Simcoe, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 7,557.
Males: 3,808  (50.4%)
Females: 3,749  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  34.8 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 35058

Estimated median household income in 2016: $41,216 (it was $33,733 in 2000)
Simcoe:

$41,216
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $18,640 (it was $14,853 in 2000)

Simcoe CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $131,411 (it was $77,800 in 2000)
Simcoe:

$131,411
AL:

$136,200
  • Races in Simcoe, AL (2000)

    Simcoe races chart
    • 6,94795.5%White alone
    • 2463.4%Hispanic
    • 450.6%Two or more races
    • 250.3%American Indian alone
    • 80.1%Asian alone
    • 30.04%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Simcoe: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 946 feet

Land area: 59.9 square miles.

Population density: 126 people per square mile   (very low).

Simcoe, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Simcoe:

  • High school or higher: 67.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Simcoe CCD:

  • Never married: 17.6%
  • Now married: 70.6%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Simcoe CCD:  0.3% ($199)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)
Simcoe satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, AL (27.8 miles , pop. 53,929).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (49.5 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (528.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fairview, AL (1.6 miles ), East Point, AL (2.3 miles ), Eva, AL (2.5 miles ), Welti, AL (2.5 miles ), South Vinemont, AL (2.7 miles ), Cullman, AL (2.8 miles ), Baileyton, AL (2.8 miles ), Holly Pond, AL (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 34.24 N, Longitude: 86.73 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Food (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Apparel (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in Simcoe, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Simcoe-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 177% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 23.7 miles away from the Simcoe place center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.0 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 178 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Simcoe-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 65.5 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 64.9 miles away from Simcoe center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 72.9 miles away from the city 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 298.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 225.6 miles away from Simcoe 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 217.7 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 Cullman County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 14, Floods: 12, Tornadoes: 11, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 4, Freezes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Simcoe:

  • DCI CULLMAN (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; CULLMAN, AL)
  • HOSPICE OF CULLMAN COUNTY (Hospital, about 8 miles away; CULLMAN, AL)
  • CULLMAN HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CULLMAN, AL)
  • CULLMAN OUTPATIENT SERVICES LTD (Hospital, about 9 miles away; CULLMAN, AL)
  • WOODLAND VILLAGE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CULLMAN, AL)
  • CULLMAN COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; CULLMAN, AL)
  • SOUTHERNCARE CULLMAN (Hospital, about 13 miles away; HANCEVILLE, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Simcoe:

  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 12 miles; Hanceville, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,486)
  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 32 miles; Tanner, AL; FT enrollment: 7,911)
  • Snead State Community College (about 33 miles; Boaz, AL; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 35 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,006)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 39 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,524)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 41 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 42 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,970)

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Notable locations in Simcoe: Oak Level (A), Camp Cullman (B), Gold Ridge Volunteer Fire Department (C), Fairview Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station 2 (D), Berlin Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (E), Fairview Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station 1 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Simcoe include: Mount Carmel Methodist Church (A), Mount Vernon Primitive Baptist Church (B), Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (C), Mount Olive Congregational Methodist Church (D), Macedonia Church of Christ (E), Simcoe Church (F), Welcome Baptist Church (G), Antioch Missionary Baptist Church (H), Bethel Primitive Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lawrence Chapel Cemetery (1), Fairview Cemetery (2), Simcoe Cemetery (3), Welcome Cemetery (4), Mount Carmel Cemetery (5), Duck Creek Cemetery (6), Center Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lidy S Lake (A), Twin Fork Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Short Creek (A), Rock Creek (B), Polecat Branch (C), Minnow Creek (D), Hunter Branch (E), Huckleberry Branch (F), Gay Branch (G), Flat Rock Branch (H), Dry Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cullman 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 51.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.7
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 15.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.55. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.55
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.0%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.5%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

11.2%
Whole state:

16.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.3%
Whole state:

7.3%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
Alabama average:

13.2

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Simcoe CCD (based on Cullman County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant53,863199
Catholic4,6142
Mainline Protestant3,69824
Other6242
None17,607-
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
Cullman County:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Cullman County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
Cullman County:

6.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 53
Here:

6.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.7%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cullman County:

29.4%
Alabama:

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

16.7%
State:

13.5%

4.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,048 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.49%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($155 average AGI)
Cullman County:

0.04%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Morgan County, AL  0.58% ($28,846 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.53% ($36,468)
from Blount County, AL  0.40% ($32,443)


4.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,157 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
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 Morgan County, AL  0.61% ($32,564 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.48% ($32,705)
to Marshall County, AL  0.33% ($23,761)

Strongest AM radio stations in Simcoe:

  • WMCJ (1460 AM; 5 kW; CULLMAN, AL)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFMH (1340 AM; 1 kW; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: VOICE OF CULLMAN, L.L.C.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WDJL (1000 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: JAMES K. SHARP DBA 5TH AVE BROADCASTING)
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WXRP (1170 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HANCEVILLE, AL; Owner: MAPLEWOOD PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Simcoe:

  • WKUL (92.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: JONATHAN CHRISTIAN CORP.)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WRJL-FM (99.9 FM; EVA, AL; Owner: ROJO, INC.)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)
  • WFMH-FM (95.5 FM; HOLLY POND, AL; Owner: VOICE OF CULLMAN, L.L.C.)
  • WTAK-FM (106.1 FM; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAFN-FM (92.7 FM; ARAB, AL; Owner: FUN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • W298AF (107.5 FM; HADEN, AL; Owner: HADEN RADIO COMPANY)
  • WXQW (94.1 FM; MERIDIANVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W293AH (106.5 FM; NORMAL, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLRH (89.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WRTT-FM (95.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WZYP (104.3 FM; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W249BB (97.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W275AA (102.9 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ARCHIE C. BOBO, PERSONAL REP. OF DORSEY E. NEWMAN ESTATE)
  • W300AH (107.9 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PORTER L. BATTS)
  • W278AA (103.5 FM; MADISON, AL; Owner: TENNESSEE VALLEY RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Simcoe:

  • WCQT-LP (Channel 52; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: FIRST CULLMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WAAY-TV (Channel 31; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF HUNTSVILLE LICENSE LLC)
  • WHNT-TV (Channel 19; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Utility gas (12%)
  • Wood (2%)

Simcoe compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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 rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Simcoe on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Food (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Department and other general merchandise stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other production occupations including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Farmers and farm managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Metal workers and plastic workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Painters and paperhangers (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Motor vehicle and parts dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Department and other general merchandise stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Apparel (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Metal and metal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Machinery (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Repair and maintenance (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the lowest real estate taxes percentage (population 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Apparel (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
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