Sheffield, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 8,930 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.5%
 
Males: 4,082  (45.7%)
Females: 4,848  (54.3%)
Median resident age:

44.2 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 35660.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,652 (it was $26,673 in 2000)
Sheffield:

$34,652
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,863 (it was $16,022 in 2000)

Sheffield city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $93,808 (it was $62,700 in 2000)
Sheffield:

$93,808
AL:

$141,300

Median gross rent in 2017: $646.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sheffield: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.8%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.3% for Black residents, 64.6% for American Indian residents, 53.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sheffield, AL (2017)
    • 6,38270.5%White alone
    • 2,09423.1%Black alone
    • 2662.9%Two or more races
    • 2132.4%Hispanic
    • 480.5%American Indian alone
    • 180.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 120.1%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 51 registered sex offenders living in Sheffield, Alabama as of November 23, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sheffield is 179 to 1.


Crime rates in Sheffield by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(21.4)
1
(10.9)
2
(21.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(22.2)
1
(11.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(21.4)
8
(87.2)
7
(76.8)
3
(33.1)
5
(55.2)
4
(44.0)
3
(33.0)
7
(77.7)
9
(98.7)
12
(130.9)
9
(98.7)
9
(99.8)
14
(157.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10
(106.9)
9
(98.1)
27
(296.1)
10
(110.2)
6
(66.3)
14
(154.1)
14
(154.0)
10
(111.0)
8
(87.7)
6
(65.4)
12
(131.6)
11
(121.9)
7
(78.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(171.0)
18
(196.2)
33
(361.9)
15
(165.3)
6
(66.3)
67
(737.6)
84
(924.1)
61
(676.9)
55
(602.9)
44
(479.8)
52
(570.1)
47
(520.9)
51
(572.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
107
(1,144)
136
(1,482)
169
(1,853)
93
(1,025)
99
(1,094)
146
(1,607)
211
(2,321)
119
(1,320)
151
(1,655)
130
(1,418)
78
(855.2)
73
(809.1)
95
(1,066)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
420
(4,489)
386
(4,207)
474
(5,199)
279
(3,075)
147
(1,624)
369
(4,063)
401
(4,411)
315
(3,495)
285
(3,124)
254
(2,770)
257
(2,818)
223
(2,472)
312
(3,500)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(96.2)
11
(119.9)
28
(307.1)
9
(99.2)
10
(110.5)
35
(385.3)
27
(297.0)
30
(332.9)
37
(405.6)
27
(294.4)
40
(438.5)
33
(365.8)
39
(437.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/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)393.4441.8628.8295.3227.7534.8620.1534.1521.0453.9440.1405.3535.7

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City-data.com crime index in Sheffield, AL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 36 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.27
Alabama average:

2.37
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Ancestries: American (31.9%), Irish (6.3%), English (5.2%), European (3.0%), Italian (2.5%), German (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 550 feet

Land area: 6.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,361 people per square mile   (low).

Sheffield, Alabama map

179 residents are foreign born

This city:

2.0%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $410 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $375 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, AL (42.3 miles , pop. 53,929).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (99.2 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (489.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Tri-Cities, AL (1.2 miles ),
Tuscumbia, AL (1.4 miles ),
Muscle Shoals, AL (1.6 miles ),
Florence, AL (2.1 miles ),
Underwood-Petersville, AL (2.8 miles ),
Oakland, AL (2.9 miles ),
St. Florian, AL (3.0 miles ),
Leighton, AL (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 34.76 N, Longitude: 87.69 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +931 (+10.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 937 (27.2%)

Area code: 256

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $80,500
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $84,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $84,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $52,500
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $417,700
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $52,500
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $83,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Sheffield, AL residents
Average permit cost in Sheffield, AL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
Alabama:

3.8%
Historical population in Sheffield, AL
Historical housing units in Sheffield, AL
Most common industries in Sheffield, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Utilities (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.5%)
  • Utilities (8.0%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.4%)
  • Educational services (10.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Sheffield, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cashiers (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (7.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)

Average climate in Sheffield, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Sheffield, 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 2018 was 49.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.7
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 5.86. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.86
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.62
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.6
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Sheffield-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 122% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 23.5 miles away from the Sheffield city center killed 28 people and injured 267 people.

On 4/16/1998, a category F5 tornado 36.8 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 36 people and caused $13 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sheffield-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 77% 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 97.0 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 119.0 miles away from Sheffield 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 160.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 172.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 72.5 miles away from Sheffield 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) earthquake occurred 255.6 miles away from Sheffield 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 Colbert County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 3, Freezes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sheffield topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Sheffield:

  • HELEN KELLER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 1300 SOUTH MONTGOMERY AVENUE)
  • SHEFFIELD DIALYSIS (1120 S JACKSON HWY STE 107)
  • NORTHWEST ALABAMA REGIONAL HOME CARE AGENCY (1000 SOUTH JACKSON HIGHWAY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sheffield:

  • Northwest-Shoals Community College (about 2 miles; Muscle Shoals, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,702)
  • University of North Alabama (about 4 miles; Florence, AL; FT enrollment: 5,886)
  • Athens State University (about 42 miles; Athens, AL; FT enrollment: 2,771)
  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 44 miles; Tanner, AL; FT enrollment: 7,911)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 50 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,024)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 53 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 61 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,006)

Public high school in Sheffield:

Public elementary/middle schools in Sheffield:

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Library in Sheffield:

  • SHEFFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $260,271; Location: 316 NORTH MONTGOMERY AVENUE; 54,483 books; 27,590 e-books; 2,244 audio materials; 4,012 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 81 state licensed databases; 9 other licensed databases; 52 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sheffield: Sheffield Fire and Rescue Station 1 (A), Sheffield Fire and Rescue Station 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Town Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Sheffield include: Brown Christian Methodist Episcopal Temple (A), Annapolis Avenue Church of Christ (B), Calvary Baptist Church (C), Central Christian Church (D), Church of Christ (E), Church of God of Prophecy (F), Columbia Avenue Presbyterian Church (G), Cox Avenue Church of Christ (H), Eastside Missionary Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oakwood Cemetery (1), Burton Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sheffield include: Tri Cities Park (1), Nitrate Village Number 1 Historic District (2), York Terrace Park (3), Tenth Avenue Park (4), Sheffield Youth Park (5), Rivermont Park (6), Park West (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Winkle World (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4300 North Jackson Highway), Colbert County Tourism & Convention Bureau (719 US Highway 72 West).

Hotels: Shady Court Motel (2905 East 12th Avenue), Hillcrest Motel (3115 North Jackson Highway), Kings Inn (4420 North Jackson Highway), Webster Hotel and Suites (4205 Hatch Boulevard), Shooters Lounge (4205 Hatch Boulevard), Regal Inn Express (4305 North Jackson Highway).

Birthplace of: Jimmy Johnson (musician) - Rhythm and blues guitarist, Fred Thompson - (born 1942), Watergate counsel, Senator, actor, William Willis (artist) - Painter, Adam Lazzara - Rock singer, David Hood - Rock bass guitarist, Rick James (baseball) - Baseball player, Willie Ruff - Jazz double-bassist.

Colbert 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 Sheffield that have no violations reported:

  • SHEFFIELD UTILITIES DEPARTMENT (Population served: 14,574, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.7%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.7%
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: 0.1% of all households
6 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles in 2010

People in group quarters in Sheffield in 2000:

  • 21 people in other group homes
  • 12 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 5 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Sheffield (2011 data):

  • Bank Independent: at 710 South Montgomery Avenue, branch established on 1947/08/02; Jackson Place Branch at 729 East Second Street, branch established on 1978/03/20. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $1,041.1 mil, Deposits: $871.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Bancindependent Incorporated

For population 15 years and over in Sheffield:

Marital status in Sheffield, AL
  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 39.7%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 16.8%

For population 25 years and over in Sheffield:

  • High school or higher: 80.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Alabama average:

11.5

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sheffield, AL (based on Colbert County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant29,759103
Mainline Protestant3,36817
Black Protestant3,25618
Catholic1,4151
Other71
None16,623-
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: 10
Colbert County:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Here:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Colbert County:

5.87 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Colbert County:

6.24 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

13.5%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Colbert County:

35.7%
Alabama:

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

14.7%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.9%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Sheffield:

48.3%
State:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Sheffield:

29.2
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Sheffield:

21.1%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sheffield:

11.4%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.1%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

56.1%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.7%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sheffield, 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
Electric Power 76$400,655$63,2611$1,559
Police Protection - Officers 30$92,334$36,9342$1,422
Firefighters 21$66,043$37,7390$0
Streets and Highways 19$38,761$24,4810$0
Water Supply 8$59,307$88,9610$0
Parks and Recreation 6$15,436$30,87212$4,085
Gas Supply 6$39,335$78,6700$0
Sewerage 6$34,583$69,1660$0
Correction 4$7,263$21,7890$0
Financial Administration 4$10,897$32,6911$1,929
Local Libraries 4$8,518$25,5542$1,446
Judicial and Legal 2$4,581$27,4861$2,686
Police - Other 2$3,822$22,9320$0
Other and Unallocable 2$4,674$28,0440$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,654$43,8485$2,214
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 191$789,863$49,62524$15,341

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

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $7,273,000 ($814.45)
    Water Utilities: $140,000 ($15.68)
    Sewerage: $96,000 ($10.75)
    Gas Utilities: $96,000 ($10.75)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $64,898,000 ($7267.41)
    Gas Utilities: $4,217,000 ($472.23)
    Water Utilities: $3,242,000 ($363.05)
    Sewerage: $2,353,000 ($263.49)
    Regular Highways: $1,646,000 ($184.32)
    Health - Other: $1,131,000 ($126.65)
    Police Protection: $882,000 ($98.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $698,000 ($78.16)
    Financial Administration: $567,000 ($63.49)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $551,000 ($61.70)
    Local Fire Protection: $550,000 ($61.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $501,000 ($56.10)
    Central Staff Services: $268,000 ($30.01)
    Libraries: $220,000 ($24.64)
    General Public Buildings: $189,000 ($21.16)
    Public Welfare - Other: $103,000 ($11.53)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $76,000 ($8.51)
    Correctional Institutions: $31,000 ($3.47)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($1.01)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,422,000 ($159.24)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $60,000 ($6.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,253,000 ($140.31)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $707,000 ($79.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,068,000 ($119.60)
    Local Fire Protection: $94,000 ($10.53)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,597,000 ($1410.64)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $225,000 ($25.20)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,679,000 ($523.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $858,000 ($96.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $137,000 ($15.34)
    Other: $100,000 ($11.20)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $462,000 ($51.74)
    Interest Earnings: $97,000 ($10.86)
    General Revenue - Other: $54,000 ($6.05)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $124,602,000 ($13953.19)
    Gas Utilities: $5,549,000 ($621.39)
    Water Utilities: $4,494,000 ($503.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,739,000 ($306.72)
    Other: $876,000 ($98.10)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,931,000 ($328.22)
    Property: $1,280,000 ($143.34)
    Other License: $710,000 ($79.51)
    Other: $79,000 ($8.85)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $64,000 ($7.17)
    Motor Vehicle License: $33,000 ($3.70)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $81,985,000 ($9180.85)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,549,000 ($8796.08)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,436,000 ($384.77)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $77,000 ($8.62)
    End of Fiscal Year: $70,000 ($7.84)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,000 ($2.58)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,207,000 ($2262.82)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,162,000 ($466.07)

6.20% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,925 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
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 Lauderdale County, AL  2.38% ($39,319 average AGI)
from Franklin County, AL  0.63% ($36,661)
from Lawrence County, AL  0.29% ($38,466)


5.94% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,826 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
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 Lauderdale County, AL  2.36% ($36,356 average AGI)
to Franklin County, AL  0.48% ($32,532)
to Lawrence County, AL  0.26% ($42,529)
Businesses in Sheffield, AL
NameCountNameCount
Chuck E. Cheese's1McDonald's2
FedEx1Outback1
GNC1Outback Steakhouse1
H&R Block1Rite Aid1
Lane Furniture1Subway1

Strongest AM radio stations in Sheffield:

  • WVNA (1590 AM; 5 kW; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLAY (1450 AM; 1 kW; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBTG (1290 AM; 1 kW; SHEFFIELD, AL)
  • WBCF (1240 AM; 1 kW; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BENNY CARLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBM (1340 AM; 1 kW; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER B/CING. CORP.)
  • WZZA (1410 AM; 1 kW; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: MUSCLE SHOALS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZNN (620 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, AL; Owner: MANUEL HUERTA)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sheffield:

  • WLAY-FM (100.3 FM; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQLT-FM (107.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFIX (91.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: TRI-STATE INSPIRATIONAL B/C CORP.)
  • WXFL (96.1 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVNA-FM (105.5 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBTG-FM (106.3 FM; SHEFFIELD, AL; Owner: SLATTON & ASSOCS. BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • W274AA (102.7 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • W280DA (103.9 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMXV (103.5 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W254AA (98.7 FM; COLBERT HEIGHTS, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • W258AE (99.5 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WAKD (89.9 FM; SHEFFIELD, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • W232AH (94.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: SLATTON & ASSOCIATES B/CSTERS INC.)
  • WQPR (88.7 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: THE BD OF TRUSTEES UNIV. OF ALABAMA)
  • W202BY (88.3 FM; KILLEN, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WYTK (93.9 FM; ROGERSVILLE, AL; Owner: SHOALS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMSR-FM (94.9 FM; COLLINWOOD, TN; Owner: OHIO BROADCAST ASSOCIATES)
  • W276AM (103.1 FM; FLORENCE, ETC., AL; Owner: J AND J BROADCASTING)
  • W225AB (92.9 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • W253AH (98.5 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Sheffield:

  • WBCF-LP (Channel 3; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BENNY CARLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXFL-LP (Channel 5; FLORENCE, ETC., AL; Owner: BENNY CARLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W57BV (Channel 57; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WHDF (Channel 15; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: VALLEY TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WYLE (Channel 26; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: ETC COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WFIQ (Channel 36; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W46CF (Channel 46; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W59CF (Channel 59; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
Sheffield fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Sheffield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 15.0mTotal length
  • $3,822,000Total costs
  • 27,780Total average daily traffic
  • 1,843Total average daily truck traffic
  • 24,172Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Sheffield)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sheffield, AL)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (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 Amateur Radio Licenses:

57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sheffield)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 414 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 198 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1627T , Serial Number: 414-0407, Year manufactured: 1973, Certificate Issue Date: 10/11/2018
    Registrant (LLC): Sierra Leasing LLC, Po Box 550, Sheffield, AL 35660
  • Aircraft: BEECH F35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 131 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E225 SERIES (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3345C , Serial Number: D-4011, Year manufactured: 1955, Certificate Issue Date: 01/26/1998
    Registrant (Individual): John Horace Cleveland, 106 Chestnut Ln, Sheffield, AL 35660
  • Aircraft: RAVEN S55A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 60 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 1052R , Serial Number: S55A-240, Year manufactured: 1975, Certificate Issue Date: 07/22/1975
    Registrant (Individual): E H Dba Darby, Po Box 471, Sheffield, AL 35660, Other Owners: Aviation Co Darby
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/03/2018
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 42816 , Serial Number: 15134, Year manufactured: 1945, Airworthiness Date: 06/09/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 05/16/1968
    Registrant (Individual): E H Dba Darby, Po Box 471, Sheffield, AL 35660, Other Owners: Aviation Co Darby
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/18/2018
  • Aircraft: THOMPSON TOMMY W LOEHLE P5151 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 212WE , Serial Number: 150968863P, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 06/27/2001, Certificate Issue Date: 04/14/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Tobey L Robertson, 100 Guntersville Cir, Sheffield, AL 35660
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 09/18/2017

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED21$85,31638$74,948102$91,47815$44,12038$55,809
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$98,6380$014$76,0071$43,5701$29,100
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$54,2008$45,17349$73,0089$21,8713$121,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$71,6201$57,77034$72,5231$2,7302$81,890
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$105,9351$32,5406$93,0400$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0201.00 , 0202.00, 0203.00, 0204.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$102,8733$68,9330$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$66,8602$63,6400$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$185,5400$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$32,9100$02$32,910

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0201.00 , 0202.00, 0203.00, 0204.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sheffield, AL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sheffield, AL - Value

2002 - 2012 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2012 the average number of fire incidents per year is 43. The highest number of fire incidents - 84 took place in 2009, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Sheffield, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (35.2%), and Outside Fires (33.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sheffield, AL
    • 16635.2%Structure Fires
    • 15833.5%Outside Fires
    • 8417.8%Other
    • 6413.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sheffield, AL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sheffield, Alabama:

  • Holiday Inn Sheffield, 4900 Hatch Blvd, Sheffield, Alabama 35660 , Phone: (256) 381-4710, Fax: (256) 381-5515
  • Webster Hotel & Suites, 4205 Hatch Blvd, Sheffield, Alabama 35660 , Phone: (256) 383-4100, Fax: (256) 383-4999
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sheffield, Alabama
Most common first names in Sheffield, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James19171.8 years
William17774.4 years
John15273.1 years
Mary14977.2 years
Robert10168.6 years
Charles7869.2 years
George6474.8 years
Annie6480.3 years
Thomas5573.6 years
Edward4072.7 years
Most common last names in Sheffield, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7473.2 years
Davis6374.2 years
Johnson5875.9 years
Moore4373.9 years
Thompson4272.1 years
Jackson4273.0 years
Martin3873.7 years
White3770.4 years
Williams3672.8 years
Wilson3477.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sheffield, AL
  • 50.6%Utility gas
  • 47.4%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sheffield, AL
  • 69.7%Electricity
  • 29.4%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Sheffield compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Sheffield on our top lists:

  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #61 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+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 9 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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