Penton, Alabama

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Population in 2010: 201.
Males: 128  (64.2%)
Females: 73  (35.8%)
Median resident age:

61.1 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,669
Penton:

$38,669
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,645

Penton CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $92,417
Penton:

$92,417
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $120,686; detached houses: $118,785

Median gross rent in 2017: $437.

March 2019 cost of living index in Penton: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.8%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Penton, AL (2010)
    • 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

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Ancestries: English (16.9%), American (14.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 807 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $388 (0.3%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Penton, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Penton, AL in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Alabama:

3.8%

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 the city 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 Penton 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Penton:

Marital status in Penton, AL
  • Never married: 5.5%
  • Now married: 31.4%
  • Separated: 11.0%
  • Widowed: 50.3%
  • Divorced: 1.7%

For population 25 years and over in Penton:

  • High school or higher: 53.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.4
Alabama average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Penton, AL (based on Chambers County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

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

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%
State:

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

7.0%
Alabama:

13.5%

6.85% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,457 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
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 Lee County, AL  2.21% ($34,247 average AGI)
from Troup County, GA  1.10% ($26,832)
from Randolph County, AL  0.39% ($28,370)

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)

Penton fatal accident list:

Nov 1, 2002 07:00 AM, Sr-77, Lat: 32.992822, Lon: -85.459738, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
Nov 7, 1998 05:27 PM, Sr-77, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 154ft / 47.0mTotal length
  • $14,999,000Total costs
  • 6,447Total average daily traffic
  • 559Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,678Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Penton, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51920-1929
  • 31940-1949
  • 21960-1969
  • 71980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Penton, AL
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Penton, AL
  • 71.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.1%Electricity
  • 14.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Penton, AL
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


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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