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Overview

Introduction to Irondale, Alabama

Irondale, Alabama, in Jefferson county, is 5 miles E of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 134 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is located in the Birmingham metropolitan area. Irondale has a population of 9,813.

Irondale History

Irondale was incorporated on October 19, 1887. The city derived its name from a furnace located nearby. Though the furnace was known as the Cahaba Iron Works, local folks referred it as Irondale. The area's first post office was established on June 3, 1872, but was discontinued on December 3, 1875. It was reestablished on January 16, 1883, as Brevard and was renamed Irondale on February 28, 1887.

Irondale and nearby Attractions

  • Southern Museum of Flight
  • Birmingham Zoo
  • Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
  • Oak Mountain State Park

Things To Do In Irondale

While in Irondale one can spend their leisure hours at the Irondale Municipal Park and Ellard Park. The local shopping centers include the Irondale Plaza Shopping Center and Grants Mill Station Shopping Center. The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is also close to the city. In addition, the City of Irondale hosts the annual Whistle Stop Festival where you can purchase various handmade items. It also has several rides and activities for kids.

Irondale Transportation

Birmingham International Airport is nearby.

Irondale Higher Education

Jefferson State Community College and Samford University are close to the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,388
Male Share of the Population44.8%
Female Share of the Population55.2%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+5,661
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married43.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.9%
Median Earnings25+$30,974
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,641
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,092

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,279
% Above Poverty Level81.3%
% Below Poverty Level18.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.5%
Median Gross Rent$909
Median House Value$127,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49%
Irish9.5%
English8.3%
German7%
African2.4%
Italian2.4%
Scottish2.2%
French Except Basque1.5%
Greek1.4%
Dutch0.8%
Arab0.6%
Russian0.4%
Swedish0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Polish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Australian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Irondale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jefferson County
Standard Zip Codes35210
Phone Area Codes205
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.54
Approximate Longitude-86.67

Irondale 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
Distance3.2 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
Distance10.1 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
Distance19.4 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
Fultondale8,854$69,597
Homewood25,652$92,266
Mountain Brook20,532$154,313
Tarrant6,271$29,556

Irondale Public Libraries

Irondale Public Library
105 20TH STREET SOUTH
Irondale, Alabama
(205) 951-1415

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Irondale Public Schools

Irondale Middle School
6200 Old Leeds Road
ZIP: 35210
Middle
Total Enrollment 541
Jefferson Co Ibs
6100 Old Leeds Rd
ZIP: 35210
Irondale Comm Sch
225 16th St S
ZIP: 35210
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
Shades Valley High Sch
6100 Old Leeds Rd
ZIP: 35210
High
Total Enrollment 1352

Irondale Private Schools

Jefferson Christian Academy
1500 Heritage Place Dr
ZIP: 35210
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 231
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