Somerville, Alabama

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Population in 2013: 718 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +106.9%
Males: 376  (52.4%)
Females: 342  (47.6%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Alabama median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 35670.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,568 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Somerville:

$35,568
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,263 (it was $13,747 in 2000)

Somerville town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $112,830 (it was $71,000 in 2000)
Somerville:

$112,830
AL:

$122,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $514.

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  • Races in Somerville, AL (2010)

    Somerville races chart
    • 68194.1%White alone
    • 243.3%Black alone
    • 111.5%Two or more races
    • 71.0%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Somerville: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Latest news from Somerville, AL collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: Irish (15.6%), United States (13.9%), German (11.3%), English (9.0%), Scottish (5.5%), French (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 656 feet

Land area: 1.02 square miles.

Population density: 703 people per square mile   (low).

Somerville,AL real estate house value index trend

Somerville, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Somerville:

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Somerville town:

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.9%
Alabama:

2.0%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Somerville, Alabama as of July 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Somerville to the number of sex offenders is 33 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $375 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $244 (0.4%)

Somerville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, AL (13.0 miles , pop. 53,929).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (65.4 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (512.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Priceville, AL (2.4 miles ), Hartselle, AL (2.9 miles ), Triana, AL (3.0 miles ), Falkville, AL (3.0 miles ), Eva, AL (3.2 miles ), Laceys Spring, AL (3.3 miles ), Triana-Blackwall, AL (3.4 miles ), Mooresville, AL (3.4 miles) .

Latitude: 34.47 N, Longitude: 86.80 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Somerville household income distribution Somerville home values distribution

Crime rates in Somerville (2006):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 5 burglaries (1,388.9 per 100,000)
  • 14 thefts (3,888.9 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 263.1 (higher means more crime, US average = 312.1)

Crime rates in Somerville (2007):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 rape (212.3 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 6 burglaries (1,273.9 per 100,000)
  • 24 thefts (5,095.5 per 100,000)
  • 2 auto thefts (424.6 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 517.1 (higher means more crime, US average = 305.2)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.12
Alabama average:

2.23
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (26%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (25%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Somerville, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Somerville, Alabama average temperatures Somerville, Alabama average precipitation Somerville, Alabama humidity Somerville, Alabama wind speed Somerville, Alabama snowfall Somerville, Alabama sunshine Somerville, Alabama clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Somerville-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 165% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 11.7 miles away from the Somerville town center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 tornado 21.4 miles away from the town center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

Earthquake activity:

Somerville-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 66.7 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 78.2 miles away from Somerville center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 79.1 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 282.0 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 215.4 miles away from Somerville center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 223.5 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 Morgan County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Somerville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Somerville:

  • SUMMERFORD NURSING HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; FALKVILLE, AL)
  • FALKVILLE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FALKVILLE, AL)
  • HGA HOMECARE OF DECATUR (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; DECATUR, AL)
  • DECATUR MORGAN HOSPITAL-DECATUR CAMPUS Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; DECATUR, AL)
  • MORGAN COUNTY HOME CARE AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; DECATUR, AL)
  • ALACARE HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; DECATUR, AL)
  • PARKWAY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; DECATUR, AL)

Operable nuclear power plants near Somerville:

  • 14 miles: Browns Ferry 1 and 2 in Decatur, AL.
  • 14 miles: Browns Ferry 3 in Decatur, AL.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Somerville:

  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 16 miles; Tanner, AL; Full-time enrollment: 7,911)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 20 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,006)
  • Athens State University (about 26 miles; Athens, AL; FT enrollment: 2,771)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 26 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,524)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 28 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 4,486)
  • Snead State Community College (about 41 miles; Boaz, AL; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 51 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)

Public high school in Somerville:

Public elementary/middle schools in Somerville:

  • Cotaco School (Students: 514; Location: 100 COTACO SCHOOL RD; Grades: PK-8)
  • Union Hill School (Students: 400; Location: 2221 UNION HILL RD; Grades: OK-8)
See full list of schools located in Somerville

Library in Somerville:

  • SOMERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $32,345; Location: 192 BROAD ST; 10,858 books; 92 audio materials; 207 video materials; 74 state licensed databases)

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Notable location: Somerville Area Volunteer Emergency Services (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Northern Branch (A), Gum Spring Creek (B), Gill Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Morgan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 73.9. This is about average.

City:

73.9
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 5.26. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.26
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 1.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.61
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.90. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.90
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Somerville and their reported violations in the past:

NE MORGAN CO WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY (Population served: 22,038, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-21-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-21-2010), St Public Notif received (FEB-17-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Site Visit (enforcement) (OCT-07-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-01-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-09-2009), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JUN-18-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-09-2009), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JUN-18-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2010)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.6%
(19.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.4%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.9%
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: 1.0% of all households

Somerville compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Banks with branches in Somerville (2011 data):

  • Peoples Bank of Alabama: Somerville Branch at 5276 Highway 67, branch established on 1993/05/24. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $511.3 mil, Deposits: $426.1 mil, headquarters in Cullman, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: Altrust Financial Services, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.5
Alabama average:

11.9

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Utility gas (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Somerville town (based on Morgan County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant59,647179
Mainline Protestant11,68746
Catholic8,3801
Black Protestant2,60519
Other9415
None36,230-
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: 22
Morgan County:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Morgan County:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 89
Morgan County:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 54
Here:

4.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.1%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Morgan County:

35.0%
Alabama:

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

20.3%
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 1$2,693$32,3166$7,999
Police Protection - Officers 3$9,248$36,9920$0
Local Libraries 0$0 2$1,076
Totals for Government 4$11,941$35,8238$9,075

5.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,781 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($454 average AGI)
Morgan County:

0.04%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Madison County, AL  0.85% ($37,187 average AGI)
from Lawrence County, AL  0.63% ($26,951)
from Cullman County, AL  0.38% ($32,564)


5.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,438 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
Alabama average:

6.06%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($164 average AGI)
Morgan County:

0.04%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Madison County, AL  1.01% ($39,647 average AGI)
to Lawrence County, AL  0.55% ($29,708)
to Limestone County, AL  0.47% ($35,522)

Strongest AM radio stations in Somerville:

  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WYAM (890 AM; daytime; 3 kW; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: DECATUR COMMUNICATIONS PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEUP (1600 AM; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATTS, SR. & VIRGINIA CAPLES)
  • WQAH (1310 AM; 1 kW; PRICEVILLE, AL; Owner: ABERCROMBIE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEUV (1700 AM; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATTS, SR & VIRGINIA CAPLES)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)

Strongest FM radio stations in Somerville:

  • WTAK-FM (106.1 FM; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • W287AD (105.3 FM; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: JEFFREY S. CHUNN)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WRTT-FM (95.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WZYP (104.3 FM; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLRH (89.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W278AA (103.5 FM; MADISON, AL; Owner: TENNESSEE VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WDRM (102.1 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • W202BV (88.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W222AK (92.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PRESS W. PARHAM)
  • WRJL-FM (99.9 FM; EVA, AL; Owner: ROJO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Somerville:

  • WMJN-LP (Channel 43; DECATUR, AL; Owner: FIRST CULLMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WYAM-LP (Channel 56; DECATUR, AL; Owner: DECATUR COMMUNICATION PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WTZT-LP (Channel 11; ATHENS, AL; Owner: WTZT-LP TELEVISION STATION, L.L.C.)
  • W67CO (Channel 67; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCQT-LP (Channel 52; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: FIRST CULLMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHIQ (Channel 25; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • Somerville, Alabama
  • Fatal accident count6
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents10
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:1
  • Fatalities7
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents15
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Alabama average
  • Fatal accident count110
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents172
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons29
  • Fatalities120
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents287
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents11
See more detailed statistics of Somerville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 11m36ftTotal length
  • $3,754,000Total costs
  • 7,492Total average daily traffic
  • 934Total average daily truck traffic
  • 13,812Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Somerville)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3.5 Mi S (Lat: 34.404250 Lon: -86.799722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 17 m, Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: WNGK851, Licensee ID: L00005009
    Assigned Frequencies: 863.787 MHz, 864.787 MHz, 865.787 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/26/2001, Expiration Date: 10/31/2010, Cancellation Date: 09/08/2010, Certifier: Dave Haller
    Registrant: Nextel License Holdings 1 Inc, 2001 Edmund Halley Dr, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4142

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 34.444194 Lon: -86.753250, Call Sign: WQNR842
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.072 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/03/2011, Expiration Date: 05/03/2021, Certifier: Joel Bevel
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, 3.5 Mile S. Of (Lat: 34.404250 Lon: -86.799722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WNTV886
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.156 MHz, 928.156 MHz, 952.506 MHz, 928.506 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/05/2009, Expiration Date: 08/09/2019
    Registrant: Joe Wheeler Emc, 25700 Al Hwy 24, Trinity, AL 35673, Phone: (256) 552-2376, Fax: (256) 355-0631, Email:
  • STATION, 3.5 Mile S. Of (Lat: 34.404250 Lon: -86.799722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WNTV889
    Assigned Frequencies: 955.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/05/2009, Expiration Date: 08/09/2019
    Registrant: Joe Wheeler Emc, 25700 Al Hwy 24, Trinity, AL 35673, Phone: (256) 552-2376, Fax: (256) 355-0631, Email:
  • UPPER RIVER, 1289 Cr79 (Lat: 34.527000 Lon: -86.805889), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQQG552
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/05/2012, Expiration Date: 12/05/2022, Certifier: Chris Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Somerville)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: MAULE M-4-220C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6V 350 SERIES (235 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 40354 , Serial Number: 2132C, Year manufactured: 1972
    Registrant (Individual): Leva M Wright, 5948 Highway 36 E, Somerville, AL 35670
  • Aircraft: AEROSTAR INTERNATIONAL INC RX 8 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 91082 , Serial Number: RX8-3174, Year manufactured: 1993, Airworthiness Date: 10/22/1993
    Registrant (Individual): Dane J Childers, 444 Friendship Rd, Somerville, AL 35670

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$108,080
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$73,090
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0054.05

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 40
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Somerville

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Somerville, AL
Most common first names in Somerville, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James5271.8 years
William4773.2 years
Robert2573.9 years
John2372.4 years
Mary2173.7 years
Charles1665.3 years
Henry1575.7 years
Willie1476.7 years
Ruby1475.5 years
George1374.1 years
Most common last names in Somerville, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3478.8 years
Henderson2070.6 years
Maxwell1974.1 years
Brown1771.8 years
Winton1573.4 years
Sharp1478.1 years
Turney1377.6 years
Smith1275.6 years
Davis1274.7 years
Jones1274.6 years

Businesses in Somerville, AL

  • Subway: 1

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  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Top executives"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Special education teachers"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers"
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  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Legal support workers"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Agricultural workers including supervisors"
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