Providence, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 215 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -30.9%
Males: 116  (54.1%)
Females: 99  (45.9%)
Median resident age:  53.0 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 36742.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $42,817 (it was $33,542 in 2000)
Providence:

$42,817
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $29,755 (it was $19,382 in 2000)

Providence town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $103,904 (it was $60,000 in 2000)
Providence:

$103,904
AL:

$136,200

Median gross rent in 2016: $618.

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  • Races in Providence, AL (2010)

    Providence races chart
    • 18080.7%White alone
    • 2913.0%Black alone
    • 73.1%Hispanic
    • 41.8%Two or more races
    • 31.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Providence: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (16.8%), English (5.8%), German (5.1%), European (3.6%), Italian (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.77 square miles.

Population density: 122 people per square mile   (very low).

Providence, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Providence:

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.5%
  • Unemployed: 11.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Providence town:

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 57.9%
  • Separated: 5.0%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.7%
Alabama:

3.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Providence town:  0.3% ($199)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)

Providence satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (61.0 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (87.6 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (484.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Linden, AL (1.8 miles ), Dayton, AL (2.8 miles) , Thomaston, AL (3.2 miles ), Demopolis, AL (3.4 miles ), Myrtlewood, AL (3.5 miles) , Faunsdale, AL (3.6 miles) , Prairie Eden-Newbern, AL (3.9 miles ), Uniontown, AL (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 32.35 N, Longitude: 87.78 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

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

7.2%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +10 (+3.3%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (22%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Wholesale trade (19%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Educational services (30%)
  • Other services, except public administration (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (40%)
  • Material moving occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Legal occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (38%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (32%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Providence, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Providence-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 37% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.6 miles away from the Providence town center killed 7 people and injured 199 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 tornado 26.7 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Providence-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.9 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 79.1 miles away from Providence 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 22.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 94.8 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 193.4 miles away from Providence center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 270.3 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 Marengo County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 4, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Providence topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Providence:

  • WOODHAVEN MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; DEMOPOLIS, AL)
  • DEMOPOLIS DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; DEMOPOLIS, AL)
  • MARENGO NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LINDEN, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Providence:

  • University of West Alabama (about 30 miles; Livingston, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,394)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 53 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 5,180)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 55 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • Meridian Community College (about 56 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,750)
  • The University of Alabama (about 62 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)
  • University of Montevallo (about 75 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • East Central Community College (about 79 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,380)

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Notable location: Marengo County Fire and Rescue Squad Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Providence: Bible Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Marengo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 63.6. This is about average.

City:

63.6
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 29.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 22.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 12.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.1%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.7%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.9%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.8
Alabama average:

12.0

Providence travel time to work - commute Providence mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Providence town (based on Marengo County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,67150
Black Protestant3,05714
Mainline Protestant1,90620
Catholic3861
Other2243
None4,783-
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: 6
Marengo County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Marengo County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Marengo County:

8.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.6%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Marengo County:

37.0%
Alabama:

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

9.7%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Providence:

49.0%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.1%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Providence:

29.8
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

16.7%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

15.7%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Providence:

6.5
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.1%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Providence:

55.7%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Providence:

84.8%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Providence, AL Residents
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 2$424
Totals for Government 0$0 2$424

4.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,871 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.56%
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 Jefferson County, AL  0.36% ($17,440 average AGI)
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.33% ($21,087)
from Hale County, AL  0.32% ($25,727)


5.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,313 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
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 Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.81% ($26,579 average AGI)
to Clarke County, AL  0.37% ($35,423)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.33% ($32,522)

Strongest AM radio stations in Providence:

  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYLS (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXAL (1400 AM; 1 kW; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ROSS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WJUS (1310 AM; 5 kW; MARION, AL; Owner: GRACE BAPTIST TEMPLE CHURCH)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WALT (910 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Providence:

  • WINL (98.5 FM; LINDEN, AL; Owner: WEST ALABAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZNJ (106.5 FM; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ROSS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNPT-FM (102.9 FM; LINDEN, AL; Owner: BECKHAM PALMER III AS RECEIVER)
  • WMBV (91.9 FM; DIXONS MILLS, AL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WKXK (96.7 FM; PINE HILL, AL; Owner: AUTAUGAVILLE RADIO, INC.)
  • WJDQ (101.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVFG (107.5 FM; UNIONTOWN, AL; Owner: CHARLES E. JONES, JR.)
  • WSLY (104.9 FM; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFZ (105.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: IMANI COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Providence:

  • WIIQ (Channel 41; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WJMY-CA (Channel 28; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: TTI, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • $726,000Total costs
  • 380Total average daily traffic
  • 19Total average daily truck traffic
  • 560Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • William T Godfrey,, 5.3 Miles Wnw (286) (Lat: 32.362639 Lon: -87.875139), Type: 304.5, Overall height: 289 m, Registrant: 8002395233, , 2112 11TH AVE S STE 400
  • William T Godfrey,, 5.3 Miles Wnw (286) (Lat: 32.362639 Lon: -87.875139), Type: 304.5, Overall height: 289 m, Registrant: 8002395233, , 2112 11TH AVE S STE 400

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 5.3 Miles Wnw (286) (Lat: 32.362639 Lon: -87.875139), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 289 m, Overall height: 304.5 m, Call Sign: KIB509
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.920 MHz, 155.010 MHz, 155.370 MHz, 155.445 MHz, 155.475 MHz, 155.505 MHz, 158.790 MHz, 154.920 MHz, 155.445 MHz, 155.505 MHzGrant Date: 01/29/2015, Expiration Date: 02/05/2025Registrant: Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, 1038 Coliseum Boulevard, Montgomery, AL 36109, Phone: (334) 242-4139, Fax: (334) 277-8098, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • DEMOPOLIS, 5.3 Miles Wnw (286) (Lat: 32.362639 Lon: -87.875139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 289 m, Overall height: 304.5 m, Call Sign: WPNG405
    Assigned Frequencies: 6875.00 MHzGrant Date: 08/03/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2021Registrant: Kessler And Gehman Associates, Inc., 507 Nw 60th Street, Suite C, Gainesville, FL 32607-2702, Phone: (352) 332-3157, Fax: (352) 332-6392, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Utility gas (5%)

Providence compared to Alabama state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
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