Sardis, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 1,509.
Males: 704  (46.7%)
Females: 805  (53.3%)
Median resident age:  40.9 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 36775

Estimated median household income in 2013: $28,373 (it was $25,240 in 2000)
Sardis:

$28,373
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,063 (it was $14,466 in 2000)

Sardis CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $90,431 (it was $68,100 in 2000)
Sardis:

$90,431
AL:

$122,700
  • Races in Sardis, AL (2000)

    Sardis races chart
    • 1,05564.8%Black alone
    • 56334.6%White alone
    • 50.3%Asian alone
    • 30.2%Two or more races
    • 20.1%Hispanic
    • 10.06%American Indian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Sardis: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 79.3 square miles.

Population density: 19 people per square mile   (very low).

Sardis, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Sardis:

  • High school or higher: 58.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sardis CCD:

  • Never married: 34.8%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 13.5%
  • Divorced: 2.9%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Sardis, Alabama as of August 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sardis to the number of sex offenders is 377 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Sardis CCD:  0.3% ($199)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)
Sardis satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Montgomery, AL (43.9 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (524.9 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Craig-Tyler, AL (2.5 miles ), Selmont-West Selmont, AL (2.7 miles ), Carlowville, AL (2.9 miles ), Selma, AL (3.2 miles ), Benton, AL (3.5 miles) , Orrville, AL (3.6 miles ), Benton-Collirene, AL (3.7 miles ), Valley Grande, AL (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $68,100
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 2002: 18 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 2003: 20 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 2005: 23 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 2006: 23 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $146,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 32.27 N, Longitude: 87.02 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

Sardis household income distribution Sardis home values distribution

Crime rates in Sardis by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 011100010010
per 100,000 0.060.657.254.40.00.00.045.30.00.058.50.0
Assaults 010233221100
per 100,000 0.060.60.0108.8155.0142.891.990.744.958.40.00.0
Burglaries 398711192617518912
per 100,000 206.8545.5457.7380.8568.5904.31,194.3770.6224.51,051.4526.9683.8
Thefts 273054422143385453363925
per 100,000 1,860.81,818.23,089.22,285.11,085.32,046.61,745.52,447.92,379.92,102.82,283.41,424.5
Auto thefts 0631033356654
per 100,000 0.0363.6171.6544.1155.0142.8137.8226.7269.4350.5292.7227.9
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1N/A0
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A58.4N/A0.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.7) 92.5177.3194.1207.8131.8192.7190.3210.0147.2205.5176.1128.1

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

Crime rate in Sardis detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

14.2%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Paper (7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Pharmacies and drug stores (7%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (7%)
  • Health care (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Construction laborers (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (12%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)

Work and jobs in Sardis: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sardis, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sardis-area historical tornado activity is below Alabama state average. It is 32% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.0 miles away from the Sardis place center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 12/6/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.3 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sardis-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 82% 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 80.8 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 79.5 miles away from Sardis 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 59.2 miles away from the city 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 173.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 110.7 miles away from Sardis 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 417.2 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 Dallas County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sardis topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sardis:

  • WARREN MANOR HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SELMA, AL)
  • FMC SELMA (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; SELMA, AL)
  • VAUGHAN REG MED CENTER PARKWAY CAMPUS Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; SELMA, AL)
  • FMC DALLAS COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; SELMA, AL)
  • PARK PLACE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SELMA, AL)
  • FMC VALLEY CREEK (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; SELMA, AL)
  • LIGHTHOUSE REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SELMA, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sardis:

  • Alabama State University (about 43 miles; Montgomery, AL; Full-time enrollment: 5,457)
  • Faulkner University (about 48 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 50 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,092)
  • University of Montevallo (about 59 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 67 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • Troy University (about 71 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • University of West Alabama (about 72 miles; Livingston, AL; FT enrollment: 3,394)

Public elementary/middle school in Sardis:

See full list of schools located in Sardis

Library in Sardis:

  • SARDIS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $44,216; Location: 1310 CHURCH STREET; 8,565 books; 227 audio materials; 1,184 video materials; 81 state licensed databases; 1 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Sardis: Kings Landing (A), Sardis Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sardis include: New Bride Church (A), Shady Grove Church (B), Shiloh Church (C), Shiloh Baptist Church (D), Union Church (E), Adams Grove Presbyterian Church (F), Cosey Church (G), East Salem Church (H), Mount Nebo Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Adams Grove Cemetery (1), Mount Olive Cemetery (2), King Cemetery (3), Mount Leveton Cemetery (4), Shiloh Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Plummer Lake (A), Titi Swamp (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Steep Creek (A), Sorrell Branch (B), Mountain Branch (C), Lias Creek (D), King Mill Branch (E), Cook Branch (F), Berlin Branch (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sardis include: Six Mile Creek Public Use Area (1), Kings Landing Public Use Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sardis and their reported violations in the past:

SOUTH DALLAS WATER AUTHORITY (Population served: 3,669, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.8%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.5%
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: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

30.2%
Whole state:

16.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

7.8%
Whole state:

7.3%

Sardis, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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Sardis compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic 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 rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.0
Alabama average:

13.2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (59%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Utility gas (17%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sardis CCD (based on Dallas County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,76473
Black Protestant6,39834
Mainline Protestant2,43826
Catholic5362
Other4105
None17,274-
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
Dallas County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Dallas County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Dallas County:

9.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

15.1%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Dallas County:

41.2%
Alabama:

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

8.9%
State:

13.5%

3.92% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,925 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.92%
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 Montgomery County, AL  0.48% ($21,882 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.21% ($23,100)
from Perry County, AL  0.21% ($22,833)


5.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,292 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.07%
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 Montgomery County, AL  0.97% ($23,921 average AGI)
to Autauga County, AL  0.35% ($31,740)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.32% ($26,761)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sardis:

  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMRK (1340 AM; 1 kW; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALEXANDER B/C CO. INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHBB (1490 AM; 1 kW; SELMA, AL; Owner: BROADSOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WJUS (1310 AM; 5 kW; MARION, AL; Owner: GRACE BAPTIST TEMPLE CHURCH)
  • WACV (1170 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sardis:

  • WALX (100.9 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALEXANDER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WAPR (88.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: UA-ASU-TSU EDUCATIONAL RADIO CORP.)
  • WJAM-FM (97.3 FM; ORRVILLE, AL; Owner: SCOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBFZ (105.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: IMANI COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, INC)
  • WDXX (100.1 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: BROADSOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAQU (91.1 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMXS (103.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVFG (107.5 FM; UNIONTOWN, AL; Owner: CHARLES E. JONES, JR.)
  • W232AN (94.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)

TV broadcast stations around Sardis:

  • WAKA (Channel 8; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WBIH (Channel 29; SELMA, AL; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W24CK (Channel 24; SELMA, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WNCF (Channel 32; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 32 MONTGOMERY LLC)
  • WRJM-TV (Channel 67; TROY, AL; Owner: JOSIE PARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSFA (Channel 12; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WCOV-TV (Channel 20; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: WOODS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

Sardis fatal accident list:

Jul 10, 2001 04:24 PM, Us-Sr1, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 25, 1998 01:15 AM, Us-Sr1, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 18, 1996 05:34 PM, 1211, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Aug 15, 1996 12:15 AM, 1211, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 4, 1988 10:36 PM, Sr1, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Sardis)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Sardis City Hall (Lat: 34.173694 Lon: -86.124694), Call Sign: KVI578, Licensee ID: L00564294
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2002, Expiration Date: 11/05/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/05/2013
    Registrant: City Of Sardis, 1335 Sardis Dr, Sardis City, AL 35956
  • Kings Landing (Lat: 32.175694 Lon: -87.008611), Call Sign: WRL872
    Assigned Frequencies: 31.6800 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/22/1999, Expiration Date: 08/23/2004, Cancellation Date: 05/17/2002
    Registrant: O W Till Jr, 417 County Rd 30, Sardis, AL 36775, Phone: (205) 874-7881
  • CR 67 PRV, Water Prv Pit Located On Cr 67 (Lat: 32.276667 Lon: -86.949722), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQHA948
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.362 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/14/2007, Expiration Date: 06/14/2017, Certifier: Teddy Pouncey
    Registrant: Duke Instrument Service, Saraland, AL 36571-3016, Phone: (251) 675-6067, Fax: (251) 675-5938, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD4TTH, Licensee ID: L00593191
    Grant Date: 07/31/2002, Expiration Date: 10/13/2012, Certifier: Ronald S Wilson
    Registrant: Ronald S Wilson, 166 Sunrise Drive, Sardis, AL 35956

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 22
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Sardis

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sardis, AL

Sardis on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Pharmacies and drug stores"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Other direct selling establishments"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Protective service occupations:"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal care and service occupations:"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Personal care and service occupations:"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with low-earning residents located near cities with high-earning residents"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Paper"
  • #8 (36775) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking English at home (pop 1,000+)"
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