Samson, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 1,887 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.9%
 
Males: 903  (47.9%)
Females: 984  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

31.4 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 36477.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $25,185 (it was $18,594 in 2000)
Samson:

$25,185
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $14,628 (it was $12,834 in 2000)

Samson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $71,987 (it was $39,600 in 2000)
Samson:

$71,987
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $92,008; detached houses: $100,726; mobile homes: $46,757

Median gross rent in 2017: $467.

March 2019 cost of living index in Samson: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 41.2%
(34.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.7% for Black residents, 27.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 86.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Samson, AL (2010)
    • 1,36970.6%White alone
    • 34817.9%Black alone
    • 1618.3%Hispanic
    • 361.9%Two or more races
    • 170.9%American Indian alone
    • 70.4%Asian alone
    • 20.1%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Samson, Alabama as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Samson is 85 to 1.


Crime rates in Samson by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(51.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(49.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(49.3)
1
(49.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(102.6)
3
(154.0)
1
(51.5)
1
(52.0)
2
(104.2)
2
(103.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(148.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(102.6)
2
(102.7)
2
(103.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
9
(443.3)
3
(146.8)
2
(98.7)
2
(99.7)
6
(296.3)
7
(343.3)
15
(769.6)
22
(1,129)
15
(773.2)
13
(676.4)
10
(521.1)
25
(1,298)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
30
(1,478)
15
(734.2)
4
(197.3)
13
(648.1)
8
(395.1)
6
(294.3)
19
(974.9)
29
(1,489)
22
(1,134)
17
(884.5)
19
(990.1)
18
(934.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
42
(2,069)
31
(1,517)
11
(542.7)
29
(1,446)
24
(1,185)
35
(1,717)
65
(3,335)
60
(3,080)
81
(4,175)
62
(3,226)
69
(3,596)
68
(3,531)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(147.8)
1
(48.9)
2
(98.7)
4
(199.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(49.0)
6
(307.9)
1
(51.3)
4
(206.2)
6
(312.2)
7
(364.8)
5
(259.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A2
(102.6)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)326.1145.4147.0179.0134.3161.8493.1611.4592.8392.8429.9570.1

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 7 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.72
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (26.5%), English (7.8%), Irish (5.5%), Norwegian (1.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 205 feet

Land area: 3.62 square miles.

Population density: 521 people per square mile   (low).

Samson, Alabama map

37 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.8%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $252 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $265 (0.4%)

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 )

Latitude: 31.11 N, Longitude: 86.05 W

Area code: 334

Distribution of median household income in Samson, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Samson, AL in 2017
Samson satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $64,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $450,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $160,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Samson, AL residents
Average permit cost in Samson, AL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Alabama:

3.8%
Most common industries in Samson, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (9.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.1%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Food (5.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.3%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Food (6.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.5%)
  • Health care (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.1%)
  • Social assistance (9.5%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (7.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.1%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Food (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Samson, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Construction laborers (6.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.8%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.2%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (6.8%)
  • Child care workers (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.5%)

Average climate in Samson, Alabama

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Tornado activity:

Samson-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 47% 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 slightly below Alabama state average. It is 85% 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 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 338.2 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 173.6 miles away from Samson 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 235.1 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 153.5 miles away from Samson center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 338.2 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 Geneva County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Hurricanes: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 4, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Samson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Samson:

  • COMPASSIONATE HANDS HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, about 11 miles away; GENEVA, AL)
  • WIREGRASS MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; GENEVA, AL)
  • GENEVA COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; GENEVA, AL)
  • DAVITA ENTERPRISE (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; ENTERPRISE, AL)

Airports and heliports located in Samson:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Samson:

  • Enterprise State Community College (about 18 miles; Enterprise, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,101)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 38 miles; Dothan, AL; FT enrollment: 3,611)
  • Northwest Florida State College (about 48 miles; Niceville, FL; FT enrollment: 5,052)
  • Troy University (about 48 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • Gulf Coast State College (about 67 miles; Panama City, FL; FT enrollment: 4,474)
  • The University of West Florida (about 80 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)
  • Pensacola State College (about 82 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 8,740)

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)

Points of interest:

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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 (Address: 104 EAST MAIN STREET , Population served: 4,050, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Samson:

Marital status in Samson, AL
  • Never married: 32.4%
  • Now married: 40.9%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

For population 25 years and over in Samson:

  • High school or higher: 72.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Samson
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Samson, AL (based on Geneva County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,80769
Mainline Protestant1,96020
Black Protestant1,1569
Other5153
Catholic501
None10,302-
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: 11
Geneva County:

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.89 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

12.5%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Geneva County:

32.3%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Geneva County:

14.4%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.9%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.8%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Samson:

29.6
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Samson:

21.7%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

14.1%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Samson:

37.0%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Samson:

52.4%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.2%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Samson, AL Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 6$24,798$49,5960$0
Streets and Highways 2$3,392$20,3520$0
Water Supply 2$4,088$24,5280$0
Solid Waste Management 2$3,366$20,1961$611
Financial Administration 1$3,251$39,0120$0
Judicial and Legal 1$1,922$23,0641$283
Sewerage 1$2,126$25,5120$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,250
Transit 0$0 1$952
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$1,444
Local Libraries 0$0 2$1,094
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$7,964
Firefighters 0$0 30$1,789
Totals for Government 15$42,943$34,35447$15,387

Samson government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $9,000 ($4.77)
    Health - Other: $4,000 ($2.12)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $280,000 ($148.38)
    Water Utilities: $248,000 ($131.43)
    Regular Highways: $150,000 ($79.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $129,000 ($68.36)
    Sewerage: $82,000 ($43.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000 ($31.27)
    Financial Administration: $37,000 ($19.61)
    Local Fire Protection: $28,000 ($14.84)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,000 ($9.01)
    Central Staff Services: $16,000 ($8.48)
    Libraries: $14,000 ($7.42)
    Air Transportation: $12,000 ($6.36)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($4.77)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $15,000 ($7.95)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $10,000 ($5.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $27,000 ($14.31)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $620,000 ($328.56)

Samson government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $146,000 ($77.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $137,000 ($72.60)
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000 ($23.85)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Gas Utilities: $286,000 ($151.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $104,000 ($55.11)
    Rents: $7,000 ($3.71)
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000 ($1.59)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($1.06)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $212,000 ($112.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $34,000 ($18.02)
    Other: $16,000 ($8.48)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $394,000 ($208.80)
    Public Utilities Sales: $98,000 ($51.93)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $93,000 ($49.28)
    Property: $74,000 ($39.22)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $53,000 ($28.09)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $24,000 ($12.72)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $19,000 ($10.07)
    Motor Vehicle License: $7,000 ($3.71)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.53)

Samson government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $372,000 ($197.14)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $212,000 ($112.35)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $160,000 ($84.79)

Samson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $580,000 ($307.37)

6.12% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,112 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
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 Houston County, AL  1.48% ($30,216 average AGI)
from Coffee County, AL  0.89% ($35,147)
from Dale County, AL  0.53% ($35,000)


6.37% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.37%
Alabama average:

5.97%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Houston County, AL  1.87% ($31,367 average AGI)
to Coffee County, AL  1.04% ($34,943)
to Dale County, AL  0.57% ($26,521)

Businesses in Samson, AL

  • Subway: 1
  • True Value: 1

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.)
Samson fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Samson fatal accident list:

Oct 22, 2005 04:10 PM, Sr-87, Lat: 31.118440, Lon: -86.034690, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Sep 12, 2001 07:39 PM, Sr-52, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 13, 1996 10:40 PM, 5004, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 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, Drunk persons involved: 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, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 289ft / 87.8mTotal length
  • $26,469,000Total costs
  • 19,594Total average daily traffic
  • 1,779Total average daily truck traffic
  • 27,891Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Samson, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 11940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Samson, AL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private 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: Southern Linc, 4601 Southlake Parkway - Suite 150, Hoover, AL 35244, Phone: (205) 257-1534, Fax: (205) 874-3953, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast 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:

5
  • LIB-250S, Substa Geneva Co Rd 10 7.5 Mi S (Lat: 30.993778 Lon: -86.058278), Type: Mast, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 81.6 m, Call Sign: WNTL880,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 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:
  • MIXON MILLER, Off Mixon-Miller Road (Lat: 31.067889 Lon: -86.049000), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQYW446,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, Grant Date: 02/10/2017, Expiration Date: 02/10/2027, Certifier: Gina Cacciatore, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:
  • TED ALVERETT, Off Travelers Rest Road (Lat: 31.176667 Lon: -86.065583), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQYW447,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, Grant Date: 02/10/2017, Expiration Date: 02/10/2027, Certifier: Gina Cacciatore, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:
  • LAUF, Off Sr 153 (Lat: 30.996361 Lon: -86.099611), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 146.3 m, Overall height: 152.1 m, Call Sign: WQZB474,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz... (+22 more), Grant Date: 03/28/2017, Expiration Date: 03/28/2027, Certifier: Larry F Butts, Registrant: Southern Company Services, 600 North 18th St/Bin 5n-8409, Birmingham, AL 35203, Phone: (205) 257-3223, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KG4AHX, Licensee ID: L00303344, Grant Date: 07/31/2018, Expiration Date: 10/04/2028, Certifier: Mark P Carpenter, Registrant: Mark P Carpenter, 1591 N Cty Rd 19, Samson, AL 36477
  • Call Sign: KN4KY, Previous Call Sign: WD4MOM, Licensee ID: L00223554, Grant Date: 04/01/2010, Expiration Date: 06/26/2020, Certifier: Hoyt A Childs Jr, Registrant: Hoyt A Childs Jr, 2402 S County Road 65, Samson, AL 36477
  • Call Sign: KD8DPG, Licensee ID: L01152151, Grant Date: 11/17/2017, Expiration Date: 11/17/2027, Certifier: Kenneth A Berry, Registrant: Kenneth A Berry, 505 W Main St, 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
  • Call Sign: KK4YRZ, Licensee ID: L01844685, Grant Date: 02/28/2014, Expiration Date: 02/28/2024, Certifier: Rodney W Cahow, Registrant: Rodney W Cahow, 359 Holley Mill Rd, Samson, AL 36477
  • Call Sign: KN4HGS, Licensee ID: L02141370, Grant Date: 11/06/2017, Expiration Date: 11/06/2027, Certifier: Jason W Reagan, Registrant: Jason W Reagan, 1104 Open Pond Rd, Samson, AL 36477


FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 39. The highest number of fires - 99 took place in 2011, and the least - 1 in 2006. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Samson, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (53.7%), and Structure Fires (33.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Samson, AL
    • 31153.7%Outside Fires
    • 19633.9%Structure Fires
    • 6210.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 101.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Samson, AL
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Samson, AL
  • 75.3%Electricity
  • 18.6%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%No fuel used
  • 1.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Samson, AL
  • 85.0%Electricity
  • 11.2%Utility gas
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used


Samson compared to Alabama state average:

  • 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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