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Overview

Introduction to Pell City, Alabama

Pell City, Alabama, in St Clair county, is 30 miles E of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 109 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Birmingham metropolitan area.

Pell City History

Pell City was originally set up by railroad investors in 1890. George H. Pell, from the Pell City Iron and Land Company, was one of the financial backers of the project, and the city was named after him. On May 6, 1891, the city was incorporated but it almost failed due to the panic of 1893. It was set up again by Sumter Cogswell in 1902. He built the Pell City Manufacturing Company which later became Avondale Mills. In 1956, Pell City merged with the towns of Eden and Oak Ridge.

Pell City and nearby Attractions

  • Showboat Camp
  • Cogswell Avenue Industrial Park
  • Knoxs Landing
  • Church of God in Christ
  • Harmon Lake
  • Easonville Creek

Things To Do In Pell City

There are a number of notable locations in the city including the Showboat Camp, Knoxs Landing, and the Pell City Civic Center. The Pell City Public Library offers a host of information about the local history and culture. The churches around the town are also worth visiting. The Pell City Plaza Shopping Center offers a range of shopping facilities. The city's creeks and lakes offer opportunities to indulge in water sports.

Pell City Transportation

Air transportation is provided by Talladega Muni Airport.

Pell City Higher Education

Residents of Pell City can enroll at Samford University and Jefferson State Community College. Other universities and colleges nearby include Jacksonville State University and Gadsden State Community College.

People

Total Population 13,312
Male Share of the Population 51.5%
Female Share of the Population 48.5%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 5,223
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 48.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.5%
Median Earnings25+ $35,168
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,071
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,848

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,307
% Above Poverty Level 79.2%
% Below Poverty Level 20.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29.9%
Median Gross Rent $695
Median House Value $169,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.7%
US/American 0%
English 5.3%
Irish 6.1%

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

Pell City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles E of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 109 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County St Clair
Metro Area Birmingham
Standard Zip Codes 35125, 35128
Phone Area Codes 205
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.586
Longitude -86.286

Pell City 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 TALLADEGA
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 54 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 76 F
Annual Precip 56.4 inches
Station ANNISTON METRO AP
Distance 25.1 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
Station SYLACAUGA 4 NE
Distance 27 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 54 F
Apr Temp 46 to 75 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 76 F
Annual Precip 54.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Eden (35125)

Glen City (35125)

Harrisburg (35125)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Lincoln 6,391 $67,891
Margaret 4,487 $64,125
Moody 12,292 $66,472
Odenville 3,663 $59,500
Riverside 2,296 $65,455

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

Pell City Public Libraries

Library
Pell City Public Library
1923 1ST AVENUE NORTH
Pell City, Alabama
(205) 884-1015

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Pell City Hospitals

ST CLAIR REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
2805 DR JOHN HAYNES DRIVE
(205) 814-2105
Emergency Service: Yes

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PELL CITY HIGH SCHOOL
1300 COGSWELL AVE
205-338-2250
Serves 1,100 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

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