Steele, Alabama

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Steele, Alabama

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Steele Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 17% Steele Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Steele, Alabama

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 7 8


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 9
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Working at Home 4 7
Short Commute Times 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Affordability of Rents 8 6
Housing Recently Built 6 2
People Living Alone 4 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2

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Steele Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles NE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 105 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County St Clair
Metro Area Birmingham
Standard Zip Codes 35987
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.939
Longitude -86.201

Steele Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.6 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
Distance 15.2 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
Distance 31.9 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 53 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
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Steele Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,093 100%
Male 540 49.4%
Female 553 50.6%
Under 18 261 23.9%
18+ 832 76.1%
65+ 154 14.1%
Median Age 37.2
Average Family Size 2.98
White 1,066 97.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 21 1.9%
Mixed Race 5 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 35 3.2%

Estimated Steele Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,154
Growth 61
Growth % 5.6%

Steele 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 39.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.8%
English 13.6%
Irish 12.4%
German 5.1%
Dutch 4.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.6%
European 2.4%
Iranian 0.9%
Italian 0.7%
Scottish 0.5%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Steele 1,093 $37,885
Altoona 984 $28,750
Ashville 2,260 $38,355
Attalla 6,592 $39,549
Rainbow City 8,428 $50,844
Ridgeville 158 $16,875
Snead 748 $33,000
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