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Overview

Introduction to Oneonta, Alabama

Oneonta, Alabama, in Blount county, is 35 miles NE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 120 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is part of the Birmingham metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Oneonta History

In 1889, Oneonta became the county seat of Blount County, which was founded on February 6, 1818, and named in the honor of Willie G. Blount. Prior to that, Blountsville was the county seat. The city was named after Oneonta, New York. It was officially incorporated on February 18, 1891.

Oneonta and nearby Attractions

  • Blount County Memorial Museum
  • John W. Inzer Museum
  • Horton Mill Bridge
  • Ave Maria Grotto
  • Ashville Museum and Archives
  • Rickwood Caverns State Park

Things To Do In Oneonta

Oneonta hosts the Covered Bridge Festival annually in the month of October. You can visit Blount County Memorial Museum and Horton Mill Bridge. Palisades Park is also worth visiting. One can also plan a trip to Rickwood Caverns State Park and Noccalula Falls Park.

Oneonta Transportation

Air transport is available from Birmingham International Airport.

Oneonta Higher Education

George C Wallace State Community College, Samford University, and Jefferson State Community College are some of the nearest colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,645
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens21.2%
Employed Population 16+2,498
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married57.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17%
Median Earnings25+$32,244
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,839
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,186

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,967
% Above Poverty Level88.3%
% Below Poverty Level11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.4%
Median Gross Rent$662
Median House Value$153,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.2%
Irish15.2%
English13.5%
German7.6%
African2.5%
French Except Basque2%
Scottish1.7%
Welsh1.6%
Arab1.5%
Italian1.1%
Canadian0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
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Oneonta Almanac

CategoryValue
County Blount County
Standard Zip Codes35121
Phone Area Codes205
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.95
Approximate Longitude-86.47

Oneonta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationONEONTA
Distance0.4 miles
Jan Temp31 to 50 F
Apr Temp47 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip58.1 inches
StationSAINT BERNARD
Distance24.8 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
StationFALKVILLE 1 E
Distance37.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Allgood663$42,292
Altoona768$39,375
Cleveland1,176$42,500
Highland Lake397$64,375
Locust Fork1,404$58,693
Rosa423$63,750

Oneonta Public Libraries

Oneonta Public Library
221 SECOND STREET SOUTH
Oneonta, Alabama
(205) 274-7641

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Oneonta Hospitals

St. Vincent's Blount
(Non-profit)
150 Gilbreath Drive
(205) 274-3000

Oneonta Public Schools

Allgood Alt Sch
45 Community Rd
ZIP: 35121
Other
Appalachian ?sch
350 County Highway 12
ZIP: 35121
Other
Total Enrollment 607
Oneonta Elem Sch
27605 State Hwy 75
ZIP: 35121
Primary
Total Enrollment 723
Oneonta High Sch
27605 State Hwy 75
ZIP: 35121
High
Total Enrollment 421
Oneonta Middle School
27605 State Highway 75
ZIP: 35121
Middle
Total Enrollment 341

Oneonta Private Schools

Victory Christian School
4204 County Highway 29
ZIP: 35121
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 19
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