Ider, Alabama

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Ider, Alabama

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Ider Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Ider Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Ider, Alabama

Comparing Ider 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 7 9
Age of the Population 7 8
Senior Citizens 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Female Share of the Population 4 2
Well-Paid Single Men 4 6
Racial Diversity 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 4 6
Median Family Income 4 5
People Above Poverty 2 5
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 4
Housing Recently Built 8 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
People Living Alone 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 4 6
Low Property Crime 3 5

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Ider Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles SW of Chattanooga, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia
County De Kalb
Standard Zip Codes 35981
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.72
Longitude -85.63

Ider Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 42 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 72 F
Annual Precip 58.3 inches
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 48 F
Apr Temp 43 to 71 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 58.3 inches
Station DALTON
Distance 38.7 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 49 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 56.5 inches
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Ider Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 664 100%
Male 326 49.1%
Female 338 50.9%
Under 18 156 23.5%
18+ 508 76.5%
65+ 107 16.1%
Median Age 39.1
Average Family Size 2.91
White 640 96.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 1.2%
Other 3 0.5%
Mixed Race 13 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.6%

Estimated Ider Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 688
Growth 24
Growth % 3.6%

Ider 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 26.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 25%
Irish 18.4%
German 11.1%
English 7.3%
British 3.5%
Dutch 2.5%
Scottish 1.6%
Celtic 1.3%
Swiss 0.6%
Italian 0.6%
Polish 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ider 664 $36,146
Bridgeport 2,728 $33,712
Henagar 2,400 $34,469
Mentone 451 $28,750
Pisgah 706 $36,250
Sylvania 1,186 $35,000
Valley Head 611 $36,250

Ider Public Libraries

Ider Public Library
Ider, Alabama
(256) 657-2170

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Ider High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 767 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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