Introduction to Trussville, Alabama

Trussville, Alabama, in Jefferson county, is 13 miles NE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 128 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is in the Birmingham metropolitan area. About 12,924 people live in Trussville.

Trussville History

Trussville was originally used by Native Americans as a fishing and hunting ground. Creek Land surrendered in the year 1814. The white settlers arrived in the area soon after that. One of these white settlers was Warren Truss, a North Carolinian. Truss began living in the area before 1820, and he acquired 1,000 acres of land. He also built a mill on the Cahaba. The neighborhood became known as Truss. Trussville was incorporated in the year 1947.

Trussville and nearby Attractions

  • Holy Infant of Prague Catholic Church
  • Windsong Lake
  • Pinchgut Creek
  • Fair Haven Campsite
  • Jefferson Memorial Gardens

Things To Do in Trussville

The city of Trussville has many churches including the First United Methodist Church, Holy Infant of Prague Catholic Church, and the First Presbyterian Church of Trussville. Tourists can also visit the City of Birmingham-Roebuck Plaza Lake, Red Gap, and Camp Munger. Dry Creek, Windsong Lake, and Riggins Pond are places where visitors can relax.

Trussville Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by Birmingham International Airport.

Trussville Higher Education

Higher education opportunities are provided to the residents of Trussville at Jefferson State Community College, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Samford University, and George Wallace State Community College-Hanceville.


Total Population 20,351
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 10,036
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 64.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.9%
Median Earnings25+ $49,911
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $37,439
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,704


Median Family Income $95,914
% Above Poverty Level 95.3%
% Below Poverty Level 4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 20.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,277
Median House Value $232,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20%
US/American 0%
English 18.9%
Irish 11.6%

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

Trussville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles NE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 128 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Jefferson
Metro Area Birmingham
Standard Zip Codes 35173
Phone Area Codes 205
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.619
Longitude -86.608

Trussville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station PINSON
Distance 6.1 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 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 58.1 inches
Distance 30.8 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 54 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 76 F
Annual Precip 56.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Whites Chapel (35173)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Irondale 12,398 $55,888
Leeds 11,881 $62,943
Margaret 4,487 $64,125
Moody 12,292 $66,472
Tarrant 6,278 $31,905

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

Trussville Public Libraries

Trussville Public Library
Trussville, Alabama
(205) 655-2022

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Student/teacher ratio: 17

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