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Population (year 2000): 7,174. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,498 (+4.5% change)
Males: 3,341 (46.6%), Females: 3,833 (53.4%)

Marshall County

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Median resident age: 39.6 years
Median household income: $36,716 (year 2000)
Median house value: $91,800 (year 2000)

Arab, AL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Arab:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.9%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (16.9%), Irish (14.1%), English (11.7%), German (8.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%), Dutch (2.4%).Alabama

Elevation: 1087 feet

Land area: 12.8 square miles

Arab,

For population 25 years and over in Arab

  • High school or higher: 80.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Arab city

  • Never married: 16.0%
  • Now married: 59.3%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +728 (+11.3%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: AL Huntsville, (27.4 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: AL Birmingham, (59.6 miles pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (525.9 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Union Grove, AL (6.2 miles) , AL (8.3 miles Baileyton, Pond, AL (13.4 miles Holly AL Guntersville, (14.1 miles AL (14.1 miles Fairview, Hope, AL (15.7 miles New AL (16.4 miles Douglas, AL Snead, (16.4 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 46 buildings, average cost: $64,700
  • 1997: 36 buildings, average cost: $55,300
  • 1998: 42 buildings, average cost: $65,700
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $79,100
  • 2000: 25 buildings, average cost: $89,300
  • 2001: 25 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2002: 31 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 2003: 25 buildings, average cost: $91,400
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $108,000

Latitude: 34.33 N, Longitude: 86.50 W

Area code: 256

Arab, Alabama business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (24.6%), Retail trade (14.7%), Educational,health and social services (12.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,060 (+14.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,211 (37.8%)

Crime in Arab by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 0 0
    per 100,000 13.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 1 3 1
    per 100,000 41.8 13.9 41.8 13.9
Robberies 0 1 4 1
    per 100,000 0.0 13.9 55.8 13.9
Assaults 19 1 5 7
    per 100,000 264.8 13.9 69.7 97.6
Burglaries 122 111 108 84
    per 100,000 1700.6 1547.3 1505.4 1170.9
Thefts 402 462 478 390
    per 100,000 5603.6 6439.9 6662.9 5436.3
Auto thefts 27 30 34 23
    per 100,000 376.4 418.2 473.9 320.6
456.9 411.9 457.2 354.3

Average climate in Arab, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Arab,

Arab-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 224% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/11/1963, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.8 miles away from the Arab city center killed 2 people and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category 4 tornado 14.4 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 178 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Arab:
  • MARSHALL MEDICAL (about 14 miles; GUNTERSVILLE, AL)
  • CULLMAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 20 miles; CULLMAN, AL)
  • MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER SOUTH (about 25 miles; BOAZ, AL)

Political contributions by individuals in Arab, AL

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Arab:
  • HUNTSVILLE INTL-CARL T JONES FIELD (about 29 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; ID: HSV)
  • BIRMINGHAM INTL (about 57 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; ID: BHM)
  • TALLADEGA MUNI (about 61 miles; TALLADEGA, AL; ID: ASN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Arab:
  • GUNTERSVILLE MUNI - JOE STARNES FIELD (about 17 miles; GUNTERSVILLE, AL; ID: 8A1)
  • THE ALBERTVILLE MUNI-THOMAS J BRUMLIK FLD (about 19 miles; ALBERTVILLE, AL; ID: 8A0)
  • FOLSOM FIELD (about 25 miles; CULLMAN, AL; ID: 3A1)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Welfare 2 $2,932 $17,592 2 $1,138
Streets and Highways 15 $26,884 $21,507 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 31 $84,904 $32,866 0 $0
Firefighters 9 $31,176 $41,568 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 9 $18,256 $24,341 7 $4,234
Financial Administration 2 $4,553 $27,318 0 $0
Other Government Administration 11 $20,418 $22,274 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 3 $5,102 $20,408 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 1 $2,990 $35,880 0 $0
Local Libraries 4 $7,219 $21,657 3 $2,423
Water Supply 17 $70,045 $49,443 1 $2,250
Police - Other 2 $3,707 $22,242 3 $1,887
Sewerage 7 $15,803 $27,090 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 3 $5,018 $20,072 0 $0
Health 9 $20,568 $27,424 9 $6,480
Totals for Government 125 $319,575 $30,679 25 $18,411
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Arab:
  • ALABAMA A & M UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; NORMAL, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,886)
  • GEORGE C WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLL-HANCEVILLE (about 29 miles; HANCEVILLE, AL; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE (about 30 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; FT enrollment: 4,795)
  • JOHN C CALHOUN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 39 miles; DECATUR, AL; FT enrollment: 4,547)
  • JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 50 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; FT enrollment: 3,279)
  • GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 54 miles; GADSDEN, AL; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • BEVILL STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; SUMITON, AL; FT enrollment: 2,670)
Public high school in Arab:
  • ARAB HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,014; Location: 511 ARABIAN DR NE; Grades: 08 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Arab:
  • ARAB PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 603; Location: 121 MIMOSA ST NE; Grades: PK - 02)
  • ARAB JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 559; Location: 911 OLD CULLMAN RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ARAB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 529; Location: 241 8TH AVE NE; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • GRASSY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 297; Location: 2233 SHOAL CREEK RD; Grades: PK - 04)
Library in Arab:
  • ARAB PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $213,640; Location: 325 2ND STREET NW; 43,408 books; 1,225 audio materials; 1,153 video materials; 72 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Arab Country Club (A).

Churches in Arab include: West Side Church (A), Eddy Baptist Church (B), Pleasant Valley Church (C), Gilliam Springs Church (D), Liberty Church (E), Independent Church (F).

Cemeteries: Arab City Cemetery (1), Gilliam Springs Cemetery (2), Rice Cemetery (3).

Reservoir: Pine Lake (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Perkins Creek (A), Clemons Branch (B), Gilliam Creek (C), Wolf Creek (D).


Arab compared to Alabama state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Arab:
  • WRAB (1380 AM; 1 kW; ARAB, AL; Owner: REED BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WDJL (1000 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: JAMES K. SHARP DBA 5TH AVE BROADCASTING)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WEUP (1600 AM; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATTS, SR. & VIRGINIA CAPLES)
  • WEUV (1700 AM; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATTS, SR & VIRGINIA CAPLES)
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Arab:
  • WAFN-FM (92.7 FM; ARAB, AL; Owner: FUN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)
  • W298AF (107.5 FM; HADEN, AL; Owner: HADEN RADIO COMPANY)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WLRH (89.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WTWX-FM (95.9 FM; GUNTERSVILLE, AL; Owner: GUNTERSVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WXQW (94.1 FM; MERIDIANVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W293AH (106.5 FM; NORMAL, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJIA (88.5 FM; GUNTERSVILLE, AL; Owner: LAKE CITY EDUCATIONAL B/CASTING INC.)
  • W249BB (97.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W275AA (102.9 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ARCHIE C. BOBO, PERSONAL REP. OF DORSEY E. NEWMAN ESTATE)
  • W300AH (107.9 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PORTER L. BATTS)
  • WRTT-FM (95.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • W202BV (88.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTAK-FM (106.1 FM; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZYP (104.3 FM; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Arab:
  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WAAY-TV (Channel 31; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF HUNTSVILLE LICENSE LLC)
  • WHNT-TV (Channel 19; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W67CO (Channel 67; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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