Speake-Oakville, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 2,110.
Males: 1,087  (51.5%)
Females: 1,023  (48.5%)
Median resident age:  34.5 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 35619

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,408 (it was $29,250 in 2000)
Speake-Oakville:

$35,408
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,683 (it was $14,654 in 2000)

Speake-Oakville CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $90,854 (it was $62,300 in 2000)
Speake-Oakville:

$90,854
AL:

$122,700
  • Races in Speake-Oakville, AL (2000)

    Speake-Oakville races chart
    • 1,70679.2%White alone
    • 1928.9%Black alone
    • 1657.7%American Indian alone
    • 602.8%Two or more races
    • 311.4%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Speake-Oakville: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 77.8 square miles.

Population density: 27 people per square mile   (very low).

For population 25 years and over in Speake-Oakville:

  • High school or higher: 59.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Speake-Oakville CCD:

  • Never married: 16.4%
  • Now married: 67.4%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

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

Speake-Oakville CCD:  0.3% ($199)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, AL (15.7 miles , pop. 53,929).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (63.9 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (515.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Danville, AL (2.5 miles ), Moulton, AL (3.0 miles ), Morris Chapel, AL (3.1 miles ), Hartselle, AL (3.5 miles ), Jones Chapel, AL (3.8 miles ), Addison, AL (3.8 miles ), Falkville, AL (3.8 miles ), Trinity, AL (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 34.40 N, Longitude: 87.15 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Speake-Oakville household income distribution Speake-Oakville home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.4%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Paper (5%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Food and beverage stores (11%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)

Work and jobs in Speake-Oakville: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Speake-Oakville, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Speake-Oakville-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 166% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 11.0 miles away from the Speake-Oakville place center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 tornado 19.1 miles away from the place center killed 28 people and injured 267 people.

Earthquake activity:

Speake-Oakville-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 87.2 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 69.3 miles away from Speake-Oakville center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 61.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 198.9 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) earthquake occurred 282.9 miles away from Speake-Oakville 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 211.9 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 Lawrence County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 3, Freezes: 2, Winds: 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 Speake-Oakville:

  • LAWRENCE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; MOULTON, AL)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, MOULTON (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MOULTON, AL)
  • COMFORT CARE HOSPICE OF MOULTON (Hospital, about 10 miles away; MOULTON, AL)
  • DCI MOULTON (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; MOULTON, AL)
  • HGA HOMECARE OF DECATUR (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; DECATUR, AL)
  • DECATUR HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; DECATUR, AL)
  • SUMMERFORD NURSING HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FALKVILLE, AL)

Operable nuclear power plants near Speake-Oakville:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Speake-Oakville:

  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 21 miles; Tanner, AL; Full-time enrollment: 7,911)
  • Athens State University (about 30 miles; Athens, AL; FT enrollment: 2,771)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 32 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 4,486)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 37 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,006)
  • Northwest-Shoals Community College (about 38 miles; Muscle Shoals, AL; FT enrollment: 2,702)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 40 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,970)
  • University of North Alabama (about 41 miles; Florence, AL; FT enrollment: 5,886)

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Notable locations in Speake-Oakville: Owl Creek Horse Camp (A), Speake Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Speake-Oakville include: Piney Grove Church (A), Valley Grove Church (B), Oakville Church (C), Lindsey Hall Church (D), Lebanon Church of God (E), Friendship Church (F), Enon Baptist Church (G), Center Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Center Cemetery (1), Watkins Cemetery (2), Stover Cemetery (3), Stephenson Cemetery (4), Speake Cemetery (5), Smith Cemetery (6), Simms Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Oakville Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Indian Creek (A), Lee Creek (B), Lindsey Branch (C), Penn Branch (D), Rocky Branch (E), Sheats Branch (F), Stover Branch (G), Thompson Creek (H), Turkey Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lawrence 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 70.8. This is about average.

City:

70.8
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 5.26. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 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 11.3 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 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 15.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.90. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.90
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.1%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.1%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

20.1%
Whole state:

16.1%

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

8.5%
Whole state:

7.3%

Speake-Oakville compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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 significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.9
Alabama average:

13.2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51%)
  • Electricity (42%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Speake-Oakville CCD (based on Lawrence County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,71161
Mainline Protestant1,17512
Black Protestant9447
Catholic871
Other2-
None16,420-
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: 7
Lawrence County:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Lawrence County:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Lawrence County:

4.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.0%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

32.1%
Alabama:

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

14.0%
State:

13.5%

4.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,195 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
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 Morgan County, AL  2.03% ($29,708 average AGI)
from Colbert County, AL  0.34% ($28,750)
from Madison County, AL  0.20% ($33,391)


5.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,746 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
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  2.28% ($26,951 average AGI)
to Lauderdale County, AL  0.33% ($43,923)
to Colbert County, AL  0.32% ($35,368)

Strongest AM radio stations in Speake-Oakville:

  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WHIY (1190 AM; daytime; 3 kW; MOULTON, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATTS, SR. AND VIRGINIA CAPL)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WYAM (890 AM; daytime; 3 kW; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: DECATUR COMMUNICATIONS PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMCJ (1460 AM; 5 kW; CULLMAN, AL)
  • WDJL (1000 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: JAMES K. SHARP DBA 5TH AVE BROADCASTING)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Speake-Oakville:

  • WEUP-FM (103.1 FM; MOULTON, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATES, SR. AND VIRGINIA CAPLES)
  • WQAH-FM (105.7 FM; ADDISON, AL; Owner: ALVIN ABERCROMBIE)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WTAK-FM (106.1 FM; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W234AD (94.7 FM; TRINITY, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)
  • W287AD (105.3 FM; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: JEFFREY S. CHUNN)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WZYP (104.3 FM; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W278AA (103.5 FM; MADISON, AL; Owner: TENNESSEE VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WQLT-FM (107.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDRM (102.1 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXQW (94.1 FM; MERIDIANVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W293AH (106.5 FM; NORMAL, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLAY-FM (100.3 FM; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFIX (91.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: TRI-STATE INSPIRATIONAL B/C CORP.)
  • WWXQ (92.5 FM; TRINITY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRTT-FM (95.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • W298AF (107.5 FM; HADEN, AL; Owner: HADEN RADIO COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Speake-Oakville:

  • WHDF (Channel 15; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: VALLEY TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WTZT-LP (Channel 11; ATHENS, AL; Owner: WTZT-LP TELEVISION STATION, L.L.C.)
  • 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)
  • W66DH (Channel 66; DECATUR, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WMJN-LP (Channel 43; DECATUR, AL; Owner: FIRST CULLMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

Speake-Oakville on our top lists:

  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal appearance workers"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Music stores"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers"
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