CAPL)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZNN (620 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, AL; Owner: MANUEL HUERTA)
  • WVNA (1590 AM; 5 kW; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WGOL (920 AM; 1 kW; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; Owner: MCCURRY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mount Hope:

  • WQLT-FM (107.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFIX (91.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: TRI-STATE INSPIRATIONAL B/C CORP.)
  • WMXV (103.5 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLAY-FM (100.3 FM; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXFL (96.1 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVNA-FM (105.5 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBTG-FM (106.3 FM; SHEFFIELD, AL; Owner: SLATTON & ASSOCS. BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WEUP-FM (103.1 FM; MOULTON, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATES, SR. AND VIRGINIA CAPLES)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WJBB-FM (92.7 FM; HALEYVILLE, AL; Owner: HALEYVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WQPR (88.7 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: THE BD OF TRUSTEES UNIV. OF ALABAMA)
  • WTAK-FM (106.1 FM; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W234AD (94.7 FM; TRINITY, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • W254AA (98.7 FM; COLBERT HEIGHTS, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • WYTK (93.9 FM; ROGERSVILLE, AL; Owner: SHOALS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQAH-FM (105.7 FM; ADDISON, AL; Owner: ALVIN ABERCROMBIE)
  • WWXQ (92.5 FM; TRINITY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Mount Hope:

  • WHDF (Channel 15; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: VALLEY TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WYLE (Channel 26; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: ETC COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WFIQ (Channel 36; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W57BV (Channel 57; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W59CF (Channel 59; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Don E Bishop, 5101 County Road 460 (Lat: 34.471083 Lon: -87.444833), Type: 45.7, Structure height: 01079 m, Overall height: 42.6 m, Registrant: 2565522375, Dbishop@jwemc.Org, 25700 ALABAMA HIGHWAY 24
  • Don E Bishop, 5101 County Road 460 (Lat: 34.471083 Lon: -87.444833), Type: 45.7, Structure height: 01079 m, Overall height: 42.6 m, Registrant: 2565522375, Dbishop@jwemc.Org, 25700 ALABAMA HIGHWAY 24

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • On A1 101 1 Mi From Jct A124 At Hwy Dept Ofc 10 Mi W Of Molton (Lat: 34.481750 Lon: -87.432806), Call Sign: KRM824
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.055 MHzGrant Date: 02/25/2012, Expiration Date: 05/20/2022Registrant: Aldot Communications, 517 Traffic Operations Dr., Montgomery, AL 36110, Phone: (334) 242-6508

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KD4BOU, Licensee ID: L00241150, Grant Date: 06/21/2011, Expiration Date: 06/21/2021, Registrant: Timothy L Vinson, 102 Co Rd 41, Mount Hope, AL 35651
  • Call Sign: KD4ZYX, Licensee ID: L00624108, Grant Date: 04/26/2013, Expiration Date: 04/13/2023, Certifier: Mary C Kimbrough, Registrant: Mary C Kimbrough, 1070 County Rd 31, Mount Hope, AL 35651
  • Call Sign: KJ4FF, Previous Call Sign: KB4EEK, Licensee ID: L00266665, Grant Date: 10/07/2010, Expiration Date: 10/07/2020, Registrant: Henry J Spillers, 520 Co Rd 25, Mount Hope, AL 35651
  • Call Sign: KS4AK, Previous Call Sign: KD4PJR, Licensee ID: L00265413, Grant Date: 01/03/2014, Expiration Date: 03/29/2024, Certifier: Larry R Kimbrough, Registrant: Larry R Kimbrough, 1070 Co Rd 31, Mount Hope, AL 35651
  • Call Sign: N4KIB, Previous Call Sign: KB4JOU, Licensee ID: L00266666, Grant Date: 10/16/2010, Expiration Date: 10/16/2020, Registrant: Frances G Spillers, 520 Co Rd 25, Mount Hope, AL 35651
  • Call Sign: KK4IKU, Licensee ID: L01701778, Grant Date: 04/09/2012, Expiration Date: 04/09/2022, Certifier: Thomas W Davis, Registrant: Thomas W Davis, 599 County Rd 41, Mount Hope, AL 35651

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: U-FLY-IT LSA LLC CHALLENGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 104PE , Serial Number: CH2-0802-2244, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 04/23/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 1011 County Road 50, Mount Hope, AL 35651
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 7KCAB (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 36250 , Serial Number: 385-73, Year manufactured: 1973
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 1319 County Road 46, Mount Hope, AL 35651
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 152 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 6092M , Serial Number: 15284619, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 09/19/1980
    Registrant (Individual): Charles R Hampton, 1011 County Road 50, Mount Hope, AL 35651
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7062 , Serial Number: 18260264, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 08/30/1995
    Registrant (Individual): Charles R Hampton, 1011 County Road 50, Mount Hope, AL 35651

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Mount Hope 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 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 below state average.

Mount Hope on our top lists:

  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the lowest real estate taxes percentage (population 50,000+)"
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