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Population (year 2000): 9,652. Estimated population in July 2005: 9,228 (-4.4% change)
Males: 4,450 (46.1%), Females: 5,202 (53.9%)

Colbert County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 39.3 years
Median household income: $26,673 (year 2000)
Median house value: $63,300 (year 2000)

Sheffield, AL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Sheffield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (70.4%)
  • Black (26.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (15.7%), Irish (9.0%), English (7.0%), German (4.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%), French (2.1%).Alabama

Elevation: 550 feet

Land area: 6.6 square miles

Sheffield,

For population 25 years and over in Sheffield

  • High school or higher: 74.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sheffield city

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

1.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -820 (-7.8%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: AL (50.4 miles Decatur, pop. 53,929).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: AL Birmingham, (104.7 miles VisitBritain.com/Thailand )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (489.7 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: AL Tuscumbia, (2.1 miles Shoals, AL (3.1 miles Muscle AL Florence, (4.7 miles AL (7.8 miles Underwood-Petersville, Florian, AL (9.2 miles St. AL (11.7 miles Littleville, AL (12.0 miles Leighton, AL (13.4 miles Killen,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $80,500
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $143,400

Latitude: 34.76 N, Longitude: 87.69 W

Area code: 256

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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.4%), Manufacturing (16.6%), Retail trade (11.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,480 (+15.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 895 (25.4%)

Crime in Sheffield by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 0 1 0
    per 100,000 10.4 0.0 0.0 10.4 0.0
Rapes 5 6 5 4 2
    per 100,000 51.8 62.2 51.8 41.4 20.7
Robberies 5 13 12 6 14
    per 100,000 51.8 134.7 124.3 62.2 145.0
Assaults 16 17 7 8 11
    per 100,000 165.8 176.1 72.5 82.9 114.0
Burglaries 106 147 132 93 136
    per 100,000 1098.2 1523.0 1367.6 963.5 1409.0
Thefts 348 390 515 425 447
    per 100,000 3605.5 4040.6 5335.7 4403.2 4631.2
Auto thefts 13 17 4 10 13
    per 100,000 134.7 176.1 41.4 103.6 134.7
311.6 382.8 385.0 314.0 369.2

Average climate in Sheffield, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sheffield,

Sheffield-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 143% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.9 miles away from the Sheffield city center killed 28 people and injured 267 people.

On 4/16/1998, a category 5 tornado 38.9 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 36 people and caused $13 million in damages.

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Hospital/medical center in Sheffield:
  • HELEN KELLER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (1300 SOUTH MONTGOMERY AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Sheffield:
  • SHOALS HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL)
  • ELIZA COFFEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; FLORENCE, AL)
  • RUSSELLVILLE HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; RUSSELLVILLE, AL)

Political contributions by individuals in Sheffield, AL

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sheffield:
  • NORTHWEST ALABAMA RGNL (about 7 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; ID: MSL)
  • HUNTSVILLE INTL-CARL T JONES FIELD (about 65 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; ID: HSV)
  • TUPELO RGNL (about 82 miles; TUPELO, MS; ID: TUP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sheffield:
  • RUSSELLVILLE MUNI (about 23 miles; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; ID: M22)
  • LAWRENCE COUNTY (about 27 miles; COURTLAND, AL; ID: 9A4)
  • IUKA (about 32 miles; IUKA, MS; ID: 15M)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 7 $26,550 $45,514 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 5 $8,929 $21,429 0 $0
Police - Other 6 $10,231 $20,462 0 $0
Financial Administration 3 $6,987 $27,948 0 $0
Local Libraries 5 $8,101 $19,442 1 $549
Other Government Administration 1 $3,795 $45,540 5 $2,072
Judicial and Legal 1 $2,276 $27,312 0 $0
Firefighters 22 $47,763 $26,052 0 $0
Streets and Highways 17 $36,858 $26,017 0 $0
Welfare 0 $0   3 $1,524
Police Protection - Officers 31 $74,543 $28,855 0 $0
Gas Supply 14 $54,198 $46,455 0 $0
Electric Power 72 $282,198 $47,033 2 $797
Water Supply 16 $59,016 $44,262 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 6 $6,241 $12,482 8 $2,201
Totals for Government 206 $627,686 $36,564 19 $7,143
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sheffield:
  • NORTHWEST SHOALS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MUSCLE SHOALS (about 5 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,669)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA (about 8 miles; FLORENCE, AL; FT enrollment: 4,770)
  • JOHN C CALHOUN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 51 miles; DECATUR, AL; FT enrollment: 4,547)
  • ITAWAMBA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 59 miles; FULTON, MS; FT enrollment: 2,673)
  • NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 59 miles; BOONEVILLE, MS; FT enrollment: 2,628)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE (about 73 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; FT enrollment: 4,795)
  • COLUMBIA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 75 miles; COLUMBIA, TN; FT enrollment: 2,784)
Public high school in Sheffield:
  • SHEFFIELD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 358; Location: 2800 19TH AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Sheffield:
  • L E WILLSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 437; Location: 2200 31ST ST; Grades: 03 - 06)
  • WA THREADGILL PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 293; Location: 900 ANNAPOLIS AVE; Grades: KG - 02)
  • SHEFFIELD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 216; Location: 1803 30TH ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
Library in Sheffield:
  • SHEFFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $278,971; Location: 316 NORTH MONTGOMERY AVENUE; 60,659 books; 647 audio materials; 2,059 video materials; 68 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Sheffield Dock (A).

Shopping Center: Town Plaza Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Sheffield include: Westside Church of Christ (A), Brown Christian Methodist Episcopal Temple (B), Calvary Baptist Church (C), Central Christian Church (D), Southwest Church of the Nazarene (E), Southside Baptist Church (F), Southern Boulevard Church of Christ (G), Church of Christ (H).

Cemeteries: Burton Cemetery (1), Oakwood Cemetery (2).

Parks in Sheffield include: Park West (1), Tenth Avenue Park (2), Sheffield Youth Park (3), Rivermont Park (4), Tri Cities Park (5), Nitrate Village Number 1 Historic District (6), York Terrace Park (7).


Sheffield compared to Alabama state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Sheffield:
  • WVNA (1590 AM; 5 kW; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLAY (1450 AM; 1 kW; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBCF (1240 AM; 1 kW; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BENNY CARLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBTG (1290 AM; 1 kW; SHEFFIELD, AL)
  • WSBM (1340 AM; 1 kW; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER B/CING. CORP.)
  • WZZA (1410 AM; 1 kW; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: MUSCLE SHOALS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZNN (620 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, AL; Owner: MANUEL HUERTA)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • 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.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Sheffield:
  • WLAY-FM (100.3 FM; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQLT-FM (107.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFIX (91.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: TRI-STATE INSPIRATIONAL B/C CORP.)
  • WXFL (96.1 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVNA-FM (105.5 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBTG-FM (106.3 FM; SHEFFIELD, AL; Owner: SLATTON & ASSOCS. BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • W274AA (102.7 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • W280DA (103.9 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMXV (103.5 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W254AA (98.7 FM; COLBERT HEIGHTS, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • W258AE (99.5 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WAKD (89.9 FM; SHEFFIELD, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • W232AH (94.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: SLATTON & ASSOCIATES B/CSTERS INC.)
  • WQPR (88.7 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: THE BD OF TRUSTEES UNIV. OF ALABAMA)
  • W202BY (88.3 FM; KILLEN, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WYTK (93.9 FM; ROGERSVILLE, AL; Owner: SHOALS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMSR-FM (94.9 FM; COLLINWOOD, TN; Owner: OHIO BROADCAST ASSOCIATES)
  • W276AM (103.1 FM; FLORENCE, ETC., AL; Owner: J AND J BROADCASTING)
  • WJOR-FM (101.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W253AH (98.5 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORP.)
TV broadcast stations around Sheffield:
  • WBCF-LP (Channel 3; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BENNY CARLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXFL-LP (Channel 5; FLORENCE, ETC., AL; Owner: BENNY CARLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W57BV (Channel 57; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WHDF (Channel 15; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: VALLEY TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WYLE (Channel 26; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: ETC COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WFIQ (Channel 36; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W46CF (Channel 46; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W59CF (Channel 59; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)

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