36278 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Wedowee, AL (2.63%)
County: Randolph County, AL
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 4,001
Zip code population in 2010: 4,366
Zip code population in 2000: 3,439

Houses and condos: 2,882
Renter-occupied apartments: 436
% of renters here:

25%
State:

32%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 36278: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 132.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 30 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.4% ($449)
Alabama:

0.4% ($532)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $467 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $414 (0.4%)

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Males: 2,126  (53.1%)
Females: 1,875  (46.9%)

For population 25 years and over in 36278:

For population 15 years and over in 36278:

Zip code 36278 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Races in zip code 36278

  • Zip code 36278 races chart
    • 3,232White population
    • 812Black population
    • 18American Indian population
    • 10Asian population
    • 1Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 3Some other race population
    • 38Two or more races population
    • 252Hispanic or Latino population

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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $118,400
36278:

$118,400
Alabama:

$122,700
Median resident age:
This zip code:

46.7 years
Alabama median age:

38.3 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.2 people
Alabama:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 36278, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $47,583 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$47,583
State:

$52,001

Salary/wage: $39,408 (reported on 77.7% of returns)
Here:

$39,408
State:

$43,822
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 72.9% for AGIs below $25k, 74.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 63.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 62.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 59.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 54.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,144 (reported on 34.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,144
Alabama:

$1,592
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,667 (reported on 15.1% of returns)
Here:

$4,667
State:

$5,697
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$4,023 (reported on 12.3% of returns)
Here:

+$4,023
State:

+$13,286
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,138 (reported on 16.2% of returns)
Here:

+$8,138
State:

+$9,151
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.6% for AGIs below $25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $13,386 (reported on 12.3% of returns)
36278:

$13,386
Alabama:

$14,992
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs below $25k, 3.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $22,794 (25% of AGI, reported on 27.4% of returns)
Here:

$22,794
State:

$21,388

Here:

25.1% of AGI
State:

20.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.3% for AGIs below $25k, 13.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 15.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $6,300 (reported on 24.0% of returns)
Here:

$6,300
State:

$5,925
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 3.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $4,866 (reported on 26.3% of returns)
36278:

$4,866
State:

$5,272
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,527 (reported on 25.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,527
State:

$2,646
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 70.9%
Here:

71%
State:

60%
(% for various income ranges: 73.1% for AGIs below $25k, 67.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 69.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 71.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 71.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 75.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 36278, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $38,745 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$38,745
State:

$42,302

Salary/wage: $33,432 (reported on 79.4% of returns)
Here:

$33,432
State:

$36,626
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 93.2% for AGIs below $10k, 75.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 76.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 60.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 53.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,561 (reported on 41.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,561
Alabama:

$1,827
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.0% for AGIs below $10k, 4.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,340 (reported on 16.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,340
State:

$4,206
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$9,083 (reported on 12.6% of returns)
Here:

+$9,083
State:

+$13,031
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$4,220 (reported on 15.7% of returns)
Here:

+$4,220
State:

+$8,302
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -7.8% for AGIs below $10k, 3.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, -0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,400 (reported on 1.5% of returns)
36278:

$3,400
Alabama:

$3,006

Total itemized deductions: $17,961 (23% of AGI, reported on 25.2% of returns)
Here:

$17,961
State:

$17,623

Here:

23.1% of AGI
State:

20.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.6% for AGIs below $10k, 8.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 10.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,928 (5% of AGI, reported on 22.2% of returns)
Here:

$3,928
State:

$4,768

Here:

5.3% of AGI
State:

5.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,679 (reported on 68.7% of returns)
36278:

$5,679
State:

$6,905
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.0% for AGIs below $10k, 3.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,835 (reported on 26.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,835
State:

$2,048

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 81.1%
Here:

81%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 78.2% for AGIs below $10k, 81.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 84.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 79.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 76.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$33,967
Alabama:

$42,849
Wedowee, AL (36278) map Nearest zip codes: 36280, 36276, 36266, 36263, 36274, 36258.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

39.3%
Alabama:

50.6%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

1.2%
Alabama:

3.6%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 218
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,555


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 22 (10 now married, 12 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 730 (477 now married, 253 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 36278 with a mortgage: 720 (2 second mortgage, 29 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 617

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,017
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S339

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

24.1%
Whole state:

18.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

11.7%
Whole state:

10.3%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.7
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  • Notable locations in zip code 36278: Big Hunting Club (A), Fosters Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department (B), New Hope Volunteer Fire Department (C), A and M Volunteer Fire Department (D), Wedowee Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 36278 include: Mount Grove Baptist Church (A), Mount Pleasant Baptist Church (B), New Home Church (C), Noonday Church (D), Pine Flat Church (E), Rocky Branch Baptist Church (F), Shiloh Church (G), Union Hill Church (H), Valley Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Knight Cemetery (1), Wildcat Creek Cemetery (2), Fowler Cemetery (3), Boozer Cemetery (4), Valley Grove Cemetery (5), Midway Cemetery (6), Pleasant Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: Burns Lake Number 2 (A), Carpenter Lake (B), Burns Lakes (C), Boyd Lake (D), Brady Lake (E), R L Harris Reservoir (F), New Hope Lake (G), Barton Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rollins Creek (A), Mud Creek (B), Miles Branch (C), Lane Branch (D), Jacks Branch (E), Hunter Creek (F), Little Tallapoosa River (G), Henson Branch (H), Green Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 6432000 to 2009
  • 5811990 to 1999
  • 4171980 to 1989
  • 3931970 to 1979
  • 2431960 to 1969
  • 2621950 to 1959
  • 1371940 to 1949
  • 2061939 or earlier

Zip code 36278 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wedowee, AL (36278)

  • 4no bedroom
  • 221 bedroom
  • 2822 bedrooms
  • 6383 bedrooms
  • 3354 bedrooms
  • 565+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wedowee, AL (36278)

  • 45no bedroom
  • 231 bedroom
  • 1762 bedrooms
  • 1523 bedrooms
  • 354 bedrooms
  • 55+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Wedowee, AL (36278) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 25no vehicle
  • 2141 vehicle
  • 6022 vehicles
  • 3113 vehicles
  • 1224 vehicles
  • 635+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Wedowee, AL (36278) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 85no vehicle
  • 2511 vehicle
  • 972 vehicles
  • 33 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $441.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $185,200.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $118,400
36278:

$118,400
Alabama:

$122,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $56,400 - $248,200

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 7.0%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 58.3%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,931

Size of family households: 615 2-persons, 334 3-persons, 59 4-persons, 105 5-persons, 37 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 608 1-person, 6 2-persons, 9 4-persons

482 married couples with children.
148 single-parent households (35 men, 113 women).

92.9% of residents of 36278 zip code speak English at home.
6.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% very well, 12% well, 22% not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 225 (5.6%)
(15.1% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

5.6%
Whole state:

3.4%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 85%Mexico
  • 7%Netherlands
  • 5%Russia
  • 2%Philippines
  • 1%Belgium

Most common first ancestries reported in 36278 (%)

  • 32%Other groups
  • 16%American
  • 8%Irish
  • 5%English
  • 3%Scottish
  • 2%French (except Basque)
  • 2%German

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 1442000 to 2009
  • 581990 to 1999
  • 54Before 1990

Zip code 36278 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 36278 marital status for males
Zip code 36278 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.0%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 56%Electricity
  • 28%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11%Utility gas
  • 5%Wood
  • 1%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 3,101. Population change in the 1990s: +338 (+10.9%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


68% of the 36278 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Alabama.

93% of the 36278 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 78% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 19% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 94
Here:

20.5%
Alabama:

9.7%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 26
Here:

11.3%
Alabama:

10.6%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 37
Here:

40.7%
Alabama:

14.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 60,272Business and financial operations occupations
  • 41,765Management occupations
  • 40,078Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 31,307Sales and related occupations
  • 27,159Office and administrative support occupations
  • 25,750Transportation occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 48 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 67 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in nursing homes

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 36278 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James4373.4 years
William4174.6 years
John3877.3 years
Mary3073.1 years
Robert2274.9 years
Willie1775.4 years
Thomas1471.7 years
Charlie1371.6 years
George1172.0 years
Minnie1086.6 years
Most common last names in zip code 36278 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Holloway2268.4 years
White1973.9 years
Smith1870.5 years
Knight1770.2 years
Mitchell1777.2 years
Boyd1673.2 years
Wright1675.6 years
Perry1575.6 years
Lipham1472.9 years
Johnson1473.2 years

Businesses in zip code 36278



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