Silas, Alabama

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Population in 2013: 437 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.4%
 
Males: 194  (44.6%)
Females: 243  (55.4%)
Median resident age:  39.4 years
Alabama median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 36919.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $26,779 (it was $20,882 in 2000)
Silas:

$26,779
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,646 (it was $14,074 in 2000)

Silas town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $47,477 (it was $36,900 in 2000)
Silas:

$47,477
AL:

$122,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $91,649; Detached houses: $111,150; Mobile homes: $21,086

Median gross rent in 2013: $467.

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  • Races in Silas, AL (2010)

    Silas races chart
    • 32171.0%White alone
    • 13129.0%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Silas: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (31.3%), Irish (9.9%), English (4.7%), German (2.7%), Czech (1.9%), French Canadian (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 234 feet

Land area: 5.25 square miles.

Population density: 83 people per square mile   (very low).

Silas, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Silas:

  • High school or higher: 64.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Silas town:

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 6.2%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 17.9%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.4%
Alabama:

2.0%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Silas, Alabama as of September 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Silas to the number of sex offenders is 446 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $388 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $197 (0.5%)

Silas satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tanner-Williams, AL (76.5 miles , pop. 59,443).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (127.0 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (441.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Cullomburg, AL (2.1 miles) , Gilbertown, AL (2.7 miles) , Millry, AL (3.1 miles ), Toxey, AL (3.1 miles) , Coffeeville, AL (3.8 miles ), Needham, AL (3.9 miles) , Waynesboro, MS (4.4 miles ), Buckatunna, MS (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 31.77 N, Longitude: 88.33 W

Area code: 251

Silas household income distribution Silas home values distribution

Crime rates in Silas by Year
Type 2002 2003 2007 2008 2009 2010
Murders 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 001000
per 100,000 0.00.0205.30.00.00.0
Assaults 003000
per 100,000 0.00.0616.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 511401
per 100,000 936.3193.4205.3847.50.0211.9
Thefts 102121
per 100,000 187.30.0410.7211.9425.5211.9
Auto thefts 011000
per 100,000 0.0193.4205.30.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.9) 76.030.2241.570.617.724.3

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Crime rate in Silas detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 2 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
Alabama average:

2.36
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.1%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (48%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (25%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Construction (2%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (43%)
  • Material moving occupations (21%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (30%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (3%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Silas, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Silas-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/28/1987, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.0 miles away from the Silas town center killed 6 people and injured 350 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/1/1953, a category F4 tornado 33.2 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Silas-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 76.9 miles away from the city 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 129.2 miles away from Silas 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 65.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 395.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 137.7 miles away from Silas center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 295.1 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 Choctaw County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Silas:

  • CARING ANGELS HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; GILBERTOWN, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Silas:

  • Meridian Community College (about 48 miles; Meridian, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,750)
  • Jones County Junior College (about 53 miles; Ellisville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,942)
  • University of West Alabama (about 58 miles; Livingston, AL; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • East Central Community College (about 66 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,380)
  • William Carey University (about 66 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 3,510)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (about 67 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 14,294)
  • James H Faulkner State Community College (about 72 miles; Bay Minette, AL; FT enrollment: 3,703)

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

Churches in Silas include: Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (A), Full Gospel Tabernacle (B), Spring Bank Baptist Church (C), Silas Gospel Mission (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Springbank Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Choctaw County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 32.9%
(23.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 56.7% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.4%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.1%
Whole state:  4.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Silas compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Alabama average:

11.9

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Silas town (based on Choctaw County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,08052
Black Protestant2,63516
Mainline Protestant78913
Other1571
Catholic601
None4,138-
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: 3
Choctaw County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Choctaw County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Choctaw County:

14.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.1%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Choctaw County:

36.1%
Alabama:

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

5.6%
State:

13.5%
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 0$0 7$1,215
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$2,852
Totals for Government 0$0 9$4,067

Silas government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $22,000 ($50.34)
    Police Protection: $15,000 ($34.32)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($2.29)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($2.29)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $32,000 ($73.23)

Silas government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $14,000 ($32.04)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($16.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($25.17)
    General Support: $7,000 ($16.02)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $37,000 ($84.67)
    Other Selective Sales: $15,000 ($34.32)
    NEC: $8,000 ($18.31)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($2.29)

4.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,087 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.16%
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, MS  0.50% ($47,955 average AGI)
from Marengo County, AL  0.36% ($39,750)
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.25% ($33,273)


5.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,072 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
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, MS  0.53% ($24,208 average AGI)
to Mobile County, AL  0.44% ($24,150)
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.38% ($31,706)

Strongest AM radio stations in Silas:

  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYLS (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNTM (710 AM; 10 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALT (910 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBHY (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: GOFORTH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WABO (990 AM; 1 kW; WAYNESBORO, MS; Owner: MARTIN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Silas:

  • WNSL (100.3 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKZB (93.5 FM; BUTLER, AL; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WOKK (97.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBMH (106.1 FM; GROVE HILL, AL; Owner: CAPITAL ASSETS, INC.)
  • WPRN-FM (107.7 FM; LISMAN, AL; Owner: BUTLER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Silas fatal accident list:

Mar 3, 2008 03:15 PM, Sr-17, Lat: 31.77314, Lon: -88.32901, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Sep 7, 1996 10:25 AM, Sr12, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 2
Oct 4, 1995 03:14 PM, Sr12, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Oct 23, 1992 06:20 PM, 17, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Oct 8, 1977 01:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 11m36ftTotal length
  • $5,164,000Total costs
  • 6,890Total average daily traffic
  • 1,424Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,925Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Silas)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • CULLOMBURG TANK, Elevated Tank Located On Al Hwy 17 (Lat: 31.753833 Lon: -88.327000), Type: Tank, Structure height: 35 m, Call Sign: WQBX474
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.478 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/03/2005, Expiration Date: 01/03/2015, Certifier: Betty R Merritt
    Registrant: Duke Instrument Service, Saraland, AL 36571, Phone: (251) 675-6067, Fax: (251) 675-5938, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • BLANDON SPRINGS, 18880 Highway 84 (Lat: 31.753528 Lon: -88.159472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.4 m, Call Sign: WQOZ745
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/14/2012, Expiration Date: 03/14/2022, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • SILAS, 9557 Highway 84 (Lat: 31.780833 Lon: -88.310972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.4 m, Call Sign: WQOZ746
    Assigned Frequencies: 6123.10 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/14/2012, Expiration Date: 03/14/2022, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • ISNEY, Cr 45 (Lat: 31.768889 Lon: -88.407500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 80.8 m, Call Sign: WQOZ749
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/14/2012, Expiration Date: 03/14/2022, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • Silas, 9557 Highway 84 (Lat: 31.780833 Lon: -88.310972), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.4 m, Call Sign: WQRH455
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.168 MHz, 928.168 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/14/2013, Expiration Date: 05/14/2023, Certifier: Larry F Butts
    Registrant: Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby, LLP, 2001 L Street, Nw, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 857-2574, Fax: (202) 223-0833, Email:
  • SILAS, 4.4 Miles W (Lat: 31.749861 Lon: -88.399167), Overall height: 46.6 m, Call Sign: KJH30
    Assigned Frequencies: 4150.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/16/1990, Expiration Date: 02/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 01/26/1998
    Registrant: At&t Communications Of The South Central States Inc, 1200 Peachtree St 15w27, Atlanta, GA 30309

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KF4MCI
    Grant Date: 08/24/1998, Expiration Date: 09/19/2006, Cancellation Date: 09/20/2008
    Registrant: Jimmy W Carpenter, Star Rt Box 117d, Silas, AL 36919

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2206D , Serial Number: 28-7990164, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 11/03/1978
    Registrant (Individual): James D Lassiter, 970 Cullomburg Rd, Silas, AL 36919
  • Aircraft: LASSITER JAMES D ZODIAC CH 601 HDS (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX SEE BOMBADIER (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 424DL , Serial Number: 64259, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 04/06/2003
    Registrant (Individual): James D Lassiter, 970 Cullomburg Rd, Silas, AL 36919

Most common first names in Silas, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1976.0 years
John1576.8 years
Robert1570.6 years
Willie1074.1 years
William1068.1 years
Jessie981.9 years
Joe970.9 years
Mary879.4 years
Annie778.2 years
Ethel678.3 years
Most common last names in Silas, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Powe2276.7 years
Taylor1870.3 years
Stokley1778.4 years
Singley1776.6 years
Mcilwain1672.6 years
Mcgrew1568.5 years
Stanley1478.7 years
Philon1374.0 years
Causey1176.2 years
Hill1068.8 years

Silas on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Child care workers"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Farmers and farm managers"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Communications equipment operators"
  • #70 (36919) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of African first ancestries"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
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