Introduction to Brewton, Alabama

Brewton, Alabama, in Escambia county, is 48 miles N of Pensacola, Florida (center to center) and 195 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Brewton History

The present day city of Brewton was founded on February 13, 1885, as Newport. The railroad came to the city in 1861, and E.T. Brewton was appointed the Station Agent. The city's name was changed to Brewton Station and eventually shortened to Brewton. Soon after it was founded, lumber became the area's major industry.

Brewton and nearby Attractions

  • Thomas E. McMillan Museum & Alabama Room
  • Turtle Point Environmental Science Center
  • Conecuh National Forest
  • Old Courthouse Museum
  • Blackwater River State Park
  • Claude D. Kelley State Park

Things To Do In Brewton

Thomas E. McMillan Museum & Alabama Room is home to military and historical artifacts. Conecuh National Forest offers outdoor activities such as picnicking, camping, and hiking. Turtle Point Environmental Science Center includes Interpretive Wildlife Center, Wetland Trail/Boardwalk, gardens, butterfly/honeybee exhibits, amphibian exhibit, and many more.

Brewton Transportation

Pensacola Regional Airport is near the city.

Brewton Higher Education

Jefferson Davis Community College is located in Brewton. The University of West Florida and Pensacola Junior College are other nearby institutes of higher education.


Total Population 5,424
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 20.9%
Employed Population 16+ 1,798
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 41.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.3%
Median Earnings25+ $28,450
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,061
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,709


Median Family Income $35,776
% Above Poverty Level 72.2%
% Below Poverty Level 27.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 33.8%
Median Gross Rent $558
Median House Value $94,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 62.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 8.5%
Irish 4.8%

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

Brewton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles N of Pensacola, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 195 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Escambia
Standard Zip Codes 36426
P.O. Box Zip Codes 36427
Phone Area Codes 251
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.105
Longitude -87.072

Brewton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.4 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
Distance 21.8 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 27.1 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, Brewton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Damascus (36426)

Dixonville (36426)

Keego (36426)

Wallace (36426)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Castleberry 543 $30,417
East Brewton 2,508 $39,327
Flomaton 1,670 $27,500
Pollard 236 $0
Repton 130 $25,000

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

Brewton Public Libraries

Brewton Public Library
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(251) 867-4626

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Brewton Hospitals

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(251) 867-8061
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 384 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

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