Tri-Cities, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 33,064.
Males: 15,464  (46.8%)
Females: 17,600  (53.2%)
Median resident age:  38.8 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 35661

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,995 (it was $32,212 in 2000)
Tri-Cities:

$38,995
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,732 (it was $18,572 in 2000)

Tri-Cities CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $110,493 (it was $73,700 in 2000)
Tri-Cities:

$110,493
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $129,242; Detached houses: $134,767; Townhouses or other attached units: $100,700; In 2-unit structures: $105,683; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $137,487; Mobile homes: $30,566
Tri-Cities races chart
  • White alone - 25,910 (77.8%)
  • Black alone - 6,483 (19.5%)
  • Hispanic - 401 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 285 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 106 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 108 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 21 (0.06%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.01%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tri-Cities: 151.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 69.6 square miles.

Population density: 475 people per square mile   (low).

For population 25 years and over in Tri-Cities:

  • High school or higher: 76.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tri-Cities CCD:

  • Never married: 20.2%
  • Now married: 58.3%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

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

Tri-Cities CCD:  0.4% ($274)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, AL (40.9 miles , pop. 53,929).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (97.9 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (490.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Muscle Shoals, AL (1.2 miles ), Sheffield, AL (1.2 miles ), Tuscumbia, AL (1.4 miles ), Florence, AL (2.3 miles ), Underwood-Petersville, AL (3.0 miles ), Leighton, AL (3.0 miles ), St. Florian, AL (3.0 miles ), Oakland, AL (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 34.75 N, Longitude: 87.67 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Tri-Cities household income distribution Tri-Cities home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.2%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in Tri-Cities: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Tri-Cities, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Tri-Cities-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 123% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.1 miles away from the Tri-Cities place center killed 28 people and injured 267 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 tornado 35.6 miles away from the place center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

Earthquake activity:

Tri-Cities-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 77% 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 95.9 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 117.7 miles away from Tri-Cities 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 162.1 miles away from the city 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 174.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 71.7 miles away from Tri-Cities 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 256.5 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 Colbert County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricanes: 4, 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 Tri-Cities:

  • SHOALS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 1 miles away; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL)
  • COTTAGE OF THE SHOALS CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; TUSCUMBIA, AL)
  • HELEN KELLER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; SHEFFIELD, AL)
  • SHEFFIELD DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; SHEFFIELD, AL)
  • NORTHWEST ALABAMA REGIONAL HOME CARE AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; SHEFFIELD, AL)
  • KELLER LANDING CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; TUSCUMBIA, AL)
  • CYPRESS COVE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tri-Cities:

  • Northwest-Shoals Community College (about 1 miles; Muscle Shoals, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,702)
  • University of North Alabama (about 5 miles; Florence, AL; FT enrollment: 5,886)
  • Athens State University (about 41 miles; Athens, AL; FT enrollment: 2,771)
  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 42 miles; Tanner, AL; FT enrollment: 7,911)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 51 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,024)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 54 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 59 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,006)

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Notable locations in Tri-Cities: Muscle Shoals Golf and Country Club (A), National Fertilizer Development Center (B), Spring Creek Golf Course (C), TVA Forage Research (D), Kellar Quarry Landing (E), Sheffield Dock (F), Steenson Marina (G), Tennessee Valley Country Club and Golf Course (H), McReynolds Crossroads (I), Diamond Park and Golf Course (J), Helen Keller Home (K), Tuscumbia Fire Department (L), Sheffield Fire and Rescue Station 1 (M), Muscle Shoals Fire Department Station 1 (N), Muscle Shoals Fire Department Station 2 (O), Sheffield Fire and Rescue Station 2 (P), Muscle Shoals Fire Department Station 3 (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Town Plaza Shopping Center (1), Southgate Mall Shopping Center (2), Shoals Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tri-Cities include: Okolona Baptist Church (A), Mount Olivia Church (B), Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church (C), Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church (D), Lesley Christian Methodist Episcopal Temple (E), Brown Christian Methodist Episcopal Temple (F), Annapolis Avenue Church of Christ (G), Calvary Baptist Church (H), Cave Springs Missionary Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Colbert County Memorial Gardens (1), Cole Cemetery (2), Oakwood Cemetery (3), Old Mount Moriah Cemetery (4), Jackson Cemetery (5), Morning Star Cemetery (6), Pearsall Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Alcock Pond (A), Haw Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Throckmorton Branch (A), Isbell Branch (B), Pond Creek (C), Polk Branch (D), Spring Creek (E), James Creek (F), Hipps Creek (G), Cabin Branch (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Tri-Cities include: Tri Cities Park (1), Buffington Field (2), Colbert County Courthouse Square Historic District (3), Nitrate Village Number 1 Historic District (4), Tuscumbia Historic District (5), York Terrace Park (6), The Commons (7), Tenth Avenue Park (8), Spring Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Colbert 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 83.2. This is about average.

City:

83.2
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 5.86. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.86
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.62
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.0
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.4%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.3%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

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

13.1%
Whole state:

16.1%

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

5.9%
Whole state:

7.3%

People in group quarters in Tri-Cities in 2010:

  • 276 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 77 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 75 people in college/university student housing
  • 6 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles

People in group quarters in Tri-Cities in 2000:

  • 350 people in nursing homes
  • 75 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 64 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 22 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 21 people in other group homes
  • 12 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Tri-Cities compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tri-Cities CCD (based on Colbert County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.83%
Here: 66.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents61.1%14.4%9.5%3.0%1.6%
Congregations32.3%27.6%11.0%0.8%0.8%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)National Association of Free Will BaptistsOld Missionary Baptists AssociationsAmerican Baptist AssociationOther
Adherents1.2%1.2%1.2%1.0%6.0%
Congregations3.1%2.4%1.6%2.4%18.1%
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: 10
Colbert County:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Colbert County:

5.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Here:

6.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.5%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Colbert County:

35.7%
Alabama:

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

14.7%
State:

13.5%

5.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,522 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
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 Lauderdale County, AL  2.04% ($26,007 average AGI)
from Franklin County, AL  0.48% ($26,729)
from Lawrence County, AL  0.19% ($35,368)


5.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,675 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
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 Lauderdale County, AL  2.06% ($27,120 average AGI)
to Franklin County, AL  0.49% ($29,398)
to Madison County, AL  0.24% ($29,646)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tri-Cities:

  • WVNA (1590 AM; 5 kW; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLAY (1450 AM; 1 kW; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBTG (1290 AM; 1 kW; SHEFFIELD, AL)
  • WBCF (1240 AM; 1 kW; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BENNY CARLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBM (1340 AM; 1 kW; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER B/CING. CORP.)
  • WZZA (1410 AM; 1 kW; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: MUSCLE SHOALS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZNN (620 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, AL; Owner: MANUEL HUERTA)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tri-Cities:

  • WLAY-FM (100.3 FM; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQLT-FM (107.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WMXV (103.5 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W274AA (102.7 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • W254AA (98.7 FM; COLBERT HEIGHTS, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • W280DA (103.9 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAKD (89.9 FM; SHEFFIELD, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • W232AH (94.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: SLATTON & ASSOCIATES B/CSTERS INC.)
  • W258AE (99.5 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WQPR (88.7 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: THE BD OF TRUSTEES UNIV. OF ALABAMA)
  • W202BY (88.3 FM; KILLEN, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WYTK (93.9 FM; ROGERSVILLE, AL; Owner: SHOALS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W225AB (92.9 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • WMSR-FM (94.9 FM; COLLINWOOD, TN; Owner: OHIO BROADCAST ASSOCIATES)
  • WJOR-FM (101.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W253AH (98.5 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Tri-Cities:

  • WBCF-LP (Channel 3; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BENNY CARLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXFL-LP (Channel 5; FLORENCE, ETC., AL; Owner: BENNY CARLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W57BV (Channel 57; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WHDF (Channel 15; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: VALLEY TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WYLE (Channel 26; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: ETC COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WFIQ (Channel 36; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W46CF (Channel 46; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W59CF (Channel 59; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Tri-Cities on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Music stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Vending machine operators (population 5,000+)"
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