Ridgeville, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 106 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -32.9%
Males: 69  (65.5%)
Females: 37  (34.5%)
Median resident age:  43.9 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years

Zip code: 35954

Estimated median household income in 2016: $23,510 (it was $18,750 in 2000)
Ridgeville:

$23,510
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $15,871 (it was $17,464 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $55,505 (it was $35,400 in 2000)
Ridgeville:

$55,505
AL:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $53,340; Detached houses: $67,812; Mobile homes: $32,356

Median gross rent in 2016: $619.

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    • 6457.1%Black alone
    • 3632.1%White alone
    • 76.3%Hispanic
    • 32.7%Two or more races
    • 21.8%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ridgeville: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (6.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.76 square miles.

Population density: 140 people per square mile   (very low).

Ridgeville, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Ridgeville:

  • High school or higher: 67.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ridgeville town:

  • Never married: 39.5%
  • Now married: 29.8%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 18.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $211 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $211 (0.3%)

Ridgeville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntsville, AL (53.3 miles , pop. 158,216).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (54.9 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (545.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ivalee, AL (1.7 miles ), Egypt, AL (1.8 miles ), Attalla, AL (1.8 miles ), Carlisle-Rockledge, AL (2.0 miles ), Reece City, AL (2.1 miles ), Gadsden, AL (2.5 miles ), Mountainboro, AL (2.5 miles ), Whitesboro, AL (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $80,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.06 N, Longitude: 86.10 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

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

6.0%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -296 (-65.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (34%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (34%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (3%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Production occupations (27%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Ridgeville, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ridgeville-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 154% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/24/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.4 miles away from the Ridgeville town center injured 22 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 11/18/1957, a category F4 tornado 16.2 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ridgeville-area historical earthquake activity is near 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 40.6 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 80.1 miles away from Ridgeville center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 102.4 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 207.8 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 171.0 miles away from Ridgeville center
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) earthquake occurred 214.1 miles away from the city 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 Etowah County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 10, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ridgeville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ridgeville:

  • GADSDEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER HOSPICE (Hospital, about 3 miles away; ATTALLA, AL)
  • GADSDEN REGIONAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; ATTALLA, AL)
  • ATTALLA HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ATTALLA, AL)
  • ETOWAH COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; GADSDEN, AL)
  • GADSDEN HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GADSDEN, AL)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; GADSDEN, AL)
  • SOUTHERNCARE GADSDEN (Hospital, about 8 miles away; GADSDEN, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ridgeville:

  • Gadsden State Community College (about 8 miles; Gadsden, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,650)
  • Snead State Community College (about 11 miles; Boaz, AL; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Jacksonville State University (about 26 miles; Jacksonville, AL; FT enrollment: 7,566)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 36 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 39 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 4,486)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 45 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • Georgia Highlands College (about 52 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,071)

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Churches in Ridgeville include: Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church (A), Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Etowah 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 44.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.2
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 23.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.19. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.19
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 34.2%
(38.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.2%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.3%
Whole state:  4.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Alabama average:

12.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ridgeville town (based on Etowah County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant64,316193
Catholic7,6241
Mainline Protestant5,81635
Black Protestant4,81321
Other1,4376
None20,424-
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: 25
Etowah County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Etowah County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 64
Etowah County:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 51
Here:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.7%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Etowah County:

32.5%
Alabama:

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

20.2%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ridgeville:

47.4%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.1%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.2
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.8%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ridgeville:

16.0%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ridgeville:

6.6
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

37.0%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Ridgeville:

49.4%
State:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.6%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ridgeville, 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$991
Water Supply 0$0 1$234
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,225

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $29,000 ($273.58)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($66.04)
    Welfare - Other: $4,000 ($37.74)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($28.30)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($9.43)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($9.43)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $1,000 ($9.43)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $1,000 ($9.43)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,000 ($28.30)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($94.34)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $2,000 ($18.87)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $11,000 ($103.77)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($9.43)
    All Other: $1,000 ($9.43)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $32,000 ($301.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,000 ($18.87)
    Highways: $2,000 ($18.87)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $5,000 ($47.17)
    Public Utilities: $3,000 ($28.30)
    Property: $2,000 ($18.87)

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

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $11,000 ($103.77)
    End of Fiscal Year: $9,000 ($84.91)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,000 ($37.74)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $5,000 ($47.17)

4.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,729 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.61%
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 Marshall County, AL  0.66% ($25,772 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, AL  0.52% ($32,363)
from St. Clair County, AL  0.32% ($31,927)


4.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,723 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.79%
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 Marshall County, AL  0.67% ($24,098 average AGI)
to Calhoun County, AL  0.54% ($27,598)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.40% ($29,257)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ridgeville:

  • WGAD (1350 AM; 5 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WJBY (930 AM; 5 kW; RAINBOW CITY, AL; Owner: GADSDEN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WAAX (570 AM; 5 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WMGJ (1240 AM; 1 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: FLOYD L. DONALD BROADCASTING CO. INC)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WAVU (630 AM; 1 kW; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ridgeville:

  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WSGN (91.5 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WKXX (102.9 FM; ATTALLA, AL; Owner: BROADCAST MEDIA LLC)
  • WTBB (89.9 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WRHY (105.9 FM; CENTRE, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGMZ (93.1 FM; GLENCOE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLJS-FM (91.9 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES/JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVOK-FM (97.9 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WTWX-FM (95.9 FM; GUNTERSVILLE, AL; Owner: GUNTERSVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAFN-FM (92.7 FM; ARAB, AL; Owner: FUN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)
  • WKLD (97.7 FM; ONEONTA, AL; Owner: BLOUNT COUNTY BROADCASTING SERVICE INC.)
  • WGRW (90.7 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WORD WORKS, INC.)
  • W269AX (101.7 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJIA (88.5 FM; GUNTERSVILLE, AL; Owner: LAKE CITY EDUCATIONAL B/CASTING INC.)
  • W269AN (101.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: JOHN S. LA TOUR/J & J B/C)

TV broadcast stations around Ridgeville:

  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W15AP (Channel 15; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$62,340
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0103.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)

Ridgeville compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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