Introduction to Eufaula, Alabama

Eufaula, Alabama, in Barbour county, is 40 miles S of Columbus, Georgia (center to center) and 135 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia. There are 13,908 residents in the city.

Eufaula History

Eufaula was originally inhabited by three Creek Indian tribes. In fact, the city was named Eufaulas after one of the tribes. It was first settled by the whites in 1823. For awhile it was known as the city of Irwinton after General William Irwin, who promoted the area's development. Later in 1843, it was renamed Eufaula because mail was continuously directed to Irwinton, Georgia, by mistake. The Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1964.

Eufaula and nearby Attractions

  • Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge
  • Lakepoint Resort State Park
  • Shorter Mansion
  • Lake Eufaula
  • Fendall Hall
  • Hart House

Things To Do In Eufaula

Eufaula offers a wide variety of recreational facilities including the Cheneyhatchee Creek Recreation Area, Old Creek Town Recreation Area, Governors Park, and Cowikee Recreation Area. The Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal destination for a family day out. You can enjoy a great shopping experience at the Eufaula Square Shopping Center.

Eufaula Transportation

Flights are available from Lawson AAF Airport.

Eufaula Higher Education

Higher education can be availed from Columbus State University, Tuskegee University, George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan, and several other colleges and universities.


Total Population 12,809
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 16.9%
Employed Population 16+ 4,498
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 44%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.6%
Median Earnings25+ $27,418
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,589
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,127


Median Family Income $43,059
% Above Poverty Level 74.7%
% Below Poverty Level 25.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 31.1%
Median Gross Rent $602
Median House Value $123,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 56.8%
US/American 0%
English 5.9%
Irish 7.5%

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

Eufaula Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles S of Columbus, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 135 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia
County Barbour
Standard Zip Codes 36027
P.O. Box Zip Codes 36072
Phone Area Codes 334
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.891
Longitude -85.145

Eufaula Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 77 F
Annual Precip 52 inches
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 53 to 77 F
Annual Precip 52.9 inches
Station LUMPKIN 2 SE
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Eufaula, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bakerhill (36027)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Abbeville 2,646 $40,991
Clayton 2,947 $36,250
Louisville 440 $56,750

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

Eufaula Public Libraries

Eufaula Carnegie Library
Eufaula, Alabama
(334) 687-2337

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Eufaula Hospitals

(334) 688-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Eufaula High Schools

Serves 830 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

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