West Point, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 589 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +99.7%
Males: 307  (52.1%)
Females: 282  (47.9%)
Median resident age:  38.3 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 35179.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $52,800 (it was $28,295 in 2000)
West Point:

$52,800
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $26,586 (it was $14,963 in 2000)

West Point town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $103,161 (it was $88,000 in 2000)
West Point:

$103,161
AL:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $172,912; Detached houses: $184,611; Mobile homes: $125,581

Median gross rent in 2016: $540.

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  • Races in West Point, AL (2010)

    West Point races chart
    • 53891.8%White alone
    • 356.0%Hispanic
    • 40.7%American Indian alone
    • 40.7%Two or more races
    • 30.5%Asian alone
    • 20.3%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in West Point: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (21.0%), Irish (19.2%), German (17.5%), English (6.4%), European (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.16 square miles.

Population density: 509 people per square mile   (low).

West Point,AL real estate house value index trend

West Point, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in West Point:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Point town:

  • Never married: 14.0%
  • Now married: 66.8%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

19 residents are foreign born (1.9% Latin America).

This town:

2.7%
Alabama:

3.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $458 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $214 (0.3%)

West Point satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, AL (23.6 miles , pop. 53,929).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (50.1 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (527.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Vinemont, AL (1.7 miles ), South Vinemont, AL (2.1 miles ), Logan, AL (2.4 miles ), Jones Chapel, AL (2.6 miles ), Cullman, AL (2.7 miles ), Falkville, AL (3.0 miles ), East Point, AL (3.1 miles ), Good Hope, AL (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 34.24 N, Longitude: 86.94 W

Area code: 334

West Point household income distribution West Point home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (30%)
  • Transportation occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in West Point, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

West Point-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 175% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.2 miles away from the West Point town center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

On 4/24/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.2 miles away from the town center killed 5 people and injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Point-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 77.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 60.6 miles away from West Point center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 62.9 miles away from the city 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 214.8 miles away from the city 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 295.9 miles away from West Point 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 228.4 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 Cullman County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 14, Floods: 12, Tornadoes: 11, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 4, Freezes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Point topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near West Point:

  • CULLMAN HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CULLMAN, AL)
  • CULLMAN COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; CULLMAN, AL)
  • DCI CULLMAN (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; CULLMAN, AL)
  • HOSPICE OF CULLMAN COUNTY (Hospital, about 8 miles away; CULLMAN, AL)
  • CULLMAN OUTPATIENT SERVICES LTD (Hospital, about 8 miles away; CULLMAN, AL)
  • WOODLAND VILLAGE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CULLMAN, AL)
  • FALKVILLE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FALKVILLE, AL)

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

  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 15 miles; Hanceville, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,486)
  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 29 miles; Tanner, AL; FT enrollment: 7,911)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 34 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,970)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 38 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,006)
  • Athens State University (about 40 miles; Athens, AL; FT enrollment: 2,771)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 43 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 44 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,524)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • area code is 256 added by Bamahandfull

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

Cullman County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 51.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.7
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 15.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.55. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.55
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.2%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.6%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.8%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Alabama average:

12.0

West Point travel time to work - commute West Point mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for West Point town (based on Cullman County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant53,863199
Catholic4,6142
Mainline Protestant3,69824
Other6242
None17,607-
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: 10
Cullman County:

1.24 / 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): 2
Cullman County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
Cullman County:

6.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 53
Here:

6.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.7%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cullman County:

29.4%
Alabama:

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

16.7%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.5%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.6%
State:

44.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.2
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
West Point:

25.3%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

17.4%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
West Point:

6.7
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
West Point:

44.0%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

51.6%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
West Point:

77.3%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of West Point, 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$6,987
Sewerage 0$0 1$208
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$1,922
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$208
Totals for Government 0$0 11$9,325

West Point government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $18,000 ($30.56)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($18.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $30,000 ($50.93)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,000 ($8.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($10.19)

West Point government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Tax - NEC: $1,000 ($1.70)

4.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,048 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.49%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($155 average AGI)
Cullman County:

0.04%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Morgan County, AL  0.58% ($28,846 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.53% ($36,468)
from Blount County, AL  0.40% ($32,443)


4.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,157 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
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 Morgan County, AL  0.61% ($32,564 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.48% ($32,705)
to Marshall County, AL  0.33% ($23,761)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Point:

  • WMCJ (1460 AM; 5 kW; CULLMAN, AL)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFMH (1340 AM; 1 kW; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: VOICE OF CULLMAN, L.L.C.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WDJL (1000 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: JAMES K. SHARP DBA 5TH AVE BROADCASTING)
  • WYAM (890 AM; daytime; 3 kW; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: DECATUR COMMUNICATIONS PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Point:

  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WQAH-FM (105.7 FM; ADDISON, AL; Owner: ALVIN ABERCROMBIE)
  • WTAK-FM (106.1 FM; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)
  • WKUL (92.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: JONATHAN CHRISTIAN CORP.)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WEUP-FM (103.1 FM; MOULTON, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATES, SR. AND VIRGINIA CAPLES)
  • WRJL-FM (99.9 FM; EVA, AL; Owner: ROJO, INC.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W287AD (105.3 FM; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: JEFFREY S. CHUNN)
  • WXQW (94.1 FM; MERIDIANVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W293AH (106.5 FM; NORMAL, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W298AF (107.5 FM; HADEN, AL; Owner: HADEN RADIO COMPANY)
  • WZYP (104.3 FM; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFMH-FM (95.5 FM; HOLLY POND, AL; Owner: VOICE OF CULLMAN, L.L.C.)
  • W278AA (103.5 FM; MADISON, AL; Owner: TENNESSEE VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WAFN-FM (92.7 FM; ARAB, AL; Owner: FUN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WRTT-FM (95.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around West Point:

  • WCQT-LP (Channel 52; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: FIRST CULLMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WAAY-TV (Channel 31; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF HUNTSVILLE LICENSE LLC)
  • WHNT-TV (Channel 19; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WMJN-LP (Channel 43; DECATUR, AL; Owner: FIRST CULLMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in West Point)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BRINDLEY MOUNTAIN, 1.3 Km @ 2 Degrees True From West Point, Alabama (Lat: 34.462500 Lon: -86.643333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 81 m, Call Sign: WQHR821
    Assigned Frequencies: 946.500 MHzGrant Date: 10/18/2007, Expiration Date: 04/01/2020, Certifier: Stephen G DavisRegistrant: Iheartmedia, 2625 South Memorial Drive, Suite A, Tulsa, OK 74129, Phone: (918) 664-4581, Fax: (918) 664-3066, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (73%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • Utility gas (9%)

West Point compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
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