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Population in 2010: 1,825. Population change since 2000: +4.3%
Males: 837  (45.9%)
Females: 988  (54.1%)

Median resident age:  44.4 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 35180.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $82,178 (it was $56,295 in 2000)
Smoke Rise:

$82,178
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,846

Smoke Rise CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $183,843 (it was $125,000 in 2000)
Smoke Rise:

$183,843
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $176,166; Detached houses: $183,241; Mobile homes: $85,928

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  • White alone - 1,777 (97.4%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 13 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 9 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.05%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Smoke Rise: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (18.6%), Irish (18.5%), United States (17.3%), German (11.2%), French (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1030 feet

Land area: 6.44 square miles.

Population density: 284 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Smoke Rise:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Smoke Rise CDP:

  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 55.1%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 3.1%

16 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.8%
Alabama:  2.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $681 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $820 (0.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Birmingham, AL (24.2 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (553.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hayden, AL (2.0 miles ), Warrior, AL (2.1 miles ), Trafford, AL (2.4 miles ), Colony, AL (2.5 miles ), County Line, AL (2.6 miles ), Kimberly, AL (2.7 miles ), Morris, AL (3.0 miles ), Garden City, AL (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 33.87 N, Longitude: 86.83 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 205

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.6%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (20%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (20%)
  • Child care workers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secondary school teachers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Smoke Rise-area historical tornado activity is above Alabama state average. It is 307% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1977, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 20.3 miles away from the Smoke Rise 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 20.5 miles away from the place center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Smoke Rise-area historical earthquake activity is above Alabama state average. It is 65% 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 40.8 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 80.8 miles away from Smoke Rise center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 59.3 miles away from the city 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 39.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 40.1 miles away from Smoke Rise center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Blount County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 2, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Smoke Rise topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Smoke Rise:

  • SOUTHERNCARE CULLMAN (Hospital, about 14 miles away; HANCEVILLE, AL)
  • HANCEVILLE NURSING AND REHAB CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HANCEVILLE, AL)
  • FMC GARDENDALE (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; GARDENDALE, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Smoke Rise:

  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 15 miles; Hanceville, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,575)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 17 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,273)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 25 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 11,648)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 26 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,544)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 28 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 4,160)
  • Samford University (about 29 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 4,154)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 30 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,542)

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Notable location: West Blount Fire Department Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Smoke Rise include: Zola Baptist Church (A), Stewart Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Blount 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.2. This is about average.
City:

32.2
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.507. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.507
U.S.:

0.334
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 23.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.4
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 24.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.79. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.79
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  81.8%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.9%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Smoke Rise, AL

Smoke Rise compared to Alabama state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Smoke Rise travel time to work - commute


Smoke Rise mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (39%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Smoke Rise CDP (based on Blount County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.79%
Here50.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Assemblies of GodChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents70.1%14.0%5.0%1.9%1.7%
Congregations47.1%18.8%8.0%1.4%3.6%
NameChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchCumberland Presbyterian ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents1.6%1.5%0.9%0.8%2.5%
Congregations5.8%0.7%2.9%0.7%10.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Blount County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Blount County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Blount County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Blount County:

31.5%
Alabama:

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

19.9%
State:

13.5%

7.26% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,685 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.26%
Alabama average:

6.81%

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:
from Jefferson County, AL  3.18% ($37,239 average AGI)
from Marshall County, AL  0.44% ($24,284)
from Cullman County, AL  0.43% ($24,528)


6.13% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,328 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
Alabama average:

6.16%

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:
to Jefferson County, AL  2.09% ($35,540 average AGI)
to Cullman County, AL  0.57% ($28,872)
to Marshall County, AL  0.51% ($25,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Smoke Rise:

  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCOC (1010 AM; 5 kW; DORA, AL; Owner: AZTECA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WRJS (1320 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMCJ (1460 AM; 5 kW; CULLMAN, AL)
  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WLPH (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; IRONDALE, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)

Strongest FM radio stations in Smoke Rise:

  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, 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)
  • WENN (105.9 FM; TRUSSVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WQOP-FM (92.5 FM; DORA, AL; Owner: QUEEN OF PEACE RADIO, INC.)
  • WFMH-FM (95.5 FM; HOLLY POND, AL; Owner: VOICE OF CULLMAN, L.L.C.)
  • WKLD (97.7 FM; ONEONTA, AL; Owner: BLOUNT COUNTY BROADCASTING SERVICE INC.)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Smoke Rise:

  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W46DK (Channel 46; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W23AK (Channel 23; JASPER, AL; Owner: WMTY, INC.)
  • W55BJ (Channel 55; JASPER, AL; Owner: COMBS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W66CN (Channel 66; JASPER, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WJSU-TV (Channel 40; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WBMA-LP (Channel 58; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WCQT-LP (Channel 52; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: FIRST CULLMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$135,2124$95,20015$141,6871$27,8801$51,790
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$94,8900$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$174,3101$114,7007$138,6791$65,4501$65,450
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$05$170,2900$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$157,5500$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0506.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$96,1301$161,340
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0506.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Smoke Rise on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Cooks and food preparation workers"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Retail sales workers except cashiers"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Therapists"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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