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Overview

Introduction to Fultondale, Alabama

Fultondale, Alabama, in Jefferson county, is 5 miles N of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 138 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. Part of the surrounding Birmingham metro area, the city is not an isolated city.

Fultondale History

Prior to adopting its present name, Fultondale was named Fulton Springs. In the early 1900s, it was a mining town. Fultondale was incorporated as a city in 1947. The city derived its name by combining the names of two nearby communities called Fulton Springs and Glendale. The original city hall was built on the site of the present day Municipal City Park.

Fultondale and nearby Attractions

  • Southern Museum of Flight
  • Robert R. Meyer Planetarium
  • Birmingham Zoo
  • Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Rickwood Caverns State Park
  • Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

Things To Do In Fultondale

During your stay in Fultondale, you can visit a number of museums such as the Southern Museum of Flight, Bessemer Hall of History, and Birmingham Museum of Art. The Birmingham Zoo and Robert R. Meyer Planetarium are also nearby. The city also offers several houses of worship including Walker Chapel United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church of Fultondale. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Walker Chapel Plaza Shopping Center and Fultondale Plaza Shopping Center.

Fultondale Transportation

Birmingham International Airport is nearby.

Fultondale Higher Education

Jefferson State Community College and University Of Alabama At Birmingham are the nearest college and university.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,854
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens19.5%
Employed Population 16+4,827
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married56.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.4%
Median Earnings25+$36,196
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,640
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,486

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,597
% Above Poverty Level89.2%
% Below Poverty Level10.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone30.4%
Median Gross Rent$909
Median House Value$130,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.1%
Irish10.6%
English8.7%
German5.5%
Palestinian2.7%
Arab2.7%
Italian2.2%
Scottish2.2%
Norwegian1.4%
African1.3%
Dutch1.2%
Welsh1.1%
Slovak0.8%
Swedish0.7%
French Except Basque0.5%
Brazilian0.4%
Polish0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
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Fultondale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jefferson County
Standard Zip Codes35068
Phone Area Codes205
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.61
Approximate Longitude-86.8

Fultondale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBIRMINGHAM INTL AP
Distance3.7 miles
Jan Temp32 to 53 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip53.9 inches
StationPINSON
Distance8.4 miles
Jan Temp30 to 53 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 92 F
Oct Temp47 to 75 F
Annual Precip54.4 inches
StationBESSEMER 3 WSW
Distance18.5 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp48 to 76 F
Jul Temp68 to 94 F
Oct Temp49 to 77 F
Annual Precip59.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Birmingham212,424$39,455
Fairfield10,937$40,750
Gardendale13,750$75,869
Irondale12,388$54,279
Mountain Brook20,532$154,313
Tarrant6,271$29,556

Fultondale Public Libraries

Fultondale Public Library
500 BYRD LANE
Fultondale, Alabama
(205) 849-6335

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Fultondale Public Schools

Fultondale Elem Sch
950 Central Ave
ZIP: 35068
Primary
Total Enrollment 797

Fultondale Private Schools

Mt Olive Academy
831 Honeysuckle Dr
ZIP: 35068
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
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