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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.

People

Total Population 6,633
Male Share of the Population 45.7%
Female Share of the Population 54.3%
Senior Citizens 20.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,467
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 52.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,677
% Above Poverty Level 87.2%
% Below Poverty Level 12.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37%
Median Gross Rent $548
Median House Value $122,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.1%
US/American 0%
English 12.1%
Irish 10.7%

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

Oneonta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles NE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Blount
Metro Area Birmingham
Standard Zip Codes 35121
Phone Area Codes 205
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.948
Longitude -86.472

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)

Station ONEONTA
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 58.1 inches
Station SAINT BERNARD
Distance 24.8 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 52 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 76 F
Annual Precip 59.9 inches
Station FALKVILLE 1 E
Distance 37.3 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 74 F
Annual Precip 55.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Hoods Crossroads (35121)

Straight Mountain (35121)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allgood 803 $45,893
Altoona 808 $34,044
Cleveland 1,206 $50,284
Highland Lake 393 $63,864
Locust Fork 1,441 $59,911
Rosa 385 $53,125

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

Oneonta Public Libraries

Library
Oneonta Public Library
221 2ND STREET SOUTH
Oneonta, Alabama
(205) 274-7641

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Oneonta Hospitals

MEDICAL CENTER BLOUNT
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
150 GILBREATH DRIVE
(205) 274-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Oneonta High Schools

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APPALACHIAN SCHOOL
350 COUNTY ROAD 12
205-274-9712
A Title I School.
Serves 658 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

ONEONTA HIGH SCHOOL
27605 STATE HWY 75
205-625-3801
Serves 570 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

ALLGOOD ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
45 COMMUNITY RD
205-274-9865
A Non-traditional School

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