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Overview

Introduction to Andalusia, Alabama

Andalusia, Alabama, in Covington county, is 64 miles W of Dothan, Alabama (center to center) and 208 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia.

Andalusia History

The area now known as the city of Andalusia was originally inhabited by the Creek Indians. It was first settled by the whites in the 1840s. Originally, it was named New Site. The first post office was established in 1846 and the area was renamed Andalusia. Many believe the city was named after the Andalusia Province of Spain. In fact, in Spanish the word means "to walk easy." The Georgia Railroad first entered the city in 1899.

Andalusia and nearby Attractions

  • Conecuh National Forest
  • Three Notch Museum
  • Point "A" Beach
  • Lacy Black Rushing Museum
  • Frank Jackson State Park
  • Boll Weevil Monument

Things To Do In Andalusia

Popular spots to visit in the city include the Andalusia Commercial Historic District, Cooper Park, Johnson Memorial Park, and Robinson Memorial Park. The Lacy Black Rushing Museum and Three Notch Museum are also worth taking a look around. The Covington Mall Shopping Center, Three Notch Shopping Center, and West Gate Plaza Shopping Center are the major shopping spots in the Andalusia area.

Andalusia Transportation

Panama City-Bay Co International is the closest major airport.

Andalusia Higher Education

Lurleen B Wallace Junior College is located in Andalusia. Reid State Technical College, Troy State University - Main Campus, Jefferson Davis Community College, and Martin University are also close by.

People

Total Population 9,058
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 19.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,185
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 41.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19%
Median Earnings25+ $26,085
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,363
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,140

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,278
% Above Poverty Level 75.5%
% Below Poverty Level 24.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.9%
Median Gross Rent $606
Median House Value $90,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.4%
US/American 0%
English 7.6%
Irish 9.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Andalusia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 64 miles W of Dothan, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 208 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Covington
Standard Zip Codes 36420, 36421
Phone Area Codes 334
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.308
Longitude -86.483

Andalusia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station ANDALUSIA 3 W
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 61 F
Apr Temp 50 to 79 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 81 F
Annual Precip 61.8 inches
Station BREWTON 3 ENE
Distance 35.6 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 60 F
Apr Temp 49 to 78 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 79 F
Annual Precip 68.6 inches
Station CRESTVIEW BOB SIKES AP
Distance 36.4 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 62 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 63.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Andalusia, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Dixie (36420)

Pleasant Home (36420)

Rome (36420)

Straughn (36420)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dozier 307 $31,250
Gantt 180 $69,063
Kinston 563 $35,625
Opp 6,665 $44,425
Red Level 364 $57,750
River Falls 721 $39,327

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Andalusia Public Libraries

Library
Andalusia Public Library
212 SOUTH THREE NOTCH STREET
Andalusia, Alabama
(334) 222-6612
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Andalusia Hospitals

ANDALUSIA REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
849 SOUTH THREE NOTCH STREET
(334) 222-8466
Emergency Service: Yes

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Andalusia High Schools

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STRAUGHN HIGH SCHOOL
29324 STRAUGHN SCHOOL ROAD
334-222-2511
A Title I School.
Serves 580 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

PLEASANT HOME SCHOOL
12548 FALCO ROAD
334-222-1315
Serves 547 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

ANDALUSIA HIGH SCHOOL
701 THIRD ST
334-222-7569
Serves 491 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

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