Wedowee, Alabama

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Population in 2019: 794 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.9%
 
Males: 359  (45.3%)
Females: 435  (54.7%)
Median resident age:

49.3 years
Alabama median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 36278.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $31,778 (it was $26,136 in 2000)
Wedowee:

$31,778
AL:

$51,734

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,373 (it was $12,638 in 2000)

Wedowee town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $129,502 (it was $70,700 in 2000)
Wedowee:

$129,502
AL:

$154,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $163,463; detached houses: $176,932; mobile homes: $102,701

Median gross rent in 2019: $452.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wedowee: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 21.6%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.0% for Black residents, 7.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Wedowee, AL (2019)
    • 47457.5%White alone
    • 30136.5%Black alone
    • 323.9%Hispanic
    • 161.9%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Wedowee, Alabama as of January 19, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wedowee is 53 to 1.


Crime rates in Wedowee by year

Type

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

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)
2
(246.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(125.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(248.8)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(123.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
14
(1,697)
10
(1,215)
0
(0.0)
7
(864.2)
4
(495.0)
5
(625.0)
2
(247.8)
6
(746.3)
4
(502.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(363.6)
0
(0.0)
8
(967.4)
9
(1,111)
12
(1,485)
4
(500.0)
8
(991.3)
14
(1,741)
11
(1,382)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
13
(1,576)
18
(2,187)
19
(2,297)
18
(2,222)
19
(2,351)
25
(3,125)
27
(3,346)
33
(4,104)
29
(3,643)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(121.2)
1
(121.5)
1
(120.9)
3
(370.4)
6
(742.6)
1
(125.0)
7
(867.4)
3
(373.1)
4
(502.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index0.0437.6340.2169.3566.7356.4395.0359.4664.2383.2

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 Wedowee, AL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

10.08
Alabama average:

2.19
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Ancestries: American (7.7%), English (6.2%), European (4.8%), Irish (4.6%), Italian (4.2%), African (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 880 feet

Land area: 3.51 square miles.

Population density: 227 people per square mile   (very low).

Wedowee, Alabama map

7 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.8%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $206 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $210 (0.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbus, GA (64.9 miles , pop. 185,781).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (69.8 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (602.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Woodland, AL (2.6 miles),
Morrison Crossroads, AL (2.8 miles ),
Folsom, AL (3.0 miles ),
Roanoke, AL (3.6 miles ),
Wadley, AL (3.7 miles ),
Graham, AL (3.7 miles ),
Abanda, AL (3.8 miles),
Ephesus, GA (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 33.31 N, Longitude: 85.49 W

Area code: 256

Distribution of median household income in Wedowee, AL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Wedowee, AL in 2019
Wedowee satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $32,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Wedowee, AL residents
Average permit cost in Wedowee, AL
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.6%
Alabama:

4.0%
Most common industries in Wedowee, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.9%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.3%)
  • Apparel (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (11.8%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.9%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.4%)
  • Apparel (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.8%)
  • Educational services (14.3%)
  • Apparel (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.4%)
  • Private households (5.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.4%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Wedowee, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.1%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.8%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (9.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.6%)
  • Cashiers (7.6%)
  • Registered nurses (6.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Woodworkers (5.0%)

Average climate in Wedowee, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wedowee-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 84% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/1/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.3 miles away from the Wedowee town center killed 7 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1973, a category F4 tornado 21.6 miles away from the town center killed 7 people and injured 199 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wedowee-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 74% greater 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from Wedowee 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 102.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from Wedowee center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 177.0 miles away from the city 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 183.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 138.7 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 Randolph County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wedowee topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Wedowee:

  • WEDOWEE HOSPITAL (Government - Local, 209 NORTH MAIN STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Wedowee:

  • FAITH HOME CARE, INC (Hospital, about 12 miles away; ROANOKE, AL)
  • RANDOLPH COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; ROANOKE, AL)
  • ROANOKE HEALTH CARE CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ROANOKE, AL)
  • LINEVILLE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; LINEVILLE, AL)

Heliports located in Wedowee:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wedowee:

  • Southern Union State Community College (about 14 miles; Wadley, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,120)
  • University of West Georgia (about 29 miles; Carrollton, GA; FT enrollment: 10,358)
  • West Georgia Technical College (about 32 miles; Waco, GA; FT enrollment: 4,768)
  • Jacksonville State University (about 40 miles; Jacksonville, AL; FT enrollment: 7,566)
  • Auburn University (about 49 miles; Auburn University, AL; FT enrollment: 22,741)
  • Gadsden State Community College (about 56 miles; Gadsden, AL; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • Georgia Highlands College (about 62 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,071)

Public high schools in Wedowee:

  • RANDOLPH CO HIGH SCH (Students: 681, Location: 465 WOODLAND AVE, Grades: 7-12)
  • RANDOLPH-ROANOKE CAREER TECH CTR (Location: 960 MAIN ST S, Grades: 10-12)
  • RANDOLPH-ROANOKE CAREER TECH CTR (Location: 960 MAIN ST.,SOUTH, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wedowee:

  • WEDOWEE MIDDLE SCH (Students: 211, Location: 896 WOODLAND AVE W, Grades: 4-6)
  • WEDOWEE ELEM SCH (Location: 940 WOODLAND AVE. WEST, Grades: KG-3)
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Points of interest:

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

Hotel: Olde English Inn (121 Main Street South).

Court: Juvenille Court (1 Main Street South).

Birthplace of: Alvin Wright - Football player.

Randolph 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 Wedowee and their reported violations in the past:

WEDOWEE WATER, SEWER, & GAS BOARD (Population served: 6,825, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-12-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-02-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-26-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-26-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-31-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-27-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-11-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-24-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-27-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-02-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-02-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-12-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between FEB-24-2014 and MAY-20-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-14-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAR-14-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between FEB-24-2014 and MAY-20-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-14-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAR-14-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between NOV-20-2013 and FEB-23-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-02-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAR-14-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-14-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-12-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between NOV-20-2013 and FEB-23-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-02-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAR-14-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-14-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-12-2014)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-03-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2012)
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
RANDOLPH COUNTY WATER & SEWER AUTHORITY (Address: 1307 Main Street South , Population served: 4,545, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between NOV-14-2012 and FEB-13-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-07-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-07-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between NOV-14-2012 and FEB-13-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-07-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-07-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between AUG-16-2012 and NOV-13-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-07-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-07-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-07-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between AUG-16-2012 and NOV-13-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-07-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-07-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-07-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between MAY-21-2012 and AUG-15-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-07-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-07-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2013), St Public Notif received (FEB-01-2013)
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

64.8%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

2.6%
Whole state:

4.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

48 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
67 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Wedowee (2011 data):

  • Bank of Wedowee: Bank Of Wedowee at 112 West Broad Street, branch established on 1906/02/06. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $119.5 mil, Deposits: $99.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Swann Bancshares, Inc.
  • Small Town Bank: at 117 Main Street, branch established on 1999/07/02. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $236.7 mil, Deposits: $196.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: East Alabama Financial Group, Inc.
  • FirstState Bank: Lake Wedowee Office at 105 Main Street South, branch established on 2003/03/10. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $198.7 mil, Deposits: $154.8 mil, headquarters in Lineville, AL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First State Capital Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Wedowee:

Marital status in Wedowee, AL
  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

For population 25 years and over in Wedowee:

  • High school or higher: 74.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.5
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Wedowee
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wedowee, AL (based on Randolph County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,05369
Mainline Protestant1,97826
Black Protestant1,9539
Catholic1491
Other11
None9,779-
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: 4
Randolph County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Randolph County:

10.72 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Randolph County:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

11.7%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.7%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Randolph County:

13.6%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wedowee:

56.6%
Alabama:

49.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Wedowee:

55.5%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
Alabama:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Wedowee:

17.4%
Alabama:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wedowee:

9.2%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.3%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

61.1%
Alabama:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Wedowee:

81.0%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wedowee, 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 Government Administration 6$15,788$31,5761$1,329
Streets and Highways 4$9,694$29,0820$0
Totals for Government 10$25,482$30,5781$1,329

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $582,000 ($733.00)
    Regular Highways: $264,000 ($332.49)
    General Public Buildings: $245,000 ($308.56)
    Hospitals: $129,000 ($162.47)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $94,000 ($118.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000 ($99.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $36,000 ($45.34)
    Financial Administration: $22,000 ($27.71)
    Central Staff Services: $22,000 ($27.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($16.37)

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

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($25.19)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $74,000 ($93.20)
    General Revenue - Other: $4,000 ($5.04)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $926,000 ($1166.25)
    Property: $57,000 ($71.79)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $35,000 ($44.08)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $12,000 ($15.11)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $325,000 ($409.32)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $225,000 ($283.38)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $100,000 ($125.94)

5.56% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,010 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
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 Chambers County, AL  0.52% ($26,053 average AGI)
from Carroll County, GA  0.43% ($25,688)
from Troup County, GA  0.43% ($30,875)

Businesses in Wedowee, AL

  • FedEx: 1
  • H&R Block: 1
  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Wedowee:

  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZZX (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LINEVILLE, AL; Owner: ROBERT A. PERRY)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WGSE (720 AM; daytime; 8 kW; HOGANSVILLE, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wedowee:

  • WELR-FM (102.3 FM; ROANOKE, AL; Owner: EAGLE'S NEST, INC.)
  • WMAX-FM (105.3 FM; BOWDON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WALR-FM (104.1 FM; LA GRANGE, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WVOK-FM (97.9 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WASZ (95.5 FM; ASHLAND, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSTH-FM (106.1 FM; ALEXANDER CITY, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLJS-FM (91.9 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES/JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WCKS (102.7 FM; FRUITHURST, AL; Owner: WCKS, INC.)
  • WBTR-FM (92.1 FM; CARROLLTON, GA; Owner: WYAI, INC.)
  • W269AX (101.7 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wedowee:

  • WCIQ (Channel 7; MOUNT CHEAHA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W04DB (Channel 4; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: VVILPTV, INC.)
  • WSWS-TV (Channel 66; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF OPELIKA)
  • Wedowee, Alabama
  • Fatal accident count11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents18
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:5
  • Fatalities14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents30
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Alabama average
  • Fatal accident count10008
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents15117
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons3007
  • Fatalities11125
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents23922
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1111
See more detailed statistics of Wedowee fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 180ft / 55.3mTotal length
  • $16,851,000Total costs
  • 19,515Total average daily traffic
  • 2,360Total average daily truck traffic
  • 24,632Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wedowee, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 42000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wedowee, AL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wedowee)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

54 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 751 Main Street North (Lat: 33.308444 Lon: -85.484111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24 m, Call Sign: KNGG954,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.400 MHz, 458.400 MHz, Grant Date: 02/27/2013, Expiration Date: 04/07/2023, Registrant: Alabama Emergency Management Agency, 5898 County Road 41, Clanton, AL 35046, Phone: (205) 280-2290, Fax: (386) 322-2502, Email:
  • 301 N Main St (Lat: 33.304833 Lon: -85.494667), Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WNVB860,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.280 MHz, 155.340 MHz, Grant Date: 12/11/2010, Expiration Date: 12/18/2020, Cancellation Date: 02/20/2021, Registrant: Apco Spectrum Management Division Licensing Services 11/6/12 Cec, 351 N Williamson Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, Phone: (386) 944-2463, Fax: (386) 322-2502, Email:
  • Wedowee Tank Hwy 48 1 Mi W (Lat: 33.309000 Lon: -85.505222), Call Sign: WNKY223, Licensee ID: L00648151,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.390 MHz, Grant Date: 03/04/2003, Expiration Date: 02/16/2013, Cancellation Date: 06/10/2004, Registrant: Wedowee, Town Of, Wedowee, AL 36278, Phone: (205) 357-2122
  • CONTROL STATION, 520 Hillcrest Avenue (Lat: 33.300000 Lon: -85.480833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQAS459,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.917 MHz, Grant Date: 04/30/2014, Expiration Date: 07/28/2024, Certifier: Sylvia J Grant, Registrant: Allcomm Wireless, 4116 First Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35222, Phone: (205) 271-4006, Fax: (205) 595-7642
  • Lat: 33.261667 Lon: -85.511750, Call Sign: WQZD301,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.537 MHz, 464.462 MHz, 469.462 MHz, Grant Date: 04/11/2017, Expiration Date: 04/11/2027, Certifier: Jeff Long, Registrant: Allcomm Wireless Inc, 4116 First Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35222, Phone: (205) 591-8804, Email:
  • 1032 S Main St (Lat: 33.294139 Lon: -85.480972), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WRAS281,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.280 MHz, 155.340 MHz, Grant Date: 02/13/2018, Expiration Date: 02/13/2028, Certifier: Gary Thomas, Registrant: Metropolitan Communications, 103 Commercial Ave, Carrollton, GA 30117, Phone: (770) 834-7704, Fax: (770) 836-1492, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • CAVERS GROVE, 1373 County Road 66 (Lat: 33.399556 Lon: -85.504722), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQQG464,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/04/2012, Expiration Date: 12/04/2022, Certifier: Chris Harris, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • WEDOWEE, Northwest Of The City Of Wedowee (Lat: 33.311639 Lon: -85.495500), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQQG543,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10915.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/05/2012, Expiration Date: 12/05/2022, Certifier: Chris Harris, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • CAVERS GROVE, 1373 County Road 66 (Lat: 33.399556 Lon: -85.504722), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQQT214,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, Grant Date: 02/26/2013, Expiration Date: 02/26/2023, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:
  • Wedowee, Northwest Of The City Of Wedowee (Lat: 33.311639 Lon: -85.495500), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQQU295,
    Assigned Frequencies: 941.343 MHz, 932.343 MHz, Grant Date: 03/04/2013, Expiration Date: 03/04/2023, Cancellation Date: 02/27/2019, Certifier: Larry F Butts, Registrant: Utc Spectrum Services, 1129 20th Street, #350, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 833-6803, Fax: (202) 872-1331, Email:
  • WEDOWEE, Northwest Of The City Of Wedowee (Lat: 33.311639 Lon: -85.495500), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQWN292,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 10/08/2015, Expiration Date: 10/08/2025, Certifier: Larry F Butts, Registrant: Southern Company Services, 600 North 18th St/Bin 5n-8409, Birmingham, AL 35203, Phone: (205) 257-3223, Email:
  • 9BH1682A, Northwest Of The City Of Wedowee (Lat: 33.311639 Lon: -85.495500), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQWS277,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/04/2015, Expiration Date: 11/04/2025, 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 Amateur Radio Licenses:

51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wedowee)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 333MW, N333MW, N-333MW, Serial Number: 15063324, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 02/28/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 03/01/1989
    Registrant (Individual): Robert D Powell, Po Box 188, Wedowee, AL 36278
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-12 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 412SC, N412SC, N-412SC, Serial Number: 12-868, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 11/30/2002, Certificate Issue Date: 07/28/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Bob L May, 132 Geralds Pt, Wedowee, AL 36278
  • Aircraft: CESSNA R182 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 111 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 800VE, N800VE, N-800VE, Serial Number: R18200359, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 08/18/2004, Certificate Issue Date: 06/23/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Bob May, 132 Geralds Pt, Wedowee, AL 36278

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 29. The highest number of fires - 145 took place in 2007, and the least - 1 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Wedowee, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (49.1%), and Outside Fires (40.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wedowee, AL
    • 22749.1%Structure Fires
    • 18940.9%Outside Fires
    • 439.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 30.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wedowee, AL
Most common first names in Wedowee, AL 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 Wedowee, AL 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wedowee, AL
  • 49.6%Electricity
  • 30.7%Utility gas
  • 19.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wedowee, AL
  • 86.7%Electricity
  • 13.3%Utility gas


Wedowee compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 5 pilots and 10 other airmen in this city.
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