dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Hartselle, Alabama

Hartselle, Alabama, in Morgan county, is 11 miles S of Decatur, Alabama (center to center) and 119 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee. The city is included in the Decatur metropolitan area.

Hartselle History

Hartselle was established in 1870. The city was named after George Hartselle, one of its founding father. The Methodist Church was organized in 1872 by Dr. S. L. Rountree. The city's first newspaper was published in 1876 and known as "The Investigator." The area's first post office was established in 1873 and chartered in March 1875.

Hartselle and nearby Attractions

  • Hartselle Military Museum
  • Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge
  • Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
  • Cooks Natural Science Museum
  • Point Mallard Waterpark
  • Huntsville Museum of Art

Things To Do In Hartselle

While staying in Hartselle, you can visit the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Alabama Constitution Village, Ave Maria Grotto, EarlyWorks, Sci-Quest, and Huntsville Museum of Art. The city also has several houses of worship including the First Baptist Church of Hartselle, First United Methodist Church, Cedar Creek Church, and Pattillo Street Church of God. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Crestwood Shopping Center and Tanner Heights Plaza Shopping Center.

Hartselle Transportation

The nearest international airport is Huntsville International Airport.

Hartselle Higher Education

John C Calhoun State Community College, George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville, University of Alabama in Huntsville, and several other colleges and universities offer higher educational facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,475
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens17.1%
Employed Population 16+6,132
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married56.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.3%
Median Earnings25+$35,428
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,821
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,802

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,479
% Above Poverty Level90.9%
% Below Poverty Level9.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone25.6%
Median Gross Rent$600
Median House Value$132,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.3%
Irish17.3%
English12.8%
German10.2%
Italian2.4%
Scottish1.9%
French Except Basque1.6%
Russian1.5%
Dutch1.2%
Welsh0.8%
Polish0.7%
Czech0.6%
Swedish0.4%
African0.4%
Lithuanian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Norwegian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
+ Show More

Hartselle Almanac

CategoryValue
County Morgan County
Standard Zip Codes35640
Phone Area Codes256
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.43
Approximate Longitude-86.93

Hartselle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFALKVILLE 1 E
Distance6.1 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip55.3 inches
StationHUNTSVILLE INTL AP
Distance16.7 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
StationSAINT BERNARD
Distance20.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Decatur55,419$55,319
Eva601$58,750
Falkville1,288$42,200
Somerville751$55,313
Triana644$57,045
Trinity2,110$83,654

Hartselle Public Libraries

Hartselle - William Bradford Huie Library Of Hartselle
152 SPARKMAN STREET NW
Hartselle, Alabama
(256) 773-9880

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Hartselle Public Schools

Barkley Bridge Elem Sch
2333 Barkley Bridge Rd
ZIP: 35640
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
Crestline Elem Sch
600 Crestline Dr Sw
ZIP: 35640
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
Fe Burleson Elem Sch
1100 Bethel Road Ne
ZIP: 35640
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Hartselle Area Voc Ctr
904 S Sparkman St
ZIP: 35640
Hartselle High Sch
1000 Bethel Road Ne
ZIP: 35640
High
Total Enrollment 962
Hartselle Intermediate School
130 Petain Street Sw
ZIP: 35640
Middle
Total Enrollment 471
Hartselle Jr High Sch
904 Sparkman Street
ZIP: 35640
Middle
Total Enrollment 486
Sparkman Elem Sch
72 Plainview
ZIP: 35640
Primary
Total Enrollment 250

Hartselle Private Schools

Bethel Baptist School
1301 Bethel Rd
ZIP: 35640
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 68
Sources :
Study Online in Hartselle
Additional Resources
Info for Hartselle Government Officials


Are you an official in the Hartselle government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.