Overview

Introduction to Brewton, Alabama

Brewton, Alabama, in Escambia county, is 48 miles N of Pensacola, Florida (center to center) and 195 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Brewton History

The present day city of Brewton was founded on February 13, 1885, as Newport. The railroad came to the city in 1861, and E.T. Brewton was appointed the Station Agent. The city's name was changed to Brewton Station and eventually shortened to Brewton. Soon after it was founded, lumber became the area's major industry.

Brewton and nearby Attractions

  • Thomas E. McMillan Museum & Alabama Room
  • Turtle Point Environmental Science Center
  • Conecuh National Forest
  • Old Courthouse Museum
  • Blackwater River State Park
  • Claude D. Kelley State Park

Things To Do In Brewton

Thomas E. McMillan Museum & Alabama Room is home to military and historical artifacts. Conecuh National Forest offers outdoor activities such as picnicking, camping, and hiking. Turtle Point Environmental Science Center includes Interpretive Wildlife Center, Wetland Trail/Boardwalk, gardens, butterfly/honeybee exhibits, amphibian exhibit, and many more.

Brewton Transportation

Pensacola Regional Airport is near the city.

Brewton Higher Education

Jefferson Davis Community College is located in Brewton. The University of West Florida and Pensacola Junior College are other nearby institutes of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,263
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens20.3%
Employed Population 16+1,892
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married41.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16%
Median Earnings25+$38,159
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,004

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,958
% Above Poverty Level72.9%
% Below Poverty Level27.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone42.6%
Median Gross Rent$604
Median House Value$113,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)62.6%
Irish5%
English4.4%
German4.3%
Scottish1.3%
Dutch1%
Italian0.9%
Russian0.8%
Romanian0.3%
African0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Polish0.2%
French Except Basque0.1%
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Brewton Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyEscambia County
Standard Zip Codes36426
P.O. Box Zip Codes36427
Phone Area Codes251
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.11
Approximate Longitude-87.07

Brewton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBREWTON 3 ENE
Distance2.4 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
StationATMORE STATE NURSERY
Distance21.8 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
StationWHITING FIELD NAS
Distance27.1 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
Castleberry510$34,375
East Brewton2,963$47,778
Flomaton1,695$28,542
Pollard198$63,250
Repton288$38,250

Brewton Public Libraries

Brewton Public Library
206 WEST JACKSON STREET
Brewton, Alabama
(251) 867-4626

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Brewton Hospitals

D. W. Mcmillan Memorial Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
1301 Belleville Avenue
(251) 867-8061

Brewton Public Schools

Brewton Elem Sch
901 Douglas Ave
ZIP: 36426
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Brewton Middle Sch
1384 Old Castleberry Road
ZIP: 36426
Middle
Total Enrollment 350
Escambia-brewton Area Voc Sch
2824 Pea Ridge Rd
ZIP: 36426
High
Mccall Jr High Sch
3975 Old Highway 31
ZIP: 36426
Primary
Total Enrollment 244
Tr Miller High Sch
1835 Douglas Ave
ZIP: 36426
High
Total Enrollment 349
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