For population 25 years and over in Sand Rock:
For population 15 years and over in Sand Rock town:
6 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $536 (0.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntsville, AL (57.6 miles , pop. 158,216).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (77.3 miles , pop. 242,820).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (536.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Leesburg, AL (1.9 miles ), Collinsville, AL (2.4 miles ), Centre, AL (2.7 miles ), Cedar Bluff, AL (3.2 miles ), Lookout Mountain, AL (3.4 miles) , Ballplay, AL (3.5 miles ), Coats Bend, AL (3.5 miles ), Gaylesville, AL (3.5 miles) .
Latitude: 34.23 N, Longitude: 85.77 W
Area code: 256
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +20 (+4.1%).
Work and jobs in Sand Rock: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Sand Rock, Alabama
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Sand Rock-area historical tornado activity is above Alabama state average. It is 245% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/19/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.5 miles away from the Sand Rock town center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 3/27/1994, a category F4 tornado 24.9 miles away from the town center killed 22 people and injured 150 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Sand Rock-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 84% 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 19.8 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 44.0 miles away from Sand Rock center
On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 79.0 miles away from the city 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 99.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/21/2001 at 23:35:35, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 47.1 miles away from Sand Rock center
On 4/5/1994 at 22:21:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 7, Storms: 7, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Sand Rock:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sand Rock:
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Public high school in Sand Rock:
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 23.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.97. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.3%
(4.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Sand Rock compared to Alabama state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Sand Rock town (based on Cherokee County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.58%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sand Rock government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
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Sand Rock government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
6.67% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,456 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:
5.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,802 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Sand Rock fatal accident list:
Jun 2, 2003 02:35 PM, Sr-68, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2
FCC Registered Paging Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.