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Brent

Brent

  •   State: 
    Alabama
      County: 
    Bibb County
      City: 
    Brent
      County all: 
    Bibb | Perry
      County FIPS: 
    01007 | 01105
      Coordinates: 
    32°56′25″N 87°10′30″W
      Area total: 
    8.83 sq mi (22.87 km²)
      Area land: 
    8.80 sq mi (22.79 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.03 sq mi (0.08 km²)
      Elevation: 
    240 ft (70 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    32,9227
      Longitude: 
    -87,2201
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Birmingham-Hoover, AL
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    35034
      GMAP: 

    Brent, Bibb County, Alabama, United States

  •   Population: 
    2,972
      Population density: 
    337.69 residents per square mile of area (130.38/km²)
      Household income: 
    $27,841
      Households: 
    1,215
      Unemployment rate: 
    10.80%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    9.00%
      Income taxes: 
    5.00%

Brent was founded in 1898 along the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad line in the southern portion of Bibb County. The community was incorporated in 1913. On May 27, 1973, Brent was almost completely destroyed by an F4 tornado during an outbreak of violent weather in the Deep South. The tornado was on the ground for 139 miles (224 km), currently the longest track to date in Alabama history. Brent was able to be rebuilt before being hit by another EF3 on March 25, 2021, also damaging the adjacent town of Centreville. At the 2020 census, the population was 2,972. The city is governed via the mayor-council system. The entire city council consists of five members elected from single districts. The mayor is currently Bobbie White, who is elected by the entire council. Brent is located near the center of BibB County at 32°56'24.864" North, 87°10'29.935" West (32.940240, -87.174982). It lies in the Cahaba River valley and is adjacent to Centreville, the county seat. U.S. Route 82 passes through the northern part of town, bypassing the town center, and leads northwest 32 miles (51 km) to Tuscaloosa and southeast 73 miles (117km) to Montgomery, the state capital. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Brent has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

History

Brent was founded in 1898 along the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad line in the southern portion of Bibb County. The community was incorporated in 1913. On May 27, 1973, Brent was almost completely destroyed by an F4 tornado during an outbreak of violent weather in the Deep South. The tornado was on the ground for 139 miles (224 km), currently the longest track to date in Alabama history. Brent was able to be rebuilt before being hit by another EF3 on March 25, 2021, also damaging the adjacent town of Centreville were the airport was to have the airport a total loss. The town of Brent has a population of about 2,000. Brent is located on the Gulf of Mexico and the Alabama-Mississippi state line. It is located near the junction of the Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana railroads. The city of Brent was once known as "Brentville" and was named after surveyor Brent H. Armstrong. It was incorporated as a town in 1913 and is located along the Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio Railroad. It has a post office with a ZIP code of 7053. The county seat of Brent is Brent, and the town has a total population of 2,100. The village is located just northeast of Demopolis in Hale County and eventually dissipating at Cheaha Mountain in Clay County. It also received significant damage as well as locations in nearby counties. Brent has been hit by two EF3 tornadoes, one in 2011 and one in 2012.

Geography

Brent is located near the center of Bibb County at 32°56'24.864" North, 87°10'29.935" West (32.940240, -87.174982). It lies in the Cahaba River valley and is adjacent to the city of Centreville, the county seat. U.S. Route 82 passes through the northern part of town, bypassing the town center, and leads northwest 32 miles (51 km) to Tuscaloosa and southeast 73 miles (117km) to Montgomery. Brent has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Brent has an average monthly temperature of °F (°C) of 8.8 degrees Fahrenheit (4.7 degrees Celsius). Brent has 8.8 square miles (22.8 km²) of land, of which 0.039 sq miles (0.1 km²), or 0.34%, is water. Brent is located on the Mississippi River, which flows through the county. The county seat of Brent is Centreville; Brent is on the Tennessee River. The town has a total area of 8.9 square miles, or 22.7 km², with 0.1 square miles of that as land. It has a population of 1,838.

Demographics

As of the 2010 U.S. census, there were 4,947 people, 1,178 households, and 788 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 53.5% Black or African American, 45.1% White, 0.0% Asian, 0.5%, 0.6% from two or more races, and 0.4% Hispanic or Latino of any race. The city's median income was $35,044, and the median income for a family was $42,440. About 14.9% of families and 18.6%. of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.1%. of those under age 18 and 38.4. of those age 65 or over. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.10, according to the city's 2010 census. The median age was 36.2 years. For every 100 females, there are 209.2 males. For each 100 females age 18 or over, there is 278.8 males. The per capita income for the city in 2010 was $16,799. It was $43,211 for males and $22,010 for females. It is the only city in the state with a population of more than 2,000 people. It has a population density of 564 inhabitants per square mile (218/km²) The city has a median age of 36 years, and a median income of $35.044.

Government

Brent is governed via the mayor-council system. The mayor, currently Bobbie White, is elected by the entire city. The city council consists of five members each elected from single member districts. The Alabama Department of Corrections operates the Bibb Correctional Facility in Brent. The United States Postal Service operates the Brent Post Office. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a training facility in the city. Brent is home to the Alabama Army National Guard and the Alabama Air National Guard. The Brent Police Department is based in the town of Brent, Alabama. It is located on the Alabama-Mississippi state line and is part of the Mobile-Brent County Sheriff's Office. Brent has a population of about 2,000. It has one of the highest crime rates in the state, with more than 30 arrests per 100,000 residents. It also has the highest murder rate in the country, with 15 per cent of its residents convicted in the last three years. It was the site of the deadliest school shooting in the United States, which took place in 2007 and 2008. The school district has a budget of more than $1.5 million, with the majority of its students living in Brent and surrounding areas. Brent also has a high school, which has about 1,000 students, and an adult high school that has around 1,200 students. The town has a post office, which is run by the U.N. Postal Service. The state's largest employer is the Alabama State Department of Education.

Transportation

Intercity bus service is provided by Greyhound Lines. The city's bus station is located in the center of the city. The bus station was built in the early 20th century. It was the first bus station in the city's history. It is located on the site of a former railway station. The station is on the former site of the railway station, which was destroyed in World War II. It has been replaced by a new bus station since the 1950s. The town's bus stop is on a former railroad station site, which is now called the St. Louis Bus Station.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Brent, Bibb County, Alabama = 95.9. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 101. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Brent = 4.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 2,972 individuals with a median age of 34.5 age the population grows by 1.77% in Brent, Bibb County, Alabama population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 337.69 residents per square mile of area (130.38/km²). There are average 2.42 people per household in the 1,215 households with an average household income of $27,841 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.80% of the available work force and has dropped -8.72% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 11.76%. The number of physicians in Brent per 100,000 population = 32.6.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Brent = 53.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 100. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 210. 92 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 31.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 30, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Brent, Bibb County, Alabama which are owned by the occupant = 59.76%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 31 years with median home cost = $69,800 and home appreciation of -1.56%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $2.67 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $4,248 per student. There are 16.8 students for each teacher in the school, 412 students for each Librarian and 334 students for each Counselor. 3.35% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 3.80% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 3.39% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Brent's population in Bibb County, Alabama of 8,937 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,33-fold to 2,972 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 37.48% female residents and 62.52% male residents live in Brent, Bibb County, Alabama.

    As of 2020 in Brent, Bibb County, Alabama are married and the remaining 63.52% are single population.

  • 29.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Brent require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    80.74% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.89% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.54% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.07% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Brent, Bibb County, Alabama, 59.76% are owner-occupied homes, another 32.42% are rented apartments, and the remaining 7.82% are vacant.

  • The 44.68% of the population in Brent, Bibb County, Alabama who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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