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Population in 2012: 12,761 (82% urban, 18% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.1%
 

Males: 5,935  (46.5%)
Females: 6,826  (53.5%)

Median resident age:  39.6 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 35149.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,583 (it was $29,533 in 2000)
Sylacauga:

$28,583
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,566

Sylacauga city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $113,877 (it was $74,400 in 2000)
Sylacauga:

$113,877
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $138,639; Detached houses: $130,069; Townhouses or other attached units: $93,571; Mobile homes: $336,015

Median gross rent in 2012: $507.

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  • White alone - 8,702 (68.1%)
  • Black alone - 3,501 (27.4%)
  • Two or more races - 252 (2.0%)
  • Hispanic - 190 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 73 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 40 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 22 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sylacauga: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (31.0%), Irish (7.8%), English (6.2%), German (4.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%), Scottish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1838

Elevation: 580 feet

Land area: 18.5 square miles.

Population density: 689 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Sylacauga:

  • High school or higher: 80.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 11.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sylacauga city:

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 45.3%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

202 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.6%
Alabama:  2.9%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 74 registered sex offenders living in Sylacauga, Alabama as of July 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sylacauga to the number of sex offenders is 172 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $657 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $477 (0.4%)

Sylacauga satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hoover, AL (35.1 miles , pop. 62,742).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (40.3 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (588.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Mignon, AL (0.9 miles ), Oak Grove, AL (1.8 miles ), Gantts Quarry, AL (1.8 miles) , Hollins, AL (2.7 miles ), Bon Air, AL (2.8 miles) , Sycamore-Winterboro, AL (2.9 miles) , Childersburg, AL (3.0 miles ), Fayetteville, AL (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $88,700
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $112,600
  • 1999: 33 buildings, average cost: $142,200
  • 2000: 32 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2001: 34 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2002: 21 buildings, average cost: $88,800
  • 2003: 23 buildings, average cost: $88,800
  • 2004: 43 buildings, average cost: $123,400
  • 2005: 40 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2006: 37 buildings, average cost: $145,900
  • 2007: 26 buildings, average cost: $123,900
  • 2008: 24 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,300

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Latitude: 33.18 N, Longitude: 86.25 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Marble City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,890 (+14.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,301 (48.0%)

Area code: 256

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Crime rates in Sylacauga by Year
Type 2000 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 02100020111
per 100,000 0.015.87.90.00.00.015.40.07.87.67.8
Rapes 641717371186
per 100,000 48.831.67.955.27.753.523.254.485.660.846.8
Robberies 14817261723221416109
per 100,000 113.863.2134.0204.9131.2175.9169.9108.7124.676.070.3
Assaults 4041312319262736502723
per 100,000 325.1323.7244.4181.3146.6198.9208.6279.6389.3205.2179.5
Burglaries 91120135121129163170214229154202
per 100,000 739.5947.51064.2953.6995.21246.81313.11662.01782.91170.31576.9
Thefts 608610641752641693655600542494503
per 100,000 4941.14816.45053.25926.44945.25301.05059.54659.84219.93754.13926.6
Auto thefts 2215141116181922102116
per 100,000 178.8118.4110.486.7123.4137.7146.8170.977.9159.6124.9
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A10
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A7.60.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.7) 408.4415.6403.0459.9357.9452.9455.4455.7507.2378.5393.8

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Crime rate in Sylacauga detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 40 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.99
Alabama average:

2.28

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Sylacauga, Alabama accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.9%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +506 (+4.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Sylacauga-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 204% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.9 miles away from the Sylacauga city center killed 10 people and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/1/1953, a category F4 tornado 18.8 miles away from the city center killed 7 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sylacauga-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 83% 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 60.1 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 97.8 miles away from Sylacauga center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 99.0 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 64.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.2 miles away from Sylacauga center
On 8/19/2004 at 23:51:49, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 41.5 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 Talladega County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 3, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sylacauga topographic map

Birthplace of: Gerald Wallace - Basketball player, Van Allen Plexico - Science fiction writer, Marcus Knight - 2005 NFL player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, born: Jun 19, 1978), Jim Nabors - (born 1930), actor and musician, Clifton Douglass - College basketball player (Alcorn State Braves), Ricky Porter - Football player and coach.


Hospitals/medical centers in Sylacauga:

  • FMC SYLACAUGA (Dialysis Facility, 314 WEST SPRING STREET)
  • SYLACAUGA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 331 JAMES PAYTON BLVD)
  • COOSA VALLEY HOMECARE (Home Health Center, 315 WEST HICKORY STREET)
  • MID-SOUTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 1025 FORT WILLIAMS)
  • SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (Home Health Center, 311 NORTH ELM AVENUE)
  • TALLADEGA COUNTY HOME CARE AGENCY (Home Health Center, 311 NORTH ELM AVENUE)
  • AMERICAN HOMECARE HOSPICE - SYLACAUGA (Hospital, 3235 OLD SYLACAUGA HWY)
  • COOSA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 315 W HICKORY ST)
  • FAITH HOMECARE HOSPICE (Hospital, 1263 TALLADEGA HIGHWAY)
  • COOSA VALLEY NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, 315 WEST HICKORY STREET)
  • SYLACAUGA HEALTH AND REHAB SERVICES (Nursing Home, 1007 W FORT WILLIAMS ST)

Political contributions by individuals in Sylacauga, AL

Airports located in Sylacauga:


Local government website: www.sylacauga.net

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sylacauga:

  • University of Montevallo (about 36 miles; Montevallo, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,494)
  • Samford University (about 37 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 4,154)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 39 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 4,160)
  • Southern Union State Community College (about 40 miles; Wadley, AL; FT enrollment: 3,299)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 40 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 11,648)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 42 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,542)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 43 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,273)

Public high schools in Sylacauga:

Public elementary/middle schools in Sylacauga:

Private elementary/middle schools in Sylacauga:

  • FIRST UNITED METHODIST KINDERGARTEN & DAY CARE (Students: 189; Location: 105 E SPRING ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • KNOLLWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 68; Location: 46639 US HIGHWAY 280; Grades: KG - 8)
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Library in Sylacauga:

  • B .B. COMER MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $733,211; Location: 314 NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE; 102,297 books; 1,394 audio materials; 10 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 81 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 148 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Sylacauga: Sylacauga City Hall (A), Sylacauga Ambulance Service (B), Sylacauga Fire Department Station 1 (C), Sylacauga Fire Department Station 2 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Ogletree Plaza Shopping Center (1), Sylacauga Shopping Center (2), Fort William Shopping Center (3), Marble City Plaza Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sylacauga include: Marble City Baptist Church (A), Saint Thomas United Methodist Church (B), Mount Zion Baptist Church (C), First United Methodist Church (D), Early Rose Baptist Church (E), First Assembly of God Church (F), First Baptist Church of Sylacauga (G), First Church of God (H), First Church of the Nazarene (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Evergreen Cemetery (1), Rising Star Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Howard (A), Sylacauga Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Emauhee Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Comer Museum & Arts Center (711 North Broadway Avenue) (1), Unlimited Music Pub. & Rec. Studio (Arcades & Amusements; 3409 Vonzel Road) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Towne Inn (40860 USHighway 280) (1), Jackson Trace Motel (411 West Fort Williams Street) (2), Jameson Inn Sylacauga (Sj) (89 Gene E Stewart Blvd) (3), Super 8 Sylacauga AL (40770 Highway 280) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Talladega County - District Court Judges- Judge Gerald Topazi (400 North Norton) (1), Talladega County - District Judge Tommy Dobson (400 North Norton Avenue) (2), Talladega County - Juvenile Court (400 North Norton Avenue) (3), Sylacauga City - Sylacauga Housing Authority- Drew Court Office (900 Crestline Avenue) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

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

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

FALCON RIDGE MHP (Serves GA, Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-19-2001), St Public Notif received (FEB-28-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: State CCR Follow-up Notice (2 times from AUG-01-2005 to OCT-03-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and JUL-10-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (JUL-01-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2001 and NOV-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: State CCR Follow-up Notice (SEP-25-2001), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2001)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-13-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-13-2001)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sylacauga that have no violations reported:

  • SYLACAUGA UTILITIES BOARD (Population served: 22250, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • FAYETTEVILLE WATER AUTHORITY (Population served: 4086, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • IDA STATION WATER DISTRICT (Address: P.O. Box 824, Population served: 372, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 27.1%
(18.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.7% for Black residents, 54.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 67.7% for American Indian residents, 89.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.0%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.8%
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: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sylacauga, AL

176 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
46 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Sylacauga in 2000:

  • 184 people in nursing homes
  • 35 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Sylacauga compared to Alabama state average:

Sylacauga, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Sylacauga (2011 data):

  • Frontier Bank: Sylacauga Branch at 43 North Broadway Avenue, branch established on 1901/01/09; Payton Branch at 135 James Patyon Boulevard, branch established on 2000/07/10. Info updated 2012/03/01: Bank assets: $297.8 mil, Deposits: $253.4 mil, headquarters in Lagrange, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Frontier National Corporation
  • Alabama Trust Bank, National Association: at 101 West Fort Williams Street, branch established on 2000/04/14. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $55.5 mil, Deposits: $48.1 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Guardian Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Sylacauga Office at 911 West Fort Williams Street, branch established on 1957/03/29. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Regions Bank: Sylacauga Branch at 70 James B. Payton Avenue, branch established on 1995/04/05. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • SouthFirst Bank: Southfirst Bank at 126 N Norton Ave, branch established on 1949/10/18. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $125.0 mil, Deposits: $109.3 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • Cadence Bank, N.A.: Sylacauga Branch at 126 North Broadway Avenue, branch established on 1913/01/01. Info updated 2011/12/14: Bank assets: $3,909.7 mil, Deposits: $3,124.0 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 112 total offices, Holding Company: Cadence Bancorp Llc

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sylacauga, Alabama:

  • Quality Inn, 89 Gene Stewart Blvd, Sylacauga, AL 35151 , Phone: (256) 245-4141
  • Towne Inn, 40 860 Hwy 280, Sylacauga, AL 35150 , Phone: (256) 249-3821, Fax: (256) 249-3821
  • Super 8 Motel-Sylacauga, 40770 Us Hwy 280, Sylacauga, AL 35150 , Phone: (256) 249-4321, Fax: (256) 245-3732
  • Holiday Inn Express, 40743 Us Hwy 280, Sylacauga, AL 35150 , Phone: (256) 207-1511, Fax: (256) 207-1512
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sylacauga, Alabama

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sylacauga travel time to work - commute


Sylacauga mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Sylacauga city (based on Talladega County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.11%
Here50.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents67.6%13.9%5.0%3.2%1.9%
Congregations41.8%17.6%6.1%6.1%4.2%
NameCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)National Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents1.5%1.2%1.1%1.1%3.6%
Congregations1.8%2.4%1.8%1.8%16.4%
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: 8
Talladega County:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Talladega County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 70
Talladega County:

8.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Here:

4.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.8%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Talladega County:

32.8%
Alabama:

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

6.9%
State:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$15,547$37,3131$1,618
Other Government Administration 4$13,032$39,0965$3,168
Judicial and Legal 3$9,066$36,2640$0
Police Protection - Officers 41$135,322$39,6060$0
Police - Other 8$18,374$27,5613$230
Firefighters 19$66,312$41,88111$9,401
Streets and Highways 3$7,913$31,6520$0
Solid Waste Management 28$69,261$29,6830$0
Sewerage 14$67,629$57,9680$0
Parks and Recreation 17$38,938$27,48625$19,744
Water Supply 18$105,028$70,0190$0
Electric Power 14$72,128$61,8240$0
Gas Supply 14$64,724$55,4780$0
Local Libraries 11$30,881$33,6884$4,497
Other and Unallocable 9$30,250$40,3330$0
Totals for Government 208$744,405$42,94649$38,658

Sylacauga government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,149,000 ($90.04)
    Water Utilities: $1,149,000 ($90.04)
    Electric Utilities: $1,149,000 ($90.04)
    Gas Utilities: $1,149,000 ($90.04)
    General: $537,000 ($42.08)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $12,862,000 ($1007.91)
    Electric Utilities: $9,518,000 ($745.87)
    Police Protection: $2,196,000 ($172.09)
    Water Utilities: $1,273,000 ($99.76)
    Financial Administration: $1,218,000 ($95.45)
    Regular Highways: $1,102,000 ($86.36)
    Parks & Recreation: $934,000 ($73.19)
    Fire Protection: $902,000 ($70.68)
    General - Other: $819,000 ($64.18)
    Sewerage: $735,000 ($57.60)
    Libraries: $483,000 ($37.85)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $262,000 ($20.53)
    Central Staff Services: $195,000 ($15.28)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $162,000 ($12.69)
    General Public Buildings: $72,000 ($5.64)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,882,000 ($147.48)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,073,000 ($84.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $58,000 ($4.55)
    Libraries: $16,000 ($1.25)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,425,000 ($425.12)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($0.71)

Sylacauga government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,400,000 ($109.71)
    All Other: $726,000 ($56.89)
    Parks & Recreation: $306,000 ($23.98)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $517,000 ($40.51)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,054,000 ($82.60)
    General Revenue, NEC: $437,000 ($34.24)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $14,486,000 ($1135.18)
    Electric Utilities: $13,861,000 ($1086.20)
    Water Utilities: $2,425,000 ($190.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $430,000 ($33.70)
    General Support: $189,000 ($14.81)
    Highways: $96,000 ($7.52)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $6,054,000 ($474.41)
    Property: $1,476,000 ($115.66)
    NEC: $910,000 ($71.31)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $106,000 ($8.31)

Sylacauga government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $155,000 ($12.15)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $16,000,000 ($1253.82)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $24,942,000 ($1954.55)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $15,775,000 ($1236.19)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,317,000 ($338.30)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $19,120,000 ($1498.32)
    Water Utilities: $149,000 ($11.68)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,505,000 ($117.94)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $225,000 ($17.63)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($0.47)

Sylacauga government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $261,000 ($20.45)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $18,936,000 ($1483.90)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $148,000 ($11.60)

5.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
Alabama average:

6.81%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($288 average AGI)
Talladega County:

0.05%
Alabama average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Calhoun County, AL  1.07% ($45,708 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.51% ($44,241)
from St. Clair County, AL  0.50% ($29,185)


5.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,888 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Alabama average:

6.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Calhoun County, AL  1.07% ($30,460 average AGI)
to St. Clair County, AL  0.64% ($36,638)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.51% ($38,679)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sylacauga:

  • WYEA (1290 AM; 1 kW; SYLACAUGA, AL; Owner: SPIRIT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFEB (1340 AM; 1 kW; SYLACAUGA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WZZX (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LINEVILLE, AL; Owner: ROBERT A. PERRY)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFHK (1430 AM; 5 kW; PELL CITY, AL; Owner: STOCKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sylacauga:

  • WTRB-FM (98.3 FM; SYLACAUGA, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTDR (92.7 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: JACOBS BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WSSY-FM (97.5 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: GREAT SOUTH RFDC, LLC)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVOK-FM (97.9 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WASZ (95.5 FM; ASHLAND, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQEM (101.5 FM; COLUMBIANA, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Sylacauga:

  • W04CB (Channel 4; SYLACAUGA, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNCF (Channel 32; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 32 MONTGOMERY LLC)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WJSU-TV (Channel 40; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Sylacauga fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 32
Total length: 93 meters (305ft)
Total costs: $41,289,000
Total average daily traffic: 117,432
Total average daily truck traffic: 11,441

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 8
  • 1960-1969: 8
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sylacauga, AL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sylacauga)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 121 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sylacauga, AL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 87 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sylacauga)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Sylacauga)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 111
  • Hazardous Condition: 25
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 11

Incident types - Sylacauga


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sylacauga, AL

Most common first names in Sylacauga, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James27370.1 years
John24072.5 years
Mary23477.5 years
William21373.1 years
Robert13470.4 years
Annie12079.0 years
Willie11273.9 years
George9974.9 years
Thomas9571.3 years
Charles9169.6 years
Most common last names in Sylacauga, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13272.8 years
Jones9876.1 years
Williams9672.2 years
Brown7672.6 years
Morris7671.4 years
Davis7273.6 years
Thomas6669.8 years
Wilson6671.4 years
Robinson6370.0 years
Green5972.1 years
Businesses in Sylacauga, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Bath & Body Works1Nike2
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Popeyes1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Sears1
GNC1Sprint Nextel1
GameStop1Subway2
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's1U-Haul2
Holiday Inn1UPS4
Home Depot1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1
Browse common businesses in Sylacauga, AL


Sylacauga on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Architecture and engineering occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Textile mills and textile products (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill (population 5,000+)"
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  • Johnny Duran Sims (5)
  • Jeffrey Michael Ogle (4)
  • Jason Hansbro (1)
  • Romem Avdala (1)
  • William P. Gaston (1)
  • Rob Perkins (1)
  • Donald Jones (1)
  • Joan Scher (1)

Total of 10 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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