Myrtlewood, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 118 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -15.1%
 
Males: 69  (59.1%)
Females: 49  (40.9%)
Median resident age:

51.3 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 36763, 36782.

Myrtlewood Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,558 (it was $42,188 in 2000)
Myrtlewood:

$40,558
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,488 (it was $21,262 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $90,920 (it was $52,300 in 2000)
Myrtlewood:

$90,920
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $96,294; detached houses: $103,827; mobile homes: $76,041
March 2019 cost of living index in Myrtlewood: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.1%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.7% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Myrtlewood, AL (2010)
    • 10782.3%White alone
    • 1813.8%Black alone
    • 43.1%Hispanic
    • 10.8%Two or more races

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.63
Alabama average:

2.39
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Ancestries: American (26.3%), English (20.2%), German (1.0%), Irish (1.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 220 feet

Land area: 2.59 square miles.

Population density: 45 people per square mile   (very low).

Myrtlewood, Alabama map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $208 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $199 (0.2%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Myrtlewood, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Myrtlewood, AL in 2017

Myrtlewood satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
Alabama:

3.8%

Average climate in Myrtlewood, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Myrtlewood, Alabama average temperatures Myrtlewood, Alabama average precipitation Myrtlewood, Alabama humidity Myrtlewood, Alabama wind speed Myrtlewood, Alabama snowfall Myrtlewood, Alabama sunshine Myrtlewood, Alabama clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 51.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.493. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.493
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 20.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 3.97. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.97
U.S.:

8.46

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 Myrtlewood 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 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 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 Myrtlewood 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Myrtlewood:

Marital status in Myrtlewood, AL
  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 51.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

For population 25 years and over in Myrtlewood:

  • High school or higher: 71.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
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 Myrtlewood, AL (based on Marengo County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Marengo County:

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.6%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

37.0%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.7%
Alabama:

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
Water Supply 4$9,189$27,5673$1,984
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$2,986
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$1,150
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 4$9,189$27,56712$6,120

Myrtlewood government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,210,000 ($10254.24)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($50.85)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($50.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($33.90)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($8.47)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $122,000 ($1033.90)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $178,000 ($1508.47)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($67.80)

Myrtlewood government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($8.47)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($8.47)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $694,000 ($5881.36)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($76.27)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,000 ($76.27)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $7,000 ($59.32)
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,000 ($25.42)

Myrtlewood government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,042,000 ($25779.66)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,981,000 ($25262.71)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $61,000 ($516.95)

Myrtlewood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $316,000 ($2677.97)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $195,000 ($1652.54)

4.69% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,570 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.69%
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 Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.60% ($37,927 average AGI)
from Hale County, AL  0.42% ($37,862)
from Clarke County, AL  0.34% ($35,522)

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:

Feb 3, 2000 08:45 AM, Sr-69, Lat: 32.243009, Lon: -87.931170, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 28, 1981 06:15 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 121ft / 36.6mTotal length
  • $10,283,000Total costs
  • 1,920Total average daily traffic
  • 323Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,554Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Co Comp Sta 90 Hwy 69 (Lat: 32.204306 Lon: -87.948639), Call Sign: KIC560,
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.7400 MHz, Grant Date: 01/28/2014, Expiration Date: 02/23/2024, Certifier: Michael A Vicknair, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 04/24/2012, Expiration Date: 05/12/2022, Certifier: Michael A Vicknair, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 08/05/2015, Expiration Date: 08/05/2025, Certifier: Patricia Ballard, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 10/24/1995, Expiration Date: 09/23/1998, Cancellation Date: 04/22/1997, 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 MHz, Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 03/18/2014, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 04/25/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 09/29/2011, Expiration Date: 07/30/2021, Cancellation Date: 05/28/2019, Certifier: Rene Stiegler Iii, Registrant: Wexford Capital LP, 411 W Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830, Phone: (415) 738-0728, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Myrtlewood, AL
  • 75.6%Electricity
  • 20.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.4%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Myrtlewood, AL
  • 54.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 45.5%Electricity


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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