Bear Creek, Alabama

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High Points

Bear Creek strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alabama):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Bear Creek Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
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Top 10% Bear Creek Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Bear Creek, Alabama

Comparing Bear Creek to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Alabama (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 8
Age of the Population 5 5
Senior Citizens 3 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 4 7
College Educated Adults 4 5
Median Family Income 3 5
People Above Poverty 3 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Working at Home 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 9
Affordability of Rents 10 8
Housing Recently Built 9 8
People Living Alone 7 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 5 7
Low Violent Crime 2 4

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Bear Creek Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 46 miles SW of Decatur, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 140 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee
County Marion
Standard Zip Codes 35543
Phone Area Codes 205
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.274
Longitude -87.7

Bear Creek Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 49 F
Apr Temp 48 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 62.5 inches
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 74 F
Annual Precip 57.2 inches
Distance 41.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 76 F
Annual Precip 58.7 inches
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Bear Creek Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,053 100%
Male 536 50.9%
Female 517 49.1%
Under 18 256 24.3%
18+ 797 75.7%
65+ 122 11.6%
Median Age 36.7
Average Family Size 2.94
White 1,044 99.1%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Bear Creek Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,021
Growth -32
Growth % -3%

Bear Creek Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 48.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.7%
Irish 14.3%
German 7.7%
English 4.4%
Dutch 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Scottish 1.2%
Polish 1.1%
British 0.5%
Swedish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bear Creek 1,053 $35,341
Brilliant 762 $27,857
Hackleburg 1,527 $30,938
Haleyville 4,182 $33,875
Hodges 261 $38,333
Phil Campbell 1,091 $30,221
Russellville 8,971 $35,799
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Bear Creek High Schools (2004)

Serves 235 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

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