Natural Bridge, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 37 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +32.1%
Males: 17  (47.1%)
Females: 20  (52.9%)
Median resident age:  49.7 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years

Zip code: 35577

Estimated median household income in 2016: $96,521 (it was $11,875 in 2000)
Natural Bridge:

$96,521
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $27,310 (it was $4,619 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $125,919 (it was $65,000 in 2000)
Natural Bridge:

$125,919
AL:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $111,434; Detached houses: $111,435

Median gross rent in 2016: $465.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Natural Bridge: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (61.5%), English (30.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 760 feet

Land area: 0.42 square miles.

Population density: 88 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Natural Bridge:

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Natural Bridge town:

  • Never married: 10.8%
  • Now married: 71.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

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

Natural Bridge town:  0.3% ($199)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)

Natural Bridge satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, AL (49.0 miles , pop. 53,929).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (60.1 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (536.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lynn, AL (2.3 miles ), Haleyville, AL (3.1 miles ), Nauvoo, AL (3.1 miles ), Brilliant, AL (3.2 miles ), Eldridge, AL (3.5 miles) , Double Springs, AL (3.5 miles ), Kansas, AL (3.7 miles ), Bear Creek, AL (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 34.09 N, Longitude: 87.60 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 205

Natural Bridge household income distribution Natural Bridge home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.9%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +8 (+40.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (42%)
  • Construction (42%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (73%)
  • Accommodation and food services (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (83%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (64%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (27%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Natural Bridge, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Natural Bridge-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 155% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.1 miles away from the Natural Bridge town center killed 28 people and injured 267 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 tornado 35.2 miles away from the town center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

Earthquake activity:

Natural Bridge-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 78% 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 51.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 29.1 miles away from Natural Bridge 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 116.3 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 187.9 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 211.9 miles away from Natural Bridge 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 101.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Winston County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 3, Freezes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Natural Bridge:

  • HALEYVILLE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HALEYVILLE, AL)
  • WALKER REHABILITATION CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CARBON HILL, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Natural Bridge:

  • Bevill State Community College (about 27 miles; Jasper, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,970)
  • Northwest-Shoals Community College (about 46 miles; Muscle Shoals, AL; FT enrollment: 2,702)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 48 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 4,486)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 48 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • University of North Alabama (about 50 miles; Florence, AL; FT enrollment: 5,886)
  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 54 miles; Tanner, AL; FT enrollment: 7,911)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 60 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)

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Winston 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: 5.9%
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.8%
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:

8.2
Alabama average:

12.0

Natural Bridge travel time to work - commute Natural Bridge mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Natural Bridge town (based on Winston County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,49962
Mainline Protestant1,11710
Catholic2231
Other1352
None9,510-
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: 9
Winston County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Winston County:

0.83 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Winston County:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Winston County:

28.3%
Alabama:

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

9.1%
State:

13.5%
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

5.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,742 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
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 Walker County, AL  1.04% ($29,613 average AGI)
from Marion County, AL  0.53% ($22,000)
from Cullman County, AL  0.47% ($27,333)


5.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,125 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
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 Walker County, AL  1.20% ($25,837 average AGI)
to Marion County, AL  0.56% ($22,419)
to Cullman County, AL  0.38% ($53,966)

Strongest AM radio stations in Natural Bridge:

  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKXM (1300 AM; 5 kW; WINFIELD, AL; Owner: AD-MEDIA MANAGEMENT CORP.)
  • WERH (970 AM; 5 kW; HAMILTON, AL; Owner: KATE F. FITE)
  • WJBB (1230 AM; 1 kW; HALEYVILLE, AL; Owner: HALEYVILLE BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCOC (1010 AM; 5 kW; DORA, AL; Owner: AZTECA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)

Strongest FM radio stations in Natural Bridge:

  • WJBB-FM (92.7 FM; HALEYVILLE, AL; Owner: HALEYVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKXM-FM (105.9 FM; WINFIELD, AL; Owner: AD-MEDIA MANAGEMENT CORP.)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WFFN (95.3 FM; CORDOVA, AL; Owner: NEW CENTURY RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Natural Bridge:

  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WHDF (Channel 15; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: VALLEY TELEVISION, LLC)
  • W55BJ (Channel 55; JASPER, AL; Owner: COMBS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W66CN (Channel 66; JASPER, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • 2,640Total average daily traffic
  • 844Total average daily truck traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54%)
  • Electricity (38%)

Natural Bridge compared to Alabama state average:

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

Natural Bridge on our top lists:

  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the lowest real estate taxes percentage (population 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
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