Sawyerville, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 2,500.
Males: 1,134  (45.4%)
Females: 1,366  (54.6%)
Median resident age:  29.9 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 36776

Estimated median household income in 2012: $22,429 (it was $20,433 in 2000)
Sawyerville:

$22,429
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,201 (it was $10,040 in 2000)

Sawyerville CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $49,175 (it was $30,700 in 2000)
Sawyerville:

$49,175
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $52,422; Detached houses: $71,334; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $107,752; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $6,338; Mobile homes: $31,462
Sawyerville races chart
  • Black alone - 2,114 (83.6%)
  • White alone - 381 (15.1%)
  • Hispanic - 20 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.04%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.04%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sawyerville: 116.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 230 feet

Land area: 102.7 square miles.

Population density: 24 people per square mile   (very low).

Sawyerville, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Sawyerville:

  • High school or higher: 59.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 11.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sawyerville CCD:

  • Never married: 42.4%
  • Now married: 43.6%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 8.3%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Sawyerville, Alabama as of March 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sawyerville to the number of sex offenders is 833 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


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

Sawyerville CCD:  0.6% ($199)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)
Sawyerville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (33.5 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (75.4 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (497.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Greensboro, AL (2.9 miles ), Akron, AL (2.9 miles ), River Bend, AL (3.0 miles ), Stewart-Akron, AL (3.0 miles ), Forkland, AL (3.3 miles ), Eutaw, AL (3.3 miles ), Forkland-Tishabee, AL (3.4 miles ), Mount Herman Valley, AL (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 32.75 N, Longitude: 87.73 W

Sawyerville household income distribution Sawyerville home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.5%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (8%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • U. S. Postal service (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Health care (27%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (13%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (17%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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

Average climate in Sawyerville, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sawyerville-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 66% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.8 miles away from the Sawyerville place center killed 7 people and injured 199 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 12/16/2000, a category F4 tornado 20.7 miles away from the place center killed 11 people and injured 144 people and caused $13 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sawyerville-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 52.9 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 115.8 miles away from Sawyerville 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 13.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 67.2 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 170.8 miles away from Sawyerville center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 248.8 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 Hale County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Sawyerville:

  • COLONIAL HAVEN CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GREENSBORO, AL)
  • HALE COUNTY HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; GREENSBORO, AL)
  • GREENE COUNTY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; EUTAW, AL)
  • GREENE COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; EUTAW, AL)
  • ALABAMA HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; EUTAW, AL)
  • WARRIOR AREA HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 13 miles away; EUTAW, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sawyerville:

  • Shelton State Community College (about 28 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,106)
  • University of West Alabama (about 29 miles; Livingston, AL; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • The University of Alabama (about 34 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 45 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 5,180)
  • University of Montevallo (about 56 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Meridian Community College (about 65 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,750)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 66 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)

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Notable locations in Sawyerville: Withers Landing (A), Owens Landing (B), Millwood Landing (C), East Port Landing (D), Sawyerville Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sawyerville include: Mount Mariah Church (A), Mount Zion Church (B), New Hope Church (C), Saint Pauls Church (D), Holiness Church (E), Palestine Church (F), Bethlehem Church (G), Mount Olive Church (H), Saint Peters Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mays Cemetery (1), Curry Cemetery (2), Evans Cemetery (3), Langham Cemetery (4), Ramey Cemetery (5), Limestone Cemetery (6), Taylor Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Manette Pond (A), Orneys Place Pond (B), Duck Pond (C), Millwood Pond (D), Warrior Lake (E), Lawson Lakes (F), Charlie Moseley Lake Number One (G), Charlie Moseley Lake Number Two (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Limestone Creek (A), White Creek (B), Graveyard Branch (C), Dry Creek (D), Colwell Creek (E), Pole Bridge Branch (F), Baptizing Branch (G), Big Brush Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sawyerville include: Lock Number Six Left Bank Public Use Area (1), Jennings Ferry Public Use Area (2), Warrior Lock and Dam Public Use Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hale 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 2005 was 27.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

27.4
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 22.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.3
U.S.:

20.2
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.4%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.1%
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: 0.6% of all households

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

38.2%
Whole state:

16.1%

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

22.1%
Whole state:

7.3%

Sawyerville compared to Alabama state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (52%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Utility gas (13%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 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 Sawyerville CCD (based on Hale County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.52%
Here: 39.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents63.4%22.4%3.1%2.4%2.0%
Congregations36.4%29.5%4.5%6.8%2.3%
Name USA National Primitive Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents1.7%1.6%1.6%0.8%1.0%
Congregations4.5%2.3%4.5%2.3%6.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Hale County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Hale County:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Hale County:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Hale County:

38.6%
Alabama:

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

7.5%
State:

13.5%

5.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,814 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.31%
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 Tuscaloosa County, AL  2.33% ($31,098 average AGI)
from Marengo County, AL  0.34% ($33,167)
from Perry County, AL  0.25% ($26,308)


6.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,208 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
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 Tuscaloosa County, AL  3.62% ($28,670 average AGI)
to Marengo County, AL  0.41% ($25,727)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.21% ($19,455)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sawyerville:

  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WTSK (790 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WYLS (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJUS (1310 AM; 5 kW; MARION, AL; Owner: GRACE BAPTIST TEMPLE CHURCH)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WACT (1420 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WSPZ (1150 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: RADIO SOUTH, INC)
  • WWPG (1280 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: LAWSON OF TUSCALOOSA, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sawyerville:

  • WDGM (99.1 FM; GREENSBORO, AL; Owner: WARRIOR BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WQZZ (104.3 FM; EUTAW, AL; Owner: JIM LAWSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTUG-FM (92.9 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WZNJ (106.5 FM; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ROSS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBHJ (95.7 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WNPT-FM (102.9 FM; LINDEN, AL; Owner: BECKHAM PALMER III AS RECEIVER)
  • WANZ (100.7 FM; NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: APEX BRAODCASTING INC.)
  • WZBQ (94.1 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJDQ (101.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTXT (98.1 FM; FAYETTE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUAL-FM (91.5 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA)

TV broadcast stations around Sawyerville:

  • WDVZ-CA (Channel 3; GREENSBORO, AL; Owner: TTI, INC.)
  • WJMY-CA (Channel 28; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: TTI, INC.)
  • WIIQ (Channel 41; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WLDM (Channel 23; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 23, LLC)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • W46BU (Channel 46; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Sawyerville on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other protective service workers including supervisors"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and mineral, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Construction and extraction occupations:"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Secondary school teachers"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Radio, TV, and computer and software, and other electronic stores"
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