Samantha, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 4,347.
Males: 2,217  (51.0%)
Females: 2,130  (49.0%)
Median resident age:

34.4 years
Alabama median age:

35.8 years

Zip code: 35546

Estimated median household income in 2019: $59,736 (it was $39,375 in 2000)
Samantha:

$59,736
AL:

$51,734

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,526 (it was $18,216 in 2000)

Samantha CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $166,230 (it was $88,200 in 2000)
Samantha:

$166,230
AL:

$154,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $214,192; detached houses: $235,535; townhouses or other attached units: $165,465; in 2-unit structures: $99,634; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $83,166; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $145,236; mobile homes: $56,931; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $19,555
March 2019 cost of living index in Samantha: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Samantha, AL (2000)
    • 3,75693.6%White alone
    • 1694.2%Black alone
    • 391.0%Two or more races
    • 310.8%Hispanic
    • 140.3%American Indian alone
    • 20.05%Other race alone
    • 10.02%Asian alone

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

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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 390 feet

Land area: 147.9 square miles.

Population density: 29 people per square mile   (very low).

Samantha, Alabama map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Samantha CCD:

0.3% ($227)
Alabama:

0.4% ($289)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (19.1 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (48.6 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (522.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Windham Springs, AL (3.3 miles ),
Elrod-Moores Bridge-Echola, AL (3.5 miles ),
Berry, AL (3.7 miles ),
Northport, AL (3.9 miles ),
Coker, AL (3.9 miles ),
Gordo, AL (4.2 miles ),
Holt, AL (4.3 miles ),
Fayette, AL (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 33.47 N, Longitude: 87.65 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 205

Distribution of median household income in Samantha, AL in 2019
Samantha satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.2%
Alabama:

4.0%
Most common industries in Samantha, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.1%)
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.3%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.3%)
  • Educational services (19.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
  • Apparel (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Samantha, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.9%)
  • Carpenters (4.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6.5%)
  • Registered nurses (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)

Average climate in Samantha, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2017 was 78.2. This is about average.

City:

78.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 35.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 13.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.2
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Tornado activity:

Samantha-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 127% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/3/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 14.9 miles away from the Samantha place center killed 58 people and injured 518 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1998, a category F5 tornado 17.7 miles away from the place center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Samantha-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 162% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 23.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 20.6 miles away from Samantha center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 136.1 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 163.5 miles away from Samantha center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.8 miles away from Samantha center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 214.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tuscaloosa County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 10, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 4, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Samantha:

  • HUNTER CREEK HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; NORTHPORT, AL)

Amtrak station near Samantha:

  • 20 miles: TUSCALOOSA (2105 GREENSBORO AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Samantha:

  • The University of Alabama (about 19 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; Full-time enrollment: 30,931)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 25 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 34 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,970)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 44 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,695)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 45 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 49 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 49 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 14,853)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Samantha: Northside Stadium (A), Tuscaloosa Sailing Club (B), Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department (C), Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (D), Samantha Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Samantha include: Phillips Chapel Freewill Baptist Church (A), Nazareth Primitive Baptist Church (B), Mount Zion Freewill Baptist Church (C), Pole Bridge Church (D), Mount Hebron Baptist Church (E), Macedonia Baptist Church (F), Samantha Church (G), Tabernacle Church (H), Arbor Springs Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: McGee Cemetery (1), Edmondson Cemetery (2), Old Bethany Cemetery (3), Dawson Cemetery (4), Johnson Cemetery (5), Old Prewitte Cemetery (6), Kemp Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Mills Lake Lower (A), Pine Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tilly Branch (A), Thomas Mill Branch (B), Spencer Branch (C), Sandy Point Creek (D), Sam Norris Branch (E), Pole Bridge Creek (F), Mud Creek (G), Kates Creek (H), Gin Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Samantha: Binion Creek Landing Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tuscaloosa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

75.2%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.8%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

13.5%
Whole state:

16.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.4%
Whole state:

7.3%

For population 15 years and over in Samantha:

Marital status in Samantha, AL
  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 65.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

For population 25 years and over in Samantha:

  • High school or higher: 77.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Alabama average:

13.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Samantha, AL (based on Tuscaloosa County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant71,803208
Black Protestant14,42845
Mainline Protestant12,41547
Catholic3,7292
Other1,9409
None90,341-
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: 36
Here:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Tuscaloosa County:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 101
Here:

5.70 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 97
This county:

5.47 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Tuscaloosa County:

10.7%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Tuscaloosa County:

32.2%
Alabama:

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

10.8%
Alabama:

13.5%

5.55% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,701 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Alabama average:

5.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Jefferson County, AL  0.69% ($41,890 average AGI)
from Hale County, AL  0.29% ($36,466)
from Pickens County, AL  0.22% ($33,550)


5.91% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,358 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.91%
Alabama average:

5.97%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($257 average AGI)
Tuscaloosa County:

0.03%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jefferson County, AL  0.97% ($47,158 average AGI)
to Hale County, AL  0.20% ($41,294)
to Shelby County, AL  0.20% ($48,917)

Strongest AM radio stations in Samantha:

  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WSPZ (1150 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: RADIO SOUTH, INC)
  • WTSK (790 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WWPG (1280 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: LAWSON OF TUSCALOOSA, INC.)
  • WACT (1420 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKXM (1300 AM; 5 kW; WINFIELD, AL; Owner: AD-MEDIA MANAGEMENT CORP.)
  • WCOC (1010 AM; 5 kW; DORA, AL; Owner: AZTECA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WLDX (990 AM; 1 kW; FAYETTE, AL; Owner: THOMLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVSA (1380 AM; 5 kW; VERNON, AL; Owner: LAMAR CTY. B/CING. CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Samantha:

  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTXT (98.1 FM; FAYETTE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBEI (101.7 FM; REFORM, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WBHJ (95.7 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTUG-FM (92.9 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WZBQ (94.1 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WANZ (100.7 FM; NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: APEX BRAODCASTING INC.)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALN (89.3 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WRTR (105.5 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUAL-FM (91.5 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA)

TV broadcast stations around Samantha:

  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WVUA-CA (Channel 7; TUSCALOOSA/NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA)
  • WLDM (Channel 23; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 23, LLC)
  • W46BU (Channel 46; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSFG-LP (Channel 63; BERRY, AL; Owner: ETTIE CLARK)
  • WSSF-LP (Channel 58; BERRY, AL; Owner: ETTIE CLARK)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Samantha)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SAMANTHA, N Of Samantha E Of Hwy 43 (Lat: 33.424556 Lon: -87.601944), Overall height: 90.8 m, Call Sign: WML950,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2118.40 MHz, Grant Date: 12/19/2000, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/15/2009, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150, Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30004, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Samantha, AL
  • 55.0%Electricity
  • 30.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.5%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Wood
  • 1.7%Coal or coke
  • 0.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Samantha, AL
  • 51.4%Electricity
  • 23.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.0%Utility gas
  • 9.7%Wood
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Samantha compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Samantha on our top lists:

  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the lowest real estate taxes percentage (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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