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Overview

Introduction to Andalusia, Alabama

Andalusia, Alabama, in Covington county, is 64 miles W of Dothan, Alabama (center to center) and 208 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia.

Andalusia History

The area now known as the city of Andalusia was originally inhabited by the Creek Indians. It was first settled by the whites in the 1840s. Originally, it was named New Site. The first post office was established in 1846 and the area was renamed Andalusia. Many believe the city was named after the Andalusia Province of Spain. In fact, in Spanish the word means "to walk easy." The Georgia Railroad first entered the city in 1899.

Andalusia and nearby Attractions

  • Conecuh National Forest
  • Three Notch Museum
  • Point "A" Beach
  • Lacy Black Rushing Museum
  • Frank Jackson State Park
  • Boll Weevil Monument

Things To Do In Andalusia

Popular spots to visit in the city include the Andalusia Commercial Historic District, Cooper Park, Johnson Memorial Park, and Robinson Memorial Park. The Lacy Black Rushing Museum and Three Notch Museum are also worth taking a look around. The Covington Mall Shopping Center, Three Notch Shopping Center, and West Gate Plaza Shopping Center are the major shopping spots in the Andalusia area.

Andalusia Transportation

Panama City-Bay Co International is the closest major airport.

Andalusia Higher Education

Lurleen B Wallace Junior College is located in Andalusia. Reid State Technical College, Troy State University - Main Campus, Jefferson Davis Community College, and Martin University are also close by.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,918
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens18.5%
Employed Population 16+3,595
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married43.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.9%
Median Earnings25+$31,602
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,768
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,979

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,500
% Above Poverty Level82.7%
% Below Poverty Level17.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.7%
Median Gross Rent$613
Median House Value$110,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.1%
Irish8.9%
English6.7%
German3.4%
Italian2%
Scottish1.9%
French Except Basque1.1%
Polish0.7%
African0.6%
Greek0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Ukrainian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Russian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Andalusia Almanac

CategoryValue
County Covington County
Standard Zip Codes36421, 36420
Phone Area Codes334
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.37
Approximate Longitude-86.47

Andalusia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationANDALUSIA 3 W
Distance2.1 miles
Jan Temp36 to 61 F
Apr Temp50 to 79 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp51 to 81 F
Annual Precip61.8 inches
StationBREWTON 3 ENE
Distance35.6 miles
Jan Temp34 to 60 F
Apr Temp49 to 78 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp50 to 79 F
Annual Precip68.6 inches
StationCRESTVIEW BOB SIKES AP
Distance36.4 miles
Jan Temp39 to 62 F
Apr Temp53 to 79 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip63.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dozier313$35,750
Gantt167$70,250
Kinston620$43,750
Opp6,580$41,357
Red Level331$42,917
River Falls693$45,208

Andalusia Public Libraries

Andalusia Public Library
212 SOUTH THREE NOTCH STREET
Andalusia, Alabama
(334) 222-6612

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Andalusia Hospitals

Andalusia Regional Hospital
(Proprietary)
849 South Three Notch Street
(334) 222-8466

Andalusia Public Schools

Andalusia Elem Sch
1501 West Bypass
ZIP: 36420
Primary
Total Enrollment 969
Andalusia High Sch
701 Third St
ZIP: 36420
High
Total Enrollment 512
Andalusia Middle Sch
408 4th Avenue
ZIP: 36420
Middle
Total Enrollment 248
Pleasant Home Sch
12548 Falco Road
ZIP: 36420
Other
Total Enrollment 553
Straughn Elem Sch
29324 Straughn School Road
ZIP: 36421
Primary
Total Enrollment 557
Straughn High Sch
29448 Straughn School Road
ZIP: 36421
High
Total Enrollment 405
Straughn Middle Sch
29324 Straughn School Road
ZIP: 36421
Middle
Total Enrollment 316

Andalusia Private Schools

Guardian Angel Christian Academy
1716 Stanley Ave
ZIP: 36420
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
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