Scottsboro, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 14,484 (68% urban, 32% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.9%
 
Males: 6,745  (46.6%)
Females: 7,739  (53.4%)
Median resident age:

44.6 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 35768.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,844 (it was $32,654 in 2000)
Scottsboro:

$42,844
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,025 (it was $18,430 in 2000)

Scottsboro city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $139,589 (it was $76,100 in 2000)
Scottsboro:

$139,589
AL:

$141,300

Median gross rent in 2017: $605.

March 2019 cost of living index in Scottsboro: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.0%
(17.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.4% for Black residents, 38.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.2% for American Indian residents, 68.5% for other race residents, 30.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Scottsboro, AL (2017)
    • 12,47285.1%White alone
    • 7985.4%Black alone
    • 7615.2%Hispanic
    • 2351.6%Two or more races
    • 1741.2%Asian alone
    • 940.6%American Indian alone
    • 340.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 300.2%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 38 registered sex offenders living in Scottsboro, Alabama as of June 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Scottsboro is 390 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Scottsboro by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(40.3)
4
(26.7)
4
(26.7)
1
(6.7)
1
(6.7)
7
(47.1)
5
(33.8)
5
(33.7)
6
(40.7)
6
(40.8)
9
(61.4)
8
(55.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
11
(73.8)
5
(33.4)
6
(40.1)
4
(26.6)
5
(33.7)
1
(6.7)
4
(27.0)
3
(20.2)
7
(47.5)
6
(40.8)
4
(27.3)
5
(34.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
18
(120.8)
17
(113.5)
18
(120.2)
27
(179.8)
36
(242.6)
57
(383.7)
55
(371.8)
56
(377.2)
187
(1,268)
217
(1,475)
179
(1,221)
180
(1,246)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
94
(631.0)
29
(193.7)
15
(100.2)
36
(239.8)
125
(842.3)
128
(861.7)
117
(791.0)
96
(646.6)
97
(658.0)
80
(543.8)
83
(566.2)
93
(643.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
925
(6,210)
585
(3,907)
590
(3,941)
540
(3,596)
410
(2,763)
451
(3,036)
464
(3,137)
473
(3,186)
418
(2,835)
396
(2,692)
465
(3,172)
549
(3,801)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
24
(161.1)
17
(113.5)
24
(160.3)
18
(119.9)
15
(101.1)
15
(101.0)
24
(162.3)
28
(188.6)
23
(156.0)
30
(203.9)
38
(259.2)
29
(200.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)384.0259.7234.9246.2241.6306.3303.4296.2472.5501.9488.7517.1

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City-data.com crime index in Scottsboro, AL

Crime rate in Scottsboro detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 71 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.05
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (31.1%), English (4.0%), Irish (3.9%), German (3.1%), Scottish (1.9%), Scotch-Irish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 653 feet

Land area: 47.3 square miles.

Population density: 306 people per square mile   (very low).

Scottsboro, Alabama map

562 residents are foreign born (2.5% Latin America, 0.5% Europe).

This city:

3.8%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $612 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $510 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntsville, AL (31.8 miles , pop. 158,216).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (89.5 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (505.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Section, AL (2.4 miles ),
Hollywood, AL (2.5 miles ),
Dutton, AL (2.8 miles ),
Langston, AL (2.9 miles ),
Pleasant Groves, AL (3.2 miles ),
Pisgah, AL (3.4 miles ),
Skyline, AL (3.4 miles ),
Powell, AL (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 34.65 N, Longitude: 86.04 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,030 (+34.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,071 (70.4%)

Area code: 256

Distribution of median household income in Scottsboro, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Scottsboro, AL in 2017
Scottsboro satellite photo by USGS

Scottsboro tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 74 buildings, average cost: $72,000
  • 1998: 63 buildings, average cost: $83,000
  • 1999: 50 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 2000: 40 buildings, average cost: $112,600
  • 2001: 36 buildings, average cost: $121,100
  • 2002: 36 buildings, average cost: $114,600
  • 2003: 53 buildings, average cost: $122,600
  • 2004: 55 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2005: 74 buildings, average cost: $116,600
  • 2006: 81 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2007: 74 buildings, average cost: $167,800
  • 2008: 63 buildings, average cost: $187,600
  • 2009: 40 buildings, average cost: $184,900
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $233,000
  • 2011: 37 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $232,900
  • 2013: 33 buildings, average cost: $253,400
  • 2014: 38 buildings, average cost: $175,200
  • 2015: 37 buildings, average cost: $212,000
  • 2016: 30 buildings, average cost: $145,700
  • 2017: 14 buildings, average cost: $156,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Scottsboro, AL residents
Average permit cost in Scottsboro, AL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
Alabama:

3.8%
Historical population in Scottsboro, AL
Historical housing units in Scottsboro, AL

Population change in the 1990s: +457 (+3.2%).
Most common industries in Scottsboro, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (11.0%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (8.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.1%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Utilities (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (14.2%)
  • Educational services (13.9%)
  • Health care (13.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Scottsboro, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Cashiers (3.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Cashiers (7.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)

Average climate in Scottsboro, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Scottsboro, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 13.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

13.2
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.44. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.44
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 2.27. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.27
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2004 was 36.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.3
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Scottsboro-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 129% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/6/2008, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.6 miles away from the Scottsboro city center killed one person and injured 12 people.

On 5/18/1995, a category F4 tornado 15.6 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 55 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Scottsboro-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 78% 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 25.9 miles away from Scottsboro 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 110.7 miles away from Scottsboro center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 141.8 miles away from Scottsboro 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 282.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 121.4 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 210.2 miles away from Scottsboro 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 Jackson County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Winds: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Scottsboro topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Scottsboro:

  • HIGHLANDS MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 380 WOODS COVE ROAD)
  • NEW BEACON OF SCOTTSBORO (112 COLLEGE AVENUE)
  • CLOVERDALE MANOR (412 CLOVERDALE ROAD)
  • HIGHLANDS HEALTH AND REHAB (380 WOODS COVE ROAD)
  • FMC SCOTTSBORO (20998 JOHN T. REID HWY)
  • HIGHLANDS HOME HEALTH (380 WOODS COVE ROAD)
  • JACKSON COUNTY HOME CARE (204 LIBERTY LANE)

Airports and heliports located in Scottsboro:

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Nuclear power plants:

  • Bellefonte 1. The Babcock & Wilcox Co.Tennessee Valley Authority. The Babcock & Wilcox Co.Tennessee Valley Authority. Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). Net Output: 1213 MWe. Suspended..
  • Bellefonte 2. The Babcock & Wilcox Co.Tennessee Valley Authority. The Babcock & Wilcox Co.Tennessee Valley Authority. Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). Net Output: 1213 MWe. Suspended..

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Scottsboro:

  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 11 miles; Rainsville, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,409)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 32 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,524)
  • Snead State Community College (about 33 miles; Boaz, AL; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 35 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,006)
  • Gadsden State Community College (about 46 miles; Gadsden, AL; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 51 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 10,158)
  • Motlow State Community College (about 52 miles; Tullahoma, TN; FT enrollment: 2,915)

Public high schools in Scottsboro:

Private high school in Scottsboro:

  • SCOTTSBORO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 37, Location: 9545 AL HIGHWAY 79, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Scottsboro:

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Library in Scottsboro:

  • SCOTTSBORO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $239,172; Location: 1002 SOUTH BROAD STREET; 39,425 books; 27,432 e-books; 1,873 audio materials; 1,593 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 79 state licensed databases; 60 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Scottsboro: Scottsboro Country Club and Golf Course (A), Goose Pond Crossroads (B), Camp Scottsboro (C), Mink Creek Cabin Site Area (D), North Alabama Presbyterian Camp (E), Fort Payne Boating Club (F), Jackson County Courthouse (G), Scottsboro Fire Department Station 1 (H), Scottsboro Fire Department Station 2 (I), Scottsboro Fire Department Station 3 (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Scottsboro Shopping Center (1), Scottsboro Plaza Shopping Center (2), Holiday Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Scottsboro include: Randalls Chapel United Methodist Church (A), New Home Church (B), Saint Lukes Episcopal Church (C), Saint Elizabeth Baptist Church (D), Larkinsville Church (E), First Methodist Church (F), Emmanuel Church (G), Calvary Baptist Church (H), Shiloh Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hudgins Cemetery (1), Finney Cemetery (2), Rosson Cemetery (3), Woods Cove Cemetery (4), Pierce Cemetery (5), Gant Cemetery (6), Green Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Shelby Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Dry Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Scottsboro include: College Hill Historic District (1), Public Square Historic District (2), Goose Pond Colony Park (3), Scottsboro Municipal Park (4), Jackson County Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: BAMA Termite & Pest Control CO (Recreation Areas; Po Box 487) (1), Liberty Lanes (Recreation Areas; 1503- E Willow St) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Scottsboro (46 Micah Way) (1), Jameson Inn Scottsboro (Sj) (208 Micah Way) (2), J & W Motel (206 West Willow Street) (3), Budget Inn (101 Tupelo Pike) (4), Comfort Inn Scottsboro (23518 John T Reid Parkway) (5), Hampton Inn Scottsboro (46 Micah Way/ Hwy 35 & Hwy 72) (6), Traveler's Place (1401 East Willow Street) (7), Jameson Inn (208 Micah Way) (8), Days Inn Of Scottsboro (23945 John T. Reid Parkway) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Scottsboro City - Municipal Court (23123 John T Reid Parkway) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Lucille Benson - Actress.

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

JACKSON COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY (Address: 14676 US HWY 72 , Population served: 6,630, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-25-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-09-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-12-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-12-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-09-2014)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Scottsboro that have no violations reported:

  • SCOTTSBORO WATER WORKS (Population served: 21,879, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • CUMBERLAND MOUNTAIN WATER (Address: 20439 AL HWY 79 , Population served: 5,250, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.3%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.1%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Scottsboro in 2010:

  • 181 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 150 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Scottsboro in 2000:

  • 126 people in nursing homes
  • 105 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 51 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 51 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Scottsboro (2011 data):

  • FNB Bank: Fnb Bank, Jackson Financial Services Branch, Five Points Drive-Up Facility, Jackson Square Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $354.1 mil, Deposits: $312.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Fns Bancshares, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Scottsboro Branch at 510 East Laurel Street, branch established on 1909/01/01; Broad Street Branch at 1711 South Broad Street, branch established on 1970/03/16. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • First Jackson Bank, Inc.: Scottsboro Wal-Mart Branch at 24807 John T. Reid Parkway, branch established on 2000/02/24; Scottsboro Branch at 408 East Laurel Street, branch established on 1996/12/16. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $223.9 mil, Deposits: $188.7 mil, headquarters in Stevenson, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: 1st Jackson Bancshares, Inc.
  • Peoples Independent Bank: Scottsboro Branch at 820 South Broad Street, branch established on 1999/11/05. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $171.4 mil, Deposits: $154.7 mil, headquarters in Boaz, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Independent Bancshares, Inc.
  • Compass Bank: Scottsboro Branch at 402 East Laurel Street, branch established on 1892/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Scottsboro Branch at 507 South Broad Street, branch established on 1979/06/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • First Southern State Bank: Scottsboro Branch at 20 Micah Way, branch established on 1996/08/12. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $331.3 mil, Deposits: $285.1 mil, headquarters in Stevenson, AL, positive income, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancshares Of Stevenson, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Scottsboro:

Marital status in Scottsboro, AL
  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 51.0%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

For population 25 years and over in Scottsboro:

  • High school or higher: 84.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Scottsboro
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Scottsboro, AL (based on Jackson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant24,116118
Mainline Protestant2,11618
Catholic1,5151
Black Protestant8456
Other3302
None24,305-
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: 16
Here:

3.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Jackson County:

5.10 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Jackson County:

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Jackson County:

11.6%
State:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

30.8%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jackson County:

11.0%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Scottsboro:

47.1%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Scottsboro:

41.5%
State:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Scottsboro:

28.9
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.0%
State:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Scottsboro:

11.6%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Scottsboro:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.6%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Scottsboro:

52.2%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.0%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Scottsboro, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 50$185,287$44,4690$0
Electric Power 46$268,650$70,0830$0
Police Protection - Officers 46$176,570$46,0620$0
Streets and Highways 39$98,506$30,3100$0
Solid Waste Management 24$83,058$41,5291$1,629
Water Supply 19$80,002$50,5280$0
Sewerage 16$58,416$43,8120$0
Gas Supply 14$53,416$45,7850$0
Other and Unallocable 11$44,434$48,4730$0
Parks and Recreation 8$30,594$45,89161$17,523
Financial Administration 6$24,624$49,2480$0
Correction 5$13,675$32,8201$1,069
Health 3$8,131$32,5240$0
Judicial and Legal 3$9,391$37,5641$6,091
Police - Other 2$6,473$38,8382$574
Other Government Administration 2$12,695$76,1705$5,333
Welfare 1$3,237$38,8446$2,395
Fire - Other 1$3,544$42,5280$0
Airports 1$4,560$54,7203$1,037
Transit 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 297$1,165,263$47,08180$35,651

Scottsboro government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $2,070,000 ($142.92)
    General - Other: $1,970,000 ($136.01)
    Electric Utilities: $1,444,000 ($99.70)
    Sewerage: $902,000 ($62.28)
    Gas Utilities: $236,000 ($16.29)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $26,580,000 ($1835.13)
    Gas Utilities: $5,227,000 ($360.88)
    Police Protection: $3,854,000 ($266.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,439,000 ($237.43)
    Regular Highways: $2,803,000 ($193.52)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,762,000 ($190.69)
    Water Utilities: $2,581,000 ($178.20)
    General - Other: $2,200,000 ($151.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,131,000 ($147.13)
    Sewerage: $2,019,000 ($139.40)
    Financial Administration: $517,000 ($35.69)
    Correctional Institutions: $401,000 ($27.69)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $306,000 ($21.13)
    Libraries: $268,000 ($18.50)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $258,000 ($17.81)
    Central Staff Services: $241,000 ($16.64)
    Air Transportation: $205,000 ($14.15)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $190,000 ($13.12)
    Health - Other: $173,000 ($11.94)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $27,000 ($1.86)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $79,000 ($5.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,292,000 ($158.24)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Electric Utilities: $591,000 ($40.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $591,000 ($40.80)
    Electric Utilities: $359,000 ($24.79)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,351,000 ($1819.32)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $353,000 ($24.37)

Scottsboro government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $3,311,000 ($228.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,212,000 ($221.76)
    Sewerage: $3,048,000 ($210.44)
    Air Transportation: $105,000 ($7.25)
    Other: $89,000 ($6.14)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $106,000 ($7.32)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $886,000 ($61.17)
    Fines and Forfeits: $518,000 ($35.76)
    Sale of Property: $343,000 ($23.68)
    Interest Earnings: $249,000 ($17.19)
    Special Assessments: $69,000 ($4.76)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $30,521,000 ($2107.22)
    Gas Utilities: $6,452,000 ($445.46)
    Water Utilities: $3,705,000 ($255.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $737,000 ($50.88)
    Highways: $280,000 ($19.33)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,506,000 ($725.35)
    Property: $3,929,000 ($271.26)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $960,000 ($66.28)
    Public Utilities Sales: $589,000 ($40.67)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $346,000 ($23.89)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $277,000 ($19.12)
    Other Selective Sales: $210,000 ($14.50)
    Other License: $66,000 ($4.56)

Scottsboro government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $73,935,000 ($5104.60)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $70,160,000 ($4843.97)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,775,000 ($260.63)

Scottsboro government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,017,000 ($415.42)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,969,000 ($1240.61)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,092,000 ($834.85)

4.62% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,800 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
Alabama average:

5.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from DeKalb County, AL  1.07% ($28,133 average AGI)
from Madison County, AL  0.57% ($60,911)
from Marshall County, AL  0.45% ($36,788)


4.45% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,028 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.45%
Alabama average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to DeKalb County, AL  0.99% ($26,230 average AGI)
to Madison County, AL  0.62% ($41,818)
to Marion County, TN  0.33% ($35,086)
Businesses in Scottsboro, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kmart1
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1Long John Silver's1
Blockbuster1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike2
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Ruby Tuesday1
Days Inn1Rue211
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx2Sears1
Ford1Subway3
Goodwill5T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's2U-Haul4
Hilton1UPS2
Home Depot1Vans1
JCPenney1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Scottsboro:

  • WWIC (1050 AM; 1 kW; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: SCOTTSBORO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WZCT (1330 AM; 5 kW; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: BONNER AND CARLILE ENTERPRISES)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WQRX (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VALLEY HEAD, AL; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WZOB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FORT PAYNE, AL; Owner: CENTRAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WDJL (1000 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: JAMES K. SHARP DBA 5TH AVE BROADCASTING)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Scottsboro:

  • WKEA-FM (98.3 FM; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: KEA RADIO, INC.)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WXQW (94.1 FM; MERIDIANVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W293AH (106.5 FM; NORMAL, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W298AF (107.5 FM; HADEN, AL; Owner: HADEN RADIO COMPANY)
  • WRHY (105.9 FM; CENTRE, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMXN-FM (101.7 FM; STEVENSON, AL; Owner: KEA RADIO, INC.)
  • W249BB (97.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W275AA (102.9 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ARCHIE C. BOBO, PERSONAL REP. OF DORSEY E. NEWMAN ESTATE)
  • W300AH (107.9 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PORTER L. BATTS)
  • W202BV (88.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WLRH (89.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WUSX (93.3 FM; TULLAHOMA, TN; Owner: TENNNESSE VALLEY RADIO, INC)
  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WRTT-FM (95.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)
  • W222AK (92.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PRESS W. PARHAM)

TV broadcast stations around Scottsboro:

  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WAAY-TV (Channel 31; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF HUNTSVILLE LICENSE LLC)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WHNT-TV (Channel 19; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W67CO (Channel 67; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Scottsboro fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 39Number of bridges
  • 1,184ft / 361mTotal length
  • $127,415,000Total costs
  • 243,781Total average daily traffic
  • 20,431Total average daily truck traffic
  • 250,832Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Scottsboro, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 61930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 181970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Scottsboro, AL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Scottsboro)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 124 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Scottsboro, AL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 150 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Scottsboro)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Scottsboro)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 95. The highest number of reported fires - 158 took place in 2006, and the least - 25 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Scottsboro, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (43.3%), and Structure Fires (32.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Scottsboro, AL
    • 66143.3%Outside Fires
    • 49832.6%Structure Fires
    • 29219.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 765.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Scottsboro, AL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Scottsboro, Alabama:

  • Liberty Inn, 902 E Willow St, Scottsboro, Alabama 35768 , Phone: (256) 574-1730, Fax: (256) 574-1730
  • Travelers Place, 1401 E Willow St, Scottsboro, Alabama 35768 , Phone: (256) 912-0909
  • Econo Lodge, 1106 John T Reid Pkwy, Scottsboro, Alabama 35768 , Phone: (256) 574-1212
  • Red Roof Inn & Suites, 23518 John T Reid Pkwy, Scottsboro, Alabama 35768 , Phone: (256) 574-6740, Fax: (256) 259-0750
  • Americas Best Value Inn & Suites - Scottsboro, 46 Micah Way, Scottsboro, Alabama 35769 , Phone: (256) 259-4300
  • Quality Inn - Scottsboro, 208 Micah Way, Scottsboro, Alabama 35768 , Phone: (256) 574-6666, Fax: (256) 574-6767
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 25775 John T Reid Pkwy, Scottsboro, Alabama 35768 , Phone: (256) 259-8700, Fax: (256) 259-8702
  • Hampton Inn & Suites-Scottsboro, 24747 John T Reid Pkwy, Scottsboro, Alabama 35768 , Phone: (256) 259-5200, Fax: (256) 259-5201
  • Liberty inn, 902 E Willow St, Scottsboro, Alabama 35768 , Phone: (256) 574-1730, Fax: (256) 259-1771
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Scottsboro, Alabama
Most common first names in Scottsboro, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James21970.5 years
William20072.8 years
Mary16277.5 years
John15472.3 years
Robert11871.3 years
Charles8168.3 years
George7773.8 years
Annie6176.7 years
Ruby4980.2 years
Thomas4368.5 years
Most common last names in Scottsboro, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7774.7 years
Johnson6972.4 years
Thomas6875.8 years
Hall5280.4 years
Miller4669.0 years
Jones4372.4 years
Carter4076.8 years
Guffey3977.3 years
Thompson3969.6 years
Wright3874.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Scottsboro, AL
  • 65.9%Electricity
  • 31.3%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Scottsboro, AL
  • 73.7%Electricity
  • 26.3%Utility gas


Scottsboro compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Scottsboro on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people driving a car to work alone (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parks and recreation per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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