Glencoe, Alabama

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Glencoe, Alabama

Introduction to Glencoe, Alabama

Glencoe, Alabama is 58 miles NE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 89 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. It is in Etowah County. The city is part of the Gadsden metro area. The population of Glencoe is 5,152.

Glencoe History

Glencoe is part of the Gadsden Metropolitan Statistical Area that covers all of Etowah County. The city is partly located in Calhoun County, which was founded on December 18, 1832, as Benton County, and partly in Etowah County, which was founded on December 7, 1866. It is also known as the "City Of Patriotism."

Glencoe and nearby Attractions

  • Noccalula Falls Park
  • Center for Cultural Arts
  • Imagination Place Children's Museum
  • James D. Martin Wildlife Park
  • Anniston Museum of Natural History
  • Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

Things To Do In Glencoe

A hihgly popular spot to visit is the Noccalula Falls Park which offers train rides, waterfalls, playground, picnic areas, botanical gardens, and several other recreational facilities. The city also has several houses of worship such as the Glencoe Bible Methodist Church, Smiths Temple Holiness Church, Glencoe First Methodist Church, North Glencoe Baptist Church, and Glencoe Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The James D. Martin Wildlife Park and Imagination Place Children's Museum are also nearby.

Glencoe Transportation

The Anniston Metropolitan Airport is the closest major airport.

Glencoe Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Gadsden State Community College and Jacksonville State University.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Glencoe Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Glencoe Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 9% Glencoe Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 11% Glencoe People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 16% Glencoe Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Glencoe, Alabama

Comparing Glencoe 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
Age of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 8 8
Female Share of the Population 6 4
Male Share of the Population 5 7
Well-Paid Single Women 3 7
Well-Paid Single Men 3 8
Racial Diversity 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 10
People in Middle Class or Better 6 9
Median Family Income 5 9
College Educated Adults 3 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 4 5
Working at Home 2 5
Walking and Biking to Work 1 2
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 3
Affordability of Rents 9 4
Housing Recently Built 8 7
People Living Alone 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 7 7

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Glencoe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 58 miles NE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Etowah
Metro Area Gadsden
Standard Zip Codes 35905
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.956
Longitude -85.932

Glencoe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 56.1 inches
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 55 inches
Distance 26.3 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 53 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
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Glencoe Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,152 100%
Male 2,471 48%
Female 2,681 52%
Under 18 1,143 22.2%
18+ 4,009 77.8%
65+ 900 17.5%
Median Age 40.9
Average Family Size 2.89
White 4,994 96.9%
African-American 89 1.7%
Asian 9 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 15 0.3%
Other 5 0.1%
Mixed Race 39 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 0.3%

Estimated Glencoe Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,265
Growth 113
Growth % 2.2%

Glencoe 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
US/American 41.5%
English 12%
Irish 11.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.1%
German 5.9%
Italian 4.9%
Scotch-Irish 3.5%
Scottish 3.3%
Dutch 1.7%
European 1.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.9%
Canadian 0.5%
Polish 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Czech 0.2%
African 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Glencoe 5,152 $46,283
Attalla 6,592 $39,549
Gadsden 38,978 $31,740
Hokes Bluff 4,149 $42,534
Rainbow City 8,428 $50,844
Reece City 634 $39,444
Southside 7,036 $58,427
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Glencoe High Schools (2004)

Serves 347 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

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