Introduction to Albertville, Alabama

Albertville, Alabama, in Marshall county, is 38 miles SE of Huntsville, Alabama (center to center) and 110 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city contains a population of approximately 17,247.

Albertville History

Albertville was originally inhabited by the Cherokee Indians. It was first settled by the whites in the 1850s. It was named after Thomas A. Albert, one of its early settlers. The city was officially incorporated in 1891. The city was greatly destroyed by "The Great Cyclone" on April 24, 1908. In 1919, the Alabama Legislature decided to establish a courthouse in the city because the county courthouse, located in Guntersville, often became inaccessible due to the flooding of the Tennessee River.

Albertville and nearby Attractions

  • Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center
  • Lake Guntersville
  • Buck Island Reef National Monument
  • Guntersville State Park
  • Guntersville Railroad Depot Museum
  • Noccalula Falls Park

Things To Do In Albertville

During you stay in Albertville, you can visit the Center for Cultural Arts, Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center, Noccalula Falls Park, Guntersville State Park, and Buck Island Reef National Monument. The city also has several houses of worship such as the White Oak Church, Solitude Church, Carbinville Church, and Union Grove Church. In addition, the city of Albertville organizes a number of recreational events and special programs throughout the year.

Albertville Transportation

Air transportation is available from Huntsville International Airport-Carl T Jones Field.

Albertville Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are offered at Gadsden State Community College, Jacksonville State University, New Beginnings College of Cosmetology, and several other colleges and universities.


Total Population 21,363
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 12.7%
Employed Population 16+ 9,059
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 50.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14%
Median Earnings25+ $24,724
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,922
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,950


Median Family Income $45,988
% Above Poverty Level 74.4%
% Below Poverty Level 25.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 26%
Median Gross Rent $598
Median House Value $111,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.1%
Irish 10%

Albertville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles SE of Huntsville, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 110 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Marshall
Standard Zip Codes 35950, 35951
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.267
Longitude -86.208

Albertville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 50 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 53.5 inches
Distance 21.6 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 26.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Boaz 9,781 $43,750
Crossville 2,201 $41,146
Douglas 990 $31,563
Geraldine 795 $55,441
Guntersville 8,316 $49,223

Albertville Public Libraries

Albertville Public Library
Albertville, Alabama
(256) 891-8290

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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