Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
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
Unemployment in July 2013:
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Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Speake-Oakville-area historical tornado activity is above Alabama state average. It is 295% 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 80% 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 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 65.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.6 miles away from Speake-Oakville center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 68.6 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 Lawrence County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Freezes: 2, Winds: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 21.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.
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Religion statistics for Speake-Oakville CCD (based on Lawrence County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.01%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 7
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
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4.41% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,048 average adjusted gross income)
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:
5.43% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,946 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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