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Overview

Introduction to Prichard, Alabama

Prichard, Alabama, in Mobile county, is 3 miles NW of Mobile, Alabama (center to center) and 130 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is conveniently located inside the Mobile metropolitan area.

Prichard History

In the 1830s, Prichard began as a settlement along the road that is now known as U.S Highway 43. It was mostly uninhabited until the slave-ship Clotilde arrived. After 1900, the region began developing slowly and steadily, and the area was incorporated as a city in 1925. It became a company town for many shipbuilding companies that built houses for their workers. The area had extraordinary growth in the 1940s and 1950s. Prichard recorded its highest population in 1960.

Prichard and nearby Attractions

  • Shelton Beach
  • American Sport Art Museum
  • Exploreum Science Museum,
  • Whistler United Methodist Church
  • Cochran Lake

Things To Do In Prichard

While in the city of Prichard, one can visit the nearby museums such as the American Sport Art Museum, the Fort Conde Museum and Welcome Center, the Museum of Art, and the Phoenix Fire Museum. One can also visit the local public libraries and churches. There are many parks that offer a range of recreational facilities including Meaher State Park and Pollard Park. Wilson Plaza Shopping Center and Belt 45 Shopping Center are also popular tourist haunts.

Prichard Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by Mobile Downtown Airport.

Prichard Higher Education

The educational institutes offering higher education facilities to the residents are Bishop State Community College, University of South Alabama, University of South Alabama-Baldwin, University of West Florida, and James Faulkner State Community College.

People

Total Population 22,439
Male Share of the Population 45.1%
Female Share of the Population 54.9%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 6,281
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 26.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.9%
Median Earnings25+ $22,374
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,286
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,311

Wealth

Median Family Income $31,263
% Above Poverty Level 63.7%
% Below Poverty Level 36.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.8%
Median Gross Rent $708
Median House Value $66,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 76.7%
US/American 0%
English 1.2%
Irish 2%

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

Prichard Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NW of Mobile, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 130 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Mobile
Metro Area Mobile
Standard Zip Codes 36610, 36617
Phone Area Codes 251
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.738
Longitude -88.078

Prichard 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 MOBILE RGNL AP
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 61 F
Apr Temp 55 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 56 to 79 F
Annual Precip 66.2 inches
Station FAIRHOPE 2 NE
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 60 F
Apr Temp 55 to 77 F
Jul Temp 73 to 90 F
Oct Temp 57 to 79 F
Annual Precip 67.7 inches
Station BAY MINETTE
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 59 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 89 F
Oct Temp 56 to 77 F
Annual Precip 67.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Magazine (36610)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chickasaw 6,005 $31,829
Creola 1,842 $53,295
Mobile 194,669 $50,211
Saraland 13,715 $62,308
Satsuma 6,152 $75,964
Spanish Fort 7,578 $96,964

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

Prichard Public Libraries

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Prichard Public Library
300 W. LOVEJOY LOOP
Prichard, Alabama
(251) 452-7847

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Prichard High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

CF VIGOR HIGH SCHOOL
913 N WILSON AVE
251-221-3374
A Title I School.
Serves 1,116 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

MATTIE T BLOUNT HIGH SCHOOL
838 W MAIN ST
251-221-3057
A Title I School.
Serves 618 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

P O I N T E ACADEMY
1874 PLEASANT AVENUE
251-221-5373
A Magnet School.

TL FAULKNER SCHOOL
33 WEST ELM ST
251-221-5431
A Vocational School

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