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Overview

Introduction to Phenix City, Alabama

Phenix City, Alabama, in Russell county, is 1 miles NW of Columbus, Georgia (center to center) and 95 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is located in the Columbus metropolitan area. Phenix City has a population of about 28,265.

Phenix City History

According to historical records, the city was named after the Eagle and Phenix Mill, which was located in the area. At some point, the 'o' from the word Phoenix was removed either as a mark of distinction from Phoenix, Arizona, or because of a mistake made in the word's spelling. The area now known as Phenix City is actually a consolidation of two towns. In the late 19th century, the town of Girard comprised mostly of the present-day downtown area of Phenix City, and Phenix City was mostly in Lee County. In the 20th century, the towns of Girard and Phenix City merged to form the present-day Phenix City.

Phenix City and nearby Attractions

  • Lakeview Golf Course
  • Parkview Shopping Center
  • Westside Church
  • Lake View Memory Gardens
  • Asbury Park Lake

Things To Do In Phenix City

Phenix City is dotted with many creeks and reservoirs including Mill Creek, Holland Creek, Asbury Park Lake, Busseys Lake, Webs Pond, and Moon Lake. While in the city, one can also visit the Phenix City-Russell Co Public Library. The Parkview Shopping Center, Sherwood Shopping Center, Village Green Shopping Center, Fosters Shopping Center, and Grant City Shopping Center are ideal locations for those who enjoy shopping. The Red Barne Game Room and the Skatearama are two amusement and theme parks in the city which offer recreational facilities.

Phenix City Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by Columbus Metropolitan Airport.

Phenix City Higher Education

Institutes offering higher educational facilities to residents of Phenix City are Chattahoochee Valley Community College, Troy State University-Phenix City, Columbus State University, and Auburn University Main Campus.

People

Total Population 36,639
Male Share of the Population 46.6%
Female Share of the Population 53.4%
Senior Citizens 11.1%
Employed Population 16+ 15,647
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 39.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.7%
Median Earnings25+ $31,741
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,072
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,043

Wealth

Median Family Income $41,983
% Above Poverty Level 79%
% Below Poverty Level 21%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.1%
Median Gross Rent $757
Median House Value $123,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 60.7%
US/American 0%
English 4.9%
Irish 7.7%

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

Phenix City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles NW of Columbus, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 95 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia
County Russell
Metro Area Columbus
Standard Zip Codes 36867, 36869, 36870
P.O. Box Zip Codes 36868
Phone Area Codes 334
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.47
Longitude -85.

Phenix 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 COLUMBUS METRO AP
Distance 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 57 F
Apr Temp 52 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 55 to 77 F
Annual Precip 48.5 inches
Station OPELIKA
Distance 29.5 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 55 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 56.4 inches
Station TALBOTTON
Distance 31.8 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 55 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 50.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Phenix (36869)

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

Phenix City Public Libraries

Library
Phenix City-russell Co Pub. Library
1501 17TH AVENUE
Phenix City, Alabama
(334) 297-1139

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Phenix City High Schools

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
2400 DOBBS DR
334-298-3626
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,395 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

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