Spruce Pine, Alabama

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Population in 2010: 222.
Males: 165  (74.7%)
Females: 57  (25.3%)
Median resident age:

54.4 years
Alabama median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 35585.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,546
Spruce Pine:

$44,546
AL:

$51,734

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,200

Spruce Pine CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $102,523
Spruce Pine:

$102,523
AL:

$154,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $76,260; detached houses: $75,407
March 2019 cost of living index in Spruce Pine: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.4%
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According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Spruce Pine, Alabama as of September 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Spruce Pine is 38 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (38.5%), European (32.0%), Dutch (16.4%), Swiss (13.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1027 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, AL (44.3 miles , pop. 53,929).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (79.7 miles , pop. 242,820).

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

Nearest cities:

Phil Campbell, AL (1.7 miles ),
Russellville, AL (2.9 miles ),
Bear Creek, AL (2.9 miles ),
Belgreen, AL (3.1 miles),
Hackleburg, AL (3.2 miles ),
Hodges, AL (3.5 miles ),
Haleyville, AL (3.6 miles ),
Littleville, AL (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 34.39 N, Longitude: 87.73 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 205

Distribution of median household income in Spruce Pine, AL in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.5%
Alabama:

4.0%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 8.08. This is significantly better than average.

City:

8.08
U.S.:

74.20
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.62
U.S.:

1.79

Tornado activity:

Spruce Pine-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 142% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the Spruce Pine place center killed 28 people and injured 267 people.

On 2/6/2008, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.9 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 23 people.

Earthquake activity:

Spruce Pine-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 207% greater 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 73.4 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) earthquake occurred 119.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 47.0 miles away from Spruce Pine 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 170.6 miles away from Spruce Pine 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 191.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 119.8 miles away from Spruce Pine center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Floods: 7, Winds: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Freezes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Spruce Pine:

  • NORTHWEST MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 5 miles away; RUSSELLVILLE, AL)
  • SOUTHERNCARE RUSSELLVILLE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; RUSSELLVILLE, AL)
  • SOUTHERN RURAL HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; RUSSELLVILLE, AL)
  • RUSSELLVILLE HEALTH CARE INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; RUSSELLVILLE, AL)
  • TERRACE MANOR NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; RUSSELLVILLE, AL)
  • BURNS NURSING HOME, INC. (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; RUSSELLVILLE, AL)
  • ASERACARE HOSPICE-RUSSELLVILLE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; RUSSELLVILLE, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spruce Pine:

  • Northwest-Shoals Community College (about 25 miles; Muscle Shoals, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,702)
  • University of North Alabama (about 29 miles; Florence, AL; FT enrollment: 5,886)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 41 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 47 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,970)
  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 48 miles; Tanner, AL; FT enrollment: 7,911)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 52 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,024)
  • Athens State University (about 52 miles; Athens, AL; FT enrollment: 2,771)

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Churches in Spruce Pine include: Spruce Pine United Methodist Church (A), Spruce Pine Church of Christ (B), Spruce Pine Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

80.5%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

9.8%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Spruce Pine:

Marital status in Spruce Pine, AL
  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 37.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 40.0%

For population 25 years and over in Spruce Pine:

  • High school or higher: 75.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.3%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Alabama average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Spruce Pine, AL (based on Franklin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,73389
Catholic1,4871
Mainline Protestant1,1956
Black Protestant5264
Other4752
None11,288-
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
Franklin County:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Franklin County:

5.93 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Franklin County:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

11.2%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.8%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Franklin County:

20.7%
State:

13.5%

5.22% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($31,520 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
Alabama average:

5.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Colbert County, AL  0.93% ($32,532 average AGI)
from Marion County, AL  0.51% ($26,808)
from Winston County, AL  0.31% ($30,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Spruce Pine:

  • WGOL (920 AM; 1 kW; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; Owner: MCCURRY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WERH (970 AM; 5 kW; HAMILTON, AL; Owner: KATE F. FITE)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKAX (1500 AM; daytime; 1 kW; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; Owner: JAMAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WJBB (1230 AM; 1 kW; HALEYVILLE, AL; Owner: HALEYVILLE BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WVNA (1590 AM; 5 kW; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Spruce Pine:

  • WQLT-FM (107.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMXV (103.5 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFIX (91.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: TRI-STATE INSPIRATIONAL B/C CORP.)
  • WXFL (96.1 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVNA-FM (105.5 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBTG-FM (106.3 FM; SHEFFIELD, AL; Owner: SLATTON & ASSOCS. BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WQPR (88.7 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: THE BD OF TRUSTEES UNIV. OF ALABAMA)
  • WLAY-FM (100.3 FM; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJBB-FM (92.7 FM; HALEYVILLE, AL; Owner: HALEYVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WKXM-FM (105.9 FM; WINFIELD, AL; Owner: AD-MEDIA MANAGEMENT CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Spruce Pine:

  • WHDF (Channel 15; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: VALLEY TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WFIQ (Channel 36; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WYLE (Channel 26; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: ETC COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • W59CF (Channel 59; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W57BV (Channel 57; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W46CF (Channel 46; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 4.9mTotal length
  • $4,732,000Total costs
  • 13,820Total average daily traffic
  • 2,018Total average daily truck traffic
  • 17,756Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Spruce Pine)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 7334 Hwy 22 (Lat: 34.402528 Lon: -87.757556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 94.4 m, Overall height: 97.8 m, Call Sign: WPXM424,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.480 MHz, Grant Date: 05/05/2003, Expiration Date: 05/05/2013, Cancellation Date: 01/18/2014, Certifier: Brian Bobeck, Registrant: Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, P.C., 1120 20th Street, Nw, Suite 700 North, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 973-1210, Fax: (202) 973-1212, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 1855 Hwy 22 (Lat: 34.397583 Lon: -87.737806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91 m, Call Sign: WPLS854,
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.7600 MHz, Grant Date: 04/01/2003, Expiration Date: 01/16/2013, Cancellation Date: 03/23/2013, Certifier: Mark E Hammitte, Registrant: Auto Comm Eng Corp, 3014 Cameron St, Lafayette, LA 70506, Fax: (318) 237-8807
  • Lat: 34.423056 Lon: -87.857500, Call Sign: WQOT404, Licensee ID: L00520258,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.422 MHz, 159.052 MHz, Grant Date: 01/24/2012, Expiration Date: 01/24/2022, Certifier: Steve Thornton, Registrant: City Of Russellville, Russellville, AL 35653, Phone: (253) 332-8761, Fax: (256) 332-8763, Email:
  • Lat: 34.423056 Lon: -87.857500, Call Sign: WQOT405, Licensee ID: L00520258,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.860 MHz, Grant Date: 01/24/2012, Expiration Date: 01/24/2022, Certifier: Steve Thornton, Registrant: City Of Russellville, Russellville, AL 35653, Phone: (256) 332-8761, Fax: (256) 332-8763, Email:
  • Lat: 34.423056 Lon: -87.857500, Call Sign: WQPC981, Licensee ID: L00520258,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.077 MHz, 159.075 MHz, Grant Date: 04/11/2012, Expiration Date: 04/11/2022, Certifier: Steve Thornton, Registrant: City Of Russellville, Russellville, AL 35653, Phone: (256) 332-8761, Fax: (256) 332-8763, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SPRUCE PINES, 7334 Hwy 22 (Lat: 34.402528 Lon: -87.757556), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 94.4 m, Overall height: 97.8 m, Call Sign: WQQR886,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, Grant Date: 02/20/2013, Expiration Date: 02/20/2023, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3
  • 1.7 Mi Wnw Of (Lat: 34.398694 Lon: -87.700028), Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: KNLM336,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.630 MHz, Grant Date: 12/11/2015, Expiration Date: 12/12/2025, Certifier: J. Roy Pottle, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M Street, Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:
  • 1855 Hwy 22 (Lat: 34.397583 Lon: -87.737806), Overall height: 98 m, Call Sign: KNLV535,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.660 MHz, Grant Date: 08/30/2016, Expiration Date: 09/12/2026, Registrant: Northwest Ems Inc., 3520 Broad St., Phil Campbell, AL 35581, Phone: (205) 993-4662, Fax: (205) 993-4663, Email:
  • 1855 Hwy 22 (Lat: 34.397583 Lon: -87.737806), Overall height: 98 m, Call Sign: KNLV536,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.510 MHz, Grant Date: 09/18/2019, Expiration Date: 07/01/2026, Registrant: Northwest Ems Inc., Phil Campbell, AL 35581, Phone: (256) 627-0020, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KE4CVC, Grant Date: 06/08/1993, Expiration Date: 06/08/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/09/2005, Registrant: George W Harper Jr, Rt 1 Box 41c, Spruce Pine, AL 35585
  • Call Sign: KF4PPW, Licensee ID: L01446305, Grant Date: 11/19/2008, Expiration Date: 11/19/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/20/2020, Registrant: Joe S Mc Galliard, 2641 Highway 61, Spruce Pine, AL 35585
  • Call Sign: KJ4GLA, Licensee ID: L01428295, Grant Date: 09/02/2008, Expiration Date: 09/02/2018, Cancellation Date: 08/20/2010, Certifier: Roger Gray A, Registrant: Roger Gray A, 592 Hwy 126, Spruce Pine, AL 35585
  • Call Sign: AB4CF, Previous Call Sign: KJ4GLA, Licensee ID: L01428295, Grant Date: 08/20/2010, Expiration Date: 08/20/2020, Certifier: Roger A Gray, Registrant: Roger Gray A, 592 Hwy 126, Spruce Pine, AL 35585
  • Call Sign: KN4CEQ, Licensee ID: L02093128, Grant Date: 03/29/2017, Expiration Date: 03/29/2027, Cancellation Date: 07/10/2017, Certifier: Anthony B Burfield, Registrant: Anthony B Burfield, 2651 Hwy 227, Spruce Pine, AL 35585
  • Call Sign: KX4EI, Previous Call Sign: KN4CEQ, Licensee ID: L02093128, Grant Date: 03/29/2017, Expiration Date: 03/29/2027, Certifier: Anthony B Burfield, Registrant: Anthony B Burfield, 2651 Hwy 227, Spruce Pine, AL 35585

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BEECH 95 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-360-A1D (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2760Y, N2760Y, N-2760Y, Serial Number: TD-126, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 05/16/1958
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 3324 Highway 61, Spruce Pine, AL 35585
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7396J, N7396J, N-7396J, Serial Number: 28-24759, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 08/15/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 10/11/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Preston T Burns, 3324 Highway 61, Spruce Pine, AL 35585

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Spruce Pine, AL
  • 55.6%Electricity
  • 44.4%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Spruce Pine, AL
  • 78.3%Utility gas
  • 21.7%Electricity


Spruce Pine 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 significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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