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Overview

Introduction to Monroeville, Alabama

Monroeville, Alabama, in Monroe county, is 71 miles NE of Mobile, Alabama (center to center) and 196 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Monroeville History

Monroeville is known as the Literary Capital of Alabama. It is the county seat and the community was named after Monroe County. The Monroe county was named after James Monroe, the 5th President of the United States.

Monroeville and nearby Attractions

  • Old Monroe County Courthouse and Heritage Museum
  • Claude D. Kelley State Park
  • Southside Baptist Church
  • Fort Hamilton
  • Monroe Square Shopping Center
  • Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

Things To Do In Monroeville

Monroeville has several attractions for visitors, like the Old Courthouse Museum which features rotating exhibits that pertain to Monroe County and Alabama history. It has excellent opportunities for golf and tennis at Vanity Fair Golf and Tennis Club. There are amusement parks like Claude D. Kelley State Park which is spread over a area of 960 acres and offers facilities like fishing, swimming, camping, hiking, playground, and picnic areas.

Monroeville Transportation

Air transportation is available from Pensacola Regional Airport.

Monroeville Higher Education

Higher education can be availed from Alabama Southern Community College, James H Faulkner State Community College, and The University of West Florida.

People

Total Population 6,265
Male Share of the Population 45.6%
Female Share of the Population 54.4%
Senior Citizens 17%
Employed Population 16+ 1,757
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 38.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $40,268
% Above Poverty Level 63.3%
% Below Poverty Level 36.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.4%
Median Gross Rent $556
Median House Value $97,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 65.7%
US/American 0%
English 5.2%
Irish 3.2%

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

Monroeville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 71 miles NE of Mobile, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 196 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Monroe
Standard Zip Codes 36460
P.O. Box Zip Codes 36461
Company Zip Codes 36462
Phone Area Codes 251
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.527
Longitude -87.324

Monroeville 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 FRISCO CITY 3 SSW
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 58 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 60.7 inches
Station WHATLEY
Distance 24.6 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 60 F
Apr Temp 49 to 78 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 80 F
Annual Precip 63.5 inches
Station ATMORE STATE NURSERY
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 59 F
Apr Temp 52 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 64.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Fountain (36461)

Mville (36460, 36461)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beatrice 294 $30,625
Excel 1,019 $50,417
Franklin 243 $67,083
Repton 130 $25,000
Vredenburgh 154 $35,357

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

Monroeville Public Libraries

Library
Monroe County Public Library
121 PINEVILLE ROAD
Monroeville, Alabama
(251) 743-3818

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Monroeville Hospitals

MONROE COUNTY HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
2016 SOUTH ALABAMA AVENUE
(251) 575-3111
Emergency Service: Yes

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Monroeville High Schools

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MONROE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
212 TIGER DR
251-575-3258
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 588 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

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1323 VETERANS DRIVE
251-575-4189
A Non-traditional School

MONROE COUNTY CAREER/TECHNICAL CENTER
230 TIGER DR
251-575-4381
A Vocational School

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