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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 8,672
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,638
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 49.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.3%
Median Earnings25+ $32,050
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,571
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,083

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,133
% Above Poverty Level 78.9%
% Below Poverty Level 21.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.6%
Median Gross Rent $626
Median House Value $99,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.7%
US/American 0%
English 10.1%
Irish 9.1%

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

Notes:

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

Station CLANTON
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
Station ROCKFORD 3 ESE
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
Station MARTIN DAM
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 162 $46,250
Calera 12,376 $66,699
Deatsville 1,098 $89,063
Jemison 2,628 $50,481
Maplesville 732 $61,250
Thorsby 2,039 $57,065

Clanton Public Libraries

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

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Clanton Hospitals

CHILTON MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1010 LAY DAM ROAD
(205) 755-2500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Clanton High Schools

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CHILTON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
1214 7TH ST S
205-280-2710
Serves 649 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

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2829 4TH AVE N
205-280-2920
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