Paint Rock, Alabama

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Population in 2013: 211 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +14.1%
 
Males: 100  (47.8%)
Females: 111  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 35764, 35776.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,135 (it was $35,521 in 2000)
Paint Rock:

$23,135
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,212 (it was $15,551 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $51,678 (it was $67,700 in 2000)
Paint Rock:

$51,678
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $59,903; Detached houses: $76,372; Mobile homes: $22,632

Median gross rent in 2012: $660.

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  • White alone - 194 (92.4%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (4.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (1.9%)
  • Black alone - 2 (1.0%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Paint Rock: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (34.8%), Irish (15.2%), German (8.1%), English (4.0%), Dutch (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 0.44 square miles.

Population density: 474 people per square mile   (low).

Paint Rock, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Paint Rock:

  • High school or higher: 67.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Paint Rock town:

  • Never married: 11.8%
  • Now married: 52.1%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 18.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $325 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.5%)

Paint Rock satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntsville, AL (15.7 miles , pop. 158,216).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (83.3 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (502.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Woodville, AL (2.0 miles ), Gurley, AL (2.0 miles ), Owens Cross Roads, AL (3.0 miles ), Pleasant Groves, AL (3.1 miles ), New Hope, AL (3.1 miles ), Grant, AL (3.4 miles ), Skyline, AL (3.9 miles ), Huntsville, AL (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 34.66 N, Longitude: 86.33 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Paint Rock household income distribution Paint Rock home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.6%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -7 (-3.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (45%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (16%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Printing workers (10%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Cashiers (20%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Top executives (4%)

Average climate in Paint Rock, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Paint Rock, Alabama average temperatures Paint Rock, Alabama average precipitation Paint Rock, Alabama humidity Paint Rock, Alabama wind speed Paint Rock, Alabama snowfall Paint Rock, Alabama sunshine Paint Rock, Alabama clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Paint Rock-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 143% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.2 miles away from the Paint Rock town center killed 28 people and injured 267 people.

On 11/15/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the town center killed 21 people and injured 463 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Paint Rock-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 41.4 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 101.8 miles away from Paint Rock center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 276.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 108.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 155.2 miles away from Paint Rock center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 7.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 3, Fires: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Paint Rock topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Paint Rock:

  • SOUTH HAMPTON NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; OWENS CROSS ROADS, AL)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CAREANDREHAB-WHITESBURG GARDENS (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HUNTSVILLE, AL)
  • WHITESBURG MANOR HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HUNTSVILLE, AL)
  • HUNTSVILLE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HUNTSVILLE, AL)
  • FMC HUNTSVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; HUNTSVILLE, AL)
  • DAY SURGERY OF HUNTSVILLE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; HUNTSVILLE, AL)
  • HUNTSVILLE HOSPITAL EAST (Hospital, about 15 miles away; HUNTSVILLE, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paint Rock:

  • Alabama A & M University (about 17 miles; Normal, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,524)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 19 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,006)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 25 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)
  • Snead State Community College (about 34 miles; Boaz, AL; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 36 miles; Tanner, AL; FT enrollment: 7,911)
  • Athens State University (about 38 miles; Athens, AL; FT enrollment: 2,771)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 49 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 4,486)

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Cemetery: Paint Rock Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 70.1. This is about average.

City:

70.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.28. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.28
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.5%
(21.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 25.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.8%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.4%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.3% of all households

Paint Rock compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Paint Rock travel time to work - commute Paint Rock mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (62%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Paint Rock town (based on Jackson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.58%
Here: 47.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristCumberland Presbyterian Church
Adherents67.7%9.3%7.8%5.7%2.3%
Congregations40.8%16.3%11.6%14.3%3.4%
NameCatholic ChurchDuck River and Kindred Baptists AssociationsSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.8%1.7%1.1%0.9%1.7%
Congregations0.7%2.0%1.4%0.7%8.8%
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: 16
Jackson County:

3.02 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Jackson County:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Jackson County:

5.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.6%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

30.8%
Alabama:

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

11.0%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$496
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$142
Water Supply 0$0 1$637
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,275

4.57% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,628 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.57%
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 DeKalb County, AL  0.81% ($29,083 average AGI)
from Madison County, AL  0.48% ($49,919)
from Marshall County, AL  0.33% ($24,288)


4.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,769 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.31%
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 DeKalb County, AL  0.94% ($23,246 average AGI)
to Madison County, AL  0.58% ($41,718)
to Marshall County, AL  0.26% ($24,809)

Strongest AM radio stations in Paint Rock:

  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WDJL (1000 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: JAMES K. SHARP DBA 5TH AVE BROADCASTING)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WEUP (1600 AM; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATTS, SR. & VIRGINIA CAPLES)
  • WEUV (1700 AM; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATTS, SR & VIRGINIA CAPLES)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WZCT (1330 AM; 5 kW; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: BONNER AND CARLILE ENTERPRISES)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Paint Rock:

  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WXQW (94.1 FM; MERIDIANVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W293AH (106.5 FM; NORMAL, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W298AF (107.5 FM; HADEN, AL; Owner: HADEN RADIO COMPANY)
  • WLRH (89.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W249BB (97.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W275AA (102.9 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ARCHIE C. BOBO, PERSONAL REP. OF DORSEY E. NEWMAN ESTATE)
  • W300AH (107.9 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PORTER L. BATTS)
  • W202BV (88.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WRTT-FM (95.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)
  • W222AK (92.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PRESS W. PARHAM)
  • WZYP (104.3 FM; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WYFD (91.7 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W278AA (103.5 FM; MADISON, AL; Owner: TENNESSEE VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WDRM (102.1 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUSX (93.3 FM; TULLAHOMA, TN; Owner: TENNNESSE VALLEY RADIO, INC)
  • WKEA-FM (98.3 FM; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: KEA RADIO, INC.)
  • WAFN-FM (92.7 FM; ARAB, AL; Owner: FUN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Paint Rock:

  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WAAY-TV (Channel 31; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF HUNTSVILLE LICENSE LLC)
  • WHNT-TV (Channel 19; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W67CO (Channel 67; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WHIQ (Channel 25; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)

Paint Rock fatal accident list:

Apr 26, 2006 10:29 AM, Us-Sr2, 9, Lat: 34.65917, Lon: -86.32852, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 3, 1986 05:45 PM, 72, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Feb 16, 1978 04:15 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • On Cr 216, .3 Mi. From Int. Of Cr 215 And Cr 216 Near Paint Rock, Al. (Lat: 34.701111 Lon: -86.266111), Type: 62.8, Overall height: 61.3 m
    Registrant: 4045291493, , 99 SPRING SR. SW, C & S DEPT.

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • N Of Woodville Off Of Cr 63 Near (Lat: 34.701194 Lon: -86.266139), Overall height: 62.8 m, Call Sign: WKZ80, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 6656.25 MHz, 6585.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/10/2008, Expiration Date: 07/06/2018
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St. Ne - Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 529-1493, Fax: (404) 527-2914, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: K4OPE
    Grant Date: 02/20/1998, Expiration Date: 02/20/2008, Cancellation Date: 02/23/2010
    Registrant: Billy J Webb, 3378 Hwy 72 E, Paint Rock, AL 35764
  • Call Sign: W4SU, Previous Call Sign: WA4EXA, Licensee ID: L00413977
    Grant Date: 08/22/2006, Expiration Date: 11/04/2016
    Registrant: Jerry G Carter, 1892 County Rd 10, Paint Rock, AL 35764
  • Call Sign: WB4VIS
    Grant Date: 10/17/1997, Expiration Date: 10/17/2007, Cancellation Date: 10/20/2009
    Registrant: Tommy W Manning, Paint Rock, AL 35764
  • Call Sign: KK4OEG, Licensee ID: L01763706
    Grant Date: 02/04/2013, Expiration Date: 02/04/2023, Certifier: William M Metchnik
    Registrant: William M Metchnik, 29 Williamson St, Paint Rock, AL 35764

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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