Our Town, Alabama

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Population in 2010: 641.
Males: 293  (45.7%)
Females: 348  (54.3%)
Median resident age:  65.0 years
Alabama median age:  38.7 years
Estimated median household income in 2015: $40,232
Our Town:

$40,232
AL:

$44,765

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $21,773

Our Town CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $110,486
Our Town:

$110,486
AL:

$134,100
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  • Races in Our Town, AL (2010)

    Our Town races chart
    • 54585.0%White alone
    • 8212.8%Black alone
    • 91.4%American Indian alone
    • 30.5%Hispanic
    • 20.3%Two or more races

Races in Our Town detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Our Town: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (34.2%), English (20.3%), Scottish (8.4%), German (6.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 647 feet

For population 25 years and over in Our Town:

  • High school or higher: 78.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%

For population 15 years and over in Our Town CDP:

  • Never married: 9.3%
  • Now married: 38.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 42.3%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Montgomery, AL (37.2 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (595.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Ray, AL (2.5 miles ), Alexander City, AL (2.7 miles ), Jacksons' Gap, AL (3.0 miles ), Kellyton, AL (3.4 miles ), Dadeville, AL (3.4 miles ), Hissop, AL (3.5 miles ), Eclectic, AL (3.7 miles ), Goodwater-Kellyton, AL (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 32.83 N, Longitude: 85.96 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Our Town household income distribution Our Town home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (62%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (66%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (36%)
  • Management occupations (27%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (21%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (16%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (47%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (43%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Our Town: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Tornado activity:

Our Town-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 63% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/1/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.2 miles away from the Our Town place center killed 7 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/18/1996, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the place center caused $700,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Our Town-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 81% 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 84.9 miles away from the city 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 116.8 miles away from Our Town center
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) earthquake occurred 140.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 124.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 213.3 miles away from Our Town 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 115.3 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 Tallapoosa County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Our Town:

  • CHAPMAN HEALTHCARE CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ALEXANDER CITY, AL)
  • RUSSELL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; ALEXANDER CITY, AL)
  • RUSSELL MEDICAL CENTER HOSPICE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; ALEXANDER CITY, AL)
  • SOUTHERN CARE ALEXANDER CITY (Hospital, about 9 miles away; ALEXANDER CITY, AL)
  • ADAMS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ALEXANDER CITY, AL)
  • BROWN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ALEXANDER CITY, AL)
  • DADEVILLE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; DADEVILLE, AL)

airports located in Our Town:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Our Town:

  • Southern Union State Community College (about 31 miles; Wadley, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,120)
  • Tuskegee University (about 32 miles; Tuskegee, AL; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • Auburn University (about 32 miles; Auburn University, AL; FT enrollment: 22,741)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 35 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,092)
  • Faulkner University (about 35 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Alabama State University (about 38 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 5,457)
  • University of Montevallo (about 56 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)

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Notable location: Our Town - Willow Point Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Our Town include: Mount Zion Baptist Church (A), Mount Zion Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Mount Zion Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tallapoosa 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 2015: 0.0%
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Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.6%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.0%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Alabama average:

11.8

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Our Town CDP (based on Tallapoosa County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,71486
Mainline Protestant4,58033
Black Protestant3,52616
Catholic8941
Other1916
None12,711-
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: 5
Tallapoosa County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Tallapoosa County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Tallapoosa County:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.2%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Tallapoosa County:

33.0%
Alabama:

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

15.0%
State:

13.5%

5.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,685 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
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 Coosa County, AL  0.70% ($24,059 average AGI)
from Lee County, AL  0.56% ($36,863)
from Elmore County, AL  0.44% ($28,032)


7.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,192 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.41%
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 Lee County, AL  1.79% ($26,760 average AGI)
to Elmore County, AL  0.48% ($30,100)
to Montgomery County, AL  0.47% ($25,676)

Strongest AM radio stations in Our Town:

  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRFS (1050 AM; 1 kW; ALEXANDER CITY, AL)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WACV (1170 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WZZX (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LINEVILLE, AL; Owner: ROBERT A. PERRY)
  • WDLK (1450 AM; 1 kW; DADEVILLE, AL; Owner: PROGRESSIVE UNITED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAPZ (1250 AM; 5 kW; WETUMPKA, AL; Owner: J & W PROMOTIONS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Our Town:

  • WZLM (97.3 FM; DADEVILLE, AL; Owner: GREAT SOUTH RFDC, LLC)
  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WELL-FM (88.7 FM; DADEVILLE, AL; Owner: TIGER COMMUNICATIONS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WSTH-FM (106.1 FM; ALEXANDER CITY, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQNR (99.9 FM; TALLASSEE, AL; Owner: TIGER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WMXS (103.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBAM-FM (98.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: DEEP SOUTH BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHHY-FM (101.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQKS-FM (96.1 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WMCZ (97.1 FM; MILLBROOK, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTRB-FM (98.3 FM; SYLACAUGA, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WASZ (95.5 FM; ASHLAND, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLBF (89.1 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WKKR (97.7 FM; AUBURN, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Our Town:

  • WAXC-LP (Channel 64; ALEXANDER CITY, AL; Owner: CABLE VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WNCF (Channel 32; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 32 MONTGOMERY LLC)
  • WMCF-TV (Channel 45; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSWS-TV (Channel 66; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF OPELIKA)
  • WRJM-TV (Channel 67; TROY, AL; Owner: JOSIE PARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSFA (Channel 12; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)

Our Town compared to Alabama state average:

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