Sprott, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 1,211.
Males: 575  (47.5%)
Females: 636  (52.5%)
Median resident age:  41.5 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 36779

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,673 (it was $34,946 in 2000)
Sprott:

$51,673
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,863 (it was $14,697 in 2000)

Sprott CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $71,963 (it was $44,100 in 2000)
Sprott:

$71,963
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $79,209; Detached houses: $104,807; Townhouses or other attached units: $78,541; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $78,541; Mobile homes: $40,330
Sprott races chart
  • White alone - 753 (56.4%)
  • Black alone - 573 (43.0%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.3%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sprott: 117.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 176 feet

Land area: 263.7 square miles.

Population density: 4.6 people per square mile   (very low).

Sprott, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Sprott:

  • High school or higher: 61.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 52.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sprott CCD:

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 60.0%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 12.0%
  • Divorced: 5.6%

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

Sprott CCD:  0.5% ($199)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)
Sprott satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (44.7 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (53.8 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (527.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Marion, AL (3.3 miles ), Hamburg, AL (3.5 miles ), Valley Grande, AL (3.6 miles ), Heiberger, AL (3.9 miles ), Maplesville, AL (4.2 miles ), Selma, AL (4.2 miles ), Brent, AL (4.5 miles ), Centreville, AL (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 32.65 N, Longitude: 87.13 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

Sprott household income distribution Sprott home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

14.7%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (6%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (5%)
  • Health care (40%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Apparel (8%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Apparel, fabrics, and notions merchant wholesalers (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (30%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)

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

Average climate in Sprott, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sprott-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/11/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.0 miles away from the Sprott place center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/12/1976, a category F3 tornado 13.5 miles away from the place center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sprott-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 81% 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 52.4 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 106.2 miles away from Sprott 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 46.5 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 154.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 84.2 miles away from Sprott 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 57.0 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 Perry County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Sprott:

  • PERRY COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MARION, AL)
  • SOUTHLAND NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MARION, AL)
  • FMC VALLEY CREEK (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; SELMA, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sprott:

  • University of Montevallo (about 35 miles; Montevallo, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,826)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 41 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • The University of Alabama (about 46 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)
  • Alabama State University (about 53 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 5,457)
  • Faulkner University (about 57 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 57 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,695)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 60 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,092)

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Notable locations in Sprott: Griffin Springs (A), East Perry Volunteer Fire Department (B), Pinetucky Volunteer Fire Department (C), Suttle Volunteer Fire Department (D), Sprott Volunteer Fire Department (E), Oakmulgee Creek Volunteer Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sprott include: New Hope Church (A), Perryville Baptist Church (B), Pine Flat Church (C), Pisgah Baptist Church (D), Poplar Grove Church (E), Provewell Church (F), Pleasant Grove Church (G), Oak Grove Church (H), Mount Olive Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Edwards Cemetery (1), Hepzibah Cemetery (2), Waters Cemetery (3), Pisgah Cemetery (4), Fuller Cemetery (5), Williams Cemetery (6), Medline Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Vaughans Lake (A), Lawson Lake Number 1 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Silver Creek (A), Little Pryor Creek (B), Holley Creek (C), Holsombech Creek (D), Fivemile Branch (E), Little Creek (F), Little Oakmulgee Creek (G), Osborn Creek (H), Pickett Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Sprott: Cahaba Picnic Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Perry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.4%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.8%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

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

20.5%
Whole state:

16.1%

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

9.2%
Whole state:

7.3%

Sprott compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (64%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

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 Sprott CCD (based on Perry County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.07%
Here: 30.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church USA National Primitive Baptist ConventionNational Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents46.5%33.2%5.4%4.2%10.7%
Congregations25.8%32.3%12.9%3.2%25.8%
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: 4
Perry County:

3.73 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Perry County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Perry County:

5.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

4.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

17.0%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Perry County:

40.2%
Alabama:

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

5.4%
State:

13.5%

4.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,269 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.79%
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 Dallas County, AL  0.87% ($24,931 average AGI)
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.54% ($26,500)
from Marengo County, AL  0.36% ($13,500)


6.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,786 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
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 Dallas County, AL  0.88% ($22,833 average AGI)
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.83% ($26,857)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.44% ($21,067)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sprott:

  • WJUS (1310 AM; 5 kW; MARION, AL; Owner: GRACE BAPTIST TEMPLE CHURCH)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WACV (1170 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WTSK (790 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHBB (1490 AM; 1 kW; SELMA, AL; Owner: BROADSOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sprott:

  • WANZ (100.7 FM; NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: APEX BRAODCASTING INC.)
  • WAPR (88.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: UA-ASU-TSU EDUCATIONAL RADIO CORP.)
  • WALX (100.9 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALEXANDER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAQU (91.1 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WTUG-FM (92.9 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WDXX (100.1 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: BROADSOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAM-FM (97.3 FM; ORRVILLE, AL; Owner: SCOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBHJ (95.7 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WDGM (99.1 FM; GREENSBORO, AL; Owner: WARRIOR BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WBFZ (105.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: IMANI COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, INC)
  • WVFG (107.5 FM; UNIONTOWN, AL; Owner: CHARLES E. JONES, JR.)
  • WNPT-FM (102.9 FM; LINDEN, AL; Owner: BECKHAM PALMER III AS RECEIVER)
  • WEZZ-FM (97.7 FM; CLANTON, AL; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • W232AN (94.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)

TV broadcast stations around Sprott:

  • WBIH (Channel 29; SELMA, AL; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAKA (Channel 8; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WNCF (Channel 32; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 32 MONTGOMERY LLC)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • W24CK (Channel 24; SELMA, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDVZ-CA (Channel 3; GREENSBORO, AL; Owner: TTI, INC.)
  • WLDM (Channel 23; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 23, LLC)
  • WJMY-CA (Channel 28; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: TTI, INC.)

Sprott on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Legal support workers"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesalers"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very long commute times (90 or more minutes)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Beverage and tobacco products"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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