Sheffield, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 9,144 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.3%
 
Males: 4,381  (47.9%)
Females: 4,763  (52.1%)
Median resident age:  36.2 years
Alabama median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 35660.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,984 (it was $26,673 in 2000)
Sheffield:

$33,984
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,545 (it was $16,022 in 2000)

Sheffield city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $83,736 (it was $62,700 in 2000)
Sheffield:

$83,736
AL:

$122,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $590.

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  • Races in Sheffield, AL (2013)

    Sheffield races chart
    • 6,46471.0%White alone
    • 2,06222.6%Black alone
    • 2823.1%Two or more races
    • 2012.2%Hispanic
    • 630.7%Asian alone
    • 390.4%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sheffield: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (25.1%), Irish (10.4%), English (6.5%), German (4.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%), Italian (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 550 feet

Land area: 6.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,394 people per square mile   (low).

Sheffield,AL real estate house value index trend

Sheffield, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Sheffield:

  • High school or higher: 79.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sheffield city:

  • Never married: 33.2%
  • Now married: 39.0%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

117 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Alabama:

2.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $307 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $394 (0.5%)

Sheffield satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.76 N, Longitude: 87.69 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +148 (+1.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 837 (24.4%)

Area code: 256

Sheffield household income distribution Sheffield home values distribution

Crime rates in Sheffield by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 010212000021
per 100,000 0.010.60.021.410.921.90.00.00.00.022.211.0
Rapes 542287354379
per 100,000 51.442.421.421.487.276.833.155.244.033.077.798.7
Robberies 12614109271061414108
per 100,000 123.263.5149.8106.998.1296.1110.266.3154.1154.0111.087.7
Assaults 781116183315667846155
per 100,000 71.984.7117.7171.0196.2361.9165.366.3737.6924.1676.9602.9
Burglaries 132931361071361699399146211119151
per 100,000 1,355.7984.91,455.01,143.51,482.11,853.51,025.11,093.61,607.42,321.21,320.51,655.2
Thefts 515425447420386474279147369401315285
per 100,000 5,289.14,500.74,782.34,488.64,206.65,198.53,075.41,623.84,062.54,411.43,495.33,124.0
Auto thefts 410139112891035273037
per 100,000 41.1105.9139.196.2119.9307.199.2110.5385.3297.0332.9405.6
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0N/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0.0N/AN/AN/A
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 285.5) 396.5343.6384.3387.8435.5619.8291.1224.4527.2611.3526.5513.6

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

Crime rate in Sheffield detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 33 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.11
Alabama average:

2.23
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.6%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -820 (-7.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Sheffield, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sheffield, Alabama average temperatures Sheffield, Alabama average precipitation Sheffield, Alabama humidity Sheffield, Alabama wind speed Sheffield, Alabama snowfall Sheffield, Alabama sunshine Sheffield, Alabama clear and cloudy days

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 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 Colbert County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Freezes: 2, Winds: 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

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.

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:

See full list of schools located in Sheffield

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)

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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 USHighway 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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 55.7. This is better than average.

City:

55.7
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 5.86. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.86
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.62
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.9%
(18.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.7% for Black residents, 2.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 67.0% for two or more races residents)
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)

Sheffield, Alabama environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
Alabama average:

11.9

Sheffield travel time to work - commute Sheffield mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sheffield city (based on Colbert County data)

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.
State:

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

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.
State:

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

6.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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%
State:

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 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$12,223$29,3350$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$5,867
Judicial and Legal 3$5,791$23,1640$0
Police Protection - Officers 28$73,339$31,4311$1,116
Police - Other 5$8,990$21,5761$903
Firefighters 20$51,445$30,8670$0
Streets and Highways 11$22,615$24,6710$0
Solid Waste Management 7$13,713$23,5080$0
Sewerage 9$45,918$61,2240$0
Parks and Recreation 6$14,109$28,21811$5,730
Water Supply 9$54,892$73,1890$0
Electric Power 84$431,207$61,6011$992
Gas Supply 6$35,566$71,1320$0
Local Libraries 4$7,885$23,6551$673
Other and Unallocable 5$12,101$29,0424$2,852
Totals for Government 202$789,794$46,91825$18,133

Sheffield government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $36,364,000 ($3976.82)
    Gas Utilities: $3,850,000 ($421.04)
    Police Protection: $1,872,000 ($204.72)
    Water Utilities: $1,711,000 ($187.12)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,065,000 ($116.47)
    Regular Highways: $899,000 ($98.32)
    Sewerage: $856,000 ($93.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $680,000 ($74.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $643,000 ($70.32)
    Libraries: $260,000 ($28.43)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $219,000 ($23.95)
    Financial Administration: $201,000 ($21.98)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $147,000 ($16.08)
    General - Other: $136,000 ($14.87)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $126,000 ($13.78)
    Central Staff Services: $113,000 ($12.36)
    Public Welfare - Other: $86,000 ($9.41)
    General Public Buildings: $77,000 ($8.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $299,000 ($32.70)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $685,000 ($74.91)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,300,000 ($907.70)

Sheffield government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $845,000 ($92.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $672,000 ($73.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $95,000 ($10.39)
    All Other: $61,000 ($6.67)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $31,000 ($3.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $132,000 ($14.44)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,394,000 ($152.45)
    General Local Government Support: $490,000 ($53.59)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $820,000 ($89.68)
    Fines and Forfeits: $206,000 ($22.53)
    General Revenue, NEC: $23,000 ($2.52)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $35,481,000 ($3880.25)
    Gas Utilities: $4,223,000 ($461.83)
    Water Utilities: $1,690,000 ($184.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $313,000 ($34.23)
    General Local Government Support: $43,000 ($4.70)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,030,000 ($222.00)
    Property: $844,000 ($92.30)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $453,000 ($49.54)
    Other Selective Sales: $342,000 ($37.40)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $332,000 ($36.31)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $167,000 ($18.26)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $68,000 ($7.44)
    Other License: $34,000 ($3.72)

Sheffield government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,637,000 ($835.19)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,481,000 ($818.13)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,195,000 ($240.05)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,039,000 ($222.99)

Sheffield government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,610,000 ($176.07)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,173,000 ($1878.06)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $430,000 ($47.03)

5.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,522 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
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 Lauderdale County, AL  2.04% ($26,007 average AGI)
from Franklin County, AL  0.48% ($26,729)
from Lawrence County, AL  0.19% ($35,368)


5.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,675 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
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 Lauderdale County, AL  2.06% ($27,120 average AGI)
to Franklin County, AL  0.49% ($29,398)
to Madison County, AL  0.24% ($29,646)

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 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Sheffield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • $2,097,000Total costs
  • 1,650Total average daily traffic
  • 16Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,000Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • 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
    Registrant (Individual): E H Dba Darby, Po Box 471, Sheffield, AL 35660, Other Owners: Aviation Co Darby
  • 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
    Registrant (Individual): Tobey L Robertson, 100 Guntersville Cir, 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
    Registrant (Individual): John Horace Cleveland, 106 Chestnut Ln, Sheffield, AL 35660
  • 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
    Registrant (Individual): E H Dba Darby, Po Box 471, Sheffield, AL 35660, Other Owners: Aviation Co Darby
  • Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 45658 , Serial Number: 2185, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 08/18/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Tobey L Robertson, 100 Guntersville Cir, Sheffield, AL 35660

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 46
  • Hazardous Condition: 14
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Sheffield

See full 2006 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (57%)
  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
Businesses in Sheffield, AL
NameCountNameCount
Chuck E. Cheese's1McDonald's2
FedEx1Outback1
GNC1Outback Steakhouse1
H&R Block1Rite Aid1
Lane Furniture1Subway1

Sheffield compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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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  • David John Branscomb (1)
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Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2016.