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Overview

Introduction to Attalla, Alabama

Attalla, Alabama, in Etowah county, is 53 miles NE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 99 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is located in the Gadsden metropolitan area.

Attalla History

The present day city of Attalla was originally an Indian village and played a significant role during the Creek War of 1813. It was founded in 1870. Some of city's early white settlers were W. C. Hammond, E. I. Holcomb, Dr. Thomas Edwards, John S. Moragne, Henry W. Pickens, Allen Gray, and Rev. James Scales. Allen Gray became the city's first postmaster. Attalla was incorporated on February 5, 1872, and E. I. Holcomb was the city's first mayor. In 1893, the city adopted its present name.

Attalla and nearby Attractions

  • Imagination Place Children's Museum
  • Gadsden Museum of Art
  • Noccalula Falls Park
  • Center for Cultural Arts
  • James D. Martin Wildlife Park
  • Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

Things To Do In Attalla

Attalla offers a number of recreational facilities. The city has several parks and open spaces including Attalla City Park and Siberton Park. It is also home to many houses of worship such as the Cherry Street Baptist Church, Shady Grove Church, Wares Temple Holiness Church, Church of God of the United Assembly, and Sibert Methodist Church. You can also visit Neely Henry Lake, which is located on the Coosa River.

Attalla Transportation

Air transportation is available from Talladega Municipal Airport.

Attalla Higher Education

Higher education can be availed from Gadsden State Community College, Alabama A & M University, and Jacksonville State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,934
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens17.7%
Employed Population 16+2,596
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married46.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.2%
Median Earnings25+$32,922
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,895
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,182

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,019
% Above Poverty Level87.1%
% Below Poverty Level12.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home0.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone28.2%
Median Gross Rent$604
Median House Value$72,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.8%
Irish8%
English5.9%
French Except Basque3.5%
German3%
Dutch1.8%
African1.7%
Italian1.1%
Greek0.7%
Russian0.5%
Scottish0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Iranian0.1%
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Attalla Almanac

CategoryValue
County Etowah County
Standard Zip Codes35954
Phone Area Codes256
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.01
Approximate Longitude-86.1

Attalla Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGADSDEN
Distance6 miles
Jan Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp47 to 73 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip56.1 inches
StationONEONTA
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp31 to 50 F
Apr Temp47 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip58.1 inches
StationANNISTON METRO AP
Distance33.3 miles
Jan Temp33 to 53 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Gadsden36,235$41,023
Rainbow City9,590$57,953
Ridgeville114$24,063
Southside8,563$77,500
Steele1,089$42,813

Attalla Public Libraries

Attalla - Etowah County Public Library
604 NORTH 4TH STREET
Attalla, Alabama
(256) 538-9266

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Attalla Public Schools

Career Technical Center
105 Burke Ave Se
ZIP: 35954
High
Duck Springs Elem Sch
10180 Duck Springs Rd
ZIP: 35954
Primary
Total Enrollment 234
Etowah Co Alt Sch
106 Burke Ave. S.e.
ZIP: 35954
Other
Etowah High Sch
201 Case Ave.
ZIP: 35954
High
Total Enrollment 718
Etowah Middle Sch
429 S 4th St
ZIP: 35954
Middle
Total Enrollment 451
Ivalee Elem Sch
840 Gallant Rd
ZIP: 35954
Primary
Total Enrollment 233
Stowers Hill Intermediate Sch
300 Cullman Avenue
ZIP: 35954
Primary
Total Enrollment 552
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