Owens Cross Roads, Alabama

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Owens Cross Roads, Alabama

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Owens Cross Roads Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 10% Owens Cross Roads Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 19% Owens Cross Roads Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Owens Cross Roads, Alabama

Comparing Owens Cross Roads 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 6 7
Well-Paid Single Women 5 7
Well-Paid Single Men 5 8
Senior Citizens 4 4
Racial Diversity 4 2
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 10
Median Family Income 7 9
People in Middle Class or Better 6 9
College Educated Adults 4 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 10
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 3
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Affordability of Rents 5 3
People Living Alone 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Owens Cross Roads Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles SE of Huntsville, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 110 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee
County Madison
Metro Area Huntsville
Standard Zip Codes 35763
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.588
Longitude -86.458

Owens Cross Roads 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 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 25 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
Station ATHENS 2
Distance 33.2 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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Owens Cross Roads Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,124 100%
Male 550 48.9%
Female 574 51.1%
Under 18 262 23.3%
18+ 862 76.7%
65+ 157 14%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 2.88
White 1,075 95.6%
African-American 8 0.7%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.7%
Other 4 0.4%
Mixed Race 26 2.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.6%

Estimated Owens Cross Roads Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,313
Growth 189
Growth % 16.8%

Owens Cross Roads 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 45.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.1%
Irish 13.1%
English 12%
German 3.7%
Scottish 2.6%
Italian 2%
Polish 1.5%
European 1.5%
Finnish 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
British 0.6%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Owens Cross Roads, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Big Cove (35763)
Hampton Cove (35763)
Owens X Roads (35763)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

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