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Overview

Introduction to Chickasaw, Alabama

Chickasaw, Alabama, in Mobile county, is 5 miles NW of Mobile, Alabama (center to center) and 131 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is located in the Mobile metropolitan area.

Chickasaw History

In the early 20th century, before Chickasaw was incorporated, the present site of the city was a company town. It was named after the Chickasaw Indians. The city was founded during World War I as a shipbuilding community. The earliest settlers were the Apalachee Indians. However, they mingled with other tribes and converted to Christianity. The area was not affected by the American Revolution or the Civil War.

Chickasaw and nearby Attractions

  • Richards - DAR House Museum
  • Whistler Bike Park
  • Bragg - Mitchell Mansion
  • Museum of Mobile
  • Paul Levine Park
  • USS Alabama Battleship

Things To Do In Chickasaw

You can visit the Richards-DAR House Museum, one of the finest examples of Italianate style. Brags-Mitchell Mansion is a wonderfully restored home of 1855, decorated with antiques and tapestries that provides a glimpse of the Old South. Adventure seeking visitors can enjoy biking on the challenging trails of Whistler Bike Park.

Chickasaw Transportation

Mobile Downtown Airport is nearby.

Chickasaw Higher Education

Bishop State Community College, University of South Alabama, and James H Faulkner State Community College are some of the higher educational institutions near Chickasaw.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,955
Male Share of the Population46%
Female Share of the Population54%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+2,017
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married29.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.4%
Median Earnings25+$27,200
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,000

Wealth

Median Family Income$30,114
% Above Poverty Level61.1%
% Below Poverty Level38.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31%
Median Gross Rent$838
Median House Value$78,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)54.8%
Irish6.9%
German4.6%
English4.1%
Italian2.4%
French Except Basque2.3%
Scottish1.6%
Swedish1.2%
Norwegian0.5%
African0.5%
Dutch0.3%
Swiss0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Polish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Chickasaw Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mobile County
Standard Zip Codes36611
Phone Area Codes251
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.77
Approximate Longitude-88.08

Chickasaw Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMOBILE RGNL AP
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp40 to 61 F
Apr Temp55 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp56 to 79 F
Annual Precip66.2 inches
StationFAIRHOPE 2 NE
Distance18.7 miles
Jan Temp40 to 60 F
Apr Temp55 to 77 F
Jul Temp73 to 90 F
Oct Temp57 to 79 F
Annual Precip67.7 inches
StationBAY MINETTE
Distance19.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Creola1,712$52,625
Daphne24,295$78,797
Mobile193,717$50,074
Prichard22,340$30,967
Saraland13,778$66,497
Satsuma6,159$79,148

Chickasaw Public Libraries

Chickasaw - Ina Pullen Smallwood Memorial Library
224 GRANT STREET
Chickasaw, Alabama
(251) 452-6465

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Chickasaw Public Schools

Chickasaw Sch Of Mathematics And Science
50 Twelth Avenue
ZIP: 36611
Chickasaw Elementary
50 12th Ave
ZIP: 36611
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
Peter Joe Hamilton Elem Sch
80 Grant St
ZIP: 36611
Chickasaw City High School
50 12th Ave
ZIP: 36611
Other
Total Enrollment 447

Chickasaw Private Schools

Word Of Life Institute Christian School
351 S Craft Hwy
ZIP: 36611
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 13
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