Introduction to Atmore, Alabama

Atmore, Alabama, in Escambia county, is 39 miles NE of Mobile, Alabama (center to center) and 170 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Atmore History

Atmore was originally inhabited by the Creek Indians. The city's development began after the American Civil War in the 1860's, when the Mobile and Great Northern railroad first entered the area. At that time, it was named Williams Station. Later in 1897, the city was renamed after C.P. Atmore, the General Ticket Agent of Louisville Nashville Railroad. The city's economic development largely depended on the agriculture and timber industries.

Atmore and nearby Attractions

  • Claude D. Kelley State Park
  • Turtle Point Environmental Science Center
  • Little River State Forest
  • American Sport Art Museum
  • Carlen House
  • Museum of Mobile

Things To Do In Atmore

Atmore has a number of parks and playgrounds such as the South Eighth Avenue City Park, Westside Park, and North Eighth Avenue City Park. You can also visit Claude D. Kelley State Park and Little River State Forest. One can spend their leisure time at the Turtle Point Environmental Science Center. You can enjoy shopping at the Atmore Plaza Shopping Center. The city hosts several special events and festivals each year including Williams Station Day, Mayfest, and South Alabama Old Time Fiddlers' Convention.

Atmore Transportation

Flights can be availed from Pensacola Regional Airport.

Atmore Higher Education

There are several colleges and universities that offer higher educational facilities including James H Faulkner State Community College, University of West Florida, Bishop State Community College, and many more.


Total Population 10,072
Male Share of the Population 56.4%
Female Share of the Population 43.6%
Senior Citizens 13.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,707
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 32.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $34,893
% Above Poverty Level 75.3%
% Below Poverty Level 24.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%


People Living Alone 36%
Median Gross Rent $555
Median House Value $97,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 62.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 5.7%
Irish 8%

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

Atmore Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles NE of Mobile, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 170 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Escambia
Standard Zip Codes 36502
P.O. Box Zip Codes 36503, 36504
Phone Area Codes 251
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.023
Longitude -87.493

Atmore Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 59 F
Apr Temp 52 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 64.5 inches
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 59 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 89 F
Oct Temp 56 to 77 F
Annual Precip 67.6 inches
Distance 35.4 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 61 F
Apr Temp 55 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 57 to 80 F
Annual Precip 67.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Canoe (36502)

Holman Station (36503)

McCullough (36502)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bay Minette 8,843 $49,269
Flomaton 1,670 $27,500
Pollard 236 $0

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

Atmore Public Libraries

Escambia Co. Coop. Library System
Atmore, Alabama
(251) 368-4130
Atmore Public
Atmore, Alabama
(251) 368-5234
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Atmore Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(251) 368-6362
Emergency Service: Yes

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Atmore High Schools

Serves 605 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

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