Introduction to Clanton, Alabama

Clanton, Alabama, in Chilton county, is 37 miles NW of Montgomery, Alabama (center to center) and 144 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city has a population of 7,800.

Clanton History

Present day Clanton was originally called Goose Pond. In 1870, the town was established and named after Confederate Brig. General James Holt Clanton, who fought during the American Civil War. The area was originally served by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. It became the county seat of Chilton County in 1870, when the courthouse in Grantville was burned down.

Clanton and nearby Attractions

  • Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
  • Sehoya Golf Club
  • Durbin Farms Market
  • The Water Course
  • Confederate Memorial Park
  • Winery on Main

Things To Do In Clanton

One can enjoys the scenic views of the hilly golf course of Sehoya. The Durbin Farm Markets provide fresh farm products, specializing in peaches. The city organizes a Peach Festival in the month of June. Fishing on the River Coosa is also a major pastime in this area. The Water Course is a learning centre, with high tech and user friendly exhibits. Clanton is also famous for the giant peach shaped water tower. There is also a Winery where visitors can taste exotic wines.

Clanton Transportation

The nearest airport to board a flight is Montgomery Regional Airport.

Clanton Higher Education

University of Montevallo, Community College of the Air Force, and Faulkner University are nearby.


Total Population 8,715
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,669
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 48.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $46,466
% Above Poverty Level 83.1%
% Below Poverty Level 16.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 31.1%
Median Gross Rent $648
Median House Value $104,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.5%
US/American 0%
English 10.6%
Irish 7.6%

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

Clanton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles NW of Montgomery, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 144 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Chilton
Standard Zip Codes 35045, 35046
Phone Area Codes 205
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.838
Longitude -86.629

Clanton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 54 F
Apr Temp 48 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 75 F
Annual Precip 59.5 inches
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 55 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 57.5 inches
Distance 43.1 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 55 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 55.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Billingsley 176 $46,250
Calera 12,593 $70,337
Deatsville 1,218 $90,905
Jemison 2,627 $50,893
Maplesville 815 $56,389
Thorsby 2,140 $63,750

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

Clanton Public Libraries

Chilton-clanton Public Library
Clanton, Alabama
(205) 755-1768

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Clanton Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(205) 755-2500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 18

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