Introduction to Demopolis, Alabama

Demopolis, Alabama, in Marengo county, is 50 miles S of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (center to center) and 217 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia.

Demopolis History

Demopolis was first settled by a group of Bonapartists, who sought refuge in the country after the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. The city derived its name from a Greek word meaning "City of the People." They arrived in the city on July 14, 1817. Some of the early settlers were Count Lefebvre Desnouettes, Lieutenant-General Baron Henri-Dominique Lallemand, Simon Chaudron, Colonel Jean-Jerome Cluis, and Count Bertrand Clausel.

Demopolis and nearby Attractions

  • Gaineswood
  • Laird Cottage
  • Bluff Hall
  • Lyon House Museum
  • Chickasaw State Park
  • Gaineswood Antebellum House Museum

Things To Do In Demopolis

Demopolis is home to the Demopolis Botanical Gardens. You can also visit Foscue Park, Demopolis Public Square, and Demopolis Access Area. The Magnolia Grove Historic House Museum, Hale County Civil Rights Museum, and Safe House Black History Museum are also worth visiting. In addition, the city organizes several special events and festivals throughout the year including Heritage Appreciation Day and Harvest Fest.

Demopolis Transportation

Flights can be availed from Tuscaloosa Regional Airport.

Demopolis Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are offered at several colleges and universities including Shelton State Community College, Mississippi State University, Meridian Community College, and many more.


Total Population 7,249
Male Share of the Population 40.8%
Female Share of the Population 59.2%
Senior Citizens 17.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,228
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 40%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $44,922
% Above Poverty Level 69%
% Below Poverty Level 31%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 33.8%
Median Gross Rent $478
Median House Value $137,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 54.4%
US/American 0%
English 6.3%
Irish 5.2%

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

Demopolis Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 50 miles S of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 217 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Marengo
Standard Zip Codes 36732
Phone Area Codes 334
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.517
Longitude -87.836

Demopolis Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 55 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.7 inches
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 56 F
Apr Temp 48 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 49 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.5 inches
Distance 35.4 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 55 F
Apr Temp 49 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Boligee 640 $12,500
Forkland 767 $28,462
Greensboro 2,485 $33,672
Linden 2,123 $57,069
Newbern 160 $0
Uniontown 2,841 $23,281

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

Demopolis Public Libraries

Demopolis Public Library
Demopolis, Alabama
(334) 289-1595
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Demopolis Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(334) 289-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Demopolis High Schools

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701 HWY 80 W
Serves 568 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

A Title I School.
Serves 271 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

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