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Population in 2012: 4,978 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.6%
 

Males: 2,353  (47.3%)
Females: 2,625  (52.7%)

Median resident age:  41.2 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 35986.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,165 (it was $29,505 in 2000)
Rainsville:

$40,165
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,623

Rainsville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $115,114 (it was $69,100 in 2000)
Rainsville:

$115,114
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $125,329; Detached houses: $129,097; Mobile homes: $42,966

Median gross rent in 2012: $493.

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Rainsville races chart
  • White alone - 4,628 (93.5%)
  • Hispanic - 188 (3.8%)
  • Two or more races - 62 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 46 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 9 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.08%)

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


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

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Ancestries: United States (16.8%), English (10.1%), Irish (9.3%), German (5.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%), Scottish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1300 feet

Land area: 19.9 square miles.

Population density: 251 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Rainsville:

  • High school or higher: 80.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rainsville city:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 60.3%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

275 residents are foreign born

This city:  5.5%
Alabama:  2.9%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Rainsville, Alabama as of September 01, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Rainsville to the number of sex offenders is 311 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $363 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $491 (0.4%)

Rainsville satellite photo by USGS

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) .

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 34.49 N, Longitude: 85.85 W

Area code: 256

Rainsville household income distribution Rainsville home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Rainsville by Year
Type 2001 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 04020011
per 100,000 0.084.10.040.40.00.020.120.1
Robberies 00000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.020.1
Assaults 04121162613
per 100,000 0.084.1243.8222.2118.938.9120.7260.7
Burglaries 72220171371919
per 100,000 155.0462.5406.3343.4257.6136.2382.1381.0
Thefts 3610311710771919384
per 100,000 797.22165.22376.62161.61407.11770.11870.51684.4
Auto thefts 165731054
per 100,000 22.1126.1101.6141.459.5194.5100.680.2
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 = 288.6) 46.3221.9187.8206.7107.1107.9156.0181.8

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 16 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.41
Alabama average:

2.28

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Rainsville, Alabama accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +458 (+11.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Utilities (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (19%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Rainsville-area historical tornado activity is above Alabama state average. It is 236% 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 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 28.3 miles away from Rainsville center
On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 70.7 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 38.1 miles away from Rainsville center
On 3/18/1995 at 22:06:21, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 10.6 mi) earthquake occurred 83.1 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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Hospital/medical center in Rainsville:

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

Other hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Rainsville, AL

College/University in Rainsville:

  • Northeast Alabama Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,966; Location: 138 Highway 35; Public; Website: www.nacc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rainsville:

  • Gadsden State Community College (about 36 miles; Gadsden, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,222)
  • Georgia Highlands College (about 43 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 3,194)
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College (about 43 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 47 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,473)
  • Jacksonville State University (about 47 miles; Jacksonville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,251)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 49 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 5,084)
  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (about 50 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 8,652)

Public high school in Rainsville:

Private elementary/middle school in Rainsville:

  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 208; Location: 1600 MCCURDY AVE N; Grades: PK - 5)
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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)

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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
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM10 PM2.5 Ozone 

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 (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.61
U.S.:

9.59

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

SECTION-DUTTON WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 28800, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2001 and DEC-2001, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-03-2002), St Public Notif received (APR-19-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUN-14-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-07-1998), St Public Notif received (FEB-19-1999)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.2%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 92.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rainsville, AL

Rainsville compared to Alabama state average:

Rainsville, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rainsville travel time to work - commute


Rainsville mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (78%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Utility gas (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Rainsville city (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 3$6,201$24,8040$0
Judicial and Legal 1$1,904$22,8480$0
Police Protection - Officers 11$23,226$25,3370$0
Police - Other 4$7,334$22,0020$0
Firefighters 3$6,497$25,9882$1,214
Streets and Highways 5$8,229$19,7500$0
Solid Waste Management 2$3,898$23,3880$0
Sewerage 3$6,732$26,9281$735
Parks and Recreation 2$3,543$21,2580$0
Local Libraries 2$3,189$19,1343$2,870
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$651
Totals for Government 36$70,753$23,5847$5,470

Rainsville government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $810,000 ($162.72)
    Sewerage: $557,000 ($111.89)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($2.21)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $644,000 ($129.37)
    Police Protection: $334,000 ($67.10)
    Sewerage: $317,000 ($63.68)
    Parks & Recreation: $253,000 ($50.82)
    General - Other: $241,000 ($48.41)
    Regular Highways: $208,000 ($41.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $142,000 ($28.53)
    Fire Protection: $110,000 ($22.10)
    Libraries: $94,000 ($18.88)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $309,000 ($62.07)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $164,000 ($32.94)
    Fire Protection: $70,000 ($14.06)
    Parks & Recreation: $21,000 ($4.22)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($1.21)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($1.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($1.00)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($0.40)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $930,000 ($186.82)

Rainsville government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $346,000 ($69.51)
    Sewerage: $302,000 ($60.67)
    Parks & Recreation: $73,000 ($14.66)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $94,000 ($18.88)
    All Other: $63,000 ($12.66)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $234,000 ($47.01)
    Interest Earnings: $39,000 ($7.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,117,000 ($224.39)
    Highways: $38,000 ($7.63)
    General Support: $10,000 ($2.01)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,408,000 ($282.84)
    NEC: $147,000 ($29.53)
    Other Selective Sales: $140,000 ($28.12)
    Public Utilities: $134,000 ($26.92)
    Property: $123,000 ($24.71)

Rainsville government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,065,000 ($816.59)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,717,000 ($746.69)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $348,000 ($69.91)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $155,000 ($31.14)

Rainsville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $39,000 ($7.83)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,184,000 ($237.85)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $148,000 ($29.73)

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 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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Rainsville, Alabama:
  • Fatal accident count: 37
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 64
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 40
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 111
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Alabama average:
  • Fatal accident count: 105
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 164
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 115
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 269
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 10

See more detailed statistics of Rainsville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 13
Total length: 33 meters (108ft)
Total costs: $15,177,000
Total average daily traffic: 41,872
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,196
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 73,614

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 0
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Rainsville, AL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private 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: 05/07/2004, Expiration Date: 12/07/2013
    Registrant: Mccord Communications, Inc., 1508 Noble Street, Anniston, AL 36201, Phone: (256) 237-6697, 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, 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6063.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/28/2010, Expiration Date: 01/19/2021, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, 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: 01/08/2008, Expiration Date: 01/08/2018, 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: 01/08/2008, Expiration Date: 01/08/2018, 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: 01/08/2008, Expiration Date: 01/08/2018, 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: 03/11/2008, Expiration Date: 03/11/2018, Certifier: James F Johnson
    Registrant: Bennet & Bennet, Pllc, 6124 Macarthur Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20816, Phone: (202) 371-1500, Fax: (202) 371-1558, 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
    Registrant: Law Offices Of Hill & Welch, 1330 New Hampshire Ave., Nw, #113, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 775-0070

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • 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
    Registrant (Individual): William Tom Wilson, Po Box 1850, Rainsville, AL 35986
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 62SM , Serial Number: 17261862, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 07/02/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Jesse Douglas Carter, 141 Circle Dr, 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: 6334E , Serial Number: 46434, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 02/21/1959
    Registrant (Individual): Kenneth E Anderson, 113 Vaughn Dr Se, Rainsville, AL 35986
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 86001 , Serial Number: 11AC-420, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 01/25/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Anthony D Shankles, 1712 County Road 505, Rainsville, AL 35986


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

Businesses in Rainsville, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul2
Lane Furniture1UPS1

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