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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.

People

Total Population 12,398
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 5,874
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 44.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,888
% Above Poverty Level 79.5%
% Below Poverty Level 20.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.8%
Median Gross Rent $904
Median House Value $127,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 47.3%
US/American 0%
English 10.1%
Irish 9.4%

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

Irondale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles E of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 134 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Jefferson
Metro Area Birmingham
Standard Zip Codes 35210
Phone Area Codes 205
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.538
Longitude -86.707

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)

Station BIRMINGHAM INTL AP
Distance 3.2 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 53.9 inches
Station PINSON
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 53 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 67 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
Station BESSEMER 3 WSW
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 48 to 76 F
Jul Temp 68 to 94 F
Oct Temp 49 to 77 F
Annual Precip 59.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Irondale, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Jefferson Park (35210)

Liberty Highlands (35210)

Overton (35210)

Rose Hill (35210)

Ruffner (35210)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Birmingham 212,211 $37,257
Fairfield 10,987 $43,125
Fultondale 8,733 $67,118
Homewood 25,535 $82,267
Mountain Brook 20,518 $153,220
Tarrant 6,278 $31,905

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

Irondale Public Libraries

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

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Irondale High Schools

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SHADES VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
6100 OLD LEEDS RD
205-379-5350
Serves 1,173 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

JEFFERSON COUNTY IBS
6100 OLD LEEDS RD
205-379-5357
A Special Education School

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