Introduction to Chickasaw, Alabama

Chickasaw, Alabama, in Mobile county, is 5 miles NW of Mobile, Alabama (center to center) and 131 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is located in the Mobile metropolitan area. Chickasaw has a population of 6,364.

Chickasaw History

In the early 20th century, before Chickasaw was incorporated, the present site of the city was a company town. It was named after the Chickasaw Indians. The city was founded during World War I as a shipbuilding community. The earliest settlers were the Apalache Indians. However, they mingled with other tribes and converted to Christianity. The area was not affected by the American Revolution or the Civil War.

Chickasaw and nearby Attractions

  • Richards - DAR House Museum
  • Whistler Bike Park
  • Bragg - Mitchell Mansion
  • Museum of Mobile
  • Paul Levine Park
  • USS Alabama Battleship

Things To Do In Chickasaw

You can visit the Richards-DAR House Museum, one of the finest examples of Italianate style. Brags-Mitchell Mansion is a wonderfully restored home of 1855, decorated with antiques and tapestries that provides a glimpse of the Old South. Adventure seeking visitors can enjoy biking on the challenging trails of Whistler Bike Park.

Chickasaw Transportation

Mobile Downtown Airport is nearby.

Chickasaw Higher Education

Bishop State Community College, University of South Alabama, and James H Faulkner State Community College are some of the higher educational institutions near Chickasaw.


Total Population 6,026
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 11.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,181
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 34.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.2%
Median Earnings25+ $26,513
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,431
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,423


Median Family Income $31,020
% Above Poverty Level 64.9%
% Below Poverty Level 35.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 29.8%
Median Gross Rent $747
Median House Value $81,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 55.7%
US/American 0%
English 4.4%
Irish 8.4%

Chickasaw Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NW of Mobile, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 131 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Mobile
Metro Area Mobile
Standard Zip Codes 36611
P.O. Box Zip Codes 36671
Phone Area Codes 251
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.763
Longitude -88.074

Chickasaw Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 61 F
Apr Temp 55 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 56 to 79 F
Annual Precip 66.2 inches
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 60 F
Apr Temp 55 to 77 F
Jul Temp 73 to 90 F
Oct Temp 57 to 79 F
Annual Precip 67.7 inches
Distance 19.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Creola 1,898 $52,102
Daphne 22,983 $74,762
Mobile 194,942 $49,598
Prichard 22,475 $29,400
Saraland 13,657 $60,091
Satsuma 6,145 $71,659

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