Sand Rock, Alabama

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Sand Rock, Alabama

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Sand Rock Affordability of Property Taxes
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 19% Sand Rock People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Sand Rock, Alabama

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 8
People in Middle Class or Better 6 9
People Above Poverty 5 8
College Educated Adults 3 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 3 6
Public Transportation Use 2 2
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 4
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Affordability of Rents 8 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
People Living Alone 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2

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Sand Rock Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles SE of Huntsville, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 86 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Cherokee
Standard Zip Codes 35983
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.242
Longitude -85.768

Sand Rock Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CENTRE 4 SW
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 76 F
Annual Precip 59 inches
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 55 inches
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 56.1 inches
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Sand Rock Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 509 100%
Male 254 49.9%
Female 255 50.1%
Under 18 129 25.3%
18+ 380 74.7%
65+ 73 14.3%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 2.96
White 506 99.4%
African-American 2 0.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Sand Rock Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 519
Growth 10
Growth % 2%

Sand Rock 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 63.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.6%
Irish 9.1%
English 5.9%
German 5%
European 2.6%
Dutch 1.5%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sand Rock, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Sandrock (35983)

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)
Sand Rock 509 $44,063
Cedar Bluff 1,467 $33,984
Centre 3,216 $35,250
Collinsville 1,644 $27,500
Crossville 1,431 $44,667
Gaylesville 140 $33,750
Leesburg 799 $36,250
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Sand Rock High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 962 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

Sand Rock Colleges

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