Myrtlewood, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 124 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.8%
 
Males: 67  (54.1%)
Females: 57  (45.9%)
Median resident age:  51.5 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 36763, 36782.

Myrtlewood Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2016: $40,048 (it was $42,188 in 2000)
Myrtlewood:

$40,048
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $21,234 (it was $21,262 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $87,444 (it was $52,300 in 2000)
Myrtlewood:

$87,444
AL:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $94,702; Detached houses: $102,889; Mobile homes: $66,720
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  • Races in Myrtlewood, AL (2010)

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    • 10782.3%White alone
    • 1813.8%Black alone
    • 43.1%Hispanic
    • 10.8%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Myrtlewood: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (29.3%), English (20.7%), Irish (1.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 220 feet

Land area: 2.59 square miles.

Population density: 48 people per square mile   (very low).

Myrtlewood, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Myrtlewood:

  • High school or higher: 66.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Myrtlewood town:

  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 49.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $205 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $204 (0.2%)

Myrtlewood satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (70.6 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (97.8 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (473.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Pennington, AL (2.6 miles ), Nanafalia, AL (3.1 miles) , Linden, AL (3.1 miles ), Sweet Water, AL (3.4 miles ), Providence, AL (3.5 miles ), Putnam, AL (4.0 miles) , Bellamy, AL (4.2 miles ), Dixons Mill, AL (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 32.25 N, Longitude: 87.95 W

Myrtlewood household income distribution Myrtlewood home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.63
Alabama average:

2.43
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.2%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -57 (-29.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Information (23%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (33%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (36%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (23%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (23%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (41%)
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Average climate in Myrtlewood, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Myrtlewood-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 37% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.4 miles away from the Myrtlewood town center killed 7 people and injured 199 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/1/1953, a category F4 tornado 25.3 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Myrtlewood-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 81% 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 87.3 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 89.6 miles away from Myrtlewood 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 27.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 102.0 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 205.1 miles away from Myrtlewood 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 422.3 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 Marengo County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 4, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Myrtlewood topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Myrtlewood:

  • University of West Alabama (about 28 miles; Livingston, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,394)
  • Meridian Community College (about 47 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,750)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 52 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 5,180)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 65 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • East Central Community College (about 70 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,380)
  • The University of Alabama (about 71 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)
  • Jones County Junior College (about 87 miles; Ellisville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,942)

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

Marengo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 63.6. This is about average.

City:

63.6
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 29.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 22.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 12.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.9%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.6%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
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:

10.6
Alabama average:

12.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Myrtlewood town (based on Marengo County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,67150
Black Protestant3,05714
Mainline Protestant1,90620
Catholic3861
Other2243
None4,783-
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: 6
Marengo County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Marengo County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Marengo County:

8.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.6%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Marengo County:

37.0%
Alabama:

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

9.7%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

43.9%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Myrtlewood:

37.6%
State:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Myrtlewood:

30.0
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Myrtlewood:

31.6%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

13.0%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Myrtlewood:

40.1%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

47.4%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Myrtlewood:

74.8%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Myrtlewood, 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 8$2,986
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$1,150
Water Supply 4$9,189$27,5673$1,984
Totals for Government 4$9,189$27,56712$6,120

Myrtlewood government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $381,000 ($3072.58)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $59,000 ($475.81)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Myrtlewood government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $20,000 ($161.29)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $14,000 ($112.90)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $306,000 ($2467.74)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($72.58)
    Total General Sales: $5,000 ($40.32)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($8.06)

4.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,871 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.56%
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 Jefferson County, AL  0.36% ($17,440 average AGI)
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.33% ($21,087)
from Hale County, AL  0.32% ($25,727)


5.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,313 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
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 Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.81% ($26,579 average AGI)
to Clarke County, AL  0.37% ($35,423)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.33% ($32,522)

Strongest AM radio stations in Myrtlewood:

  • WYLS (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WALT (910 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJDB (630 AM; 1 kW; THOMASVILLE, AL; Owner: GRIFFIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMER (1390 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MICHAEL H. GLASS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Myrtlewood:

  • WINL (98.5 FM; LINDEN, AL; Owner: WEST ALABAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMBV (91.9 FM; DIXONS MILLS, AL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WJDQ (101.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSLY (104.9 FM; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZNJ (106.5 FM; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ROSS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKXK (96.7 FM; PINE HILL, AL; Owner: AUTAUGAVILLE RADIO, INC.)
  • WNPT-FM (102.9 FM; LINDEN, AL; Owner: BECKHAM PALMER III AS RECEIVER)
  • WOKK (97.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPRN-FM (107.7 FM; LISMAN, AL; Owner: BUTLER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKZB (93.5 FM; BUTLER, AL; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WVFG (107.5 FM; UNIONTOWN, AL; Owner: CHARLES E. JONES, JR.)

TV broadcast stations around Myrtlewood:

  • WIIQ (Channel 41; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)

Myrtlewood fatal accident list:

Jan 28, 1981 06:15 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Myrtlewood)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Co Comp Sta 90 Hwy 69 (Lat: 32.204306 Lon: -87.948639), Call Sign: KIC560
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.7400 MHzGrant Date: 01/28/2014, Expiration Date: 02/23/2024, Certifier: Michael A VicknairRegistrant: Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co., LLC, Houston, TX 77251-1396, Phone: (713) 215-2745, Fax: (713) 215-2266, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • Co Compressor Sta 90 Hwy 69 (Lat: 32.204306 Lon: -87.948611), Overall height: 108.8 m, Call Sign: WPNE621
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.281 MHz, 928.281 MHzGrant Date: 04/24/2012, Expiration Date: 05/12/2022, Certifier: Michael A VicknairRegistrant: Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co., LLC, Houston, TX 77251-1396, Phone: (713) 215-2745, Fax: (713) 215-2266, Email:
  • MYRTLEWOOD, Lat: 32.247111 Lon: -87.947111, Call Sign: WQDE596, Licensee ID: L00035872
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.318 MHzGrant Date: 08/05/2015, Expiration Date: 08/05/2025, Certifier: Patricia BallardRegistrant: Myrtlewood Water System
  • STATION, Company Compressor Sta 90 Hwy 69 (Lat: 32.204306 Lon: -87.948611), Overall height: 108.8 m, Call Sign: KIC74
    Assigned Frequencies: 1875.00 MHz, 1855.00 MHzGrant Date: 10/24/1995, Expiration Date: 09/23/1998, Cancellation Date: 04/22/1997Registrant: Phone: (713) 439-2750
  • MYRTLEWOOD, 4 Miles S Of (Lat: 32.204306 Lon: -87.948611), Overall height: 128.9 m, Call Sign: WAH530
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.80 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6034.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6093.50 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6123.10 MHzGrant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 03/18/2014Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • MYRT STA 6, U S Hwy 69 S Of (Lat: 32.204306 Lon: -87.948611), Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WHT395, Licensee ID: L00005018
    Assigned Frequencies: 2176.80 MHzGrant Date: 04/25/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001Registrant: Mobile Marine Radio, Inc., 7700 Rinla Avenue, Mobile, AL 36619

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Us Hwy 69 S (Lat: 32.211250 Lon: -87.950028), Type: Tower, Overall height: 105 m, Call Sign: WRD703
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.525 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 161.850 MHz, 162.000 MHzGrant Date: 09/29/2011, Expiration Date: 07/30/2021, Certifier: Rene Stiegler IiiRegistrant: Wexford Capital LP, 411 W Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830, Phone: (203) 862-7012, Fax: (202) 326-7999, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Myrtlewood compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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