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Overview

Introduction to Pell City, Alabama

Pell City, Alabama, in St Clair county, is 30 miles E of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 109 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Birmingham metropolitan area.

Pell City History

Pell City was originally set up by railroad investors in 1890. George H. Pell, from the Pell City Iron and Land Company, was one of the financial backers of the project, and the city was named after him. On May 6, 1891, the city was incorporated but it almost failed due to the panic of 1893. It was set up again by Sumter Cogswell in 1902. He built the Pell City Manufacturing Company which later became Avondale Mills. In 1956, Pell City merged with the towns of Eden and Oak Ridge.

Pell City and nearby Attractions

  • Showboat Camp
  • Cogswell Avenue Industrial Park
  • Knoxs Landing
  • Church of God in Christ
  • Harmon Lake
  • Easonville Creek

Things To Do In Pell City

There are a number of notable locations in the city including the Showboat Camp, Knoxs Landing, and the Pell City Civic Center. The Pell City Public Library offers a host of information about the local history and culture. The churches around the town are also worth visiting. The Pell City Plaza Shopping Center offers a range of shopping facilities. The city's creeks and lakes offer opportunities to indulge in water sports.

Pell City Transportation

Air transportation is provided by Talladega Muni Airport.

Pell City Higher Education

Residents of Pell City can enroll at Samford University and Jefferson State Community College. Other universities and colleges nearby include Jacksonville State University and Gadsden State Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,489
Male Share of the Population51.3%
Female Share of the Population48.7%
Senior Citizens17.6%
Employed Population 16+5,984
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married48.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.2%
Median Earnings25+$39,447
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,109
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,410

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,712
% Above Poverty Level84.3%
% Below Poverty Level15.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone32%
Median Gross Rent$764
Median House Value$162,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.8%
English7.8%
Irish7.3%
German6.3%
Scottish1.6%
French Except Basque1.3%
Italian0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Welsh0.5%
African0.4%
Polish0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Russian0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Pell City Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Clair County
Standard Zip Codes35125, 35128
Phone Area Codes205
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.63
Approximate Longitude-86.29

Pell City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTALLADEGA
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp28 to 54 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp66 to 91 F
Oct Temp45 to 76 F
Annual Precip56.4 inches
StationANNISTON METRO AP
Distance25.1 miles
Jan Temp33 to 53 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationSYLACAUGA 4 NE
Distance27 miles
Jan Temp30 to 54 F
Apr Temp46 to 75 F
Jul Temp66 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 76 F
Annual Precip54.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Lincoln6,429$60,000
Margaret4,530$63,090
Moody12,464$68,484
Odenville3,700$77,470
Riverside2,018$66,534

Pell City Public Libraries

Pell City Public Library
1000 BRUCE ETHEREDGE PKWY STE 100
Pell City, Alabama
(205) 884-1015

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Pell City Hospitals

St. Vincent's St.clair
(Non-profit)
7063 Veterans Parkway
(205) 338-3301

Pell City Public Schools

Duran Jr High Sch
309 Williamson Dr
ZIP: 35125
Other
Total Enrollment 328
Eden Elem Sch
412 Wolf Creek Rd N
ZIP: 35125
Primary
Total Enrollment 338
Iola Roberts Elem Sch
810 Martin St N
ZIP: 35125
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
Pell City High Sch
1300 Cogswell Ave
ZIP: 35125
High
Total Enrollment 1167
Rise Academy
1300 Cogswell Avenue
ZIP: 35125
Other
Total Enrollment 62
Duran South
813 16th St S
ZIP: 35128
Middle
Total Enrollment 310
Walter M Kennedy Sch
250 Otis Perry Dr
ZIP: 35128
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
Williams Intermediate School
2000 Hardwick Road
ZIP: 35128
Middle
Total Enrollment 592

Pell City Private Schools

Bible Methodist Christian School
1355 Chula Vista Dr
ZIP: 35125
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 51
First Bapt Kinder/daycare
2309 2nd Ave N
ZIP: 35125
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Victory Christian School
154 Victory Dr
ZIP: 35125
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 405
Mountain View Adventist School
925 Academy Cir
ZIP: 35128
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
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