For population 25 years and over in Section:
For population 15 years and over in Section town:
9 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $315 (0.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntsville, AL (35.8 miles , pop. 158,216).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (86.8 miles , pop. 242,820).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (510.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Dutton, AL (2.1 miles ), Scottsboro, AL (2.4 miles ), Langston, AL (2.5 miles ), Powell, AL (2.5 miles ), Hollywood, AL (3.1 miles ), Shiloh, AL (3.2 miles ), Rainsville, AL (3.2 miles ), Fyffe, AL (3.2 miles ).
Latitude: 34.58 N, Longitude: 85.99 W
Area code: 256
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Crime rate in Section detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -10 (-1.3%).
Work and jobs in Section: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Section, Alabama
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Section-area historical tornado activity is above Alabama state average. It is 243% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 2/6/2008, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the Section town center killed one person and injured 12 people.
On 5/19/1973, a category F4 tornado 15.5 miles away from the town center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Section-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 80% 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 21.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 18.2 miles away from Section center
On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 74.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/21/2001 at 23:35:35, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 36.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/5/1994 at 22:21:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 38.6 miles away from Section center
On 3/18/1995 at 22:06:21, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 10.6 mi) earthquake occurred 84.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.5%
(30.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 8.5% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Section town (based on Jackson County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.58%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 16
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
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4.91% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,157 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.70% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,617 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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Section fatal accident list:
May 24, 2004 08:13 PM, 1069, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 17, 2002 07:55 AM, Sr-35, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 20, 2002 05:15 AM, Sr-71, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 10, 1989 06:35 PM, 35, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 11, 1989 11:23 AM, 35, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $5,667,000
Total average daily traffic: 10,326
Total average daily truck traffic: 892
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 17,476
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Section)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:4
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Section)
FAA Registered Aircraft:4
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