Princeton, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 2,374.
Males: 1,205  (50.8%)
Females: 1,169  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

35.1 years
Alabama median age:

35.8 years

Zip code: 35745

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,338 (it was $33,328 in 2000)
Princeton:

$42,338
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,533 (it was $13,755 in 2000)

Princeton CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $91,794 (it was $51,000 in 2000)
Princeton:

$91,794
AL:

$141,300
March 2019 cost of living index in Princeton: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Princeton, AL (2000)
    • 2,32695.7%White alone
    • 331.4%American Indian alone
    • 351.4%Hispanic
    • 301.2%Two or more races
    • 30.1%Black alone
    • 30.1%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Princeton, Alabama as of September 19, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Princeton is 791 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 640 feet

Land area: 213.9 square miles.

Population density: 11 people per square mile   (very low).

Princeton, Alabama map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Princeton CCD:

0.4% ($199)
Alabama:

0.4% ($289)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntsville, AL (25.2 miles , pop. 158,216).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (94.5 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (488.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Skyline, AL (2.5 miles ),
Hytop, AL (2.6 miles ),
Pleasant Groves, AL (3.0 miles ),
New Market, AL (3.7 miles ),
Huntland, TN (3.7 miles ),
Gurley, AL (3.9 miles ),
Paint Rock, AL (4.0 miles),
Hollywood, AL (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 34.87 N, Longitude: 86.20 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Distribution of median household income in Princeton, AL in 2017
Princeton satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
Alabama:

3.8%
Most common industries in Princeton, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.1%)
  • Health care (6.1%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.9%)
  • Truck transportation (6.4%)
  • Chemicals (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (11.4%)
  • Health care (10.9%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Princeton, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.3%)
  • Carpenters (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.7%)
  • Cashiers (8.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)

Average climate in Princeton, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Princeton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 121% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.6 miles away from the Princeton place center killed one person and injured 55 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.7 miles away from the place center killed 28 people and injured 267 people.

Earthquake activity:

Princeton-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 41.3 miles away from Princeton 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 118.0 miles away from the city 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 265.0 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 141.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 123.1 miles away from Princeton center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 262.5 miles away from Princeton 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 (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Winds: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Princeton:

  • Alabama A & M University (about 22 miles; Normal, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,524)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 28 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,006)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 28 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)
  • Motlow State Community College (about 35 miles; Tullahoma, TN; FT enrollment: 2,915)
  • Athens State University (about 44 miles; Athens, AL; FT enrollment: 2,771)
  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 46 miles; Tanner, AL; FT enrollment: 7,911)
  • Snead State Community College (about 47 miles; Boaz, AL; FT enrollment: 2,023)

Public high school in Princeton:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Princeton: Clear Creek Hunting Club (A), Valley Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 (B), Skyline Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (C), Valley Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (D), Valley Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (E), Skyline Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Princeton include: Mount Nebo Baptist Church (A), Princeton Church (B), Skyline Church (C), Beech Grove Church (D), Trenton Church (E), Garth Church (F), Central Church (G), Bostick Hill Church (H), Mount Zion Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Collins Cemetery (1), Crawford Cemetery (2), Crowell Cemetery (3), Miller Cemetery (4), Culver Cemetery (5), Old Bostick Hill Cemetery (6), Davis Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Indian Grave Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Poplar Spring Creek (A), Pole Branch (B), Pigeon Creek (C), Neely Branch (D), Larkin Spring Branch (E), Lick Fork (F), Lick Branch (G), Guess Creek (H), Hurricane Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Curly Putman - Songwriter.

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

2.5 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.1%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.2%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

11.1%
Whole state:

16.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.7%
Whole state:

7.3%
44 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
129 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children in 2000
15 people in other group homes in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Princeton:

Marital status in Princeton, AL
  • Never married: 20.8%
  • Now married: 64.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

For population 25 years and over in Princeton:

  • High school or higher: 68.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.3
Alabama average:

13.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Princeton, AL (based on Jackson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant24,116118
Mainline Protestant2,11618
Catholic1,5151
Black Protestant8456
Other3302
None24,305-
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: 16
Jackson County:

3.02 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Jackson County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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.
Alabama:

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

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

11.6%
State:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

30.8%
State:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.0%
State:

13.5%

4.62% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,800 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
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 DeKalb County, AL  1.07% ($28,133 average AGI)
from Madison County, AL  0.57% ($60,911)
from Marshall County, AL  0.45% ($36,788)


4.45% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,028 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.45%
Alabama average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to DeKalb County, AL  0.99% ($26,230 average AGI)
to Madison County, AL  0.62% ($41,818)
to Marion County, TN  0.33% ($35,086)

Strongest AM radio stations in Princeton:

  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WZCT (1330 AM; 5 kW; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: BONNER AND CARLILE ENTERPRISES)
  • WDJL (1000 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: JAMES K. SHARP DBA 5TH AVE BROADCASTING)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • WQRX (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VALLEY HEAD, AL; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WZYX (1440 AM; 5 kW; COWAN, TN; Owner: TIMS FORD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Princeton:

  • WUSX (93.3 FM; TULLAHOMA, TN; Owner: TENNNESSE VALLEY RADIO, INC)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • W298AF (107.5 FM; HADEN, AL; Owner: HADEN RADIO COMPANY)
  • W222AK (92.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PRESS W. PARHAM)
  • WRTT-FM (95.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WZYP (104.3 FM; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLRH (89.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W278AA (103.5 FM; MADISON, AL; Owner: TENNESSEE VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WYFD (91.7 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKEA-FM (98.3 FM; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: KEA RADIO, INC.)
  • WDRM (102.1 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Princeton:

  • 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)
  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • W67CO (Channel 67; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WHIQ (Channel 25; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KV4Z, Licensee ID: L00896351, Grant Date: 06/17/2014, Expiration Date: 08/23/2024, Registrant: Paul A Thompson, Princeton, AL 35766
  • Call Sign: KJ4TUI, Licensee ID: L01559138, Grant Date: 04/05/2010, Expiration Date: 04/05/2020, Certifier: Richard K Smith, Registrant: Richard K Smith, 465 County Road 303, Princeton, AL 35766
  • Call Sign: KK4WBZ, Licensee ID: L01832194, Grant Date: 12/24/2013, Expiration Date: 12/24/2023, Cancellation Date: 01/17/2014, Certifier: Joseph R Absher, Registrant: Joseph R Absher, 6845 County Road 3, Princeton, AL 35766
  • Call Sign: KK4WLY, Licensee ID: L01835844, Grant Date: 01/15/2014, Expiration Date: 01/15/2024, Cancellation Date: 02/08/2014, Certifier: Whitney A Absher, Registrant: Whitney A Absher, 6845 Co Rd 3, Princeton, AL 35766
  • Call Sign: WA7JRA, Previous Call Sign: KK4WBZ, Licensee ID: L01832194, Grant Date: 01/17/2014, Expiration Date: 01/17/2024, Certifier: Joseph R Absher, Registrant: Joseph R Absher, 6845 County Road 3, Princeton, AL 35766
  • Call Sign: WA9JRA, Previous Call Sign: KK4WLY, Licensee ID: L01835844, Grant Date: 02/08/2014, Expiration Date: 02/08/2024, Certifier: Whitney A Absher, Registrant: Whitney A Absher, 6845 Co Rd 3, Princeton, AL 35766

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Princeton, AL
  • 47.3%Electricity
  • 40.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.0%Wood
  • 2.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Princeton, AL
  • 66.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.5%Electricity
  • 12.5%Wood
  • 3.3%Utility gas


Princeton compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Princeton on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children (population 1,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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