For population 25 years and over in Silas:
For population 15 years and over in Silas town:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $199 (0.2%)
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: 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 ), Chatom, AL (4.7 miles ), Shubuta, MS (4.8 miles ).
Latitude: 31.77 N, Longitude: 88.33 W
Area code: 251
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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).
Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).
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
Silas-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 120% 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 81% 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 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 Silas center
On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 1.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1996 at 14:15:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 31.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1997 at 23:27:12, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 76.6 miles away from Silas center
On 3/22/2005 at 08:11:50, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 16.5 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 Choctaw County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Winds: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Silas:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 21.3%
(18.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.1% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Silas compared to Alabama state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Silas (based on Choctaw County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.63%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
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Silas government finances in 2002(per resident):
4.33% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,060 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,578 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Silas fatal accident list:
Mar 3, 2008 03:15 PM, Sr-17, Lat: 31.773144, Lon: -88.329006, 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 drivers: 1
Oct 8, 1977 01:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total costs: $1,388,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,230
Total average daily truck traffic: 379
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 3,650
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
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:5
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
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