Needham, Alabama

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Population in 2013: 93 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.1%
 
Males: 43  (47.0%)
Females: 50  (53.0%)
Median resident age:  49.0 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 36915, 36921.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,775 (it was $38,750 in 2000)
Needham:

$51,775
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,474 (it was $16,764 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $48,454 (it was $42,900 in 2000)
Needham:

$48,454
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $112,652; Detached houses: $112,652
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  • White alone - 93 (98.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (1.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Needham: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (47.8%), English (6.0%), Irish (4.5%), Scotch-Irish (3.0%), Dutch (1.5%), French (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 169 feet

Land area: 0.57 square miles.

Population density: 162 people per square mile   (very low).

Needham, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Needham:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 11.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Needham town:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 87.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 12.6%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Needham, Alabama as of May 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Needham to the number of sex offenders is 94 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $550 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.4%)

Needham satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tanner-Williams, AL (91.3 miles , pop. 59,443).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (123.3 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (445.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Toxey, AL (2.3 miles) , Gilbertown, AL (2.8 miles) , Butler, AL (3.2 miles ), Lisman, AL (3.6 miles ), Silas, AL (3.9 miles ), Putnam, AL (4.3 miles) , Cullomburg, AL (4.4 miles) , Coffeeville, AL (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 31.99 N, Longitude: 88.34 W

Area code: 205

Needham household income distribution Needham home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.1%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -2 (-2.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (74%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (64%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)

Average climate in Needham, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Needham-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/1/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.4 miles away from the Needham town center killed 2 people and injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 2/28/1987, a category F4 tornado 31.5 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 350 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Needham-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 82% 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 86.7 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 116.7 miles away from Needham 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 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 123.3 miles away from the city 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 410.0 miles away from Needham 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 233.8 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 Choctaw County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Hurricanes: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 5, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Needham:

  • CARING ANGELS HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; GILBERTOWN, AL)
  • SOUTH CARE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; BUTLER, AL)
  • WILLOW TRACE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BUTLER, AL)
  • ALPHA OMEGA HOSPICE, LLC (Hospital, about 10 miles away; BUTLER, AL)
  • SERENITY HOSPICE CARE, LLC (Hospital, about 10 miles away; BUTLER, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Needham:

  • Meridian Community College (about 36 miles; Meridian, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,750)
  • University of West Alabama (about 43 miles; Livingston, AL; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • East Central Community College (about 56 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,380)
  • Jones County Junior College (about 58 miles; Ellisville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,942)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 59 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 5,180)
  • William Carey University (about 74 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 3,510)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (about 75 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 14,294)

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Church in Needham: Needham Assembly of God Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Choctaw County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.1%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  4.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Needham compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Needham town (based on Choctaw County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.63%
Here: 51.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)LDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents65.5%13.6%10.5%4.1%1.5%
Congregations41.4%25.7%14.3%4.3%1.4%
NameChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationOther
Adherents1.4%1.3%0.8%0.8%0.6%
Congregations2.9%1.4%1.4%1.4%5.7%
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: 3
Choctaw County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Choctaw County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

14.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.1%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Choctaw County:

36.1%
Alabama:

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

5.6%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$359
Totals for Government 0$0 7$359

4.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,087 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.16%
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 Lauderdale County, MS  0.50% ($47,955 average AGI)
from Marengo County, AL  0.36% ($39,750)
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.25% ($33,273)


5.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,072 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
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 Lauderdale County, MS  0.53% ($24,208 average AGI)
to Mobile County, AL  0.44% ($24,150)
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.38% ($31,706)

Strongest AM radio stations in Needham:

  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WYLS (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WALT (910 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMER (1390 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MICHAEL H. GLASS)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Needham:

  • WKZB (93.5 FM; BUTLER, AL; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WPRN-FM (107.7 FM; LISMAN, AL; Owner: BUTLER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJDQ (101.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOKK (97.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSLY (104.9 FM; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W217AQ (91.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WINL (98.5 FM; LINDEN, AL; Owner: WEST ALABAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMAW-FM (88.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WYYW (95.1 FM; MARION, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMMZ (102.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WMLV (106.9 FM; STONEWALL, MS; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • W213AV (90.5 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WBMH (106.1 FM; GROVE HILL, AL; Owner: CAPITAL ASSETS, INC.)
  • WYKK-FM (98.9 FM; QUITMAN, MS; Owner: QUITMAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Needham:

  • WIIQ (Channel 41; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WMAW-TV (Channel 14; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Gerald J Sweeney, Near 598 Turner Town Road (Lat: 32.023056 Lon: -88.389306), Type: 111.3, Structure height: 01023 m, Overall height: 108.2 m
    Registrant: 5042322450, Jerry@towerenginc.Com, 119 VETERINARIAN ROAD
  • Gerald J Sweeney, Near 598 Turner Town Road (Lat: 32.023056 Lon: -88.389306), Type: 111.3, Structure height: 01023 m, Overall height: 108.2 m
    Registrant: 5042322450, Jerry@towerenginc.Com, 119 VETERINARIAN ROAD

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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