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Overview

Introduction to Northport, Alabama

Northport, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa county, is 1 miles N of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (center to center) and 187 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. Part of the surrounding Tuscaloosa metro area, the city is not an isolated city.

Northport History

Northport was first settled in 1813. It was originally known as "Kentuck" or "Canetuck." Later on, the area was renamed to Northport. It was named due to its location along the river. The city was incorporated in 1871. The city's first newspaper was known as the "Northport Spectator" and was published in 1870.

Northport and nearby Attractions

  • Northport Heritage Museum
  • Children's Hands-On Museum Of Tuscaloosa
  • Northbrook Plaza Shopping Center
  • Bridge Avenue Church of God
  • Kentuck Museum
  • Lake Lurleen State Park

Things To Do In Northport

Northport is home to the Northport Heritage Museum, which exhibits a collection of the city's historic artifacts and photographs. One of Northport's most notable cultural activities is the Kentuck Festival of the Arts. The festival celebrates folk and contemporary art as well as traditional crafts. Lake Lurleen State Park is a scenic state park located on a 250-acre lake. Park amenities include a fully equipped campground, nature center, play and picnic areas, pavilions, swimming beach, bath house, fishing piers, rental canoes, and paddle boats.

Northport Transportation

Tuscaloosa Regional Airport is the nearest airport.

Northport Higher Education

Higher education can be availed from the University of Alabama, Shelton State Community College, and University of Alabama at Birmingham.

People

Total Population 24,339
Male Share of the Population 46.6%
Female Share of the Population 53.4%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 11,132
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 47.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.4%
Median Earnings25+ $36,157
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,889
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,386

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,734
% Above Poverty Level 86.3%
% Below Poverty Level 13.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.4%
Median Gross Rent $800
Median House Value $162,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.6%
Irish 7.7%

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

Northport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles N of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 187 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Tuscaloosa
Metro Area Tuscaloosa
Standard Zip Codes 35473, 35475, 35476
Phone Area Codes 205
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.228
Longitude -87.577

Northport 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 TUSCALOOSA OLIVER DAM
Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 53 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 54.9 inches
Station FAYETTE
Distance 34.3 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 76 F
Annual Precip 58.7 inches
Station JASPER
Distance 48.8 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 58.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

North Port (35473, 35475, 35476)

Nport (35473, 35475, 35476)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brookwood 1,932 $52,424
Coaling 1,808 $64,896
Coker 819 $64,063
Gordo 1,680 $49,821
Moundville 2,183 $50,775
Tuscaloosa 94,865 $52,458

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

Northport Hospitals

NORTHPORT MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
2700 HOSPITAL DRIVE
(205) 333-4500
Emergency Service: Yes

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12500 WILDCAT DR
205-342-2670
Serves 1,637 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

NORTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL
19230 NORTHSIDE PARKWAY
205-342-2755
Serves 401 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

SPRAYBERRY REGIONAL EDUCATION CENTER
1324 RICE MINE RD
205-342-2660
A Special Education School
Serves 75 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.4

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