Shorter, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 416 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +17.2%
Males: 205  (49.3%)
Females: 211  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

55.7 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 36075.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,079 (it was $18,929 in 2000)
Shorter:

$39,079
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,889 (it was $10,630 in 2000)

Shorter town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $83,753 (it was $47,100 in 2000)
Shorter:

$83,753
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $108,271; detached houses: $108,602; mobile homes: $124,120

Median gross rent in 2017: $828.

March 2019 cost of living index in Shorter: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.4%
(4.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.6% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Shorter, AL (2010)
    • 37378.7%Black alone
    • 8818.6%White alone
    • 51.1%Two or more races
    • 51.1%Hispanic
    • 30.6%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Shorter, Alabama as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Shorter is 42 to 1.


Crime rates in Shorter by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2009

2011

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(265.3)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(595.2)
1
(294.1)
5
(1,479)
1
(265.3)
1
(210.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(1,479)
1
(265.3)
4
(840.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1
(297.6)
0
(0.0)
5
(1,479)
6
(1,592)
12
(2,521)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
15
(4,464)
2
(588.2)
11
(3,254)
21
(5,570)
10
(2,101)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(1,592)
2
(420.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/A1
(210.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)378.0111.8973.41124.7525.2

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City-data.com crime index in Shorter, AL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 9 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

12.22
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (22.7%), English (4.2%), African (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 369 feet

Land area: 1.72 square miles.

Population density: 241 people per square mile   (very low).

Shorter, Alabama map

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
Alabama:

2.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $628 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $261 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Montgomery, AL (19.8 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (588.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Shorter-Hardaway, AL (1.2 miles ),
Mount Meigs, AL (2.8 miles ),
Franklin, AL (3.0 miles),
Emerald Mountain, AL (3.1 miles ),
Tallassee, AL (3.2 miles ),
Tuskegee-Milstead, AL (3.6 miles ),
Redland, AL (3.6 miles ),
Tuskegee, AL (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 32.40 N, Longitude: 85.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

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

Shorter tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $212,500
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $250,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Shorter, AL residents
Average permit cost in Shorter, AL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.4%
Alabama:

3.8%
Most common industries in Shorter, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (14.7%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.3%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Wood products (5.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Wood products (10.8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (9.5%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Truck transportation (6.8%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (6.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (20.7%)
  • Educational services (13.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (13.4%)
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.3%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.3%)
Most common occupations in Shorter, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.7%)
  • Cashiers (7.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
  • Computer specialists (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Construction laborers (8.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.8%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (6.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (14.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (13.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.8%)
  • Computer specialists (7.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.9%)

Average climate in Shorter, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.9. This is about average.

City:

74.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 13.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.8
U.S.:

8.5

Tornado activity:

Shorter-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 43% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.1 miles away from the Shorter town center killed 2 people and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/12/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.8 miles away from the town center injured 15 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shorter-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 118.0 miles away from Shorter center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 103.1 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 145.9 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 117.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 142.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 224.5 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 Macon County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 8, Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Shorter topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Shorter:

  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; TALLASSEE, AL)
  • TALLASSEE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; TALLASSEE, AL)
  • BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER EAST Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; MONTGOMERY, AL)
  • INTREPID USA HEALTHCARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; MONTGOMERY, AL)
  • PCD EAST MONTGOMERY (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; MONTGOMERY, AL)
  • MAGNOLIA HAVEN HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; TUSKEGEE, AL)
  • FMC TUSKEGEE (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; TUSKEGEE, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shorter:

  • Tuskegee University (about 14 miles; Tuskegee, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,810)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 14 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,092)
  • Faulkner University (about 16 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Alabama State University (about 21 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 5,457)
  • Auburn University (about 30 miles; Auburn University, AL; FT enrollment: 22,741)
  • Troy University (about 42 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • Southern Union State Community College (about 55 miles; Wadley, AL; FT enrollment: 4,120)

Public elementary/middle school in Shorter:

  • DC WOLFE SCH (Students: 166, Location: 4450 CROSS KEYS RD, Grades: KG-6)
See full list of schools located in Shorter

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Shorter Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Shorter: First Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: La'place Arcade (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1209 County Road 13).

Hotel: Days Inn Shorter (450 Main Street).

Court: Shorter Town - Municipal Court (2521 Old Federal Road).

Birthplace of: Morris Dees - African s' rights activist.

Macon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

73.1%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.7%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Shorter:

Marital status in Shorter, AL
  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 6.5%
  • Widowed: 14.2%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

For population 25 years and over in Shorter:

  • High school or higher: 69.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 12.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.8
Alabama average:

11.5

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Shorter, AL (based on Macon County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Black Protestant4,94528
Evangelical Protestant2,69518
Mainline Protestant1,16416
Other6794
Catholic1001
None11,869-
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: 5
Macon County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Macon County:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Macon County:

7.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Macon County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

15.2%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

40.2%
Alabama:

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

17.3%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Shorter:

46.1%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.9%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

31.1
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Shorter:

21.1%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Shorter:

13.6%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Shorter:

6.5
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

39.1%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

50.7%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Shorter:

83.7%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Shorter, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 6$22,250$44,5000$0
Streets and Highways 5$6,536$15,6860$0
Police Protection - Officers 4$7,629$22,8870$0
Other and Unallocable 3$5,314$21,2560$0
Judicial and Legal 2$3,832$22,9922$3,500
Financial Administration 1$2,962$35,5440$0
Sewerage 0$0 3$4,500
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 21$48,523$27,7275$8,000

Shorter government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $100,000 ($240.38)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $204,000 ($490.38)
    Central Staff Services: $157,000 ($377.40)
    Financial Administration: $58,000 ($139.42)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $46,000 ($110.58)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $10,000 ($24.04)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($4.81)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($43.27)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $600,000 ($1442.31)

Shorter government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $5,000 ($12.02)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $525,000 ($1262.02)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $268,000 ($644.23)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $136,000 ($326.92)
    Individual Income: $133,000 ($319.71)
    Public Utilities Sales: $24,000 ($57.69)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $17,000 ($40.87)
    Property: $16,000 ($38.46)
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,000 ($4.81)

Shorter government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $600,000 ($1442.31)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $600,000 ($1442.31)

Shorter government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $120,000 ($288.46)

Businesses in Shorter, AL

  • Days Inn: 1
  • FedEx: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Shorter:

  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WACV (1170 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WAPZ (1250 AM; 5 kW; WETUMPKA, AL; Owner: J & W PROMOTIONS, INC.)
  • WTLS (1300 AM; 1 kW; TALLASSEE, AL; Owner: MICHAEL BUTLER BROADCASTING. LLC)
  • WLWI (1440 AM; 5 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXVI (1600 AM; 5 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: SUNSHINE 16 RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WACQ (1130 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CARRVILLE, AL; Owner: PROGRESSIVE UNITED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shorter:

  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBAM-FM (98.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: DEEP SOUTH BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHHY-FM (101.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMXS (103.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLBF (89.1 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WQNR (99.9 FM; TALLASSEE, AL; Owner: TIGER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCZ (97.1 FM; MILLBROOK, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQKS-FM (96.1 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WTSU (89.9 FM; MONTGOMERY-TROY, AL; Owner: TROY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WVAS (90.7 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY (ASU))
  • WTGZ (95.9 FM; TUSKEGEE, AL; Owner: NEW WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSTH-FM (106.1 FM; ALEXANDER CITY, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJWZ (97.9 FM; WETUMPKA, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WAPR (88.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: UA-ASU-TSU EDUCATIONAL RADIO CORP.)
  • WXFX (95.1 FM; PRATTVILLE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMXA (96.7 FM; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WKKR (97.7 FM; AUBURN, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Shorter:

  • WNCF (Channel 32; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 32 MONTGOMERY LLC)
  • WMCF-TV (Channel 45; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WRJM-TV (Channel 67; TROY, AL; Owner: JOSIE PARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSFA (Channel 12; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WCOV-TV (Channel 20; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: WOODS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • W61DH (Channel 61; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: FRAZER MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH)
  • WETU-LP (Channel 39; WETUMPKA, AL; Owner: CABLE VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WAIQ (Channel 26; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WAKA (Channel 8; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WSWS-TV (Channel 66; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF OPELIKA)
  • Shorter, Alabama
  • Fatal accident count21
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents30
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:7
  • Fatalities24
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents56
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Alabama average
  • Fatal accident count12474
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents18814
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons4303
  • Fatalities13966
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents32156
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents867
See more detailed statistics of Shorter fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 446ft / 136mTotal length
  • $53,131,000Total costs
  • 375,943Total average daily traffic
  • 79,387Total average daily truck traffic
  • 260,570Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Shorter, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 171960-1969
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Shorter, AL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Shorter)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

88 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 410 Fourth St (Lat: 32.399583 Lon: -85.904667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 140 m, Call Sign: WPFR690,
    Assigned Frequencies: 858.887 MHz, 858.912 MHz, 859.337 MHz, 859.362 MHz, 859.387 MHz, 859.812 MHz, 859.887 MHz, 859.912 MHz, 860.337 MHz, 860.362 MHz... (+5 more), Grant Date: 06/30/2009, Expiration Date: 06/08/2019, Registrant: Southern Linc, 4601 Southlake Parkway - Suite 150, Hoover, AL 35244, Phone: (205) 257-1534, Fax: (205) 874-3953, Email:
  • 410 Fourth St (Lat: 32.399583 Lon: -85.904667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 140 m, Call Sign: WQJM746,
    Assigned Frequencies: 855.937 MHz, Grant Date: 04/28/2009, Expiration Date: 06/08/2019, Cancellation Date: 05/21/2013, Certifier: Robin J Cohen, Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • L6, Lat: 32.401306 Lon: -85.998667, Call Sign: KGJ519,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.785 MHz, Grant Date: 10/09/2014, Expiration Date: 01/06/2025, Registrant: Csx Transportation, 6735 Southpoint Dr. S, 4th Flr J958, Jacksonville, FL 32216, Phone: (904) 332-5925, Fax: (904) 332-6013, Email:
  • 676 Halla-Bama Drive (Lat: 32.403167 Lon: -85.999111), Type: Bant, Structure height: 7 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WQGY302,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.900 MHz, Grant Date: 05/22/2007, Expiration Date: 05/22/2017, Cancellation Date: 07/22/2017, Certifier: David Saylor, Registrant: Visiplex, Inc., 111deer Lake Rd, #120, Deerfield, IL 60015, Phone: (847) 405-0771, Fax: (847) 405-0776, Email:
  • SHORTERS XING, Rr At Cr93 (Lat: 32.415944 Lon: -85.965139), Type: Building, Structure height: 2.4 m, Overall height: 4.3 m, Call Sign: WQSF506, Licensee ID: L00003681,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.785 MHz, Grant Date: 09/12/2013, Expiration Date: 09/12/2023, Certifier: Shantrice Cruse-Scott, Registrant: Csx Transportation Inc, 6735 Southpoint Dr South, 4th Flr J958, Jacksonville, FL 32216, Phone: (904) 332-5925, Fax: (904) 332-6048, Email:
  • Lat: 32.441667 Lon: -85.897500, Call Sign: WQTU588,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.262 MHz, Grant Date: 04/15/2014, Expiration Date: 04/15/2024, Certifier: Gregory Pate, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: WB4BOJ, Grant Date: 02/03/1997, Expiration Date: 02/03/2007, Cancellation Date: 02/04/2009, Registrant: Frances P Copeland, Route 1 Box 106c Lake Carrona, Shorter, AL 36075
  • Call Sign: K4SHA, Previous Call Sign: W5NMX, Licensee ID: L00000144, Grant Date: 03/13/2012, Expiration Date: 03/13/2022, Certifier: Charlie W Carpenter, Registrant: Charlie W Carpenter, 4400 County Road 30, Shorter, AL 36075
  • Call Sign: KK4UTD, Licensee ID: L01821130, Grant Date: 10/30/2013, Expiration Date: 10/30/2023, Certifier: Russell J Ray Jr, Registrant: Russell J Ray Jr, 1431 Old Federal Rd, Shorter, AL 36075
  • Call Sign: KN4HLN, Licensee ID: L02142875, Grant Date: 11/13/2017, Expiration Date: 11/13/2027, Cancellation Date: 12/01/2017, Certifier: Frances P Copeland, Registrant: Frances P Copeland, 4400 County Road 30, Shorter, AL 36075
  • Call Sign: WB4BOJ, Previous Call Sign: KN4HLN, Licensee ID: L02142875, Grant Date: 12/01/2017, Expiration Date: 12/01/2027, Certifier: Frances P Copeland, Registrant: Frances C Carpenter, 4400 County Road 30, Shorter, AL 36075

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: WEATHERLY AVIATION CO INC 620B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W R-985 SERIES (450 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2009W , Serial Number: 1560, Year manufactured: 1993, Airworthiness Date: 04/19/1993, Certificate Issue Date: 10/05/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Shepherd Morris, 4740 Cross Keys Rd, Shorter, AL 36075
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4410V , Serial Number: 18543, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 04/13/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 02/12/1981
    Registrant (Individual): Roy S Morris, 4740 Cross Keys Rd, Shorter, AL 36075
  • Aircraft: BOEING A75N1(PT17) (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR W670 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 49743 , Serial Number: 75-4464, Year manufactured: 1942, Airworthiness Date: 05/09/1990, Certificate Issue Date: 01/11/2000
    Registrant (Individual): James L Reynolds, Po Box 270, Shorter, AL 36075
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540F1 SERIE (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7729J , Serial Number: 32-1131, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 03/18/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 01/23/1981
    Registrant (Individual): Roy S Morris, 4740 Cross Keys Rd, Shorter, AL 36075

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 8. The highest number of reported fires - 36 took place in 2011, and the least - 0 in 2013. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Shorter, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (45.1%), and Structure Fires (31.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Shorter, AL
    • 5145.1%Outside Fires
    • 3531.0%Structure Fires
    • 2522.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 21.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Shorter, AL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Shorter, Alabama:

  • Oasis Hotel @ Victoryland, 8680 County Rd 40, Shorter, Alabama 36075 , Phone: (334) 720-1700, Fax: (334) 720-1719
  • Days Inn, 450 Main St, Shorter, Alabama 36075 , Phone: (334) 727-6034, Fax: (334) 727-6034
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Shorter, Alabama
Most common first names in Shorter, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3369.1 years
Willie2071.7 years
John1773.5 years
William1668.4 years
Mary1475.7 years
Robert1175.5 years
Annie1078.4 years
Bessie976.2 years
Jimmie873.1 years
Charlie877.8 years
Most common last names in Shorter, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2171.5 years
Butler1669.6 years
Segrest1575.1 years
Williams1477.4 years
Smith1373.6 years
Jackson1267.7 years
Walker1272.1 years
Sanders1165.4 years
Harris1076.6 years
Mitchell973.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Shorter, AL
  • 49.7%Electricity
  • 48.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Shorter, AL
  • 64.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 35.3%Electricity


Shorter compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 5 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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