River Falls, Alabama

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Population in 2013: 526 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.6%
 
Males: 261  (49.7%)
Females: 265  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  51.3 years
Alabama median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 36476.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $27,426 (it was $21,838 in 2000)
River Falls:

$27,426
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $14,454 (it was $14,016 in 2000)

River Falls town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $60,599 (it was $44,200 in 2000)
River Falls:

$60,599
AL:

$122,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $381.

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  • Races in River Falls, AL (2010)

    River Falls races chart
    • 32060.8%White alone
    • 18435.0%Black alone
    • 101.9%Two or more races
    • 81.5%Hispanic
    • 40.8%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in River Falls: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (21.5%), German (8.1%), Irish (6.8%), Scottish (1.3%), English (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 200 feet

Land area: 6.93 square miles.

Population density: 76 people per square mile   (very low).

River Falls, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in River Falls:

  • High school or higher: 69.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in River Falls town:

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 45.7%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 17.9%

12 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.9%
Alabama:

2.0%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in River Falls, Alabama as of August 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in River Falls to the number of sex offenders is 265 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $202 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $264 (0.5%)

River Falls satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gulf Breeze-Harold, FL (64.8 miles , pop. 54,412).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (71.5 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (538.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Heath, AL (2.0 miles ), Andalusia, AL (2.1 miles ), Gantt, AL (2.2 miles ), Red Level, AL (2.4 miles ), Rosehill-Gantt, AL (2.9 miles ), Carolina, AL (2.9 miles ), Libertyville, AL (3.0 miles) , Sanford, AL (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 31.35 N, Longitude: 86.54 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

River Falls household income distribution River Falls home values distribution

Crime rates in River Falls (2010):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 burglaries (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 larceny count (163.7 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 6.8 (higher means more crime, US average = 266.4)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 2 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Alabama average:

2.41
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.8%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -89 (-12.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)

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

Average climate in River Falls, Alabama

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Tornado activity:

River Falls-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 42% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.5 miles away from the River Falls town center killed 2 people and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 tornado 36.8 miles away from the town center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused $250 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

River Falls-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 84% 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 46.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 352.9 miles away from River Falls 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 148.1 miles away from the city 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 121.5 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 223.6 miles away from River Falls center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 180.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
River Falls topographic map

Birthplace of: Frank Tolbert - College basketball player (Auburn Tigers).

Hospitals and medical centers near River Falls:

  • RENAL TREATMENT CENTERS SOUTHEAST LP (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • ANDALUSIA REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • COUNTRYSIDE HOSPICE CARE INC (Hospital, about 5 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • COMFORT CARE HOSPICE OF ANDALUSIS (Hospital, about 5 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • WIREGRASS HOSPICE ANDALUSIA (Hospital, about 5 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • ANDALUSIA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • MID-SOUTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to River Falls:

  • Enterprise State Community College (about 42 miles; Enterprise, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,101)
  • Troy University (about 47 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • Northwest Florida State College (about 57 miles; Niceville, FL; FT enrollment: 5,052)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 64 miles; Dothan, AL; FT enrollment: 3,611)
  • The University of West Florida (about 70 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)
  • Alabama State University (about 72 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 5,457)
  • Pensacola State College (about 72 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 8,740)

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Notable location: River Falls Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in River Falls: River Falls Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Creeks: Prestwood Creek (A), Gunter Mill Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

RIVER FALLS WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 942, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-11-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-25-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-25-2008), St Formal NOV issued (APR-07-2009), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-05-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-25-2010)
  • 23 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.4%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.5% for Black residents, 79.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.8%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.5%
Whole state:  4.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

River Falls compared to Alabama state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Alabama average:

11.9

River Falls travel time to work - commute River Falls mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Utility gas (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for River Falls town (based on Covington County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,052103
Mainline Protestant2,09313
Black Protestant6776
Catholic2911
Other2733
None14,379-
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: 9
Covington County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Covington County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Covington County:

7.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

6.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.8%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Covington County:

31.6%
Alabama:

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

5.7%
State:

13.5%
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

Strongest AM radio stations in River Falls:

  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WOPP (1290 AM; 3 kW; OPP, AL; Owner: E. & R BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBY (1330 AM; 25 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: SPINNAKER LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WAMI (860 AM; 1 kW; OPP, AL; Owner: THE OPP BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJSB (1050 AM; 5 kW; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WZEP (1460 AM; 10 kW; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WALTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYNI (930 AM; 5 kW; MONROEVILLE, AL; Owner: MCKISSICK ENTERPRISES)
  • WTBF (970 AM; 5 kW; TROY, AL; Owner: TROY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in River Falls:

  • WAAO-FM (103.7 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: COMPANION BROADCASTING SERVICE, LLC)
  • W218AO (91.5 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WSTF (91.5 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY CHRISTIAN EDUC. RADIO,INC)
  • WFXX (107.7 FM; GEORGIANA, AL; Owner: JEFFREY K. HAYNES)
  • WPGG (93.3 FM; EVERGREEN, AL; Owner: GULF COAST BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WTKE (98.1 FM; HOLT, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKMX (106.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: WKMX, INC.)
  • WAMI-FM (102.3 FM; OPP, AL; Owner: THE OPP BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WZNS (96.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W207BK (89.3 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WRJM-FM (93.7 FM; GENEVA, AL; Owner: STAGE DOOR DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • WZTZ (101.1 FM; ELBA, AL; Owner: ELBA RADIO COMPANY)
  • WELJ (90.9 FM; BREWTON, AL; Owner: GATEWAY PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WGCX (95.7 FM; NAVARRE, FL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)

TV broadcast stations around River Falls:

  • W19BV (Channel 19; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W36BQ (Channel 36; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W40BE (Channel 40; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • W49BM (Channel 49; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • W57CC (Channel 57; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W59CQ (Channel 59; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W65CW (Channel 65; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • WDIQ (Channel 2; DOZIER, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WRJM-TV (Channel 67; TROY, AL; Owner: JOSIE PARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSFA (Channel 12; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WCOV-TV (Channel 20; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: WOODS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WAKA (Channel 8; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)

River Falls fatal accident list:

Mar 1, 2007 03:00 PM, Us-Sr12, Lat: 31.34786, Lon: -86.54194, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunken persons involved: 1
Nov 9, 1995 12:29 AM, 12, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 1, 1992 05:30 AM, Sr12, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Feb 27, 1988 06:45 AM, Sr12, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Feb 7, 1976 01:00 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 15, 1976 05:55 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Oct 18, 1975 12:50 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 3
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 31m102ftTotal length
  • $22,660,000Total costs
  • 20,370Total average daily traffic
  • 2,529Total average daily truck traffic
  • 31,605Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in River Falls)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • A E C Substation Adj To Pt A Dam (Lat: 31.364889 Lon: -86.521639), Call Sign: WNQU816, Licensee ID: L00003541
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.200 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/27/1999, Expiration Date: 11/21/2004, Cancellation Date: 01/22/2005
    Registrant: Alabama Electric Cooperative Inc, Andalusia, AL 36420, Phone: (205) 222-2571

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • N Of Us Hwy 84 3/4 Mi Mi Nw Of Andalusia (Lat: 31.353778 Lon: -86.514667), Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WPNA355
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.518 MHz, 952.518 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/29/2002, Expiration Date: 04/01/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/02/2012
    Registrant: Powersouth Energy Cooperative, 2027 East Three Notch St., Andalusia, AL 36420, Phone: (334) 427-3000, Fax: (334) 427-3439, Email:
  • POINT A, Heath Hwy Nr Point A Dam 1.5 Mi E (Lat: 31.353778 Lon: -86.514667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 97.5 m, Overall height: 103 m, Call Sign: WAA905
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6315.84 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/15/2009, Expiration Date: 02/14/2020
    Registrant: Powersouth Energy Cooperative, 2027 East Three Notch St., Andalusia, AL 36420, Phone: (334) 427-3245, Fax: (334) 427-3439, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KF4YXB, Licensee ID: L00197853
    Grant Date: 06/16/1998, Expiration Date: 06/16/2008, Cancellation Date: 04/19/2002
    Registrant: South Alabama Radio Club, River Falls, AL 36476
  • Call Sign: WA8YPX, Licensee ID: L00147454
    Grant Date: 03/05/2007, Expiration Date: 03/21/2017, Certifier: Donald R Gowan
    Registrant: Donald R Gowan, River Falls, AL 36476

Most common first names in River Falls, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John973.4 years
James681.0 years
Robert571.0 years
Willie568.8 years
William474.5 years
Annie368.6 years
George377.6 years
Johnny366.0 years
Minnie376.3 years
Fannie278.5 years
Most common last names in River Falls, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1071.2 years
Lewis571.4 years
Wright579.2 years
Findley478.2 years
Crittenden477.8 years
Bradley469.5 years
Jackson474.5 years
Parmer470.0 years
Taylor469.8 years
White467.5 years

River Falls on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Engineers"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Fuel dealers"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other protective service workers including supervisors"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Health technologists and technicians"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Cashiers"
  • #2 (36476) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Nigerian first ancestries"
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