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Owens Cross Roads

Owens Cross Roads, Alabama

  •   State: 
    Madison County
    Owens Cross Roads
      County FIPS: 
    34°35′10″N 86°27′31″W
      Area total: 
    8.45 sq mi (21.89 km²)
      Area land: 
    8.33 sq mi (21.58 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.12 sq mi (0.31 km²)
    584 ft (178 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Huntsville, AL
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Owens Cross Roads, Madison County, Alabama, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    311.33 residents per square mile of area (120.20/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Owens Cross Roads is a city in Madison County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. It was incorporated in 1967. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 2,594. The city boasts of having the first Blue Ribbon School, a highly praised Volunteer Fire Department and a Police Department dedicated to serve and protect the citizens of Owens Cross Roads. The town has a total area of 8.4 square miles (21.8 km²), of which 8.5 km² is land and 0.12 square miles of land (0.42 km²) is water. It is situated in a broad valley carved by the Flint River. U.S. Route 431 South passes through Owens Cross roads, connecting the town with Huntsville and Guntersville. The name Owens Cross Road was very appropriately chosen since the Owens home was at the cross roads. In the 2010 census there were 1,521 people, 593 households, and 409 families in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 91.5% White, 1.6% Black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0,6% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. 2.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The average household size was 2.1, and the average family size was 23.0%. The median income was $43,625.


Owens Cross Roads is the primary city name, but also Big Cove, Hampton Cove, Owens X Rds are acceptable city names or spellings, Owens X Roads on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is Owens Cross Roads, Alabama. Owens Cross Roads was established in 1850. It was named after the town of the same name. The road is now a busy highway. It is located in Madison County, North Carolina. The town is home to the first Blue Ribbon School in the United States. It also has a number of other historic buildings. The city is located on the banks of the Ohio River. It has a population of about 2,000. The street was built in the early 1800s. The name comes from the town's name, Owens Cross, which means "to cross" or "to go through" in English. It means "cross" in the local dialect, which is also the name of the road. It's also known as "Owen's Cross" because it is the first name of a family that moved to the area in the 19th century. The current name is derived from the same family that built the first house on the road, which was named for the same place in the town, "Oswens Cross" The town was founded in 1850, when the town was called Owens Cross. The first school was built on the site in the late 1800s, when it was called "Owsens Cross". It is now known as Owens Cross Road, which stands for "Owl's Cross Road" It is a busy road, with traffic coming and going from all over the state. It runs through the center of the town. The highway is a main route for the city.


Owens Cross Roads is located at 34°3510N 86°2731W (34.586071, -86.458561). The city is situated in a broad valley carved by the Flint River. U.S. Route 431 passes through Owens Cross Roads, connecting the town with Huntsville and Guntersville. The town has a total area of 8.4 square miles (21.8 km²), of which 8.3 square miles is land and 0.3 km², or 1.42%, is water. Owens Cross roads met the threshold to become a city in 2020 with the population exceeding 2,000 persons under Alabama law. It is located in the northern part of the state, in the foothills of Green Mountain and Keel Mountain. Huntsville lies across Green Mountain to the northwest, New Hope lies just to the southeast, and Paint Rock lies across Keel Mountains to the northeast. The city has a population of 1,856. It has a land area of 8.4square miles (21.8km²) and a water area of 0.12square miles  (0.3km²), or 0.42% of the town is land. It was named after Owens Cross Road, a small town in Alabama that was founded in the early 1800s. The name comes from the town's founder, William Owens, who was born in the town in 1858. The current mayor is William Owens, Jr.


At the 2010 census there were 1,521 people, 593 households, and 409 families in the town. At the 2020 census data released thus far (September, 2021) there were 2,594 people in the city. The median household income was $40,625 and the median family income was $43,750. The per capita income for the town was $21,542. About 23.6% of families and 31.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 60.9% of those under age 18 and 6.1% ofThose age 65 or over. The racial makeup of the city was 85.6 percent White, 7.7 percent Black or African American, 1.3 percent Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0,01% from other races, and 2.9 percent from two or more races. 2.0% were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The age distribution was 23.1 per cent under the age of 18. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For each 100 females age 18 or over, there was 107.0 per cent chance of being alive in 20 years or more. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was2.91. The population density was 312 people per square mile. There were 650 housing units at an average density of 78.3 per squaremile (30.2/km²). The median age was 38.1 years.


The local school district is Madison County Schools. Madison County is located in the central part of the state. The local schools are located in Madison County. The school district was established in 1872. It is located near the town of Madison, in the south of the county. The district has a population of about 2,000. It was founded in 1852. The current school district opened in 1874. It has a enrollment of about 1,000 students. The schools are in Madison, Madison County, and Madison County School District #1, which is in the center of the district. It also has a number of other schools in the county, such as Madison County High School and Madisonville High School. The county has a history of sending its children to Madison County schools. The state has a high school graduation rate of about 80%. The local high school has a student population of around 1,200. The high school diploma is given out in the middle of the school year. The graduation rate is about 20%. It is the highest in the state, and it is the only school district in the area. The average high school degree is about 9.5%. The school year is a Junior High diploma. The senior high diploma is a Bachelor of Arts degree. The junior high degree is a Certificate of Science. The primary high school grade is a B.S. degree is the eighth grade. The middle school diploma, or G.E. level, is the ninth grade. It's the fourth grade.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Owens Cross Roads, Madison County, Alabama = 56.2. 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 1. 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 71. 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 Owens Cross Roads = 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 ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 2,594 individuals with a median age of 41.4 age the population grows by 15.66% in Owens Cross Roads, Madison County, Alabama population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 311.33 residents per square mile of area (120.20/km²). There are average 2.39 people per household in the 530 households with an average household income of $45,870 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.50% of the available work force and has dropped -7.37% 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 17.76%. The number of physicians in Owens Cross Roads per 100,000 population = 245.


The annual rainfall in Owens Cross Roads = 59.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 2.8 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 105. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 199. 90 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 30.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 33, 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 Owens Cross Roads, Madison County, Alabama which are owned by the occupant = 72.81%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 26 years with median home cost = $116,420 and home appreciation of -3.73%. 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 $4.02 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.


The local school district spends $4,510 per student. There are 16.1 students for each teacher in the school, 410 students for each Librarian and 378 students for each Counselor. 6.81% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 6.27% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.22% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Owens Cross Roads's population in Madison County, Alabama of 2,280 residents in 1900 has increased 1,14-fold to 2,594 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.15% female residents and 48.85% male residents live in Owens Cross Roads, Madison County, Alabama.

    As of 2020 in Owens Cross Roads, Madison County, Alabama are married and the remaining 35.84% are single population.

  • 31.6 minutes is the average time that residents in Owens Cross Roads 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.

    88.05% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 5.82% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 3.93% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Owens Cross Roads, Madison County, Alabama, 72.81% are owner-occupied homes, another 18.42% are rented apartments, and the remaining 8.78% are vacant.

  • The 53.21% of the population in Owens Cross Roads, Madison County, Alabama who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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