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Damascus, AL

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Damascus' Livability

C+
  • B+
    Affordability
  • B
    Housing
  • D-
    Job Market
  • A-
    Diversity
  • C+
    Crime
  • B+
    Commute
  • B-
    Education
  • B+
    Weather
  • F
    Amenities

About Damascus, AL

Damascus, AL is located in Coffee County in the state of Alabama.

The total City Population for Damascus is about 16,202 with about 27 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $94,300, which is roughly 27% lower than the Average Home Value of $129,418 for the state of Alabama, and roughly 57% lower than the National Average of $217,072.

The Median Income Per Household is about $37,910, which is roughly 24% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $50,110 for the state of Alabama, and roughly 42% lower higher than the National Average of $65,026.

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Quick Stats

Damascus Population 16,202
Average Home Value $94,300
Median Household Income $37,910
Median Age 40.4
Unemployment Rate 9.3% (Coffee County)
Politics 75.87% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.46
Male Population Estimate: 47.9%
Female Population Estimate: 52.1%
Median Age: 40.4
Male Median Age: 39.1
Female Median Age: 42.0

Racial Demographic Estimates

White:72.6%
Black:25.7%
Hispanic:1.7%
Indian:1.3%
Other:1.1%
Asian:0.5%
Hawaiian:0.1%

Voting

Coffee County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Tommy Tuberville
U.S. Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
Katie Britt
U.S. Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
Kay Ivey
State governor
Kay Ivey
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 75.87%
Democratic: 22.79%
Other: 1.35%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Damascus specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Coffee County: About 11.8293 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Coffee County: About 446.245 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Coffee County is about 67% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 36% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

Alabama is ranked #49 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 10.63 out of 100.

49th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 7.82

The average living wage for the state of Alabama is $30.04/hr, while the states minimum wage is $7.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Alabama a minimum wage score of 11.87 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13/hr, which gives Alabama a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 8.97 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Alabama is $145.00, resulting in a UI benefit score of 8.98 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Alabama does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X Alabama does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Alabama does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
Alabama does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
Alabama does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Alabama does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Alabama does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Alabama does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Alabama does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Alabama does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Alabama does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
X Alabama does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
X Alabama does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Alabama does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Alabama does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X Alabama does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Alabama does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Alabama does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
X Alabama does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
X Alabama does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 36351
Latitude: 31.320400
Longitude: -86.004400
TimeZone: Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: South
Average Elevation: 190.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 251