Needham, Alabama

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Population in 2019: 85 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -12.4%
 
Males: 45  (53.4%)
Females: 40  (46.6%)
Median resident age:

59.2 years
Alabama median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 36915, 36921.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $39,029 (it was $38,750 in 2000)
Needham:

$39,029
AL:

$51,734

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $34,578 (it was $16,764 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $73,304 (it was $42,900 in 2000)
Needham:

$73,304
AL:

$154,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $121,571; detached houses: $142,649; mobile homes: $20,344
March 2019 cost of living index in Needham: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.1%
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  • Races in Needham, AL (2019)
    • 7095.9%White alone
    • 11.4%Two or more races



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Needham, Alabama as of September 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Needham is 30 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (34.0%), English (14.9%), Irish (8.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%), Swiss (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 169 feet

Land area: 0.57 square miles.

Population density: 148 people per square mile   (very low).

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2 residents are foreign born

This town:

2.7%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $813 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $209 (0.3%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Needham, AL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Needham, AL in 2019

Needham satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.2%
Alabama:

4.0%

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 significantly above Alabama state average. It is 115% greater 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 the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.6 miles away from Needham center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 123.3 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) earthquake occurred 233.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 16.6 miles away from Needham 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 (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Hurricanes: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 5, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 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
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

For population 15 years and over in Needham:

Marital status in Needham, AL
  • Never married: 6.0%
  • Now married: 69.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 17.1%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

For population 25 years and over in Needham:

  • High school or higher: 89.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 11.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Alabama average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Needham, AL (based on Choctaw County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,08052
Black Protestant2,63516
Mainline Protestant78913
Other1571
Catholic601
None4,138-
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: 3
Choctaw County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.12 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.1%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Choctaw County:

36.1%
State:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Choctaw County:

5.6%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
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 1$46
Totals for Government 0$0 1$46

Needham government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($47.06)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($47.06)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($35.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,000 ($23.53)

Needham government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($58.82)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,000 ($70.59)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $5,000 ($58.82)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $2,000 ($23.53)
    Property: $2,000 ($23.53)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,000 ($11.76)

Needham government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $147,000 ($1729.41)

3.63% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($31,065 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.63%
Alabama average:

5.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

4.59% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,682 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.59%
Alabama average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lauderdale County, MS  0.58% ($27,680 average AGI)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 10.1mTotal length
  • $3,474,000Total costs
  • 5,558Total average daily traffic
  • 641Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,567Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 10. The highest number of reported fires - 22 took place in 2008, and the least - 1 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Needham, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (53.4%), and Structure Fires (32.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Needham, AL
    • 7853.4%Outside Fires
    • 4832.9%Structure Fires
    • 128.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 85.5%Other
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Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Needham, AL
  • 57.1%Electricity
  • 34.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.7%Utility gas
  • 2.9%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Needham, AL
  • 50.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 50.0%Electricity


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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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