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Population in 2010: 10,744. Population change since 2000: +0.4%
Males: 5,615  (52.3%)
Females: 5,129  (47.7%)

Median resident age:  39.8 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 36277.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,814 (it was $37,321 in 2000)
Saks:

$42,814
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,282

Saks CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $97,909 (it was $65,100 in 2000)
Saks:

$97,909
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $121,733; Detached houses: $132,252; Mobile homes: $56,386

Median gross rent in 2012: $708.

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  • White alone - 7,400 (68.6%)
  • Black alone - 2,157 (20.0%)
  • Hispanic - 752 (7.0%)
  • Two or more races - 360 (3.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 88 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 30 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Saks: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (12.8%), Irish (12.6%), German (7.5%), English (7.4%), French (2.2%), Italian (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 822 feet

Land area: 12.1 square miles.

Population density: 890 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Saks:

  • High school or higher: 77.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Saks CDP:

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

402 residents are foreign born (0.6% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

This place:  3.7%
Alabama:  2.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $367 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $209 (0.3%)

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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: -3,187 (-29.5%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 269 (6.5%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Saks-area historical tornado activity is above Alabama state average. It is 242% 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 below Alabama state average. It is 90% 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 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 85.9 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 74.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 83.7 miles away from Saks center
On 8/19/2004 at 23:51:49, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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: Tornadoes: 9, Storms: 9, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 2, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Saks:

  • STRINGFELLOW MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, about 3 miles away; ANNISTON, AL)
  • RAI EAST 11TH ST ANNISTON (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; ANNISTON, AL)
  • NORTHEAST ALABAMA REGIONAL MED CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Local, about 4 miles away; ANNISTON, AL)

Political contributions by individuals in Saks, 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: 6,251)
  • Gadsden State Community College (about 22 miles; Gadsden, AL; FT enrollment: 4,222)
  • West Georgia Technical College (about 38 miles; Waco, GA; FT enrollment: 2,833)
  • Southern Union State Community College (about 44 miles; Wadley, AL; FT enrollment: 3,299)
  • University of West Georgia (about 44 miles; Carrollton, GA; FT enrollment: 8,675)
  • Georgia Highlands College (about 49 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 3,194)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 50 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,273)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.5. This is about average.
City:

34.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 23.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.7
U.S.:

24.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.4%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.7% for Black residents, 19.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 19.4% for other race residents, 37.1% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Saks, AL

9 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
5 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010

Saks compared to Alabama state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Saks travel time to work - commute


Saks mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.29%
Here64.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents70.4%9.9%5.4%3.9%1.5%
Congregations46.9%14.2%6.6%8.5%3.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.3%1.2%1.1%0.8%4.5%
Congregations3.3%1.4%1.9%0.9%12.8%
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: 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%

5.72% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,365 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
Alabama average:

6.81%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($417 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

0.10%
Alabama average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Talladega County, AL  0.72% ($30,460 average AGI)
from Etowah County, AL  0.46% ($30,618)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.25% ($27,030)


5.43% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,605 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.43%
Alabama average:

6.16%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($398 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

0.07%
Alabama average:

0.06%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Talladega County, AL  0.72% ($45,708 average AGI)
to Etowah County, AL  0.52% ($29,865)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.33% ($31,632)

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
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 20 meters (66ft)
Total costs: $8,347,000
Total average daily traffic: 35,565
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,535
Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic: 42,872


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


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  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Repair and maintenance (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and metal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
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  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and office occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Apparel (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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