Parrish, Alabama

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Parrish, Alabama

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Parrish Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 13% Parrish Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Parrish Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Parrish, Alabama

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 7
Portion of People Married 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 2 3
People in Middle Class or Better 1 2
Median Family Income 1 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Short Commute Times 1 1
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 6
Affordability of Rents 8 6
Housing Recently Built 6 2
People Living Alone 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 4 6
Low Property Crime 2 4

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Parrish Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles NW of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 166 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Walker
Standard Zip Codes 35580
Phone Area Codes 205
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.73
Longitude -87.284

Parrish Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station JASPER
Distance 11.9 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
Distance 28.1 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
Distance 30.8 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
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Parrish Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,268 100%
Male 607 47.9%
Female 661 52.1%
Under 18 300 23.7%
18+ 968 76.3%
65+ 192 15.1%
Median Age 39.2
Average Family Size 3.01
White 921 72.6%
African-American 321 25.3%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 8 0.6%
Mixed Race 14 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 0.9%

Estimated Parrish Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,259
Growth -9
Growth % -0.7%

Parrish 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 41.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.5%
Irish 7.5%
English 4.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.8%
German 2.6%
Italian 1.4%
Dutch 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Scottish 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
African 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Parrish 1,268 $26,193
Cordova 2,423 $24,896
Dora 2,413 $29,000
Jasper 14,052 $43,674
Oakman 944 $31,964
Sipsey 552 $26,500
Sumiton 2,665 $36,086
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Parrish High Schools (2004)

Serves 245 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

Parrish Colleges

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1. Garysburg, North Carolina 84.9   27.8% 14.9% 9% 30 $27,386 5.3% 97.6% 1,254 28.4% 64.6 1.5% 6.4
2. Princeton, North Carolina 83.8   31% 17.1% 10.9% 29 $31,705 6.4% 30.6% 1,066 23.1% 46.9 0.6% 3.8
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