Shoal Creek, Alabama

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Population in 2010: 1,400.
Males: 679  (48.5%)
Females: 721  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  44.2 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years
Estimated median household income in 2016: $73,647
Shoal Creek:

$73,647
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $34,279

Shoal Creek CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $199,200
Shoal Creek:

$199,200
AL:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $903,939; Detached houses: $914,184

Median gross rent in 2016: $2,311.

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  • Races in Shoal Creek, AL (2010)

    Shoal Creek races chart
    • 1,27991.4%White alone
    • 674.8%Black alone
    • 312.2%Asian alone
    • 191.4%Hispanic
    • 20.1%American Indian alone
    • 20.1%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Shoal Creek: 91.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (25.4%), American (19.4%), Scotch-Irish (8.6%), Irish (6.7%), German (4.9%), Italian (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

For population 25 years and over in Shoal Creek:

  • High school or higher: 99.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 72.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 26.4%

For population 15 years and over in Shoal Creek CDP:

  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 67.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

25 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.7%
Alabama:

3.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,801 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,684 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hoover, AL (11.6 miles , pop. 62,742).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (13.3 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (575.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Highland Lakes, AL (1.8 miles ), Brook Highland, AL (1.9 miles ), Lake Purdy, AL (2.2 miles ), Meadowbrook, AL (2.2 miles ), Vandiver, AL (2.5 miles ), Westover, AL (2.7 miles ), Dunnavant, AL (2.7 miles ), Cahaba Heights, AL (2.7 miles ).

Latitude: 33.43 N, Longitude: 86.61 W

Shoal Creek household income distribution Shoal Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (36%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (14%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (4%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (2%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)

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

Tornado activity:

Shoal Creek-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 140% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1977, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 12.8 miles away from the Shoal Creek place center killed 22 people and injured 130 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1998, a category F5 tornado 18.2 miles away from the place center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 37.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 92.6 miles away from Shoal Creek center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 73.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 164.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.8 miles away from Shoal Creek center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 40.2 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 Shelby County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Shoal Creek:

  • MEADOWBROOK EXTENDED CARE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • EVERCARE HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • CARE FIRST HOME HEALTH OF JEFFERSON COUNTY (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; HOOVER, AL)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPICES OF AMERICA, BIRMINGHAM (Hospital, about 7 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • HOME CARE PLUS (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • KIRKWOOD BY THE RIVER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • INTREPID USA HEALTHCARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)

Amtrak station near Shoal Creek:

  • 13 miles: BIRMINGHAM (1819 MORRIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shoal Creek:

  • Samford University (about 11 miles; Birmingham, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,829)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 13 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 13 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 14,853)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 17 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,695)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 17 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • University of Montevallo (about 27 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 46 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 4,486)

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Notable locations in Shoal Creek: Shoal Creek Country Club (A), Shoal Creek Golf Course (B), Cahaba Valley Fire Emergency Medical Rescue District Station 183 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Shoal Creek: Clear Springs Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Great Pine Lake (A), Hollybrook Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shelby County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 92.9. This is worse than average.

City:

92.9
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.260. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.260
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.20. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.20
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 22.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 17.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.5
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 2.4%
(2.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  79.8%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  1.9%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Alabama average:

12.0

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Shoal Creek CDP (based on Shelby County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant61,933172
Mainline Protestant16,07638
Catholic2,8831
Black Protestant2,42112
Other2,3376
Orthodox581
None109,377-
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: 24
Shelby County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Shelby County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 94
Shelby County:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 124
Here:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Shelby County:

28.1%
Alabama:

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

17.2%
State:

13.5%

8.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.06%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($107 average AGI)
Shelby County:

0.04%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, AL  3.51% ($46,368 average AGI)
from Chilton County, AL  0.21% ($27,586)
from St. Clair County, AL  0.21% ($45,076)


7.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,573 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.50%
Alabama average:

6.06%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($278 average AGI)
Shelby County:

0.05%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, AL  2.81% ($44,611 average AGI)
to Chilton County, AL  0.27% ($29,070)
to St. Clair County, AL  0.20% ($43,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Shoal Creek:

  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLPH (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; IRONDALE, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRJS (1320 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFHK (1430 AM; 5 kW; PELL CITY, AL; Owner: STOCKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WURL (760 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MOODY, AL; Owner: THE BILL DAVISON EVANGELISTIC ASSOC)
  • WQCR (1500 AM; 2 kW; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: WGTT, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shoal Creek:

  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WENN (105.9 FM; TRUSSVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVSU-FM (91.1 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY)
  • WQEM (101.5 FM; COLUMBIANA, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • W281AB (104.1 FM; MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WTDR (92.7 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: JACOBS BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Shoal Creek:

  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W46DK (Channel 46; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WJSU-TV (Channel 40; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WBMA-LP (Channel 58; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • W34BI (Channel 34; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W49AY (Channel 49; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • W62BG (Channel 62; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBMG-LP (Channel 38; MOODY, AL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Shoal Creek)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 33.429972 Lon: -86.622583, Call Sign: WQLI839
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.412 MHz, 457.412 MHz, 452.762 MHz, 457.762 MHz, 452.162 MHzGrant Date: 02/03/2010, Expiration Date: 02/03/2020, Certifier: Jim SimmonsRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • SHOAL CREEK COW, 100 New Williamsburg Dr (Lat: 33.434417 Lon: -86.617250), Type: Mast, Structure height: 32.9 m, Call Sign: WQTZ471
    Assigned Frequencies: 10955.0 MHz, 11035.0 MHzGrant Date: 05/13/2014, Expiration Date: 05/13/2024, Certifier: Steven A RegitzRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • BIR-SHO, Overton Gap (Lat: 33.423694 Lon: -86.640250), Overall height: 34.1 m, Call Sign: WLV430
    Assigned Frequencies: 10616.8 MHzGrant Date: 02/06/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 08/26/2010, Certifier: Carol L TackerRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3074, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: K4GER, Licensee ID: L01136367, Grant Date: 06/20/2006, Expiration Date: 09/11/2016, Registrant: Robert C Akins, 3237 Brook Highland Trace, Shoal Creek, AL 35242
  • Call Sign: KM4BRH, Licensee ID: L01868922, Grant Date: 05/27/2014, Expiration Date: 05/27/2024, Certifier: Christopher N Hillman, Registrant: Christopher N Hillman, 4 Hidden Hills, Shoal Creek, AL 35242

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BEECH A36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 228CL , Serial Number: E-2168, Year manufactured: 1984, Airworthiness Date: 04/19/1984
    Registrant (Corporation): 228cl LLC, 101 Carnoustie, Shoal Creek, AL 35242
  • Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN F-51D (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 277 mph), Engine: PKRD-ROLL V1650 SERIES (1490 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 51KB , Serial Number: 44-74009, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 09/08/1961
    Registrant (Corporation): Mustang Pilots LLC, 101 Carnoustie, Shoal Creek, AL 35242

Shoal Creek compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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