Sand Rock, Alabama

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Population in 2013: 562 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.4%
 
Males: 262  (46.6%)
Females: 300  (53.4%)
Median resident age:  45.2 years
Alabama median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 35983.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,084 (it was $35,179 in 2000)
Sand Rock:

$50,084
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,828 (it was $18,845 in 2000)

Sand Rock town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $90,748 (it was $62,100 in 2000)
Sand Rock:

$90,748
AL:

$122,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $133,701; Detached houses: $144,380; Mobile homes: $40,385

Median gross rent in 2013: $709.

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  • Races in Sand Rock, AL (2010)

    Sand Rock races chart
    • 53695.7%White alone
    • 162.9%Hispanic
    • 40.7%American Indian alone
    • 40.7%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Sand Rock: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (29.2%), Irish (15.8%), English (5.2%), Dutch (3.2%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%), German (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 921 feet

Land area: 4.53 square miles.

Population density: 124 people per square mile   (very low).

Sand Rock,AL real estate house value index trend

Sand Rock, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Sand Rock:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sand Rock town:

  • Never married: 16.8%
  • Now married: 67.8%
  • Separated: 6.4%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 5.3%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.2%
Alabama:

2.0%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Sand Rock, Alabama as of July 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sand Rock to the number of sex offenders is 280 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $518 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $426 (0.5%)

Sand Rock satellite photo by USGS

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

Sand Rock household income distribution Sand Rock home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +20 (+4.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Sand Rock-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 132% 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 79% 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 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 102.7 miles away from Sand Rock center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 149.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 189.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 123.9 miles away from Sand Rock center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 314.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), 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: 9, Storms: 7, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sand Rock topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sand Rock:

  • COLLINSVILLE HEALTHCARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; COLLINSVILLE, AL)
  • CHEROKEE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; CENTRE, AL)
  • CHEROKEE COUNTY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CENTRE, AL)
  • CHEROKEE COMMUNITY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; CENTRE, AL)
  • CHEROKEE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; CENTRE, AL)
  • AMERICA'S BEST CARE PLUS, INC (Hospital, about 14 miles away; RAINSVILLE, AL)
  • DEKALB REGIONAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; FORT PAYNE, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sand Rock:

  • Gadsden State Community College (about 21 miles; Gadsden, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,650)
  • Snead State Community College (about 23 miles; Boaz, AL; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 24 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)
  • Jacksonville State University (about 29 miles; Jacksonville, AL; FT enrollment: 7,566)
  • Georgia Highlands College (about 33 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,071)
  • Berry College (about 34 miles; Mount Berry, GA; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College (about 35 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,629)

Public high school in Sand Rock:

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Notable location: Sand Rock Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Sand Rock: Sand Rock Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Sand Rock Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cherokee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 48.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.6
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 23.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.58. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.58
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.1%
(6.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  79.8%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  1.9%
Whole state:  4.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Sand Rock compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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 college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.3
Alabama average:

11.9

Sand Rock travel time to work - commute Sand Rock mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (46%)
  • Utility gas (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sand Rock town (based on Cherokee County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,86562
Mainline Protestant1,59016
Other-1
None13,534-
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: 4
Cherokee County:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Cherokee County:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.3%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

30.7%
Alabama:

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

14.3%
State:

13.5%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$668
Totals for Government 0$0 7$668

Sand Rock government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $26,000 ($46.26)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($16.01)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($14.23)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($1.78)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($1.78)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $11,000 ($19.57)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($3.56)

Sand Rock government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $2,000 ($3.56)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $18,000 ($32.03)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $18,000 ($32.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($10.68)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $37,000 ($65.84)
    General Support: $3,000 ($5.34)
  • Tax - Property: $26,000 ($46.26)
    Public Utilities: $17,000 ($30.25)
    NEC: $7,000 ($12.46)
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,000 ($5.34)
    Total General Sales: $1,000 ($1.78)

Sand Rock government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $14,000 ($24.91)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $9,000 ($16.01)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $5,000 ($8.90)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $59,000 ($104.98)

5.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,560 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Alabama average:

6.02%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Etowah County, AL  0.81% ($34,828 average AGI)
from DeKalb County, AL  0.74% ($32,155)
from Floyd County, GA  0.63% ($31,900)


5.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,927 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
Alabama average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to DeKalb County, AL  0.83% ($27,738 average AGI)
to Etowah County, AL  0.75% ($26,373)
to Calhoun County, AL  0.38% ($23,067)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sand Rock:

  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WQRX (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VALLEY HEAD, AL; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WZOB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FORT PAYNE, AL; Owner: CENTRAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEIS (990 AM; 1 kW; CENTRE, AL; Owner: BAKER ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WAAX (570 AM; 5 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJBY (930 AM; 5 kW; RAINBOW CITY, AL; Owner: GADSDEN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sand Rock:

  • WRHY (105.9 FM; CENTRE, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WTBB (89.9 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WLJS-FM (91.9 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES/JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGMZ (93.1 FM; GLENCOE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSGN (91.5 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WJCK (88.3 FM; PIEDMONT, AL; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • W215BA (90.9 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WKCX (97.7 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: BRIAR CREEK BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKEA-FM (98.3 FM; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: KEA RADIO, INC.)
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WQTU (102.3 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: MCDOUGALD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVOK-FM (97.9 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • W212AR (90.3 FM; LINDALE, GA; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKXX (102.9 FM; ATTALLA, AL; Owner: BROADCAST MEDIA LLC)
  • WATG (95.7 FM; TRION, GA; Owner: TTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WTWX-FM (95.9 FM; GUNTERSVILLE, AL; Owner: GUNTERSVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sand Rock:

  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Sand Rock fatal accident list:

Jun 2, 2003 02:35 PM, Sr-68, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • $3,365,000Total costs
  • 5,507Total average daily traffic
  • 847Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,398Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • (Lat: 34.207028 Lon: -85.763833), Call Sign: KIM913
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.750 MHz
    Expiration Date: 07/01/1998, Cancellation Date: 07/02/1998
    Registrant: Tds Telecom, 301 S Westfield Road, Madison, WI 53717, Phone: (608) 845-4091

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KI4GCP, Licensee ID: L00882349
    Grant Date: 06/23/2004, Expiration Date: 06/23/2014, Certifier: Beverly J Daniel
    Registrant: Beverly J Daniel, 4285 Valley St, Sand Rock, AL 35983

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

Sand Rock on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and office occupations:"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Florists"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Apparel"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Fuel dealers"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Social scientists and related workers"
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