Courtland, Alabama

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Courtland, Alabama

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High Points

Courtland strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alabama):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Courtland Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Courtland Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 14% Courtland Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Courtland Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Courtland, Alabama

Comparing Courtland to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Alabama (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 9 8
Female Share of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Senior Citizens 4 4
Age of the Population 4 3
Well-Paid Single Men 4 6
Male Share of the Population 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 5
Portion of People Married 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 4 5
College Educated Adults 2 4
People Above Poverty 2 5
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Short Commute Times 4 4
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 8
Affordability of Rents 10 9
Housing Recently Built 9 7
People Living Alone 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 6 8
Low Violent Crime 3 5

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Courtland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles W of Decatur, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 107 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee
County Lawrence
Metro Area Decatur
Standard Zip Codes 35618
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.668
Longitude -87.309

Courtland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MOULTON 2
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 51 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 58.7 inches
Station ATHENS 2
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 58.3 inches
Distance 26.3 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 74 F
Annual Precip 57.2 inches
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Courtland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 769 100%
Male 355 46.2%
Female 414 53.8%
Under 18 214 27.8%
18+ 555 72.2%
65+ 104 13.5%
Median Age 35.5
Average Family Size 3.06
White 417 54.2%
African-American 311 40.4%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 16 2.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 22 2.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.9%

Estimated Courtland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 765
Growth -4
Growth % -0.5%

Courtland Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 64.2%
US/American 15.5%
Irish 10.1%
English 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
African 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1%
Scottish 0.8%
Italian 0.8%
German 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Courtland 769 $36,000
Hillsboro 608 $52,000
Leighton 849 $28,036
Moulton 3,260 $35,195
Rogersville 1,199 $37,639
Town Creek 1,216 $29,018
Trinity 1,841 $60,139

Courtland Public Libraries

Courtland Public Library
Courtland, Alabama
(256) 637-9988

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Courtland High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

A Title I School.
Serves 135 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

A Non-traditional School

Courtland Colleges

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