Mud Creek, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 4,765.
Males: 2,414  (50.7%)
Females: 2,351  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  38.3 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 35960

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,062 (it was $33,662 in 2000)
Mud Creek:

$38,062
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,439 (it was $16,045 in 2000)

Mud Creek CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $103,171 (it was $65,100 in 2000)
Mud Creek:

$103,171
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $113,823; Detached houses: $139,823; Mobile homes: $49,384
Mud Creek races chart
  • White alone - 4,312 (92.1%)
  • Black alone - 289 (6.2%)
  • Hispanic - 35 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 29 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.2%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mud Creek: 136.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 400 feet

Land area: 143.6 square miles.

Population density: 33 people per square mile   (very low).

Mud Creek, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Mud Creek:

  • High school or higher: 63.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mud Creek CCD:

  • Never married: 15.7%
  • Now married: 68.0%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

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

Mud Creek CCD:  0.3% ($199)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)
Mud Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Marietta, GA (56.2 miles , pop. 58,748).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (67.3 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (549.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Spring Garden, AL (2.9 miles ), Cave Spring, GA (3.2 miles ), Cedar Bluff, AL (3.3 miles ), Centre, AL (3.3 miles ), Piedmont, AL (3.6 miles ), Gaylesville, AL (3.6 miles) , Cedartown, GA (3.9 miles ), Leesburg, AL (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 34.09 N, Longitude: 85.51 W

Mud Creek household income distribution Mud Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Paper (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (4%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Food (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)

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

Average climate in Mud Creek, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mud Creek-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 117% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/27/1994, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.8 miles away from the Mud Creek place center killed 22 people and injured 150 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F4 tornado 27.5 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mud Creek-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 80% 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 29.1 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 111.0 miles away from Mud Creek center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 173.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 147.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 136.3 miles away from Mud Creek 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 229.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 9, Storms: 7, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Mud Creek:

  • CHEROKEE COMMUNITY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; CENTRE, AL)
  • CHEROKEE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; CENTRE, AL)
  • CHEROKEE COUNTY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; CENTRE, AL)
  • CHEROKEE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; CENTRE, AL)
  • PIEDMONT HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; PIEDMONT, AL)
  • PIEDMONT HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; PIEDMONT, AL)
  • CEDARTOWN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; CEDARTOWN, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mud Creek:

  • Georgia Highlands College (about 19 miles; Rome, GA; Full-time enrollment: 4,071)
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College (about 22 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,629)
  • Berry College (about 23 miles; Mount Berry, GA; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Jacksonville State University (about 24 miles; Jacksonville, AL; FT enrollment: 7,566)
  • Gadsden State Community College (about 29 miles; Gadsden, AL; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • West Georgia Technical College (about 34 miles; Waco, GA; FT enrollment: 4,768)
  • Snead State Community College (about 39 miles; Boaz, AL; FT enrollment: 2,023)

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Notable locations in Mud Creek: Rock Run Station (A), McCord Cross Roads Volunteer Fire Department (B), Spring Creek Volunteer Fire Department (C), Spring Garden Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mud Creek include: Mount Zion Church (A), Providence Baptist Church (B), New Bethel Church (C), New Prospect Church (D), Lebanon Campground Church (E), Salem Church (F), Noah Baptist Church (G), Christian Mission Church (H), Bethel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Howell Cemetery (1), Sheepskin Cemetery (2), Salem Cemetery (3), Providence Cemetery (4), Noah Cemetery (5), Lebanon Cemetery (6), Hopewell Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Blue Pond (A), La Garde Lake (B), Terrapin Creek Lake Number 17 (C), McGee Lake (D), Norton Lake (E), Arrington Lakes (F), Lagarde Number 1 Lake (G), Arrington Lake Number 1 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Strickland Branch (A), Spring Creek (B), Sandy Creek (C), Sal Brown Branch (D), Sat Brown Branch (E), Mud Creek (F), Lumpkin Mill Creek (G), Locust Branch (H), Bulse Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cherokee 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 2012 was 57.1. This is better than average.

City:

57.1
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.61
U.S.:

1.93

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00493. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00493
U.S.:

0.01468
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  64.6%
Whole state:  70.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.9%
Whole state:  3.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

9.7%
Whole state:

16.1%

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

5.3%
Whole state:

7.3%

Mud Creek compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below 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 significantly 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (57%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Wood (3%)

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 Mud Creek CCD (based on Cherokee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.58%
Here: 52.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents79.1%16.1%1.7%1.6%1.5%
Congregations61.3%27.5%5.0%2.5%3.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Cherokee County:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Cherokee County:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.3%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

30.7%
Alabama:

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

14.3%
State:

13.5%

5.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,560 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
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 Etowah County, AL  0.81% ($34,828 average AGI)
from DeKalb County, AL  0.74% ($32,155)
from Floyd County, GA  0.63% ($31,900)


5.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,927 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
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 DeKalb County, AL  0.83% ($27,738 average AGI)
to Etowah County, AL  0.75% ($26,373)
to Calhoun County, AL  0.38% ($23,067)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mud Creek:

  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WQRX (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VALLEY HEAD, AL; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WZTQ (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CENTRE, AL; Owner: RADIO CENTRE, INC.)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAAX (570 AM; 5 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mud Creek:

  • WRHY (105.9 FM; CENTRE, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJCK (88.3 FM; PIEDMONT, AL; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W215BA (90.9 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WLJS-FM (91.9 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES/JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKCX (97.7 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: BRIAR CREEK BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQTU (102.3 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: MCDOUGALD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W212AR (90.3 FM; LINDALE, GA; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WGMZ (93.1 FM; GLENCOE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCKS (102.7 FM; FRUITHURST, AL; Owner: WCKS, INC.)
  • WVOK-FM (97.9 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WATG (95.7 FM; TRION, GA; Owner: TTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WMAX-FM (105.3 FM; BOWDON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W214AS (90.7 FM; WALESKA, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W221AW (92.1 FM; NORTH CANTON, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTBB (89.9 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WSGN (91.5 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WTSH-FM (107.1 FM; ROCKMART, GA; Owner: BROADCAST INVESTMENT ASSOCIATES, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Mud Creek:

  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 13 meters (43ft)
Total costs: $4,326,000
Total average daily traffic: 9,063
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,051
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 14,439

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Mud Creek)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BH1011-HANCEVILLE, 956 County Rd 574 (Lat: 34.075139 Lon: -86.811417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 77.7 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WPZS444
    Assigned Frequencies: 19430.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/03/2004, Expiration Date: 03/03/2014, Certifier: Dan Menser
    Registrant: T-Mobile License LLC, 12920 Se 38th St., Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-4000, Email:

Mud Creek on our top lists:

  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Textile mills and textile products"
  • #25 (35960) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2004 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
  • #50 (35960) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States or American first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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