Gu-Win, Alabama

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Population in 2019: 174 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.7%
 
Males: 101  (58.5%)
Females: 73  (41.5%)
Median resident age:

28.8 years
Alabama median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 35563.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $30,711 (it was $29,375 in 2000)
Gu-Win:

$30,711
AL:

$51,734

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,578 (it was $16,868 in 2000)

Gu-Win town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $93,566 (it was $42,000 in 2000)
Gu-Win:

$93,566
AL:

$154,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $172,383; detached houses: $231,807; mobile homes: $6,212

Median gross rent in 2019: $758.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gu-Win: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 27.8%
(19.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Gu-Win, AL (2019)
    • 10182.1%White alone
    • 75.7%Two or more races
    • 75.7%Hispanic
    • 32.4%Black alone
    • 21.6%American Indian alone

Races in Gu-Win detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Gu-Win, Alabama as of June 21, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Gu-Win is 142 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (28.9%), French (11.1%), English (8.9%), Irish (8.9%), Czech (6.7%), Italian (4.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 558 feet

Land area: 1.92 square miles.

Population density: 91 people per square mile   (very low).

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

0.5% ($199)
Alabama:

0.4% ($289)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (54.9 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (67.6 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (520.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Guin, AL (1.7 miles ),
Twin, AL (1.8 miles ),
Winfield, AL (2.0 miles ),
Russell, AL (2.6 miles ),
Brilliant, AL (2.8 miles ),
Beaverton, AL (2.9 miles ),
Glen Allen, AL (3.0 miles ),
Hamilton, AL (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 33.95 N, Longitude: 87.87 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 205

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

2.9%
Alabama:

4.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +10 (+5.2%).
Most common industries in Gu-Win, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (17.1%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Machinery (7.1%)
  • Paper (7.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.7%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (13.5%)
  • Paper (13.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (13.5%)
  • Rail transportation (8.1%)
  • Warehousing & storage (8.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.4%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (21.2%)
  • Health care (21.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (15.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (12.1%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (9.1%)
  • Wood products (6.1%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.1%)
Most common occupations in Gu-Win, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.1%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (8.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (8.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (15.2%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (15.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)

Average climate in Gu-Win, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gu-Win-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 141% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.0 miles away from the Gu-Win town center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 tornado 42.4 miles away from the town center killed 28 people and injured 267 people.

Earthquake activity:

Gu-Win-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 194% 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 51.8 miles away from Gu-Win center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 16.0 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 133.7 miles away from Gu-Win 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 181.8 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 211.8 miles away from Gu-Win center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 133.6 miles away from Gu-Win 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).
Gu-Win topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Gu-Win:

  • FMC NORTHWEST ALABAMA KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; WINFIELD, AL)
  • SOUTHERN CARE, LLC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; GUIN, AL)
  • FMC HAMILTON (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; HAMILTON, AL)
  • MARION REGIONAL HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; HAMILTON, AL)
  • MARION REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; HAMILTON, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gu-Win:

  • Bevill State Community College (about 36 miles; Jasper, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,970)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 39 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 45 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)
  • The University of Alabama (about 55 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)
  • Northwest-Shoals Community College (about 56 miles; Muscle Shoals, AL; FT enrollment: 2,702)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 61 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • University of North Alabama (about 61 miles; Florence, AL; FT enrollment: 5,886)

Points of interest:

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Church in Gu-Win: Gu -Win Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Marion County Memorial Gardens (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
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

74.0%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.9%
Whole state:

4.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Gu-Win:

Marital status in Gu-Win, AL
  • Never married: 46.0%
  • Now married: 36.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

For population 25 years and over in Gu-Win:

  • High school or higher: 80.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.3
Alabama average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gu-Win, 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
Marion County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Marion County:

6.09 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.3%
State:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

29.3%
Alabama:

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

28.1%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Gu-Win:

38.3%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

39.7%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.8
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

31.9%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

16.4%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Gu-Win:

7.2
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

31.1%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

53.1%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

87.0%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gu-Win, 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 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

Gu-Win government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $18,000 ($103.45)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($63.22)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($51.72)
    Electric Utilities: $8,000 ($45.98)
    Gas Utilities: $6,000 ($34.48)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $318,000 ($1827.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $50,000 ($287.36)
    Gas Utilities: $48,000 ($275.86)
    Police Protection: $46,000 ($264.37)
    Regular Highways: $34,000 ($195.40)
    Local Fire Protection: $33,000 ($189.66)
    Water Utilities: $32,000 ($183.91)
    General - Other: $31,000 ($178.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $26,000 ($149.43)
    Sewerage: $24,000 ($137.93)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($34.48)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,000 ($22.99)
    Correctional Institutions: $4,000 ($22.99)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($17.24)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($17.24)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,000 ($17.24)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($11.49)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($11.49)
    Air Transportation: $2,000 ($11.49)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($11.49)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($5.75)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,000 ($137.93)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Electric Utilities: $7,000 ($40.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $11,000 ($63.22)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($45.98)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $57,000 ($327.59)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($22.99)

Gu-Win government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $40,000 ($229.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $38,000 ($218.39)
    Sewerage: $37,000 ($212.64)
    Other: $1,000 ($5.75)
    Air Transportation: $1,000 ($5.75)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($5.75)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $8,000 ($45.98)
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,000 ($40.23)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($11.49)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($5.75)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($5.75)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $374,000 ($2149.43)
    Gas Utilities: $59,000 ($339.08)
    Water Utilities: $45,000 ($258.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $10,000 ($57.47)
    Highways: $3,000 ($17.24)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $132,000 ($758.62)
    Property: $46,000 ($264.37)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $12,000 ($68.97)
    Public Utilities Sales: $7,000 ($40.23)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $4,000 ($22.99)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,000 ($17.24)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $3,000 ($17.24)
    Other License: $1,000 ($5.75)

Gu-Win government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $945,000 ($5431.03)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $887,000 ($5097.70)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $58,000 ($333.33)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $119,000 ($683.91)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $260,000 ($1494.25)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $144,000 ($827.59)

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 Gu-Win:

  • 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)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, 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)
  • WLDX (990 AM; 1 kW; FAYETTE, AL; Owner: THOMLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFTO (1330 AM; 5 kW; FULTON, MS; Owner: AIR SOUTH RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gu-Win:

  • WKXM-FM (105.9 FM; WINFIELD, AL; Owner: AD-MEDIA MANAGEMENT CORP.)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJEC (106.5 FM; VERNON, AL; Owner: LAMAR COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WTXT (98.1 FM; FAYETTE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJBB-FM (92.7 FM; HALEYVILLE, AL; Owner: HALEYVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WERH-FM (92.1 FM; HAMILTON, AL; Owner: KATE F. FITE)

TV broadcast stations around Gu-Win:

  • 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.)
  • W39CD (Channel 38; FULTON, MS; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Gu-Win fatal accident list:

May 24, 1997 11:50 PM, Sr118, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 15, 1996 09:55 AM, Sr118, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Aug 22, 1992 09:15 PM, Sr43, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Apr 4, 1986 04:00 PM, 78, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
May 6, 1979 04:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 11, 1978 07:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 17.3mTotal length
  • $5,287,000Total costs
  • 8,003Total average daily traffic
  • 954Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,548Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gu-Win, AL
  • 42.1%Utility gas
  • 39.5%Electricity
  • 18.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gu-Win, AL
  • 92.9%Electricity
  • 7.1%Utility gas


Gu-Win compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black 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 below 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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