For population 25 years and over in Samson:
For population 15 years and over in Samson city:
73 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $217 (0.3%)
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 ).
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Latitude: 31.11 N, Longitude: 86.05 W
Area code: 334
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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).
Population change in the 1990s: -185 (-8.2%).
Work and jobs in Samson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Samson, Alabama
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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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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)
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Religion statistics for Samson city (based on Geneva County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.76%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 11
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
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8.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,594 average adjusted gross income)
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:
7.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,183 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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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
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:4
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Samson)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.