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Overview

Introduction to Cullman, Alabama

Cullman, Alabama, in Cullman county, is 30 miles S of Decatur, Alabama (center to center) and 137 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee.

Cullman History

Cullman was founded by Colonel John Gottfried Cullmann in 1873. Cullman was a German refugee exiled from his country because he was involved in a plot to assassinate the Russian czar. Originally, the city was part of Cherokee Nation. Cullman purchased the land from the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company. It became the county seat of Cullman County, which was founded on January 24, 1877. The city was incorporated in 1878.

Cullman and nearby Attractions

  • Hurricane Creek Park
  • Cullman County Museum
  • Bankhead National Forest
  • Ave Maria Grotto
  • Sportsman Lake Park
  • Clarkson Covered Bridge

Things To Do In Cullman

The Cullman County Museum and the Hubert Richter Memorial Chapel are sites worth visiting. The Ave Maria Grotto is located outside the city limits and has more than 125 miniature reproductions of renowned buildings, churches, and shrines from all over the world. You can also visit the Clarkson Covered Bridge, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. One can enjoy shopping at Cullman Shopping Center, Town Square Shopping Center, and King Edward Plaza Shopping Center.

Cullman Transportation

Air transportation can be availed from Huntsville International Airport-Carl T Jones Field.

Cullman Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are provided by Wallace State Community College Hanceville, Bevill State Community College, Calhoun Community College, University of Alabama Huntsville, and several other colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,156
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens19%
Employed Population 16+6,083
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married50.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,266
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,646
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,568

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,016
% Above Poverty Level80.9%
% Below Poverty Level19.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone35.5%
Median Gross Rent$598
Median House Value$142,300

Ancestry

Irish20.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.2%
German17.1%
English8.9%
Scottish3.3%
French Except Basque2.5%
Italian2%
Dutch0.9%
Polish0.7%
Swedish0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Romanian0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Czech0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Cullman Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cullman County
Standard Zip Codes35058, 35057, 35055
P.O. Box Zip Codes35056
Phone Area Codes256
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.17
Approximate Longitude-86.83

Cullman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSAINT BERNARD
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp29 to 52 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp66 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 76 F
Annual Precip59.9 inches
StationONEONTA
Distance26.6 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
StationHUNTSVILLE INTL AP
Distance33.1 miles
Jan Temp31 to 49 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 89 F
Oct Temp50 to 73 F
Annual Precip57.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baileyton766$50,329
Eva601$58,750
Falkville1,288$42,200
Hanceville3,223$34,898
Holly Pond1,146$50,714

Cullman Public Libraries

Cullman County Public Library
200 CLARK STREET NE
Cullman, Alabama
(256) 734-1068

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Cullman Hospitals

Cullman Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1912 Alabama Highway 157
(256) 737-2000
Sanctuary At The Woodlands, The
1910 Cherokee Avenue, Sw
(256) 739-1239

Cullman Public Schools

Cullman City Career Tech
301 First Street Ne
ZIP: 35055
High
Cullman City Primary Sch
900 Hoehn Drive Ne
ZIP: 35055
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Cullman Comm Comprehensive Learning Ctr
301 1st Street Ne
ZIP: 35055
Other
Cullman High Sch
510 13th St Ne
ZIP: 35055
High
Total Enrollment 909
Cullman Middle Sch
800 2nd Ave Ne
ZIP: 35055
Middle
Total Enrollment 447
East Elem Sch
608 4th Ave Se
ZIP: 35055
Primary
Total Enrollment 578
Welti Elem Sch
8545 County Road 747
ZIP: 35055
Primary
Total Enrollment 181
West Elem Sch
303 Rosemont Ave Sw
ZIP: 35055
Primary
Total Enrollment 659
Cullman Area Resource Ed
192 County Road 940
ZIP: 35057
Other
Good Hope Elem Sch
204 Good Hope School Rd
ZIP: 35057
Primary
Total Enrollment 311
Good Hope High Sch
210 Good Hope School Rd
ZIP: 35057
High
Total Enrollment 424
Good Hope Middle Sch
216 Good Hope School Rd.
ZIP: 35057
Middle
Total Enrollment 350
Good Hope Primary Sch
661 County Road 447
ZIP: 35057
Primary
Total Enrollment 375
West Point Elem Sch
4300 County Road 1141
ZIP: 35057
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
West Point High Sch
4314 County Road 1141
ZIP: 35057
High
Total Enrollment 560
Cullman Child Dev Ctr
17600 Us Highway 31 N
ZIP: 35058
Other
Total Enrollment 126
Cullman Co Area Career Ctr
17640 U S Hwy 31 N
ZIP: 35058
High
Fairview Elem Sch
700 Wesley Ave. N
ZIP: 35058
Primary
Total Enrollment 603
Fairview High Sch
841 Welcome Rd
ZIP: 35058
High
Total Enrollment 568
Fairview Middle Sch
841 Welcome Rd
ZIP: 35058
Middle
Total Enrollment 331

Cullman Private Schools

Cullman Christian School
708 8th Ave Sw
ZIP: 35055
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 101
Sacred Heart Elementary
112 2nd Ave Se
ZIP: 35055
Elementary
Total Enrollment 115
St Bernard Preparatory School
1600 Saint Bernard Ave Se
ZIP: 35055
Secondary
Total Enrollment 161
St Pauls Lutheran School
510 3rd Ave Se
ZIP: 35055
Elementary
Total Enrollment 71
Cornerstone Christian Academy
935 County Road 1554
ZIP: 35058
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 32
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