Onycha, Alabama

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Population in 2019: 186 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.6%
 
Males: 82  (44.6%)
Females: 104  (55.4%)
Median resident age:

41.7 years
Alabama median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 36467.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $16,635 (it was $17,500 in 2000)
Onycha:

$16,635
AL:

$51,734

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $13,092 (it was $12,530 in 2000)

Onycha town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $86,982 (it was $33,200 in 2000)
Onycha:

$86,982
AL:

$154,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $65,777; detached houses: $79,798; mobile homes: $51,768

Median gross rent in 2019: $552.

March 2019 cost of living index in Onycha: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 39.2%
(34.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)

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Ancestries: Irish (41.0%), American (30.8%), Italian (7.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 325 feet

Land area: 0.84 square miles.

Population density: 223 people per square mile   (very low).

Onycha, Alabama map

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.9%
Alabama:

2.0%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Onycha town:

0.6% ($199)
Alabama:

0.4% ($289)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dothan, AL (51.5 miles , pop. 57,737).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (78.9 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (551.8 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Horn Hill, AL (1.7 miles ),
Opp, AL (2.1 miles ),
Babbie, AL (2.4 miles ),
Kinston, AL (2.5 miles ),
Sanford, AL (2.9 miles ),
Libertyville, AL (3.3 miles),
Andalusia, AL (3.7 miles ),
Carolina, AL (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 31.22 N, Longitude: 86.28 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

Distribution of median household income in Onycha, AL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Onycha, AL in 2019
Onycha satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.0%
Alabama:

4.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +64 (+44.4%).
Most common industries in Onycha, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (27.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (12.3%)
  • Public administration (9.6%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (8.2%)
  • Apparel (6.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.5%)
  • Motor vehicles, parts & supplies merchant wholesalers (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (42.6%)
  • Public administration (8.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.5%)
  • Motor vehicles, parts & supplies merchant wholesalers (6.4%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.4%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food & beverage stores (26.9%)
  • Apparel (19.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (11.5%)
  • Public administration (11.5%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (7.7%)
  • Retail florists (7.7%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
Most common occupations in Onycha, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (13.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (21.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (14.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.4%)
  • Carpenters (6.4%)
  • Engineers (4.3%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (23.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (19.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (11.5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (7.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.7%)
  • Art and design workers (7.7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (7.7%)

Average climate in Onycha, Alabama

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Tornado activity:

Onycha-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 46% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.5 miles away from the Onycha town center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused $250 million in damages.

On 9/17/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Onycha-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 26% 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 59.2 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 161.5 miles away from Onycha center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 229.5 miles away from Onycha center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 138.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2020 at 15:07:53, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 195.3 miles away from Onycha 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 Covington County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 10, Hurricanes: 10, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 5, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Onycha topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Onycha:

  • WIREGRASS HOSPICE - OPP (Hospital, about 5 miles away; OPP, AL)
  • MIZELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; OPP, AL)
  • LHC HOMECARE OF SOUTH ALABAMA (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; OPP, AL)
  • OPP HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; OPP, AL)
  • MID-SOUTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • COMFORT CARE HOSPICE OF ANDALUSIS (Hospital, about 14 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • WIREGRASS HOSPICE ANDALUSIA (Hospital, about 14 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Onycha:

  • Enterprise State Community College (about 27 miles; Enterprise, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,101)
  • Troy University (about 45 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 49 miles; Dothan, AL; FT enrollment: 3,611)
  • Northwest Florida State College (about 49 miles; Niceville, FL; FT enrollment: 5,052)
  • The University of West Florida (about 73 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)
  • Pensacola State College (about 76 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 8,740)
  • Gulf Coast State College (about 79 miles; Panama City, FL; FT enrollment: 4,474)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Onycha Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Hudgens Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Covington 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:

2.5 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

69.9%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.5%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Onycha:

Marital status in Onycha, AL
  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 21.3%

For population 25 years and over in Onycha:

  • High school or higher: 58.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Alabama average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Onycha, AL (based on Covington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,052103
Mainline Protestant2,09313
Black Protestant6776
Catholic2911
Other2733
None14,379-
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
Here:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Covington County:

7.04 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Covington County:

6.50 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

12.8%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.6%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

5.7%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Onycha:

45.1%
State:

49.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Onycha:

44.3%
Alabama:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.3
State:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Onycha:

23.5%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

24.0%
Alabama:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.5
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

40.8%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

45.9%
Alabama:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.5%
Alabama:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Onycha, AL Residents
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$80
Totals for Government 0$0 1$80

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $39,000 ($209.68)
    Central Staff Services: $19,000 ($102.15)
    Local Fire Protection: $15,000 ($80.65)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($59.14)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($32.26)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($26.88)
    Correctional Institutions: $4,000 ($21.51)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($10.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($5.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($10.75)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $45,000 ($241.94)

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

  • Charges - Other: $33,000 ($177.42)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $130,000 ($698.92)
    Electric Utilities: $13,000 ($69.89)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $33,000 ($177.42)

Onycha government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,000 ($322.58)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,000 ($268.82)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,000 ($53.76)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $5,000 ($26.88)
    Beginning: $3,000 ($16.13)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $103,000 ($553.76)

4.20% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,403 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.20%
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 Coffee County, AL  0.46% ($31,754 average AGI)
from Okaloosa County, FL  0.36% ($26,911)
from Crenshaw County, AL  0.20% ($44,400)


4.68% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($35,935 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.68%
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 Coffee County, AL  0.55% ($34,074 average AGI)
to Crenshaw County, AL  0.28% ($30,514)
to Okaloosa County, FL  0.25% ($27,516)

Strongest AM radio stations in Onycha:

  • WOPP (1290 AM; 3 kW; OPP, AL; Owner: E. & R BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAMI (860 AM; 1 kW; OPP, AL; Owner: THE OPP BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WZEP (1460 AM; 10 kW; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WALTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WEBY (1330 AM; 25 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: SPINNAKER LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WJSB (1050 AM; 5 kW; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTKN (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALEVILLE, AL; Owner: JOSEPH A. ADAMS, SR.)
  • WKWL (1230 AM; 1 kW; FLORALA, AL; Owner: FLORALA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGTX (1280 AM; 5 kW; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL)
  • WOOF (560 AM; 5 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTBF (970 AM; 5 kW; TROY, AL; Owner: TROY BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Onycha:

  • WJIF (91.9 FM; OPP, AL; Owner: OPP EDUCATIONAL B/CNG FOUNDATION)
  • WAMI-FM (102.3 FM; OPP, AL; Owner: THE OPP BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKMX (106.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: WKMX, INC.)
  • WRJM-FM (93.7 FM; GENEVA, AL; Owner: STAGE DOOR DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • WDJR (96.9 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTKE (98.1 FM; HOLT, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZTZ (101.1 FM; ELBA, AL; Owner: ELBA RADIO COMPANY)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W218AO (91.5 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WFXX (107.7 FM; GEORGIANA, AL; Owner: JEFFREY K. HAYNES)
  • WZNS (96.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPGG (93.3 FM; EVERGREEN, AL; Owner: GULF COAST BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WSTF (91.5 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY CHRISTIAN EDUC. RADIO,INC)
  • WAAO-FM (103.7 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: COMPANION BROADCASTING SERVICE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Onycha:

  • WDIQ (Channel 2; DOZIER, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WRJM-TV (Channel 67; TROY, AL; Owner: JOSIE PARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W19BV (Channel 19; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W36BQ (Channel 36; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W40BE (Channel 40; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • W49BM (Channel 49; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • W57CC (Channel 57; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W59CQ (Channel 59; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W65CW (Channel 65; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • WSFA (Channel 12; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WCOV-TV (Channel 20; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: WOODS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WDFX-TV (Channel 34; OZARK, AL; Owner: WAITT LICENSE CO. OF ALABAMA, L.L.C.)

Onycha fatal accident list:

May 30, 2008 08:18 PM, Us-Sr 9, Lat: 31.216370, Lon: -86.282920, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Oct 5, 1997 03:05 PM, Sr9, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 15, 1992 05:33 AM, Sr9, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 1, 1991 00:30 AM, Sr9, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 6, 1990 05:30 AM, Sr9, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 1.9mTotal length
  • $779,000Total costs
  • 2,880Total average daily traffic
  • 305Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,918Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • ROSEMARIE NELSON, Trans Sub On Us Hwy 331, 3.5 Mi Sw Of Opp (Lat: 31.236389 Lon: -86.284722), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Southern Company Services, Tellic@southernco.Com, , Atlan-ta, Phone: (404) 506-7330
  • Richard M Burley, Trans Sub On Us Hwy 331, 3.5 Mi Sw Of Opp (Lat: 31.236389 Lon: -86.284722), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Southern Company Services, Rmburley@southernco.Com, , Atlan-ta, Phone: (404) 506-3808
  • William W Rogers, Trans Sub On Us Hwy 331, 3.5 Mi Sw Of Opp (Lat: 31.236389 Lon: -86.284722), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Powersouth Energy Cooperative, Bill.Rogers@powersouth.Com, , 550 Andal-usia, Phone: (334) 427-3000
  • William W Rogers, Trans Sub On Us Hwy 331, 3.5 Mi Sw Of Opp (Lat: 31.236389 Lon: -86.284722), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Powersouth Energy Cooperative, Bill.Rogers@powersouth.Com, , 550 Andal-usia, Phone: (334) 427-3000
  • Trans Sub On Us Hwy 331, 3.5 Mi Sw Of Opp (Lat: 31.236389 Lon: -86.284722), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Alabama Power Company, Rich.M.Burley@gpc.Com, , BIN 10030 Atlan-ta, Phone: (404) 526-3808

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Onycha, AL
  • 73.7%Electricity
  • 15.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Onycha, AL
  • 94.1%Electricity
  • 5.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Onycha compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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