Section, Alabama

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Section, Alabama

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Section Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Section Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 12% Section Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Section, Alabama

Comparing Section 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
Female Share of the Population 9 8
Age of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 9
Senior Citizens 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Racial Diversity 4 2
Well-Paid Single Men 3 6
Male Share of the Population 2 3


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 5 5
Working at Home 3 5
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 9 9

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Section Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles E of Huntsville, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 108 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 35771
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.578
Longitude -85.986

Section Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.7 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 21.1 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 29.9 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 62.5 inches
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Section Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 769 100%
Male 353 45.9%
Female 416 54.1%
Under 18 163 21.2%
18+ 606 78.8%
65+ 116 15.1%
Median Age 42.1
Average Family Size 2.88
White 722 93.9%
African-American 6 0.8%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 18 2.3%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 22 2.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.5%

Estimated Section Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 763
Growth -6
Growth % -0.8%

Section 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 26.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.6%
Irish 18.4%
English 11.7%
German 10.6%
European 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Swedish 0.8%
Dutch 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Section 769 $37,115
Dutton 310 $35,000
Fyffe 971 $31,908
Hollywood 950 $34,306
Langston 254 $42,344
Rainsville 4,499 $37,426
Scottsboro 14,762 $42,509
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Section High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 558 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

Section Colleges

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