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. The city of Tarrant has a population of about 7,022.

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.


Total Population 6,331
Male Share of the Population 43%
Female Share of the Population 57%
Senior Citizens 17%
Employed Population 16+ 2,314
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 24.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.8%
Median Earnings25+ $23,696
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,786
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,612


Median Family Income $35,102
% Above Poverty Level 66.6%
% Below Poverty Level 33.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%


People Living Alone 35.7%
Median Gross Rent $681
Median House Value $69,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 63%
US/American 0%
English 2.4%
Irish 4.1%

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


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

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
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 211,705 $37,014
Fairfield 11,039 $42,244
Fultondale 8,593 $67,785
Gardendale 13,809 $70,259
Irondale 12,399 $55,958
Mountain Brook 20,484 $155,740

Tarrant Public Libraries

Tarrant Public Library
Tarrant, Alabama
(205) 849-2825

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