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Overview

Introduction to Atmore, Alabama

Atmore, Alabama, in Escambia county, is 39 miles NE of Mobile, Alabama (center to center) and 170 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Atmore History

Atmore was originally inhabited by the Creek Indians. The city's development began after the American Civil War in the 1860's, when the Mobile and Great Northern railroad first entered the area. At that time, it was named Williams Station. Later in 1897, the city was renamed after C.P. Atmore, the General Ticket Agent of Louisville Nashville Railroad. The city's economic development largely depended on the agriculture and timber industries.

Atmore and nearby Attractions

  • Claude D. Kelley State Park
  • Turtle Point Environmental Science Center
  • Little River State Forest
  • American Sport Art Museum
  • Carlen House
  • Museum of Mobile

Things To Do In Atmore

Atmore has a number of parks and playgrounds such as the South Eighth Avenue City Park, Westside Park, and North Eighth Avenue City Park. You can also visit Claude D. Kelley State Park and Little River State Forest. One can spend their leisure time at the Turtle Point Environmental Science Center. You can enjoy shopping at the Atmore Plaza Shopping Center. The city hosts several special events and festivals each year including Williams Station Day, Mayfest, and South Alabama Old Time Fiddlers' Convention.

Atmore Transportation

Flights can be availed from Pensacola Regional Airport.

Atmore Higher Education

There are several colleges and universities that offer higher educational facilities including James H Faulkner State Community College, University of West Florida, Bishop State Community College, and many more.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,067
Male Share of the Population57.5%
Female Share of the Population42.5%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+2,660
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married32.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.6%
Median Earnings25+$24,196
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,415
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,433

Wealth

Median Family Income$34,812
% Above Poverty Level76.3%
% Below Poverty Level23.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home0.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone37.8%
Median Gross Rent$524
Median House Value$96,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)67.2%
Irish7%
English3.3%
African2.5%
German2.5%
Polish1.1%
Italian0.9%
Russian0.6%
Dutch0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Scottish0.3%
British0.3%
Swiss0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Arab0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
French Except Basque0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Atmore Almanac

CategoryValue
County Escambia County
Standard Zip Codes36502
P.O. Box Zip Codes36503, 36504
Phone Area Codes251
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.02
Approximate Longitude-87.49

Atmore Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationATMORE STATE NURSERY
Distance10.5 miles
Jan Temp37 to 59 F
Apr Temp52 to 77 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp55 to 79 F
Annual Precip64.5 inches
StationBAY MINETTE
Distance19.7 miles
Jan Temp38 to 59 F
Apr Temp54 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 89 F
Oct Temp56 to 77 F
Annual Precip67.6 inches
StationWHITING FIELD NAS
Distance35.4 miles
Jan Temp41 to 61 F
Apr Temp55 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp57 to 80 F
Annual Precip67.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bay Minette9,019$48,513
Flomaton1,670$27,063
Pollard284$36,250

Atmore Public Libraries

Escambia County Cooperative Library System
700 EAST CHURCH STREET
Atmore, Alabama
(251) 368-4130
Atmore Public
700 E. CHURCH STREET
Atmore, Alabama
(251) 368-5234

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Atmore Hospitals

Atmore Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
401 Medical Park Dr.
(251) 368-2500

Atmore Public Schools

A.c. Moore Elem Sch
501 Beck St
ZIP: 36502
Primary
Total Enrollment 248
Escambia Co High Sch
1215 S Presley St
ZIP: 36502
High
Total Enrollment 513
Escambia Co Middle Sch
1565 Highway 21
ZIP: 36502
Middle
Total Enrollment 530
Huxford Elem Sch
637 Huxford Road
ZIP: 36502
Primary
Total Enrollment 328
Rachel Patterson Elem Sch
1102 W Craig St
ZIP: 36502
Primary
Total Enrollment 398

Atmore Private Schools

Atmore Christian School
245 Tennant Dr
ZIP: 36502
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 99
Escambia Academy
268 Cowpen Creek Rd
ZIP: 36502
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 296
Temple Christian Academy
1707 S Main St
ZIP: 36502
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 39
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