Gurley, Alabama

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Gurley, Alabama

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Gurley Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Gurley Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Gurley, Alabama

Comparing Gurley 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
Racial Diversity 9 8
Female Share of the Population 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Senior Citizens 5 6
Age of the Population 3 3
Male Share of the Population 3 4
Well-Paid Single Men 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 7
Portion of People Married 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 3 4
College Educated Adults 2 3
People Above Poverty 2 4
Median Family Income 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Short Commute Times 4 4
Working at Home 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Housing Recently Built 8 5
Affordability of Rents 6 4
People Living Alone 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 5 6
Low Property Crime 3 5

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Gurley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles E of Huntsville, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 103 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee
County Madison
Metro Area Huntsville
Standard Zip Codes 35748
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.701
Longitude -86.375

Gurley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 74 F
Annual Precip 58.6 inches
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 49 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 50 to 73 F
Annual Precip 57.5 inches
Station BELLE MINA 2 N
Distance 28.9 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 49 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 74 F
Annual Precip 55.3 inches
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Gurley Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 876 100%
Male 407 46.5%
Female 469 53.5%
Under 18 250 28.5%
18+ 626 71.5%
65+ 134 15.3%
Median Age 35.4
Average Family Size 3.09
White 717 81.8%
African-American 135 15.4%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.5%
Other 5 0.6%
Mixed Race 12 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 2.1%

Estimated Gurley Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 854
Growth -22
Growth % -2.5%

Gurley 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 45.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.1%
English 8.5%
Irish 6.5%
German 5.1%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Welsh 1.1%
European 1%
Scottish 0.7%
African 0.7%
Italian 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Jamaican 0.6%
Danish 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gurley 876 $26,875
Grant 665 $45,417
Huntsville 158,216 $52,202
New Hope 2,539 $39,427
Owens Cross Roads 1,124 $45,167
Paint Rock 185 $36,875
Woodville 761 $37,426
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Gurley High Schools (2004)

Serves 508 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

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