Saks, Alabama

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Population in 2010: 10,744. Population change since 2000: +0.4%
Males: 5,822  (54.2%)
Females: 4,922  (45.8%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Alabama median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 36277.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,233 (it was $37,321 in 2000)
Saks:

$37,233
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,673 (it was $18,792 in 2000)

Saks CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $85,697 (it was $65,100 in 2000)
Saks:

$85,697
AL:

$122,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $592.

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  • Races in Saks, AL (2013)

    Saks races chart
    • 6,99867.0%White alone
    • 2,29021.9%Black alone
    • 7006.7%Hispanic
    • 3693.5%Two or more races
    • 550.5%American Indian alone
    • 210.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Saks: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (13.3%), United States (12.5%), German (10.2%), English (7.2%), Italian (1.6%), Subsaharan African (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 822 feet

Land area: 12.1 square miles.

Population density: 890 people per square mile   (low).

Saks,AL real estate house value index trend

Saks, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Saks:

  • High school or higher: 77.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Saks CDP:

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 19.1%

245 residents are foreign born (0.8% Latin America, 0.7% Europe, 0.6% Asia).

This place:

2.3%
Alabama:

2.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $392 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $217 (0.3%)

Saks satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Birmingham, AL (57.2 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (571.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Blue Mountain, AL (1.2 miles ), Anniston, AL (1.8 miles ), Weaver, AL (2.0 miles ), West End-Cobb Town, AL (2.1 miles ), Alexandria, AL (2.1 miles ), Hobson City, AL (2.5 miles ), Oxford, AL (2.8 miles ), Choccolocco, AL (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 33.71 N, Longitude: 85.84 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,972 (-28.6%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 183 (4.9%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

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

6.8%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Saks, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Saks-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 130% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.5 miles away from the Saks place center killed 7 people and injured 199 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F4 tornado 17.6 miles away from the place center killed 22 people and injured 150 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Saks-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 80% 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 55.7 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 84.0 miles away from Saks center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 193.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 114.8 miles away from the city 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 197.3 miles away from Saks center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 179.9 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 Calhoun County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Saks topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Saks:

  • STRINGFELLOW MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; ANNISTON, AL)
  • RAI EAST 11TH ST ANNISTON (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; ANNISTON, AL)
  • NORTHEAST ALABAMA REGIONAL MED CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; ANNISTON, AL)
  • NEW BEACON OF ANNISTON (Hospital, about 6 miles away; ANNISTON, AL)
  • COUNTRYSIDE HOSPICE CARE INC (Hospital, about 6 miles away; ANNISTON, AL)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, ANNISTON (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ANNISTON, AL)
  • RAI-SNOW ST-OXFORD (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; OXFORD, AL)

Amtrak station near Saks:

  • 5 miles: ANNISTON (126 W.4TH ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Saks:

  • Jacksonville State University (about 10 miles; Jacksonville, AL; Full-time enrollment: 7,566)
  • Gadsden State Community College (about 22 miles; Gadsden, AL; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • West Georgia Technical College (about 39 miles; Waco, GA; FT enrollment: 4,768)
  • Snead State Community College (about 39 miles; Boaz, AL; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Southern Union State Community College (about 44 miles; Wadley, AL; FT enrollment: 4,120)
  • University of West Georgia (about 44 miles; Carrollton, GA; FT enrollment: 10,358)
  • Georgia Highlands College (about 49 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,071)

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Notable location: Indian Oaks Country Club (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Shopping Centers: Jacks Shopping Center (1), Saks Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Saks include: Oakridge Baptist Church (A), New Hope Church (B), Westview Baptist Church (C), Sakston Heights Assembly of God Church (D), Saks Church of God of Prophecy (E), Saks Baptist Church (F), New Canaan Missionary Baptist Church (G), Mount Hermond Church (H), Lighthouse Community Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Halls Chapel Cemetery (1), Westview Gardens Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Doss Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Calhoun County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 43.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

43.2
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2006 was 32.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 23.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.23. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.23
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.2%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.9% for Black residents, 13.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.1% for other race residents, 27.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.4%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.8%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
9 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
5 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Alabama average:

11.9

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Saks CDP (based on Calhoun County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant67,564204
Mainline Protestant7,06642
Black Protestant5,16324
Catholic3,1924
Other1,5906
Orthodox401
None33,957-
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: 31
Calhoun County:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Calhoun County:

0.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 87
Calhoun County:

7.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 76
Here:

6.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.5%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Calhoun County:

33.2%
Alabama:

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

15.1%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.9%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.1%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Saks:

28.6
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.1%
State:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.8%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Saks:

33.9%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Saks:

53.4%
State:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.4%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Saks, AL Residents

4.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,505 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.75%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($350 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

0.05%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Talladega County, AL  0.71% ($32,240 average AGI)
from Etowah County, AL  0.47% ($27,598)
from Cleburne County, AL  0.24% ($25,596)


5.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,277 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
Alabama average:

6.06%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($393 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

0.05%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Talladega County, AL  0.71% ($32,744 average AGI)
to Etowah County, AL  0.44% ($32,363)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.33% ($26,692)

Strongest AM radio stations in Saks:

  • WHMA (1390 AM; 5 kW; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: CASEY NETWORK, LLC)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WANA (1490 AM; 1 kW; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: DEWEY D. LANKFORD)
  • WDNG (1450 AM; 1 kW; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WDNG, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAAX (570 AM; 5 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJBY (930 AM; 5 kW; RAINBOW CITY, AL; Owner: GADSDEN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHOG (1120 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HOBSON CITY, AL; Owner: HOBSON CITY BROADCASTING CO)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Saks:

  • WVOK-FM (97.9 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • W269AX (101.7 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WLJS-FM (91.9 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES/JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGRW (90.7 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WORD WORKS, INC.)
  • WGMZ (93.1 FM; GLENCOE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRHY (105.9 FM; CENTRE, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMAX-FM (105.3 FM; BOWDON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKS (102.7 FM; FRUITHURST, AL; Owner: WCKS, INC.)
  • WTDR (92.7 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: JACOBS BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WKXX (102.9 FM; ATTALLA, AL; Owner: BROADCAST MEDIA LLC)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSSY-FM (97.5 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: GREAT SOUTH RFDC, LLC)
  • WASZ (95.5 FM; ASHLAND, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJCK (88.3 FM; PIEDMONT, AL; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSGN (91.5 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WTBB (89.9 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)

TV broadcast stations around Saks:

  • WCIQ (Channel 7; MOUNT CHEAHA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WJXS-CA (Channel 24; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA HERITAGE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W29AO (Channel 29; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 44m144ftTotal length
  • $22,471,000Total costs
  • 85,350Total average daily traffic
  • 6,310Total average daily truck traffic
  • 107,330Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11990-1999
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Saks, AL
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED29$108,19213$69,822142$106,99811$49,51111$46,4685$58,408
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$10,77012$97,7983$51,2471$87,4601$55,190
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$108,4037$55,13974$105,68816$16,2731$17,9005$44,884
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$33,0905$93,37040$109,0591$96,9702$133,6401$15,390
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$08$92,3811$11,0400$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0004.00 , 0016.00, 0017.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$130,760
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$104,440
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$149,440
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0004.00 , 0016.00, 0017.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Electricity (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Saks compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

Saks on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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