Killen, Alabama

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Killen, Alabama

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 6% Killen People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 7% Killen Low Rate of Poverty
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Killen Affordability of Property Taxes
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 15% Killen Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 15% Killen College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Killen, Alabama

Comparing Killen 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 8 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 8
Female Share of the Population 6 4
Male Share of the Population 5 7
Well-Paid Single Men 5 8
Age of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
People Above Poverty 9 10
College Educated Adults 8 9
Median Family Income 8 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Short Commute Times 4 4
Working at Home 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 2
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Affordability of Rents 4 2
People Living Alone 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 6 7
Low Property Crime 1 1

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Killen Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles NW of Decatur, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 99 miles SW of Nashville, Tennessee
County Lauderdale
Metro Area Florence
Standard Zip Codes 35645
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.862
Longitude -87.537

Killen Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 49 F
Apr Temp 49 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 55.8 inches
Distance 26.4 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
Station ATHENS 2
Distance 31.8 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 58.3 inches
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Killen Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,119 100%
Male 536 47.9%
Female 583 52.1%
Under 18 278 24.8%
18+ 841 75.2%
65+ 141 12.6%
Median Age 36.5
Average Family Size 2.94
White 1,066 95.3%
African-American 25 2.2%
Asian 5 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 18 1.6%
Mixed Race 5 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 29 2.6%

Estimated Killen Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,124
Growth 5
Growth % 0.4%

Killen 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 45.7%
Irish 17.9%
English 10.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.4%
German 8%
Scottish 2.3%
European 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Italian 1.1%
Moroccan 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Killen 1,119 $47,596
Florence 36,264 $40,577
Leighton 849 $28,036
Lexington 840 $38,500
Muscle Shoals 11,924 $48,113
Sheffield 9,652 $33,877
Tuscumbia 7,856 $39,831

Killen Public Libraries

Killen Public Library
Killen, Alabama
(256) 768-0829

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Killen High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

4300 HIGHWAY 72
Serves 790 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

7275 HIGHWAY 72
A Vocational School
Serves 8 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 0.5

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