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Overview

Introduction to Northport, Alabama

Northport, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa county, is 1 miles N of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (center to center) and 187 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. Part of the surrounding Tuscaloosa metro area, the city is not an isolated city.

Northport History

Northport was first settled in 1813. It was originally known as "Kentuck" or "Canetuck." Later on, the area was renamed to Northport. It was named due to its location along the river. The city was incorporated in 1871. The city's first newspaper was known as the "Northport Spectator" and was published in 1870.

Northport and nearby Attractions

  • Northport Heritage Museum
  • Children's Hands-On Museum Of Tuscaloosa
  • Northbrook Plaza Shopping Center
  • Bridge Avenue Church of God
  • Kentuck Museum
  • Lake Lurleen State Park

Things To Do In Northport

Northport is home to the Northport Heritage Museum, which exhibits a collection of the city's historic artifacts and photographs. One of Northport's most notable cultural activities is the Kentuck Festival of the Arts. The festival celebrates folk and contemporary art as well as traditional crafts. Lake Lurleen State Park is a scenic state park located on a 250-acre lake. Park amenities include a fully equipped campground, nature center, play and picnic areas, pavilions, swimming beach, bath house, fishing piers, rental canoes, and paddle boats.

Northport Transportation

Tuscaloosa Regional Airport is the nearest airport.

Northport Higher Education

Higher education can be availed from the University of Alabama, Shelton State Community College, and University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,544
Male Share of the Population45.9%
Female Share of the Population54.1%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+11,530
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married48.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.6%
Median Earnings25+$36,321
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,188
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,159

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,198
% Above Poverty Level85.6%
% Below Poverty Level14.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.2%
Median Gross Rent$770
Median House Value$162,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.7%
Irish7.4%
English6.9%
German5%
Scottish2.2%
French Except Basque1.3%
Italian1.2%
Dutch0.8%
Czech0.6%
Polish0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
African0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Northport Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tuscaloosa County
Standard Zip Codes35473, 35475, 35476
Phone Area Codes205
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.27
Approximate Longitude-87.58

Northport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTUSCALOOSA OLIVER DAM
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp33 to 53 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp51 to 76 F
Annual Precip54.9 inches
StationFAYETTE
Distance34.3 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp47 to 75 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp47 to 76 F
Annual Precip58.7 inches
StationJASPER
Distance48.8 miles
Jan Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 74 F
Annual Precip58.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brookwood2,029$55,219
Coaling1,637$62,083
Coker817$65,417
Gordo1,748$51,058
Moundville2,580$51,563
Tuscaloosa96,352$53,849

Northport Hospitals

Northport Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
2700 Hospital Drive
(205) 759-7964

Northport Public Schools

Faucett-vestavia Elem Sch
1150 Vestavia Circle
ZIP: 35473
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Flatwoods Elem Sch
3800 66th Ave
ZIP: 35473
Primary
Total Enrollment 428
Huntington Place Elem Sch
11601 Huntington Pl
ZIP: 35475
Primary
Total Enrollment 511
Northport Elementary School
13695 Frankie Thomas Trace
ZIP: 35475
Primary
Total Enrollment 574
Northside High Sch
19230 Northside Parkway
ZIP: 35475
High
Total Enrollment 457
Northside Middle Sch
19130 Northside Parkway
ZIP: 35475
Middle
Total Enrollment 352
Tuscaloosa Co High Sch
12500 Wildcat Dr
ZIP: 35475
High
Total Enrollment 1491
Walker Elem Sch
13051 Northside Rd
ZIP: 35475
Primary
Total Enrollment 656
Collins-riverside Middle Sch
1400 3rd St
ZIP: 35476
Middle
Total Enrollment 507
Crestmont Elem Sch
2400 34th Ave
ZIP: 35476
Primary
Total Enrollment 318
Echols Middle Sch
2701 Echols Ave
ZIP: 35476
Middle
Total Enrollment 681
Matthews Elem Sch
1225 Rice Mine Road
ZIP: 35476
Primary
Total Enrollment 484
Sprayberry Reg Ed Ctr
1324 Rice Mine Rd
ZIP: 35476
Other
Total Enrollment 69
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