Introduction to Scottsboro, Alabama

Scottsboro, Alabama, in Jackson county, is 31 miles E of Huntsville, Alabama (center to center) and 111 miles SE of Nashville, Tennessee.

Scottsboro History

Originally, Cherokee Indians inhabited the area now known as Scottsboro. Robert Thomas Scott is the founder of Scottsboro. He managed a hotel in Bellefonte and was in the Alabama Legislature for almost 20 years. He and his wife moved to Scottsboro sometime between 1850 and 1853. Until 1868, the area was called various names including Sage Town, Scott's Mill, and Scottsville. A railway station was built in Scottsboro in 1857. The station was popularly called Scott's Station. The city of Scottsboro was incorporated in January 1870 by the Alabama Legislature.

Scottsboro and nearby Attractions

  • Cavalry Baptist Church
  • Scottsboro Plaza Shopping Center
  • Scottsboro Public Library
  • Shelby Pond
  • Scottsboro Municipal Park

Things To Do In Scottsboro

The Scottsboro Public Library offers information about the local history and culture. The Scottsboro Country Club and Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts. Those interested in purchasing souvenirs can visit the Scottsboro Plaza Shopping Center, Scottsboro Shopping Center, and Holiday Shopping Center. One can also spend a fun day out with family and friends at any of the local parks. Shelby Pond and Dry Creek are among the other popular tourist haunts in Scottsboro.

Scottsboro Transportation

Air transportation is provided by Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field Airport.

Scottsboro Higher Education

Residents of Scottsboro can enroll in nearby Alabama A & M University, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Gadsden State Community College, and Motlow State Community College.


Total Population 14,775
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 20.9%
Employed Population 16+ 5,928
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 51.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.8%
Median Earnings25+ $28,743
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,818
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,280


Median Family Income $49,228
% Above Poverty Level 84%
% Below Poverty Level 16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.1%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 32.7%
Median Gross Rent $539
Median House Value $122,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.5%
US/American 0%
English 6.2%
Irish 6.4%

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

Scottsboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles E of Huntsville, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 111 miles SE of Nashville, Tennessee
County Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 35768, 35769
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.672
Longitude -86.034

Scottsboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 8.9 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 74 F
Annual Precip 58.6 inches
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 42 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 72 F
Annual Precip 58.3 inches
Distance 35.6 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 49 F
Apr Temp 48 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 54.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dutton 331 $49,063
Hollywood 971 $48,641
Langston 211 $41,250
Pisgah 717 $39,625
Section 811 $41,250
Woodville 763 $46,500

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

Scottsboro Public Libraries

Scottsboro Public Library
Scottsboro, Alabama
(256) 574-4335

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Scottsboro Hospitals

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(256) 259-4444
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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