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Overview

Introduction to Tarrant, Alabama

Tarrant, Alabama, in Jefferson county, is 5 miles NE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 136 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is recognized as a part of the Birmingham metropolitan area.

Tarrant History

The city of Tarrant was named in the year 1915. Many people came up with the name Tarrant in honor of Benjamin Tarrant, who resided in this community for most of his life. The city was incorporated in the year 1918. It is located in Jefferson County, which was created on December 13, 1819.

Tarrant and nearby Attractions

  • Tarrant Shopping Center
  • Tarrant Church of the Nazarene
  • Barton Branch
  • Ketona Lakes
  • Tarrant City Hall

Things To Do In Tarrant

The famous locations in Tarrant city are the Tarrant City Public Library and Tarrant City Hall. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Tarrant Shopping Center. One can relax at the Ketona Lakes, North Lake, and Barton Branch. There are many churches to visit including the Black Creek Church, Lakeside Church of Tarrant City, Tarrant City Church of God, and Tarrant Church of the Nazarene. Sheritt Cemetery is the place where one prays for the departed souls.

Tarrant Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by Birmingham International Airport, which is the closest airport to the city.

Tarrant Higher Education

Higher education in Tarrant is offered through several educational institutes including Jefferson State Community College, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Samford University, and Bevill State Community College.

People

Total Population 6,278
Male Share of the Population 44.1%
Female Share of the Population 55.9%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,302
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 26%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $31,905
% Above Poverty Level 68.2%
% Below Poverty Level 31.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.1%
Median Gross Rent $672
Median House Value $76,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 61.1%
US/American 0%
English 3.9%
Irish 4.1%

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

Tarrant Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 136 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Jefferson
Metro Area Birmingham
Standard Zip Codes 35217
Phone Area Codes 205
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.59
Longitude -86.75

Tarrant 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 BIRMINGHAM INTL AP
Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 53.9 inches
Station PINSON
Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 53 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 67 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
Station BESSEMER 3 WSW
Distance 19.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Birmingham 212,211 $37,257
Fairfield 10,987 $43,125
Fultondale 8,733 $67,118
Gardendale 13,763 $72,604
Irondale 12,398 $55,888
Mountain Brook 20,518 $153,220

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

Tarrant Public Libraries

Library
Tarrant Public Library
1143 FORD AVENUE
Tarrant, Alabama
(205) 849-2825

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Tarrant High Schools

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TARRANT HIGH SCHOOL
830 JEFFERSON BLVD
205-849-0172
Serves 433 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

TARRANT ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
1318 ALABAMA ST
205-849-3700
A Non-traditional School

TARRANT EDUCATION CENTER
1318 ALABAMA ST
205-849-3700
A Vocational School

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