Penton, Alabama

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Population in 2010: 201.
Males: 113  (56.5%)
Females: 88  (43.5%)
Median resident age:  53.1 years
Alabama median age:  38.7 years
Estimated median household income in 2015: $35,072
Penton:

$35,072
AL:

$44,765

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $21,664

Penton CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $86,337
Penton:

$86,337
AL:

$134,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $126,538; Detached houses: $125,550

Median gross rent in 2015: $425.

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  • Races in Penton, AL (2010)

    Penton races chart
    • 14069.7%White alone
    • 5024.9%Black alone
    • 94.5%Hispanic
    • 10.5%Other race alone
    • 10.5%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Penton: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (14.2%), American (5.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 807 feet

For population 25 years and over in Penton:

  • High school or higher: 51.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%

For population 15 years and over in Penton CDP:

  • Never married: 4.4%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 30.8%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbus, GA (47.0 miles , pop. 185,781).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (65.1 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (623.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: White Plains, AL (2.0 miles ), Milltown, AL (2.2 miles ), Five Points, AL (2.6 miles) , Abanda, AL (2.7 miles) , La Fayette, AL (2.9 miles ), Wadley, AL (3.2 miles ), Fredonia, AL (3.2 miles) , Daviston, AL (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 33.01 N, Longitude: 85.47 W

Penton household income distribution Penton home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (61%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Finance and insurance (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (61%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (22%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Management occupations (100%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Legal occupations (0%)

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

Tornado activity:

Penton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/1/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.1 miles away from the Penton place center killed 7 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/26/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Penton-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 82% 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 103.3 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 107.2 miles away from Penton 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 167.9 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 182.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 145.8 miles away from Penton 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 145.5 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 Chambers County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Penton:

  • LAFAYETTE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LAFAYETTE, AL)
  • FMC CHAMBERS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; LAFAYETTE, AL)
  • LAFAYETTE EXTENDED CARE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LAFAYETTE, AL)
  • ROANOKE HEALTH CARE CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ROANOKE, AL)
  • FAITH HOME CARE, INC (Hospital, about 12 miles away; ROANOKE, AL)
  • RANDOLPH COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; ROANOKE, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Penton:

  • Southern Union State Community College (about 11 miles; Wadley, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,120)
  • Auburn University (about 29 miles; Auburn University, AL; FT enrollment: 22,741)
  • Tuskegee University (about 43 miles; Tuskegee, AL; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • University of West Georgia (about 45 miles; Carrollton, GA; FT enrollment: 10,358)
  • Columbus Technical College (about 45 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 3,241)
  • Columbus State University (about 47 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 6,876)
  • West Georgia Technical College (about 51 miles; Waco, GA; FT enrollment: 4,768)

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Notable locations in Penton: Penton Raceway (A), Union Hill Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Penton: Penton Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Reservoir: Edge Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Chambers 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: 30.9%
(100.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  56.1%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  11.0%
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: 3.7% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.5
Alabama average:

11.8

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Penton CDP (based on Chambers County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,90362
Black Protestant5,78021
Mainline Protestant3,08033
Catholic2491
Other2392
None11,964-
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: 7
Chambers County:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Chambers County:

6.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

4.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

15.1%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Chambers County:

35.7%
Alabama:

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

7.0%
State:

13.5%

6.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,912 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
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 Lee County, AL  1.64% ($32,711 average AGI)
from Troup County, GA  1.16% ($23,978)
from Coweta County, GA  0.57% ($29,206)


6.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,249 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
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  1.81% ($30,061 average AGI)
to Troup County, GA  1.39% ($26,006)
to Randolph County, AL  0.31% ($28,108)

Strongest AM radio stations in Penton:

  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGSE (720 AM; daytime; 8 kW; HOGANSVILLE, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZZX (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LINEVILLE, AL; Owner: ROBERT A. PERRY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Penton:

  • WSTH-FM (106.1 FM; ALEXANDER CITY, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WELR-FM (102.3 FM; ROANOKE, AL; Owner: EAGLE'S NEST, INC.)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WMAX-FM (105.3 FM; BOWDON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALR-FM (104.1 FM; LA GRANGE, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZLM (97.3 FM; DADEVILLE, AL; Owner: GREAT SOUTH RFDC, LLC)
  • WVFJ-FM (93.3 FM; MANCHESTER, GA; Owner: PROVIDENT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMXA (96.7 FM; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WASZ (95.5 FM; ASHLAND, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCGQ (107.3 FM; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: ABG GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WCJM-FM (100.9 FM; WEST POINT, GA; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WKKR (97.7 FM; AUBURN, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WELL-FM (88.7 FM; DADEVILLE, AL; Owner: TIGER COMMUNICATIONS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WQNR (99.9 FM; TALLASSEE, AL; Owner: TIGER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W212AP (90.3 FM; NOTASULGA, ETC., AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Penton:

  • WSWS-TV (Channel 66; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF OPELIKA)
  • W04DB (Channel 4; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: VVILPTV, INC.)
  • WJSP-TV (Channel 28; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • $1,178,000Total costs
  • 175Total average daily traffic
  • 14Total average daily truck traffic
  • 225Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

Penton compared to Alabama state average:

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