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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.

People

Total Population 15,014
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 19.2%
Employed Population 16+ 6,024
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 50.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.2%
Median Earnings25+ $30,826
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,598
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,652

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,790
% Above Poverty Level 78.1%
% Below Poverty Level 21.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.9%
Median Gross Rent $564
Median House Value $139,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.5%
US/American 0%
English 10.5%
Irish 20.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cullman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles S of Decatur, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 137 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee
County Cullman
Standard Zip Codes 35055, 35057, 35058
P.O. Box Zip Codes 35056
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.174
Longitude -86.843

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)

Station SAINT BERNARD
Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 52 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 76 F
Annual Precip 59.9 inches
Station ONEONTA
Distance 26.6 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 58.1 inches
Station HUNTSVILLE INTL AP
Distance 33.1 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 49 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 50 to 73 F
Annual Precip 57.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Baileyton 909 $41,964
Eva 552 $54,375
Falkville 1,226 $40,536
Hanceville 3,195 $32,961
Holly Pond 1,084 $56,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cullman Public Libraries

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

WOODLAND MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
1910 CHEROKEE AVENUE SW
(256) 739-3500
Emergency Service: Yes

CULLMAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
1912 ALABAMA HIGHWAY 157
(256) 737-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Cullman High Schools

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CULLMAN HIGH SCHOOL
510 13TH ST NE
256-734-3923
Serves 855 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

WEST POINT HIGH SCHOOL
4314 COUNTY ROAD 1141
256-734-5375
Serves 567 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
841 WELCOME RD
256-796-5106
Serves 462 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.1

GOOD HOPE HIGH SCHOOL
210 GOOD HOPE SCHOOL RD
256-734-3807
Serves 389 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

CULLMAN CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
17600 US HIGHWAY 31 N
256-739-0486
A Special Education School
Serves 61 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.3

CULLMAN COMMUNITY COMPREHESIVE LEARNING CENTER
301 1ST STREET NE SUITE 102
256-734-2233
A Non-traditional School

CULLMAN CITY AREA VOCATIONAL SCHOOL
800 2ND AVE NE
256-734-7959
A Vocational School

CULLMAN COUNTY AREA CAREER CENTER
17640 U S HWY 31 N
256-734-7740
A Vocational School

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