Rainsville, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 5,038 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +12.0%
 
Males: 2,322  (46.1%)
Females: 2,716  (53.9%)
Median resident age:

41.9 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 35986.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,325 (it was $29,505 in 2000)
Rainsville:

$38,325
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,075 (it was $14,806 in 2000)

Rainsville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $129,522 (it was $69,100 in 2000)
Rainsville:

$129,522
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $143,616; detached houses: $145,621; mobile homes: $55,374

Median gross rent in 2017: $531.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rainsville: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.8%
(26.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 68.1% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Rainsville, AL (2010)
    • 4,62893.5%White alone
    • 1883.8%Hispanic
    • 621.3%Two or more races
    • 460.9%American Indian alone
    • 90.2%Black alone
    • 110.2%Asian alone
    • 40.08%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Rainsville, Alabama as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rainsville is 334 to 1.


Crime rates in Rainsville by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(84.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(40.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.1)
1
(20.1)
1
(20.0)
1
(19.9)
3
(59.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(84.1)
12
(243.8)
11
(222.2)
6
(118.9)
2
(38.9)
6
(120.7)
13
(260.7)
14
(280.6)
12
(238.6)
7
(139.3)
8
(158.5)
12
(238.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
22
(462.5)
20
(406.3)
17
(343.4)
13
(257.6)
7
(136.2)
19
(382.1)
19
(381.0)
19
(380.8)
16
(318.1)
46
(915.2)
29
(574.6)
31
(616.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
103
(2,165)
117
(2,377)
107
(2,162)
71
(1,407)
91
(1,770)
93
(1,870)
84
(1,684)
101
(2,024)
99
(1,968)
107
(2,129)
87
(1,724)
60
(1,194)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(126.1)
5
(101.6)
7
(141.4)
3
(59.5)
10
(194.5)
5
(100.6)
4
(80.2)
10
(200.4)
21
(417.5)
14
(278.6)
7
(138.7)
12
(238.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)213.2180.4198.6102.9103.7149.8174.7195.8198.0247.1152.0173.7

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City-data.com crime index in Rainsville, AL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 12 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (38.6%), German (4.8%), Irish (4.8%), English (3.0%), British (2.4%), European (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1300 feet

Land area: 19.9 square miles.

Population density: 254 people per square mile   (very low).

Rainsville, Alabama map

142 residents are foreign born (2.8% Latin America).

This city:

2.8%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $461 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $441 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntsville, AL (45.4 miles , pop. 158,216).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (86.9 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (517.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Shiloh, AL (1.6 miles ),
Powell, AL (2.0 miles ),
Fyffe, AL (2.2 miles ),
Pine Ridge, AL (2.2 miles ),
Sylvania, AL (2.3 miles ),
Fort Payne, AL (2.9 miles ),
Dutton, AL (3.0 miles ),
Lakeview, AL (3.2 miles)

Latitude: 34.49 N, Longitude: 85.85 W

Area code: 256

Distribution of median household income in Rainsville, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rainsville, AL in 2017
Rainsville satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $83,900
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $95,700
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2005: 23 buildings, average cost: $99,800
  • 2006: 22 buildings, average cost: $99,800
  • 2007: 30 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $177,100
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $179,400
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $181,600
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $192,600
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $212,800
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $198,700
  • 2016: 6 buildings, average cost: $204,200
  • 2017: 16 buildings, average cost: $195,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Rainsville, AL residents
Average permit cost in Rainsville, AL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Alabama:

3.8%
Historical population in Rainsville, AL
Historical housing units in Rainsville, AL

Population change in the 1990s: +458 (+11.3%).
Most common industries in Rainsville, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Apparel (12.8%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.0%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
  • Truck transportation (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (12.1%)
  • Construction (10.2%)
  • Truck transportation (7.6%)
  • Apparel (7.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.3%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
  • Food (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Apparel (18.4%)
  • Health care (17.2%)
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Rainsville, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (19.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.1%)
  • Registered nurses (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.7%)

Average climate in Rainsville, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Rainsville, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 53.1. This is better than average.

City:

53.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 22.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.1
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Rainsville-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 127% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/19/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.6 miles away from the Rainsville city center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 2/6/2008, a category F4 tornado 12.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 12 people.

Earthquake activity:

Rainsville-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 12.3 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 110.4 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 139.7 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 196.8 miles away from Rainsville 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 296.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 126.1 miles away from Rainsville 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 DeKalb County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 18, Floods: 16, Tornadoes: 14, Winds: 8, Hurricanes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rainsville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Rainsville:

  • AMERICA'S BEST CARE PLUS, INC (266 INDUSTRIAL DRIVE PO BOX 1486)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Rainsville:

  • DEKALB REGIONAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; FORT PAYNE, AL)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF FORT PAYNE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; FORT PAYNE, AL)
  • CROWNE HEALTH CARE OF FT PAYNE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; FORT PAYNE, AL)
  • JACKSON COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; SCOTTSBORO, AL)
  • COLLINSVILLE HEALTHCARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; COLLINSVILLE, AL)
  • FMC SCOTTSBORO (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; SCOTTSBORO, AL)

College/University in Rainsville:

  • Northeast Alabama Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,409; Location: 138 Highway 35; Public; Website: www.nacc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Rainsville:

  • Snead State Community College (about 28 miles; Boaz, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • Gadsden State Community College (about 36 miles; Gadsden, AL; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • Berry College (about 41 miles; Mount Berry, GA; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College (about 43 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,629)
  • Georgia Highlands College (about 43 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,071)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 46 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,524)
  • Jacksonville State University (about 47 miles; Jacksonville, AL; FT enrollment: 7,566)

Public high schools in Rainsville:

  • PLAINVIEW SCH (Students: 1, Location: 76 CHAVIES RD, Grades: KG-12)
  • DEKALB ANNEX SCH (Location: 409 E MAIN ST, Grades: KG-12)
  • DEKALB VOC SCH (Location: 409 MAIN ST E, Grades: 10-12)

Private high school in Rainsville:

  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 367, Location: 1600 MCCURDY AVE N, Grades: PK-9)
See full list of schools located in Rainsville

Library in Rainsville:

  • RAINSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $196,292; Location: 941 EAST MAIN STREET; 47,546 books; 2,134 audio materials; 1,052 video materials; 72 local licensed databases; 81 state licensed databases; 20 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Rainsville: Rainsville Civic Center (A), Rainsville Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rainsville include: Town Creek Church (A), Mountain View Church (B), Broadway Church (C), Rainsville Church (D), Robertson Chapel United Methodist Church (E), Brown Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Branch (A), Ivy Creek (B). Display/hide their locations 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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rainsville and their reported violations in the past:

SECTION-DUTTON WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 32,700, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-27-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2011)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

67.7%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.9%
Whole state:

4.7%


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

Banks with branches in Rainsville (2011 data):

  • First Southern State Bank: Rainsville Branch at 403 Main Street West, branch established on 1994/10/31. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $331.3 mil, Deposits: $285.1 mil, headquarters in Stevenson, AL, positive income, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancshares Of Stevenson, Inc.
  • First Bank of the South: First Bank Of The South at 246 Main Street, branch established on 1983/02/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $83.4 mil, Deposits: $75.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First Rainsville Bancshares, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Regions Bank: Rainsville Branch at 76 West Main Street, branch established on 1964/08/29. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • First Federal Bank: Main Street West Branch at 960 Main Street, West, branch established on 1965/05/03. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $94.5 mil, Deposits: $87.2 mil, headquarters in Fort Payne, AL, positive income, 3 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Rainsville:

Marital status in Rainsville, AL
  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

For population 25 years and over in Rainsville:

  • High school or higher: 79.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Rainsville
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rainsville, AL (based on DeKalb County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant32,536144
Mainline Protestant3,92536
Catholic2,6571
Other2522
Black Protestant-1
None31,739-
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: 12
This 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.
Alabama:

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:
DeKalb County:

11.1%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
DeKalb County:

31.7%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
DeKalb County:

20.7%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Rainsville:

47.7%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.8%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

26.3%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.0%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Rainsville:

36.3%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

53.7%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.7%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rainsville, 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
Police Protection - Officers 15$29,807$23,8460$0
Streets and Highways 7$10,560$18,1030$0
Police - Other 5$9,412$22,5890$0
Sewerage 4$8,639$25,9171$1,041
Firefighters 4$8,338$25,0142$1,719
Other Government Administration 4$7,958$23,8740$0
Parks and Recreation 3$4,547$18,1880$0
Solid Waste Management 3$5,002$20,0080$0
Local Libraries 3$4,093$16,3723$4,065
Judicial and Legal 1$2,443$29,3160$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$922
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 49$90,799$22,2367$7,747

Rainsville government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $2,341,000 ($464.67)
    General - Other: $380,000 ($75.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $127,000 ($25.21)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $127,000 ($25.21)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $380,000 ($75.43)

Rainsville government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $886,000 ($175.86)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $127,000 ($25.21)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $63,000 ($12.50)
    Interest Earnings: $63,000 ($12.50)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,581,000 ($313.82)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $569,000 ($112.94)
    Public Utilities Sales: $316,000 ($62.72)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $190,000 ($37.71)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $63,000 ($12.50)

Rainsville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,122,000 ($2009.13)

5.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,546 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
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 Marshall County, AL  0.99% ($28,534 average AGI)
to Jackson County, AL  0.85% ($28,133)
to Etowah County, AL  0.37% ($32,651)
Businesses in Rainsville, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1Rite Aid1
Burger King1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1U-Haul2
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
Lane Furniture1

Strongest AM radio stations in Rainsville:

  • WVSM (1500 AM; daytime; 1 kW; RAINSVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN ADVERTISING CO., INC.)
  • WZOB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FORT PAYNE, AL; Owner: CENTRAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WQRX (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VALLEY HEAD, AL; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WZCT (1330 AM; 5 kW; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: BONNER AND CARLILE ENTERPRISES)
  • 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.)
  • WFPA (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT PAYNE, AL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rainsville:

  • 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)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WMXN-FM (101.7 FM; STEVENSON, AL; Owner: KEA RADIO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • W257AZ (99.3 FM; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WATG (95.7 FM; TRION, GA; Owner: TTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • W298AF (107.5 FM; HADEN, AL; Owner: HADEN RADIO COMPANY)
  • WMXF-FM (97.3 FM; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)
  • W215BA (90.9 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • 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)

TV broadcast stations around Rainsville:

  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • 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)
Rainsville fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Rainsville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 112ft / 33.7mTotal length
  • $14,858,000Total costs
  • 53,896Total average daily traffic
  • 3,537Total average daily truck traffic
  • 75,558Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rainsville, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rainsville, AL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Rainsville)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Jct Of Hwys 75 & 35 (Lat: 34.491194 Lon: -85.840806), Call Sign: KNCR574,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.820 MHz, Grant Date: 10/14/2011, Expiration Date: 12/29/2021, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:
  • Northeast Alabama Community College Hwy 35 Jackson Dekalb County Line (Lat: 34.586194 Lon: -86.209694), Call Sign: KVV694,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.115 MHz, Grant Date: 03/28/2013, Expiration Date: 06/01/2023, Registrant: Scottsboro Comm., 815 W Willow St., Scottsboro, AL 35768, Phone: (256) 574-2198, Email:
  • Int 35 & 75 Hwys (Lat: 34.493972 Lon: -85.840806), Call Sign: KNCR601,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.010 MHz, 155.565 MHz, Grant Date: 12/24/2011, Expiration Date: 03/04/2022, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • Scottsboro Hwy (Lat: 34.496194 Lon: -85.841917), Type: Building, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: KFW995,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.175 MHz, 456.175 MHz, Grant Date: 09/14/2013, Expiration Date: 12/07/2023, Registrant: Mccord Communications, Inc., 1508 Noble Street, Anniston, AL 36201, Phone: (256) 241-4722, Fax: (256) 237-6631, Email:
  • Lat: 34.496528 Lon: -85.851583, Call Sign: WPWA767,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.212 MHz, 464.037 MHz, 464.237 MHz, 464.062 MHz, 464.262 MHz, 464.087 MHz, 464.287 MHz, 464.112 MHz, 464.312 MHz, 464.137 MHz... (+4 more), Grant Date: 09/30/2002, Expiration Date: 09/30/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/01/2012, Certifier: Stafford G Rastall, Registrant: Erc Parts Inc, 4001 Cobb International Blvd, Kennesaw, GA 30152, Phone: (800) 241-6880, Fax: (770) 951-1875, Email:
  • Lat: 34.509583 Lon: -85.846278, Call Sign: WQKL287,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.137 MHz, 457.137 MHz, 457.887 MHz, 457.062 MHz, 452.062 MHz, Grant Date: 07/01/2009, Expiration Date: 07/01/2019, Certifier: Billy Chamlee, Registrant: Communications & Electronics, Inc., 2310 Belle Arbor Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37406, Phone: (423) 698-3306, Fax: (423) 698-0446, Email:
  • Lat: 34.493611 Lon: -85.822222, Call Sign: WQPB677,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.387 MHz, 456.512 MHz, 456.537 MHz, 456.662 MHz, 457.162 MHz, 457.412 MHz, 457.687 MHz, 457.712 MHz, 457.837 MHz, 457.987 MHz, Grant Date: 03/29/2012, Expiration Date: 03/29/2022, Certifier: Thomas Wilson, Registrant: Communications & Electronics, Inc., 2310 Belle Arbor Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37406, Phone: (423) 698-3306, Fax: (423) 698-0446, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • Rainsville, 450 Main Street (Lat: 34.490750 Lon: -85.840889), Type: Mast, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: WPRT227,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, Grant Date: 12/28/2010, Expiration Date: 01/19/2021, Certifier: Michael P Goggin, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • Sanderson Site, Lat: 34.492917 Lon: -85.846306, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 42.6 m, Overall height: 43.7 m, Call Sign: WQID246,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 12/19/2017, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: James F Johnson, Registrant: Bennet & Bennet, Pllc, 6124 Macarthur Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20816, Phone: (202) 371-1500, Fax: (202) 371-1558, Email:
  • Sanderson Site, Lat: 34.492917 Lon: -85.846306, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 42.6 m, Overall height: 43.7 m, Call Sign: WQID246,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 12/19/2017, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: James F Johnson, Registrant: Bennet & Bennet, Pllc, 6124 Macarthur Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20816, Phone: (202) 371-1500, Fax: (202) 371-1558, Email:
  • Sanderson, Lat: 34.492917 Lon: -85.846306, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 42.6 m, Overall height: 43.7 m, Call Sign: WQID246,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 12/19/2017, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: James F Johnson, Registrant: Bennet & Bennet, Pllc, 6124 Macarthur Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20816, Phone: (202) 371-1500, Fax: (202) 371-1558, Email:
  • Rainsville, Parker Ave (Lat: 34.492917 Lon: -85.846333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WQIL589,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10955.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/06/2018, Expiration Date: 03/11/2028, Certifier: James F Johnson, Registrant: Womble Bond Dickinson (Us) LLP, 1200 Nineteenth St., Nw, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 857-4538, Fax: (202) 261-0038, Email:
  • RAINSVILLE, 180 Mccurdy Ave N (Lat: 34.495639 Lon: -85.845500), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WLM322, Licensee ID: L00005936,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11055.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/17/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 10/20/1999, Registrant: Farmers Telephone Cooperative, Inc., 180 Mccurdy Avenue North, Rainesville, AL 35986

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • On Hwy. 75 (Lat: 34.495639 Lon: -85.845500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: KNKM377,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.510 MHz, Grant Date: 08/05/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018, Cancellation Date: 08/18/2018, Registrant: Law Offices Of Hill & Welch, 1330 New Hampshire Ave., Nw, #113, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 775-0070

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rainsville)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T182T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 114TL , Serial Number: T18208220, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 09/25/2003, Certificate Issue Date: 08/14/2018
    Registrant (LLC): Southside Corp LLC, Po Box 327, Rainsville, AL 35986
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2025Z , Serial Number: 15059825, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 01/24/1963, Certificate Issue Date: 04/02/2007
    Registrant (Individual): William Tom Wilson, Po Box 1850, Rainsville, AL 35986
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8508B , Serial Number: 36208, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 09/25/1957, Certificate Issue Date: 12/29/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Matthew Craig Carroll, 326 Hicks Dr, Rainsville, AL 35986

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 27. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 48 took place in 2013, and the least - 0 in 2009. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Rainsville, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (47.6%), and Structure Fires (34.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Rainsville, AL
    • 16747.6%Outside Fires
    • 12234.8%Structure Fires
    • 4512.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 174.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rainsville, AL
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rainsville, AL
  • 68.0%Electricity
  • 17.5%Utility gas
  • 14.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rainsville, AL
  • 90.6%Electricity
  • 6.8%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Rainsville compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Rainsville on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: information (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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