West Blocton, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 1,255 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.5%
 
Males: 582  (46.4%)
Females: 673  (53.6%)
Median resident age:

45.5 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 35184.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,004 (it was $30,417 in 2000)
West Blocton:

$38,004
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,224 (it was $17,861 in 2000)

West Blocton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $92,845 (it was $52,700 in 2000)
West Blocton:

$92,845
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $124,946; detached houses: $137,563; mobile homes: $64,683

Median gross rent in 2017: $436.

March 2019 cost of living index in West Blocton: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.7%
(20.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.1% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in West Blocton, AL (2010)
    • 1,06085.5%White alone
    • 16413.2%Black alone
    • 80.6%Two or more races
    • 50.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.08%Asian alone
    • 10.08%Other race alone
    • 10.08%Hispanic

Races in West Blocton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 26 registered sex offenders living in West Blocton, Alabama as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in West Blocton is 52 to 1.


Crime rates in West Blocton by year

Type

2005

2008

2009

2010

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(317.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(158.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(139.6)
0
(0.0)
10
(794.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(69.8)
1
(70.3)
15
(1,191)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(283.7)
1
(70.2)
6
(418.7)
1
(70.3)
34
(2,701)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(70.3)
6
(476.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)11.32.849.513.4690.2

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City-data.com crime index in West Blocton, AL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (14.1%), English (13.2%), German (7.4%), Scottish (6.2%), Irish (5.4%), Italian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 500 feet

Land area: 4.70 square miles.

Population density: 267 people per square mile   (very low).

West Blocton, Alabama map

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.3%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $443 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $199 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (24.6 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (33.3 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (539.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

North Bibb, AL (2.4 miles ),
Woodstock, AL (2.5 miles ),
Vance, AL (2.7 miles ),
Piper-Coleanor, AL (3.1 miles ),
Abernant, AL (3.3 miles ),
Lake View, AL (3.3 miles ),
Centreville, AL (3.4 miles ),
Brent, AL (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 33.12 N, Longitude: 87.12 W

Area code: 205

Distribution of median household income in West Blocton, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in West Blocton, AL in 2017
West Blocton satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Alabama:

3.8%
Most common industries in West Blocton, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (8.8%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.9%)
  • Health care (7.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (14.0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.5%)
  • Wood products (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.0%)
  • Truck transportation (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.1%)
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.2%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
  • Food (4.1%)
Most common occupations in West Blocton, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (13.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.5%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)

Average climate in West Blocton, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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West Blocton, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.1. This is about average.

City:

71.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.310. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.310
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.32
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

West Blocton-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 106% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/3/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.4 miles away from the West Blocton town center killed 58 people and injured 518 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1998, a category F5 tornado 24.6 miles away from the town center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Blocton-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 80% 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 21.2 miles away from West Blocton 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 128.1 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 138.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 58.6 miles away from the city 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 57.2 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 26.2 miles away from West Blocton 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 Bibb County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 4, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Blocton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near West Blocton:

  • BIBB MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; CENTREVILLE, AL)
  • BIBB MED CENTER NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CENTREVILLE, AL)
  • CV HOME HEALTH OF BIBB COUNTY (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; CENTREVILLE, AL)
  • FMC MONTEVALLO (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; MONTEVALLO, AL)
  • PLANTATION MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MC CALLA, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Blocton:

  • University of Montevallo (about 15 miles; Montevallo, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,826)
  • The University of Alabama (about 26 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 26 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 27 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,695)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 31 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)
  • Samford University (about 31 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,829)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 33 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 14,853)

Public high schools in West Blocton:

Private high school in West Blocton:

  • MCCULLEY HILL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 166, Location: 2165 BISHOP RDG, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in West Blocton:

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Library in West Blocton:

  • WEST BLOCTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $25,569; Location: 62 WALTER OWENS DRIVE; 10,626 books; 166 audio materials; 422 video materials; 81 state licensed databases; 5 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: West Blocton Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in West Blocton include: Mount Carmel Baptist Church (A), West Blocton First Baptist Church (B), Smith Hill Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hillcrest Cemetery (1), Hickory Hill Cemetery (2), Mount Carmel Cemetery (3), Italian Catholic Cemetery (4), Shiney Rock Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in West Blocton: Tiger Stadium (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Sammie Hill - Football player.

Bibb 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 town:

2.5 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

69.0%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

2.2%
Whole state:

4.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in West Blocton (2011 data):

  • First Financial Bank: West Blocton Branch at 1212 Main Street, branch established on 1936/11/23. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $208.9 mil, Deposits: $166.7 mil, headquarters in Bessemer, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Firstfed Bancorp, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan

For population 15 years and over in West Blocton:

Marital status in West Blocton, AL
  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 42.9%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 17.3%

For population 25 years and over in West Blocton:

  • High school or higher: 78.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Alabama average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for West Blocton, AL (based on Bibb County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,15963
Black Protestant9668
Mainline Protestant3029
Other31
None11,485-
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
Bibb County:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Here:

7.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Bibb County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Bibb County:

11.6%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Bibb County:

31.7%
State:

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

15.4%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.5%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.7%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.2
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.1%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.1%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.8%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

57.1%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.9%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of West Blocton, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 4$9,072$27,2160$0
Solid Waste Management 4$6,365$19,0950$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,910$46,9206$4,504
Other Government Administration 1$2,841$34,0921$865
Financial Administration 1$2,364$28,3681$640
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$721
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 11$24,552$26,7849$6,730

West Blocton government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $353,000 ($281.27)
    Financial Administration: $208,000 ($165.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $118,000 ($94.02)
    Regular Highways: $108,000 ($86.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $352,000 ($280.48)

West Blocton government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $57,000 ($45.42)
    General Local Government Support: $15,000 ($11.95)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $468,000 ($372.91)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $120,000 ($95.62)
    Property: $42,000 ($33.47)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $30,000 ($23.90)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $11,000 ($8.76)
    Motor Vehicle License: $5,000 ($3.98)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.80)

West Blocton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $83,000 ($66.14)

5.51% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,231 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
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 Tuscaloosa County, AL  1.70% ($44,455 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, AL  1.27% ($41,167)
from Shelby County, AL  0.82% ($37,833)


5.96% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,618 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
Alabama average:

5.97%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  1.86% ($41,683 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, AL  1.18% ($37,782)
to Shelby County, AL  0.88% ($32,224)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Blocton:

  • 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.)
  • WTSK (790 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WBIB (1110 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CENTREVILLE, AL)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WACT (1420 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWPG (1280 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: LAWSON OF TUSCALOOSA, INC.)
  • WSPZ (1150 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: RADIO SOUTH, INC)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Blocton:

  • WANZ (100.7 FM; NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: APEX BRAODCASTING INC.)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHJ (95.7 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTUG-FM (92.9 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • WUAL-FM (91.5 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA)
  • WQEM (101.5 FM; COLUMBIANA, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WTXT (98.1 FM; FAYETTE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around West Blocton:

  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WLDM (Channel 23; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 23, LLC)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • WVUA-CA (Channel 7; TUSCALOOSA/NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA)
  • WBIH (Channel 29; SELMA, AL; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W46BU (Channel 46; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W15AZ (Channel 15; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL)
  • WBMA-LP (Channel 58; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOTM-LP (Channel 19; MONTEVALLO, AL; Owner: JAMES DONALD EARLEY)
  • West Blocton, Alabama
  • Fatal accident count14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents20
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:3
  • Fatalities14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents36
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Alabama average
  • Fatal accident count11222
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents16592
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons3720
  • Fatalities12593
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents27381
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents570
See more detailed statistics of West Blocton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 66ft / 20.1mTotal length
  • $9,484,000Total costs
  • 18,250Total average daily traffic
  • 2,633Total average daily truck traffic
  • 23,813Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in West Blocton)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Main St (Lat: 33.117333 Lon: -87.116389), Structure height: 16 m, Call Sign: WNVV262, Licensee ID: L00008228,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.350 MHz, 451.350 MHz, Grant Date: 03/14/1996, Expiration Date: 03/20/2001, Cancellation Date: 02/02/2001, Registrant: Bellsouth Telecommunications Inc, 675 West Peachtree St Ne, Atlanta, GA 30375, Phone: (404) 927-7318, Fax: (404) 522-7665
  • Apco Ofc 108 Florida St (Lat: 33.117056 Lon: -87.116111), Call Sign: KNBK210,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.425 MHz, 456.425 MHz, Grant Date: 06/29/1999, Expiration Date: 06/29/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/05/2004, Registrant: Mcdermott, Will & Emery, 600 13th Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20005-3096, Phone: (202) 756-8283, Fax: (202) 756-8087, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, Transmission Sub State Hwy 5 3.2 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 33.142889 Lon: -87.156917), Overall height: 56.4 m, Call Sign: WAK221,
    Assigned Frequencies: 1975.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/16/1998, Expiration Date: 03/21/2000, Cancellation Date: 08/18/1999, Phone: (205) 257-2561

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Blocton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182L (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 42219 , Serial Number: 18258908, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 03/19/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 04/23/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Gale G Fortson, 275 Pineview Dr, West Blocton, AL 35184
  • Aircraft: KELLER ROBERT S DOMINATOR-SINGLE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: SUBARU ALL MDLS A/B (400 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 514RK , Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 10/12/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 10/27/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Roger Moore, 6510 Truman Aldrich Pkwy, West Blocton, AL 35184
  • Aircraft: KOLB FIRESTAR II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 75390 , Serial Number: F-1173, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 01/12/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 03/11/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Roger Moore, 6510 Truman Aldrich Pkwy, West Blocton, AL 35184

Most common first names in West Blocton, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6672.3 years
John4874.5 years
William4469.0 years
Mary3779.6 years
Willie2972.7 years
George2372.9 years
Robert2073.1 years
Jessie1776.3 years
Charles1566.1 years
Henry1568.7 years
Most common last names in West Blocton, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3169.0 years
Jones2470.7 years
West2275.1 years
White2070.3 years
Reach1975.6 years
Williams1874.7 years
Carroll1775.6 years
Hill1776.2 years
Blake1473.9 years
Hubbard1478.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Blocton, AL
  • 53.5%Utility gas
  • 43.9%Electricity
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Blocton, AL
  • 93.5%Electricity
  • 3.2%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


West Blocton compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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