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Overview

Introduction to Glencoe, Alabama

Glencoe, Alabama is 58 miles NE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 89 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. It is in Etowah County. The city is part of the Gadsden metro area.

Glencoe History

Glencoe is part of the Gadsden Metropolitan Statistical Area that covers all of Etowah County. The city is partly located in Calhoun County, which was founded on December 18, 1832, as Benton County, and partly in Etowah County, which was founded on December 7, 1866. It is also known as the "City Of Patriotism."

Glencoe and nearby Attractions

  • Noccalula Falls Park
  • Center for Cultural Arts
  • Imagination Place Children's Museum
  • James D. Martin Wildlife Park
  • Anniston Museum of Natural History
  • Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

Things To Do In Glencoe

A hihgly popular spot to visit is the Noccalula Falls Park which offers train rides, waterfalls, playground, picnic areas, botanical gardens, and several other recreational facilities. The city also has several houses of worship such as the Glencoe Bible Methodist Church, Smiths Temple Holiness Church, Glencoe First Methodist Church, North Glencoe Baptist Church, and Glencoe Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The James D. Martin Wildlife Park and Imagination Place Children's Museum are also nearby.

Glencoe Transportation

The Anniston Metropolitan Airport is the closest major airport.

Glencoe Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Gadsden State Community College and Jacksonville State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,122
Male Share of the Population45.9%
Female Share of the Population54.1%
Senior Citizens21.9%
Employed Population 16+1,754
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married60.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.5%
Median Earnings25+$37,063
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$45,697
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,902

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,962
% Above Poverty Level91.3%
% Below Poverty Level8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone22.6%
Median Gross Rent$553
Median House Value$117,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.2%
Irish10.5%
English8.4%
German7.5%
French Except Basque2.4%
Italian2.2%
Scottish1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Swiss1%
Swedish0.4%
Canadian0.1%
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Glencoe Almanac

CategoryValue
County Etowah County
Standard Zip Codes35905
Phone Area Codes256
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.96
Approximate Longitude-85.92

Glencoe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGADSDEN
Distance5.1 miles
Jan Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp47 to 73 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip56.1 inches
StationSAND MT SUBSTATION
Distance22.7 miles
Jan Temp29 to 48 F
Apr Temp46 to 70 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip55 inches
StationANNISTON METRO AP
Distance26.3 miles
Jan Temp33 to 53 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Attalla5,934$43,019
Gadsden36,235$41,023
Hokes Bluff4,299$59,052
Rainbow City9,590$57,953
Southside8,563$77,500

Glencoe Public Libraries

Glencoe Public Library
101 WEST MAIN STREET
Glencoe, Alabama
(256) 459-4285

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Glencoe Public Schools

Glencoe Middle Sch
809 Lonesome Bend Rd
ZIP: 35905
Middle
Total Enrollment 318
Glencoe High Sch
803 Lonesome Bend Rd
ZIP: 35905
High
Total Enrollment 335
Glencoe Elem Sch
207 N College St
ZIP: 35905
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
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