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Population in 2012: 1,940 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.3%
 

Males: 852  (44.0%)
Females: 1,088  (56.0%)

Median resident age:  38.1 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 36477.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $18,797 (it was $18,594 in 2000)
Samson:

$18,797
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,851

Samson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $67,594 (it was $39,600 in 2000)
Samson:

$67,594
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $81,965; Detached houses: $91,472; Mobile homes: $36,967

Median gross rent in 2012: $362.

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  • White alone - 1,369 (70.6%)
  • Black alone - 348 (17.9%)
  • Hispanic - 161 (8.3%)
  • Two or more races - 36 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 17 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Samson: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (13.2%), Irish (11.1%), English (8.4%), Dutch (4.6%), German (3.3%), Scottish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 205 feet

Land area: 3.62 square miles.

Population density: 536 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Samson:

  • High school or higher: 56.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 12.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Samson city:

  • Never married: 34.6%
  • Now married: 35.7%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

73 residents are foreign born

This city:  3.5%
Alabama:  2.9%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Samson, Alabama as of October 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Samson to the number of sex offenders is 92 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $217 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $259 (0.4%)

Samson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dothan, AL (38.7 miles , pop. 57,737).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (87.5 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (564.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Coffee Springs, AL (3.0 miles ), Goodman, AL (3.1 miles) , Bellwood-Coffee Springs, AL (3.2 miles) , Kinston, AL (3.2 miles ), Geneva, AL (3.4 miles ), Eunola, AL (3.6 miles) , Onycha, AL (3.9 miles ), Opp, AL (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $64,000
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $450,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 31.11 N, Longitude: 86.05 W

Area code: 334

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Crime rates in Samson by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 101010110023
per 100,000 48.10.049.60.049.30.049.349.90.00.0102.6154.0
Robberies 211300300022
per 100,000 96.247.949.6147.80.00.0148.00.00.00.0102.6102.7
Assaults 513579322671522
per 100,000 240.5622.3247.9344.8443.3146.898.799.7296.3343.3769.61129.4
Burglaries 61313133015413861929
per 100,000 288.6622.3644.5640.41477.8734.2197.3648.1395.1294.3974.91488.7
Thefts 92334524231112924356560
per 100,000 432.91101.01685.72561.62069.01517.4542.71445.71185.21716.53335.03080.1
Auto thefts 123531240161
per 100,000 48.195.7148.7246.3147.848.998.7199.40.049.0307.951.3
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A2N/A
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A102.6N/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 163.2243.7237.9291.8339.4151.3153.0186.3139.8168.5513.2636.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Samson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.57
Alabama average:

2.41

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -185 (-8.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (31%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Retail trade (42%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Samson-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 119% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the Samson city center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused $250 million in damages.

On 12/29/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.8 miles away from the city center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Samson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 97% 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 72.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1997 at 23:27:12, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 74.2 miles away from Samson center
On 9/30/2003 at 02:28:03, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1997 at 03:39:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1997 at 09:00:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 74.2 miles away from Samson center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Geneva County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Hurricanes: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Samson:

  • COMPASSIONATE HANDS HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, about 11 miles away; GENEVA, AL)
  • WIREGRASS MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, about 11 miles away; GENEVA, AL)
  • GENEVA COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; GENEVA, AL)

Political contributions by individuals in Samson, AL

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Samson:

  • George C Wallace Community College-Dothan (about 38 miles; Dothan, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,692)
  • Northwest Florida State College (about 48 miles; Niceville, FL; FT enrollment: 2,977)
  • Troy University (about 48 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 13,221)
  • Gulf Coast Community College (about 68 miles; Panama City, FL; FT enrollment: 2,369)
  • The University of West Florida (about 80 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 7,005)
  • Pensacola Junior College (about 82 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 4,901)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 88 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 3,426)

Public high school in Samson:

Public elementary/middle schools in Samson:

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Library in Samson:

  • SAMSON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $34,604; Location: 200 NORTH JOHNSON STREET; 8,808 books; 130 audio materials; 276 video materials; 81 state licensed databases; 20 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Samson: City of Samson Sewage Lagoon (A), Samson Volunteer Fire Department (B), Samson Public Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Samson include: Samson Methodist Church (A), First Methodist Church (B), First Christian Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Assembly of God Church (E), New Life Worship Center (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Geneva 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 Samson that have no violations reported:

  • SAMSON WATER WORKS (Population served: 3600, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 34.1%
(29.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.6% for Black residents, 26.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 89.4% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.0%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.3%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Samson, AL

Samson compared to Alabama state average:

Samson, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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


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Banks with branches in Samson (2011 data):

  • The Samson Banking Company, Inc.: at 2 West Main Street, branch established on 1930/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $56.8 mil, Deposits: $48.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Cadence Bank, N.A.: Samson Branch at 16 East Main Street, branch established on 1991/01/02. Info updated 2011/12/14: Bank assets: $3,909.7 mil, Deposits: $3,124.0 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 112 total offices, Holding Company: Cadence Bancorp Llc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Samson travel time to work - commute


Samson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (69%)
  • Utility gas (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Samson city (based on Geneva County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.76%
Here65.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodNational Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents70.5%14.2%7.5%3.4%4.4%
Congregations41.2%20.6%18.6%4.1%15.5%
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: 11
Geneva County:

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Here:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

3.89 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

12.5%
State:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Geneva County:

32.3%
State:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.4%
Alabama:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$3,765$22,5900$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$8,322
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$602
Police Protection - Officers 5$20,639$49,5340$0
Firefighters 0$0 25$1,413
Streets and Highways 5$7,086$17,0060$0
Welfare 0$0 2$1,692
Solid Waste Management 3$4,252$17,0080$0
Sewerage 1$1,772$21,2641$500
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$500
Water Supply 1$1,949$23,3880$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$664
Other and Unallocable 1$1,621$19,4520$0
Totals for Government 18$41,084$27,38938$13,693

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $216,000 ($111.34)
    Police Protection: $215,000 ($110.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $141,000 ($72.68)
    Sewerage: $81,000 ($41.75)
    Financial Administration: $58,000 ($29.90)
    Fire Protection: $52,000 ($26.80)
    Parks & Recreation: $24,000 ($12.37)
    Corrections - Other: $12,000 ($6.19)
    Libraries: $12,000 ($6.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $325,000 ($167.53)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $387,000 ($199.48)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $31,000 ($15.98)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $141,000 ($72.68)
    Sewerage: $139,000 ($71.65)
    All Other: $69,000 ($35.57)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $43,000 ($22.16)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($2.06)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $185,000 ($95.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $324,000 ($167.01)
    Highways: $31,000 ($15.98)
    All Other: $9,000 ($4.64)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $279,000 ($143.81)
    Public Utilities: $69,000 ($35.57)
    Property: $55,000 ($28.35)
    Other Selective Sales: $49,000 ($25.26)
    NEC: $40,000 ($20.62)
    Motor Vehicle License: $7,000 ($3.61)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $510,000 ($262.89)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $23,000 ($11.86)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $519,000 ($267.53)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($7.22)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $248,000 ($127.84)
    End of Fiscal Year: $209,000 ($107.73)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $146,000 ($75.26)

8.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,594 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.13%
Alabama average:

6.81%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Houston County, AL  1.95% ($29,738 average AGI)
from Coffee County, AL  0.85% ($22,634)
from Dale County, AL  0.73% ($26,672)


7.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,183 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.18%
Alabama average:

6.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Houston County, AL  2.23% ($29,146 average AGI)
to Coffee County, AL  0.91% ($30,474)
to Dale County, AL  0.73% ($20,738)

Strongest AM radio stations in Samson:

  • WZEP (1460 AM; 10 kW; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WALTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTKN (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALEVILLE, AL; Owner: JOSEPH A. ADAMS, SR.)
  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WOPP (1290 AM; 3 kW; OPP, AL; Owner: E. & R BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGEA (1150 AM; 1 kW; GENEVA, AL; Owner: SHELLEY BROADCASTING CO, INC., D.I.P)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WGTX (1280 AM; 5 kW; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL)
  • WOOF (560 AM; 5 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, 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.)
  • WJSB (1050 AM; 5 kW; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKWL (1230 AM; 1 kW; FLORALA, AL; Owner: FLORALA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Samson:

  • WRJM-FM (93.7 FM; GENEVA, AL; Owner: STAGE DOOR DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • WDJR (96.9 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKMX (106.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: WKMX, INC.)
  • WZTZ (101.1 FM; ELBA, AL; Owner: ELBA RADIO COMPANY)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTKE (98.1 FM; HOLT, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOOF-FM (99.7 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WDYF (90.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRWA (88.7 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: TROY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WAMI-FM (102.3 FM; OPP, AL; Owner: THE OPP BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WXUS (100.5 FM; FORT RUCKER, AL; Owner: SKYWAY BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WJIF (91.9 FM; OPP, AL; Owner: OPP EDUCATIONAL B/CNG FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Samson:

  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WDIQ (Channel 2; DOZIER, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WDFX-TV (Channel 34; OZARK, AL; Owner: WAITT LICENSE CO. OF ALABAMA, L.L.C.)
  • WRJM-TV (Channel 67; TROY, AL; Owner: JOSIE PARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSFA (Channel 12; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Samson, Alabama:
  • Fatal accident count: 6
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 10
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 8
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 16
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Alabama average:
  • Fatal accident count: 105
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 164
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 115
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 269
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 10

Samson fatal accident list:

Apr 13, 1996 10:40 PM, 5004, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 16, 1995 05:32 PM, 87, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2
Jan 30, 1987 06:06 PM, 87, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 22, 1985 05:39 AM, 52, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Nov 3, 1983 05:04 PM, 1054, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 30, 1976 04:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Off Sr 153 (Lat: 30.995722 Lon: -86.100500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 146 m, Call Sign: WPKN718
    Assigned Frequencies: 858.887 MHz, 859.287 MHz, 859.312 MHz, 859.337 MHz, 859.362 MHz, 859.387 MHz, 859.412 MHz, 859.862 MHz, 859.887 MHz, 860.287 MHz... (+6 more)
    Grant Date: 07/14/2009, Expiration Date: 06/08/2019
    Registrant: Southernlinc Wireless, 4601 Southlake Parkway - Suite 150, Hoover, AL 35244, Phone: (205) 257-1300, Fax: (205) 874-3953, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 13 East Main Street (Lat: 31.113361 Lon: -86.047722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24 m, Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: KNAW769
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.040 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/01/2011, Expiration Date: 07/08/2021
    Registrant: Fcca, 216 Young Street, Brewton, AL 36426, Phone: (251) 867-8036, Fax: (949) 515-2544, Email:
  • Hwy 52 1/2 Mi E (Lat: 31.116000 Lon: -86.046056), Call Sign: KAX277
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.9000 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/21/2002, Expiration Date: 05/21/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/01/2006
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • Alabama Pwr Substation Hwy 87 7 Mi S (Lat: 31.020444 Lon: -86.014111), Call Sign: WNDZ227, Licensee ID: L00000301
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.675 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/18/2000, Expiration Date: 11/20/2005, Cancellation Date: 04/15/2002
    Registrant: Alabama Power Company, C/O Scs, 600 North 18th Street / Bin 5n-8485, Birmingham, AL 35203-8485, Phone: (205) 257-3227, Fax: (205) 257-3636, Email:
  • Apc Substation Hwy 87, 7miles South (Lat: 31.020444 Lon: -86.014111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 23 m, Call Sign: WPWP845
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.675 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/02/2003, Expiration Date: 01/02/2013, Cancellation Date: 02/02/2012, Certifier: Billy R Hall Jr.
    Registrant: Fish & Richardson P.C., 1425 K Street, N.W., 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 626-7761, Fax: (202) 783-2331, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • LIBERTY, Substa Geneva Co Rd 10 7.5 Mi S (Lat: 30.993778 Lon: -86.058278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 81.6 m, Call Sign: WNTL880
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/22/2011, Expiration Date: 01/03/2022
    Registrant: Powersouth Energy Cooperative, 2027 East Three Notch St., Andalusia, AL 36420, Phone: (334) 427-3245, Fax: (334) 427-3439, Email:
  • Electrical Substation On Cr 10 7.5 Mi S (Lat: 30.993778 Lon: -86.058250), Overall height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: WPND202
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.418 MHz, 952.418 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:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KG4AHX, Licensee ID: L00303344
    Grant Date: 09/03/2008, Expiration Date: 10/04/2018, Certifier: Mark P Carpenter
    Registrant: Mark P Carpenter, 1591 N Cty Rd 19, Samson, AL 36477
  • Call Sign: KK4JPE, Licensee ID: L01713501
    Grant Date: 05/30/2012, Expiration Date: 05/30/2022, Certifier: Kenneth L Ellison
    Registrant: Kenneth L Ellison, 333 Ellison Rd, Samson, AL 36477


FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Samson)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in Samson, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7973.2 years
John5077.1 years
William4976.0 years
Mary4276.5 years
Henry2172.9 years
Willie1974.3 years
Lillie1983.4 years
Jessie1580.2 years
George1575.4 years
Annie1482.4 years
Most common last names in Samson, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wise3974.3 years
Davis3075.3 years
Jones2977.2 years
Williams2475.5 years
Holley2377.0 years
Phillips2273.4 years
Owens2279.5 years
Smith2071.5 years
Powell2076.7 years
Weeks1880.2 years

Businesses in Samson, AL

  • Subway: 1
  • True Value: 1


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