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Population in 2012: 955 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.1%
 

Males: 521  (54.6%)
Females: 434  (45.4%)

Median resident age:  40.9 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 35971.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,634 (it was $22,857 in 2000)
Powell:

$43,634
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,820

Powell town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $88,884 (it was $51,500 in 2000)
Powell:

$88,884
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $97,051; Detached houses: $110,812; Mobile homes: $48,380

Median gross rent in 2012: $398.

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  • White alone - 858 (89.8%)
  • Hispanic - 41 (4.3%)
  • Two or more races - 23 (2.4%)
  • Black alone - 22 (2.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (1.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Powell: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: English (13.5%), United States (10.9%), German (10.2%), Irish (9.0%), Dutch (2.0%), Scottish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1139 feet

Land area: 4.95 square miles.

Population density: 193 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Powell:

  • High school or higher: 61.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Powell town:

  • Never married: 32.4%
  • Now married: 44.1%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 19.0%

20 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.8%
Alabama:  2.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $272 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntsville, AL (41.8 miles , pop. 158,216).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (87.4 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (514.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Rainsville, AL (2.0 miles ), Shiloh, AL (2.2 miles ), Dutton, AL (2.3 miles ), Sylvania, AL (2.4 miles ), Fyffe, AL (2.5 miles ), Section, AL (2.5 miles ), Pine Ridge, AL (3.0 miles ), Langston, AL (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 34.53 N, Longitude: 85.89 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

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Crime rates in Powell by Year
Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 00011011
per 100,000 0.00.00.0102.6101.70.0104.2103.8
Burglaries 02241978
per 100,000 0.0206.6204.9410.3101.7898.2729.2830.7
Thefts 0111161041118
per 100,000 0.0103.31127.01641.01017.3399.21145.81869.2
Auto thefts 10010013
per 100,000 104.20.00.0102.60.00.0104.2311.5
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0N/A
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0.0N/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 286.3) 8.719.461.9128.170.982.1131.2185.9

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Crime rate in Powell detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.08
Alabama average:

2.28
Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +171 (+22.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (28%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (23%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Powell-area historical tornado activity is above Alabama state average. It is 238% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/19/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.3 miles away from the Powell town center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 2/6/2008, a category F4 tornado 9.9 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 12 people.

Earthquake activity:

Powell-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 79% 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 15.4 miles away from the city 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 24.3 miles away from Powell center
On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 71.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/21/2001 at 23:35:35, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 34.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/5/1994 at 22:21:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.4 miles away from Powell center
On 3/18/1995 at 22:06:21, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 10.6 mi) earthquake occurred 82.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in DeKalb County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 15, Floods: 14, Tornadoes: 11, Winds: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Powell:

  • DEKALB REGIONAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; FORT PAYNE, AL)
  • AMERICA'S BEST CARE PLUS, INC (Hospital, about 11 miles away; RAINSVILLE, AL)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF FORT PAYNE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; FORT PAYNE, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Powell:

  • Gadsden State Community College (about 38 miles; Gadsden, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,222)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 43 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,473)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 45 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 5,084)
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College (about 47 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Georgia Highlands College (about 47 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 3,194)
  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (about 49 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 8,652)
  • Jacksonville State University (about 50 miles; Jacksonville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,251)

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

Churches in Powell include: Straight Creek Church (A), New Bethel Church (B), Bailey Chapel (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 
DeKalb County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.4. This is about average.
City:

31.4
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.61
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.6%
(28.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 72.2% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.5%
Whole state:  67.8%

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

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Powell, AL

130 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
179 people in other group homes in 2000

Powell compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Powell travel time to work - commute


Powell mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (74%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Powell town (based on DeKalb County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.98%
Here60.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchDuck River and Kindred Baptists AssociationsChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of Christ
Adherents68.4%10.7%8.6%5.7%1.5%
Congregations42.6%17.9%11.3%9.2%5.1%
NameCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchProgressive Primitive BaptistsChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents0.7%0.7%0.6%0.6%2.5%
Congregations0.5%1.0%1.0%2.6%8.7%
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: 12
DeKalb County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
DeKalb County:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
DeKalb County:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 38
Here:

5.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.1%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
DeKalb County:

31.7%
Alabama:

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

20.7%
State:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$2,440$29,2800$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$354
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 5$4,584
Solid Waste Management 2$3,455$20,7300$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$846
Totals for Government 3$5,895$23,5807$5,784


5.25% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,130 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Alabama average:

6.81%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Marshall County, AL  0.90% ($21,706 average AGI)
from Jackson County, AL  0.76% ($26,632)
from Etowah County, AL  0.40% ($28,221)


5.24% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,343 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
Alabama average:

6.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Marshall County, AL  0.89% ($26,219 average AGI)
to Jackson County, AL  0.80% ($23,419)
to Etowah County, AL  0.42% ($27,022)

Strongest AM radio stations in Powell:

  • WVSM (1500 AM; daytime; 1 kW; RAINSVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN ADVERTISING CO., INC.)
  • WQRX (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VALLEY HEAD, AL; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WZOB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FORT PAYNE, AL; Owner: CENTRAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZCT (1330 AM; 5 kW; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: BONNER AND CARLILE ENTERPRISES)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Powell:

  • WKEA-FM (98.3 FM; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: KEA RADIO, INC.)
  • WRHY (105.9 FM; CENTRE, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WMXN-FM (101.7 FM; STEVENSON, AL; Owner: KEA RADIO, INC.)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WXQW (94.1 FM; MERIDIANVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W293AH (106.5 FM; NORMAL, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W298AF (107.5 FM; HADEN, AL; Owner: HADEN RADIO COMPANY)
  • W257AZ (99.3 FM; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)
  • WMXF-FM (97.3 FM; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLRH (89.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)

TV broadcast stations around Powell:

  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • 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)
  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 13
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Powell


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Powell on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Apparel"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Apparel"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Book stores and news dealers"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2005 to 2006"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Motor vehicle and parts dealers"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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