Brilliant, Alabama

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Population in 2019: 873 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +14.6%
Males: 441  (50.5%)
Females: 432  (49.5%)
Median resident age:

40.0 years
Alabama median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 35548, 35563, 35594.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $25,227 (it was $18,224 in 2000)
Brilliant:

$25,227
AL:

$51,734

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,915 (it was $14,516 in 2000)

Brilliant town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $130,150 (it was $39,800 in 2000)
Brilliant:

$130,150
AL:

$154,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $136,514; detached houses: $148,569; mobile homes: $64,213

Median gross rent in 2019: $384.

March 2019 cost of living index in Brilliant: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 27.8%
(26.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Brilliant, AL (2019)
    • 89996.9%White alone
    • 171.8%Black alone
    • 50.5%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Brilliant, Alabama as of June 21, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Brilliant is 263 to 1.


Crime rates in Brilliant by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
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)
1
(106.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(106.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(224.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(270.3)
3
(409.8)
2
(277.8)
2
(278.9)
1
(106.0)
2
(221.2)
2
(224.2)
3
(338.6)
2
(227.0)
3
(346.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
10
(1,351)
14
(1,913)
9
(1,250)
2
(278.9)
1
(106.0)
7
(774.3)
8
(896.9)
8
(902.9)
7
(794.6)
7
(807.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
20
(2,703)
25
(3,415)
12
(1,667)
13
(1,813)
26
(2,757)
9
(995.6)
13
(1,457)
15
(1,693)
7
(794.6)
19
(2,191)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(270.3)
1
(136.6)
2
(277.8)
1
(139.5)
3
(318.1)
1
(110.6)
2
(224.2)
3
(338.6)
5
(567.5)
3
(346.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1
(110.6)
N/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index278.4363.4231.9159.0281.0147.1251.1225.7178.2241.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Brilliant, AL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
Alabama average:

2.19
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Ancestries: American (59.1%), English (12.2%), German (5.7%), Irish (3.6%), Scottish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 620 feet

Land area: 3.44 square miles.

Population density: 254 people per square mile   (very low).

Brilliant, Alabama map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $484 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $324 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (58.0 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (64.8 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (527.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Twin, AL (2.3 miles ),
Winfield, AL (2.6 miles ),
Gu-Win, AL (2.8 miles ),
Glen Allen, AL (3.0 miles ),
Guin, AL (3.0 miles ),
Natural Bridge, AL (3.2 miles),
Eldridge, AL (3.3 miles),
Russell, AL (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 34.02 N, Longitude: 87.77 W

Area code: 205

Distribution of median household income in Brilliant, AL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Brilliant, AL in 2019
Brilliant satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.9%
Alabama:

4.0%
Most common industries in Brilliant, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food & beverage stores (11.0%)
  • Apparel (8.6%)
  • Wood products (6.6%)
  • Truck transportation (6.6%)
  • Health care (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Truck transportation (11.0%)
  • Machinery (9.0%)
  • Wood products (9.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.6%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Apparel (16.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (14.1%)
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Wood products (4.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Brilliant, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.3%)
  • Cashiers (7.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (15.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Construction laborers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (18.6%)
  • Cashiers (14.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Child care workers (4.5%)

Average climate in Brilliant, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Brilliant-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 147% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.7 miles away from the Brilliant town center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 tornado 35.0 miles away from the town center killed 28 people and injured 267 people.

Earthquake activity:

Brilliant-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 193% 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 51.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 21.4 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) earthquake occurred 126.5 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 183.3 miles away from Brilliant center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 126.5 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 210.6 miles away from Brilliant center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marion County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 10, Floods: 9, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 4, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Brilliant topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Brilliant:

  • FMC NORTHWEST ALABAMA KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; WINFIELD, AL)
  • SOUTHERN CARE, LLC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GUIN, AL)
  • HALEYVILLE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HALEYVILLE, AL)
  • FMC HAMILTON (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; HAMILTON, AL)
  • MARION REGIONAL HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; HAMILTON, AL)
  • MARION REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; HAMILTON, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brilliant:

  • Bevill State Community College (about 32 miles; Jasper, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,970)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 41 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • Northwest-Shoals Community College (about 50 miles; Muscle Shoals, AL; FT enrollment: 2,702)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 53 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)
  • University of North Alabama (about 55 miles; Florence, AL; FT enrollment: 5,886)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 57 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 4,486)
  • The University of Alabama (about 58 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)

Public high school in Brilliant:

Public elementary/middle school in Brilliant:

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Points of interest:

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

Churches in Brilliant include: Mount Zion Church (A), Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Boston Cemetery (1), Brilliant Memorial Cemetery (2), Pisgah Cemetery (3), Old Bostick Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Brilliant: Douglas Walker Stadium (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Marion 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 Brilliant that have no violations reported:

  • BRILLIANT WATER WORKS (Population served: 1,605, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

61.9%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.3%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Brilliant (2011 data):

  • State Bank & Trust: Brilliant Branch at 1080 Main Street, branch established on 1966/12/16. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $201.9 mil, Deposits: $169.0 mil, headquarters in Winfield, AL, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancorporation, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Brilliant:

Marital status in Brilliant, AL
  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

For population 25 years and over in Brilliant:

  • High school or higher: 72.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Alabama average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Brilliant, AL (based on Marion County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,30895
Mainline Protestant1,46012
Catholic4741
Black Protestant3663
Other2201
None11,948-
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
This county:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
This county:

6.09 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
This county:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.3%
State:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

29.3%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

28.1%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

52.1%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

51.7%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Brilliant:

19.5%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Brilliant:

11.4%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Brilliant:

6.9
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

42.5%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Brilliant:

57.5%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Brilliant:

79.5%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Brilliant, 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
Water Supply 2$4,792$28,7520$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$6,940$41,6400$0
Other Government Administration 1$1,860$22,3200$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,134
Financial Administration 0$0 6$1,404
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$731
Totals for Government 5$13,591$32,6188$3,268

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $20,000 ($22.91)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($16.04)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($16.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($8.02)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($1.15)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $100,000 ($114.55)
    Water Utilities: $54,000 ($61.86)
    Financial Administration: $27,000 ($30.93)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($9.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $162,000 ($185.57)

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

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $49,000 ($56.13)
    Sewerage: $32,000 ($36.66)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $9,000 ($10.31)
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,000 ($8.02)
    Rents: $3,000 ($3.44)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $170,000 ($194.73)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $74,000 ($84.77)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $66,000 ($75.60)
    Property: $39,000 ($44.67)
    Public Utilities Sales: $35,000 ($40.09)
    Motor Vehicle License: $22,000 ($25.20)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $12,000 ($13.75)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $5,000 ($5.73)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $280,000 ($320.73)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $280,000 ($320.73)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,000 ($27.49)

5.88% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,002 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
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 Winston County, AL  0.97% ($32,368 average AGI)
from Fayette County, AL  0.93% ($33,819)
from Franklin County, AL  0.54% ($30,979)


6.23% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,988 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.23%
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 Fayette County, AL  0.82% ($28,932 average AGI)
to Winston County, AL  0.80% ($30,611)
to Franklin County, AL  0.58% ($26,808)

Strongest AM radio stations in Brilliant:

  • WKXM (1300 AM; 5 kW; WINFIELD, AL; Owner: AD-MEDIA MANAGEMENT CORP.)
  • WERH (970 AM; 5 kW; HAMILTON, AL; Owner: KATE F. FITE)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVSA (1380 AM; 5 kW; VERNON, AL; Owner: LAMAR CTY. B/CING. CO., INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WCOC (1010 AM; 5 kW; DORA, AL; Owner: AZTECA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WJBB (1230 AM; 1 kW; HALEYVILLE, AL; Owner: HALEYVILLE BROADCASTING CO. INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brilliant:

  • WKXM-FM (105.9 FM; WINFIELD, AL; Owner: AD-MEDIA MANAGEMENT CORP.)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WJBB-FM (92.7 FM; HALEYVILLE, AL; Owner: HALEYVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJEC (106.5 FM; VERNON, AL; Owner: LAMAR COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WQLT-FM (107.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFFN (95.3 FM; CORDOVA, AL; Owner: NEW CENTURY RADIO, INC.)
  • WERH-FM (92.1 FM; HAMILTON, AL; Owner: KATE F. FITE)

TV broadcast stations around Brilliant:

  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WHDF (Channel 15; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: VALLEY TELEVISION, LLC)
  • W46DF (Channel 46; HAMILTON, AL; Owner: WMTY, INC.)
  • W55BJ (Channel 55; JASPER, AL; Owner: COMBS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W39CD (Channel 38; FULTON, MS; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W66CN (Channel 66; JASPER, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Brilliant fatal accident list:

Jul 4, 1987 07:50 PM, 5001, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 243ft / 74.1mTotal length
  • $39,323,000Total costs
  • 72,602Total average daily traffic
  • 22,315Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Brilliant, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 21910-1919
  • 41940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11980-1989
  • 131990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Brilliant, AL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Brilliant)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Atop Pea Ridge 4 Mi W (Lat: 34.053167 Lon: -87.844472), Call Sign: WNKK887,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.460 MHz, Grant Date: 12/10/1997, Expiration Date: 12/10/2007, Cancellation Date: 01/26/2008, Registrant: Haleyville Paging Inc, 1345 S Sklyline Dr, Jasper, AL 35501, Phone: (205) 486-9595
  • 5 Mi N Of Mount Pleasant Church 2 1/4 Mi W Off Cr 44 (Lat: 34.031500 Lon: -87.801694), Structure height: 60 m, Call Sign: WPCG367,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.775 MHz, Grant Date: 06/30/1998, Expiration Date: 05/17/2008, Cancellation Date: 07/05/2008, Registrant: Page One Inc, Winfield, AL 35594, Phone: (205) 487-4985

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 4 Mi W Of Brilliant Atop Peak Ridge (Lat: 34.053167 Lon: -87.844472), Call Sign: KNFF343, Licensee ID: L00441994,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.250 MHz, Grant Date: 03/05/2002, Expiration Date: 03/17/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/19/2012, Registrant: Hilton Tower Company, 1345 Skyline Dr, Jasper, AL 35501, Phone: (205) 387-8414
  • Atop Pea Ridge 4 Mi W (Lat: 34.053167 Lon: -87.844472), Call Sign: WXD465, Licensee ID: L00004281,
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.7600 MHz, Grant Date: 06/28/2003, Expiration Date: 09/01/2013, Cancellation Date: 11/09/2013, Registrant: Northwest Alabama Gas District, 310 2nd St Sw, Hamilton, AL 35570
  • BROOKSIDE TANK, Water Tank Corner Brookside St And Lawreance St (Lat: 34.019722 Lon: -87.750833), Type: Tank, Structure height: 12 m, Call Sign: WQFN485,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.512 MHz, Grant Date: 08/23/2006, Expiration Date: 08/23/2016, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2016, Certifier: Perry Franks, Registrant: Duke Instrument Service, Saraland, AL 36571, Phone: (251) 675-6067, Fax: (251) 675-6593, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Brilliant, Near 4315 Cr 35 (Lat: 34.033944 Lon: -87.761944), Type: Mast, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 92.7 m, Call Sign: WQOZ802,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, Grant Date: 03/15/2012, Expiration Date: 03/15/2022, Cancellation Date: 06/04/2013, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave #1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:
  • 9BH2502A, Near 4315 Cr 35 (Lat: 34.033944 Lon: -87.761944), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 92.6 m, Call Sign: WQXQ841,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10895.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/12/2016, Expiration Date: 05/12/2026, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

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  • 2.5 Miles Wnw Of Brilliant (Lat: 34.031472 Lon: -87.801667), Call Sign: WXS376,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.180 MHz, Expiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 03/16/1999, Registrant: Mobilemedia Communications, Inc., Debtor-In-Possession, 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 935, Arlington, VA 22201, Phone: (703) 312-5153, Fax: (703) 312-5155, Email:
  • 2.5 Miles Wnw Of Brilliant (Lat: 34.031472 Lon: -87.801667), Call Sign: WXS377,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.700 MHz, Expiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 03/18/1999, Registrant: Mobilemedia Communications, Inc., Debtor-In-Possession, 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 935, Arlington, VA 22201, Phone: (703) 312-5153, Fax: (703) 312-5155, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KI4PGD, Licensee ID: L01153698, Grant Date: 05/19/2006, Expiration Date: 05/19/2016, Cancellation Date: 05/22/2018, Certifier: Dwight Herren, Registrant: Dwight Herren, 3850 Co Hwy 57, Brilliant, AL 35548

2003 - 2012 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2012 the average number of fires per year is 15. The highest number of fires - 60 took place in 2007, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Brilliant, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (53.6%), and Structure Fires (35.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Brilliant, AL
    • 8253.6%Outside Fires
    • 5535.9%Structure Fires
    • 95.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 74.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Brilliant, AL
Most common first names in Brilliant, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3169.1 years
William2071.9 years
Mary1881.0 years
Walter774.2 years
John779.3 years
Charles771.9 years
Henry672.9 years
Clyde673.8 years
Annie677.0 years
Willie589.0 years
Most common last names in Brilliant, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Franks2077.7 years
Dickinson1578.3 years
Burleson1476.4 years
Linley1274.8 years
Green1277.6 years
Huguley981.7 years
Logan976.4 years
Self973.6 years
Cagle965.9 years
Pollard868.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Brilliant, AL
  • 55.1%Electricity
  • 44.9%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Brilliant, AL
  • 57.0%Electricity
  • 39.7%Utility gas
  • 3.3%Wood


Brilliant compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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