Needham, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 92 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.2%
 
Males: 46  (50.0%)
Females: 46  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  56.3 years
Alabama median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 36915, 36921.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $55,902 (it was $38,750 in 2000)
Needham:

$55,902
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $33,246 (it was $16,764 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $48,379 (it was $42,900 in 2000)
Needham:

$48,379
AL:

$122,700
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  • Races in Needham, AL (2010)

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    • 9398.9%White alone
    • 11.1%American Indian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Needham: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (51.3%), English (7.9%), Irish (6.6%), Scotch-Irish (5.3%), French (1.3%), German (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 169 feet

Land area: 0.57 square miles.

Population density: 161 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Needham:

  • High school or higher: 83.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • 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: 88.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.3%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $575 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $197 (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 September 2015:
Here:

8.9%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -2 (-2.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (77%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (45%)
  • Finance and insurance (18%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (41%)
  • Production occupations (32%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (27%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (18%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (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).
Needham topographic map

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 2013: 0.0%
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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Alabama average:

11.9

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

Presidential Elections Results

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

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.
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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • $2,928,000Total costs
  • 1,328Total average daily traffic
  • 199Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,395Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • 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
  • 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
  • Michael Hofe, Near 598 Turner Town Road (Lat: 32.023056 Lon: -88.389306), Type: 111.3, Structure height: 01023 m, Overall height: 108.2 m, Registrant: 6783325000, Compliance@cigwireless.Com, 5 CONCOURSE PARKWAY, SUITE 3100
  • Leslie N Lindeman, Near 598 Turner Town Road (Lat: 32.023056 Lon: -88.389306), Type: 111.3, Structure height: 01023 m, Overall height: 108.2 m, Registrant: 5612210987, Fcc-Faa@verticalbridge.Com, 750 PARK OF COMMERCE DRIVE Suite- 200

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (84%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)

Needham compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
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