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Population (year 2000): 12,616. Estimated population in July 2005: 12,956 (+2.7% change)
Males: 5,657 (44.8%), Females: 6,959 (55.2%)

Talladega County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 38.8 years
Median household income: $29,533 (year 2000)
Median house value: $76,500 (year 2000)

Sylacauga, AL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Sylacauga:

  • White Non-Hispanic (68.8%)
  • Black (28.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (20.5%), English (6.8%), Irish (5.1%), German (3.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%), Scottish (1.7%).Alabama

Elevation: 580 feet

Land area: 18.5 square miles

Sylacauga,

For population 25 years and over in Sylacauga

  • High school or higher: 71.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sylacauga city

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 53.2%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

1.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +506 (+4.2%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: AL (40.7 miles Hoover, pop. 62,742).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: AL Birmingham, (45.4 miles pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (607.1 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: AL (1.0 miles Mignon, Gantts Quarry, AL (3.5 miles) , Grove, AL (3.7 miles Oak Bon Air, AL (8.2 miles) , AL Childersburg, (9.7 miles Talladega Springs, AL (13.9 miles) , AL Harpersville, (15.8 miles AL (15.9 miles Goodwater,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 21 buildings, average cost: $95,700
  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $88,700
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $112,600
  • 1999: 33 buildings, average cost: $142,200
  • 2000: 32 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2001: 34 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2002: 21 buildings, average cost: $88,800
  • 2003: 23 buildings, average cost: $88,800
  • 2004: 43 buildings, average cost: $123,400

Latitude: 33.18 N, Longitude: 86.25 W

Area code: 256

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

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (27.1%), Educational,health and social services (20.0%), Retail trade (12.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,896 (+15.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,267 (49.1%)

Crime in Sylacauga by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 2 1 0
    per 100,000 7.9 0.0 15.9 7.9 0.0
Rapes 3 6 4 1 7
    per 100,000 23.8 47.6 31.7 7.9 55.5
Robberies 9 14 8 17 26
    per 100,000 71.3 111.0 63.4 134.7 206.1
Assaults 50 40 41 31 23
    per 100,000 396.3 317.1 325.0 245.7 182.3
Burglaries 85 91 120 135 121
    per 100,000 673.7 721.3 951.2 1070.1 959.1
Thefts 535 608 610 641 752
    per 100,000 4240.6 4819.3 4835.1 5080.8 5960.7
Auto thefts 29 22 15 14 11
    per 100,000 229.9 174.4 118.9 111.0 87.2
353.3 372.9 382.1 387.7 433.0

Average climate in Sylacauga, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sylacauga,

Sylacauga-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 135% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1964, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.7 miles away from the Sylacauga city center killed 10 people and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/1/1953, a category 4 tornado 22.2 miles away from the city center killed 7 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Marcus Knight - 2005 NFL player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, born: Jun 19, 1978), Jim Nabors - (born 1930), actor and musician, Clifton Douglass - College basketball player (Alcorn State Braves).


Hospital/medical center in Sylacauga:
  • COOSA VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER (315 W HICKORY ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Sylacauga:
  • CITIZENS BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER (about 20 miles; TALLADEGA, AL)
  • CLAY COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 29 miles; ASHLAND, AL)
  • RUSSELL HOSPITAL (about 30 miles; ALEXANDER CITY, AL)

Political contributions by individuals in Sylacauga, AL

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sylacauga:
  • TALLADEGA MUNI (about 31 miles; TALLADEGA, AL; ID: ASN)
  • ANNISTON METROPOLITAN (about 40 miles; ANNISTON, AL; ID: ANB)
  • BIRMINGHAM INTL (about 43 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; ID: BHM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sylacauga:
  • MERKEL FIELD SYLACAUGA MUNI (about 4 miles; SYLACAUGA, AL; ID: SCD)
  • ST CLAIR COUNTY (about 26 miles; PELL CITY, AL; ID: PLR)
  • THOMAS C RUSSELL FLD (about 29 miles; ALEXANDER CITY, AL; ID: ALX)

Local government website:

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
Streets and Highways 4 $8,765 $26,295 0 $0
Welfare 3 $4,367 $17,468 1 $518
Solid Waste Management 26 $52,639 $24,294 0 $0
Sewerage 11 $31,986 $34,893 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 15 $32,885 $26,308 7 $3,729
Water Supply 16 $52,116 $39,087 0 $0
Electric Power 14 $55,540 $47,605 0 $0
Gas Supply 13 $40,105 $37,020 0 $0
Local Libraries 10 $24,603 $29,523 5 $3,322
Other and Unallocable 17 $47,634 $33,624 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 41 $118,901 $34,800 0 $0
Financial Administration 17 $56,722 $40,039 0 $0
Other Government Administration 5 $7,636 $18,326 6 $2,872
Judicial and Legal 3 $7,946 $31,784 0 $0
Police - Other 12 $26,490 $26,490 4 $846
Firefighters 19 $59,512 $37,586 0 $0
Totals for Government 226 $627,847 $33,337 23 $11,287
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sylacauga:
  • SAMFORD UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,106)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO (about 44 miles; MONTEVALLO, AL; FT enrollment: 2,651)
  • JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 44 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; FT enrollment: 3,279)
  • SOUTHERN UNION STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 47 miles; WADLEY, AL; FT enrollment: 2,925)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM (about 54 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; FT enrollment: 12,178)
  • FAULKNER UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; MONTGOMERY, AL; FT enrollment: 2,283)
  • JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; JACKSONVILLE, AL; FT enrollment: 6,418)
Public high schools in Sylacauga:
  • SYLACAUGA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 684; Location: 701 N BROADWAY; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BB COMER MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 541; Location: 801 SEMINOLE AVE; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • C-STARS (Students: 23; Location: 605 W.4TH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Sylacauga:
  • BB COMER MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 642; Location: 803 SEMINOLE AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • INDIAN VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 608; Location: 1099 OLDFIELD RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • NICHOLS-LAWSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 546; Location: 1550 TALLADEGA HIGHWAY; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FAYETTEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 544; Location: 170 W W AVERITTE DR; Grades: KG - 12)
  • PINECREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 477; Location: 615 COALING RD; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Sylacauga:
  • KNOLLWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 68; Location: 1277 KNOLLWOOD LN PO BOX 846; Grades: 1 - 6)
Library in Sylacauga:
  • B. B. COMER MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $533,151; Location: 314 NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE; 87,239 books; 889 audio materials; 772 video materials; 166 serial subscriptions)
 

Sylacauga 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 significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Sylacauga:
  • WYEA (1290 AM; 1 kW; SYLACAUGA, AL; Owner: SPIRIT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFEB (1340 AM; 1 kW; SYLACAUGA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WZZX (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LINEVILLE, AL; Owner: ROBERT A. PERRY)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFHK (1430 AM; 5 kW; PELL CITY, AL; Owner: STOCKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WACV (1170 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
Strongest FM radio stations in Sylacauga:
  • WTRB-FM (98.3 FM; SYLACAUGA, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTDR (92.7 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: JACOBS BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WSSY-FM (97.5 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: GREAT SOUTH RFDC, LLC)
  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WVOK-FM (97.9 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WASZ (95.5 FM; ASHLAND, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQEM (101.5 FM; COLUMBIANA, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)
TV broadcast stations around Sylacauga:
  • W04CB (Channel 4; SYLACAUGA, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNCF (Channel 32; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 32 MONTGOMERY LLC)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • WJSU-TV (Channel 40; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)

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