Sipsey, Alabama

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Sipsey, Alabama

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 4% trophy Sipsey Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Sipsey, Alabama

Comparing Sipsey 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 7 4
Male Share of the Population 6 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 3
Age of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 4 4
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 9
Portion of People Married 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 2 3
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
Median Family Income 1 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Short Commute Times 1 1
Working at Home 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 2 4
Low Property Crime 1 1

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Sipsey Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles NW of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 155 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Walker
P.O. Box Zip Codes 35584
Phone Area Codes 205
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.824
Longitude -87.086

Sipsey Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station JASPER
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 58.7 inches
Distance 28.3 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 52 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 76 F
Annual Precip 59.9 inches
Distance 36.6 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 58.1 inches
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Sipsey Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 552 100%
Male 268 48.6%
Female 284 51.4%
Under 18 150 27.2%
18+ 402 72.8%
65+ 74 13.4%
Median Age 36.3
Average Family Size 3.19
White 376 68.1%
African-American 173 31.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Sipsey Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 548
Growth -4
Growth % -0.7%

Sipsey 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 56.6%
US/American 22.1%
Irish 8.1%
German 5%
English 4.8%
Polish 1.1%
African 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Dutch 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sipsey 552 $26,500
Cordova 2,423 $24,896
Dora 2,413 $29,000
Graysville 2,344 $35,938
Jasper 14,052 $43,674
Parrish 1,268 $26,193
Sumiton 2,665 $36,086
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