Smoke Rise, Alabama

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Population in 2010: 1,825. Population change since 2000: +4.3%
Males: 797  (43.7%)
Females: 1,028  (56.3%)
Median resident age:  38.9 years
Alabama median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 35180.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $89,159 (it was $56,295 in 2000)
Smoke Rise:

$89,159
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $28,897 (it was $21,245 in 2000)

Smoke Rise CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $179,693 (it was $125,000 in 2000)
Smoke Rise:

$179,693
AL:

$122,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $183,733; Detached houses: $184,526
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  • Races in Smoke Rise, AL (2010)

    Smoke Rise races chart
    • 1,77797.4%White alone
    • 140.8%Two or more races
    • 130.7%Hispanic
    • 90.5%Black alone
    • 90.5%American Indian alone
    • 20.1%Other race alone
    • 10.05%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Smoke Rise: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (27.2%), English (16.3%), German (9.5%), Irish (9.1%), Scottish (3.2%), French (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1030 feet

Land area: 6.44 square miles.

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

Smoke Rise,AL real estate house value index trend

Smoke Rise, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Smoke Rise:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 42.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Smoke Rise CDP:

  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 57.4%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 5.0%

24 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.4%
Alabama:

2.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $714 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $751 (0.3%)

Smoke Rise satellite photo by USGS

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

Smoke Rise household income distribution Smoke Rise home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.2%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (34%)
  • Transportation occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (37%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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

Average climate in Smoke Rise, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Smoke Rise-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 174% 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 slightly above Alabama state average. It is 79% 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 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 192.1 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 106.2 miles away from Smoke Rise center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 233.3 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 Blount County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Smoke Rise topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • MAGNOLIA RIDGE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 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: 4,486)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 17 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 26 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,970)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 26 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 14,853)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 28 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)
  • Samford University (about 29 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,829)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 30 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,695)

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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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 91.6. This is worse than average.

City:

91.6
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.219. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.219
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.58. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.58
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 24.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.9
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.5%
(6.6% for White Non-Hispanic 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

Smoke Rise compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Alabama average:

11.9

Smoke Rise travel time to work - commute Smoke Rise mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Electricity (47%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant29,223122
Catholic4,7441
Mainline Protestant3,03529
Other2922
Black Protestant582
None19,970-
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: 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%

5.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,013 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
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 Jefferson County, AL  2.50% ($35,993 average AGI)
from Cullman County, AL  0.44% ($30,235)
from Marshall County, AL  0.43% ($26,139)


5.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,306 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
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 Jefferson County, AL  1.87% ($32,947 average AGI)
to Cullman County, AL  0.58% ($32,443)
to Marshall County, AL  0.56% ($24,127)

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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 14m46ftTotal length
  • $4,808,000Total costs
  • 43,530Total average daily traffic
  • 10,542Total average daily truck traffic
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

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  • #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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