Introduction to Fultondale, Alabama

Fultondale, Alabama, in Jefferson county, is 5 miles N of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 138 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. Part of the surrounding Birmingham metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Fultondale is home to some 6,595 residents.

Fultondale History

Prior to adopting its present name, Fultondale was named Fulton Springs. In the early 1900s, it was a mining town. Fultondale was incorporated as a city in 1947. The city derived its name by combining the names of two nearby communities called Fulton Springs and Glendale. The original city hall was built on the site of the present day Municipal City Park.

Fultondale and nearby Attractions

  • Southern Museum of Flight
  • Robert R. Meyer Planetarium
  • Birmingham Zoo
  • Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Rickwood Caverns State Park
  • Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

Things To Do In Fultondale

During your stay in Fultondale, you can visit a number of museums such as the Southern Museum of Flight, Bessemer Hall of History, and Birmingham Museum of Art. The Birmingham Zoo and Robert R. Meyer Planetarium are also nearby. The city also offers several houses of worship including Walker Chapel United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church of Fultondale. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Walker Chapel Plaza Shopping Center and Fultondale Plaza Shopping Center.

Fultondale Transportation

Birmingham International Airport is nearby.

Fultondale Higher Education

Jefferson State Community College and University Of Alabama At Birmingham are the nearest college and university.


Total Population 8,733
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 17.4%
Employed Population 16+ 4,801
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 53%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.8%
Median Earnings25+ $34,282
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,789
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,450


Median Family Income $67,118
% Above Poverty Level 86%
% Below Poverty Level 14%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 29.7%
Median Gross Rent $917
Median House Value $129,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.1%
US/American 0%
English 7.5%
Irish 11.1%

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

Fultondale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles N of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 138 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Jefferson
Metro Area Birmingham
Standard Zip Codes 35068
Phone Area Codes 205
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.604
Longitude -86.793

Fultondale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3.7 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 53.9 inches
Station PINSON
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 53 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 67 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 48 to 76 F
Jul Temp 68 to 94 F
Oct Temp 49 to 77 F
Annual Precip 59.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Coalburg (35068)

Fulton Springs (35068)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Birmingham 212,211 $37,257
Fairfield 10,987 $43,125
Gardendale 13,763 $72,604
Irondale 12,398 $55,888
Mountain Brook 20,518 $153,220
Tarrant 6,278 $31,905

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

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(205) 849-6335

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