Belk, Alabama

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Population in 2021: 188 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -12.1%
 
Males: 97  (51.7%)
Females: 91  (48.3%)
Median resident age:

49.0 years
Alabama median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 35545, 35555, 35574.

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Estimated median household income in 2021: $38,433 (it was $32,188 in 2000)
Belk:

$38,433
AL:

$53,913

Estimated per capita income in 2021: $19,316 (it was $16,848 in 2000)

Belk town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $144,698 (it was $75,000 in 2000)
Belk:

$144,698
AL:

$172,800

Mean prices in 2021: all housing units: $105,297; detached houses: $146,009; mobile homes: $60,598

Median gross rent in 2021: $458.

March 2022 cost of living index in Belk: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 3.9%

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Ancestries: American (55.5%), Irish (7.7%), German (6.5%), English (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 314 feet

Land area: 1.33 square miles.

Population density: 141 people per square mile   (very low).

Belk, Alabama map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Belk town:

0.3% ($199)
Alabama:

0.4% ($289)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (38.0 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (65.0 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (514.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Kennedy, AL (2.3 miles ),
Fayette, AL (2.6 miles ),
Millport, AL (3.2 miles ),
Vernon, AL (3.6 miles ),
Russell, AL (4.1 miles ),
Berry, AL (4.3 miles ),
Reform, AL (4.4 miles ),
North River, AL (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 33.65 N, Longitude: 87.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 205

Distribution of median household income in Belk, AL in 2021
Distribution of house value in Belk, AL in 2021
Belk satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.0%
Alabama:

1.9%
Most common industries in Belk, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Truck transportation (15.3%)
  • Construction (11.7%)
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Wood products (8.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.6%)
  • Truck transportation (17.5%)
  • Wood products (12.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (9.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (25.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (14.6%)
  • Truck transportation (12.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (10.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.3%)
  • Apparel, fabrics, notions merchant wholesalers (4.2%)
  • Apparel (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Belk, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (8.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (11.1%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (9.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (14.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.3%)
  • Cashiers (6.3%)
  • Communications equipment operators (6.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.3%)

Average climate in Belk, Alabama

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Tornado activity:

Belk-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 128% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the Belk town center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

On 3/3/1966, a category F5 tornado 35.1 miles away from the town center killed 58 people and injured 518 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Belk-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 183% greater 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 42.4 miles away from Belk center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 7.3 miles away from Belk center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 144.3 miles away from Belk 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 193.8 miles away from Belk 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 178.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.0 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 Fayette County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Floods: 5, Winds: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Belk topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Belk:

  • FAYETTE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; FAYETTE, AL)
  • FAYETTE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; FAYETTE, AL)
  • LAMAR HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; VERNON, AL)
  • LAMAR COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; VERNON, AL)
  • GENERATIONS OF VERNON, LLC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; VERNON, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Belk:

  • Mississippi University for Women (about 31 miles; Columbus, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,565)
  • The University of Alabama (about 38 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 41 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,970)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 43 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • Mississippi State University (about 52 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 18,237)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 52 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 62 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,695)

Points of interest:

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

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

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

  • BELK WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 861, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

65.2%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.4%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.1% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Belk:

Marital status in Belk, AL
  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 58.0%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

For population 25 years and over in Belk:

  • High school or higher: 58.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2021
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2021
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
Alabama average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Belk, AL (based on Fayette County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,49076
Mainline Protestant79511
Black Protestant5414
Other1232
Catholic901
None6,202-
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: 5
Fayette County:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Fayette County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

12.5%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

33.0%
Alabama:

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

9.0%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Belk:

52.9%
Alabama:

49.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Belk:

39.1%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
Alabama:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.0%
Alabama:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Belk:

7.1%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Belk:

6.8
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Belk:

22.2%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

49.0%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

84.4%
Alabama:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Belk, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 6$900$1,8000$0
Local Libraries 1$974$11,6880$0
Totals for Government 7$1,874$3,2130$0

Belk government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $62,000 ($329.79)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($159.57)
    Electric Utilities: $9,000 ($47.87)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,000 ($5.32)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $53,000 ($281.91)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($26.60)

Belk government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($31.91)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $188,000 ($1000.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Electric Utilities: $20,000 ($106.38)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $15,000 ($79.79)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,000 ($37.23)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $1,000 ($5.32)
    Property: $1,000 ($5.32)

Belk government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $101,000 ($537.23)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,000 ($457.45)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,000 ($79.79)

Belk government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $50,000 ($265.96)

Strongest AM radio stations in Belk:

  • WLDX (990 AM; 1 kW; FAYETTE, AL; Owner: THOMLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVSA (1380 AM; 5 kW; VERNON, AL; Owner: LAMAR CTY. B/CING. CO., INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WKXM (1300 AM; 5 kW; WINFIELD, AL; Owner: AD-MEDIA MANAGEMENT CORP.)
  • WERH (970 AM; 5 kW; HAMILTON, AL; Owner: KATE F. FITE)
  • WTSK (790 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WSPZ (1150 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: RADIO SOUTH, INC)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WWPG (1280 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: LAWSON OF TUSCALOOSA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Belk:

  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTXT (98.1 FM; FAYETTE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBEI (101.7 FM; REFORM, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WZBQ (94.1 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WACR-FM (103.9 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: T & W COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WJEC (106.5 FM; VERNON, AL; Owner: LAMAR COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOR-FM (94.9 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WALN (89.3 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WBHJ (95.7 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMBC (103.1 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKXM-FM (105.9 FM; WINFIELD, AL; Owner: AD-MEDIA MANAGEMENT CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Belk:

  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WCBI-TV (Channel 4; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W25AD (Channel 25; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSFG-LP (Channel 63; BERRY, AL; Owner: ETTIE CLARK)
  • WSSF-LP (Channel 58; BERRY, AL; Owner: ETTIE CLARK)

Belk fatal accident list:

Aug 14, 1999 10:45 AM, Sr-96, Lat: 33.635159, Lon: -87.936199, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Apr 7, 1998 07:10 AM, Sr-96, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 177ft / 54.5mTotal length
  • $13,335,000Total costs
  • 6,335Total average daily traffic
  • 1,019Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,655Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
New bridges in Belk, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 51950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 12010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Belk, AL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Belk)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Int Fayette Cr 6 & Southern Railway (Lat: 33.644556 Lon: -87.933917), Call Sign: KNCP794, Licensee ID: L00008014,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.245 MHz, 160.950 MHz, Grant Date: 01/05/2002, Expiration Date: 02/06/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/18/2002, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 99 Spring St Sw, Atlanta, GA 30303, Phone: (404) 529-1254
  • Belk, AL, Lat: 33.644917 Lon: -87.933972, Call Sign: WQHG391,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.325 MHz, 457.875 MHz, 457.962 MHz, 462.387 MHz, 462.412 MHz, 467.262 MHz, 467.387 MHz, 467.412 MHz, Grant Date: 05/05/2017, Expiration Date: 07/23/2027, Certifier: Harold L Gibson Jr., Registrant: Cattron Group Inc Et Al, 58 West Shenango Street, Sharpsville, PA 16150, Phone: (724) 962-3571, Fax: (724) 962-4310, Email:

Most common first names in Belk, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Ruby378.0 years
Margaret266.0 years
Mary290.5 years
Pauline274.9 years
William272.0 years
Most common last names in Belk, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Belk572.6 years
Moore477.5 years
Gilreath376.0 years
Overton381.6 years
Watkins378.7 years
Howard280.0 years
Gilpin274.5 years
Bryant272.5 years
Crowe282.5 years
Doss266.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Belk, AL
  • 75.8%Electricity
  • 20.2%Utility gas
  • 4.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Belk, AL
  • 48.3%Electricity
  • 24.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 20.7%Utility gas
  • 6.9%Wood


Belk compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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