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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 5,139
Male Share of the Population 45.3%
Female Share of the Population 54.7%
Senior Citizens 20%
Employed Population 16+ 1,889
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 59.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,927
% Above Poverty Level 88.9%
% Below Poverty Level 11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.3%
Median Gross Rent $553
Median House Value $106,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.7%
US/American 0%
English 8.9%
Irish 11.7%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station GADSDEN
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
Station SAND MT SUBSTATION
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
Station ANNISTON METRO AP
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Attalla 5,965 $41,828
Gadsden 36,455 $37,606
Hokes Bluff 4,314 $51,077
Rainbow City 9,608 $56,077
Southside 8,514 $79,289

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

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Glencoe High Schools

GLENCOE HIGH SCHOOL
803 LONESOME BEND RD
256-492-2250
Serves 347 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

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