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Overview

Introduction to Attalla, Alabama

Attalla, Alabama, in Etowah county, is 53 miles NE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 99 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is located in the Gadsden metropolitan area.

Attalla History

The present day city of Attalla was originally an Indian village and played a significant role during the Creek War of 1813. It was founded in 1870. Some of city's early white settlers were W. C. Hammond, E. I. Holcomb, Dr. Thomas Edwards, John S. Moragne, Henry W. Pickens, Allen Gray, and Rev. James Scales. Allen Gray became the city's first postmaster. Attalla was incorporated on February 5, 1872, and E. I. Holcomb was the city's first mayor. In 1893, the city adopted its present name.

Attalla and nearby Attractions

  • Imagination Place Children's Museum
  • Gadsden Museum of Art
  • Noccalula Falls Park
  • Center for Cultural Arts
  • James D. Martin Wildlife Park
  • Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

Things To Do In Attalla

Attalla offers a number of recreational facilities. The city has several parks and open spaces including Attalla City Park and Siberton Park. It is also home to many houses of worship such as the Cherry Street Baptist Church, Shady Grove Church, Wares Temple Holiness Church, Church of God of the United Assembly, and Sibert Methodist Church. You can also visit Neely Henry Lake, which is located on the Coosa River.

Attalla Transportation

Air transportation is available from Talladega Municipal Airport.

Attalla Higher Education

Higher education can be availed from Gadsden State Community College, Alabama A & M University, and Jacksonville State University.

People

Total Population 5,965
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,404
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 51.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $41,828
% Above Poverty Level 79.7%
% Below Poverty Level 20.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 0.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.8%
Median Gross Rent $617
Median House Value $64,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.1%
US/American 0%
English 4.5%
Irish 7.2%

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

Attalla Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 53 miles NE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 99 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Etowah
Metro Area Gadsden
Standard Zip Codes 35954
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.021
Longitude -86.088

Attalla 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 GADSDEN
Distance 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
Station ONEONTA
Distance 22.2 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
Station ANNISTON METRO AP
Distance 33.3 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 53 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Ivalee (35954)

Rockledge (35954)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gadsden 36,455 $37,606
Rainbow City 9,608 $56,077
Ridgeville 117 $22,500
Southside 8,514 $79,289
Steele 945 $40,769

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

Attalla Public Libraries

Library
Attalla-etowah Co. Public Library
604 NORTH 4TH STREET
Attalla, Alabama
(256) 538-9266

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Attalla High Schools

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ETOWAH HIGH SCHOOL
201 CASE AVE.
256-538-8381
Serves 683 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

CAREER TECHNICAL CENTER
105 BURKE AVE SE
256-538-3312
A Vocational School
Serves 13 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.1

ETOWAH COUNTY ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
106 BURKE AVE. S.E.
256-538-8431
A Non-traditional School

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