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Overview

Introduction to Phenix City, Alabama

Phenix City, Alabama, in Russell county, is 1 miles NW of Columbus, Georgia (center to center) and 95 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is located in the Columbus metropolitan area.

Phenix City History

According to historical records, the city was named after the Eagle and Phenix Mill, which was located in the area. At some point, the 'o' from the word Phoenix was removed either as a mark of distinction from Phoenix, Arizona, or because of a mistake made in the word's spelling. The area now known as Phenix City is actually a consolidation of two towns. In the late 19th century, the town of Girard comprised mostly of the present-day downtown area of Phenix City, and Phenix City was mostly in Lee County. In the 20th century, the towns of Girard and Phenix City merged to form the present-day Phenix City.

Phenix City and nearby Attractions

  • Lakeview Golf Course
  • Parkview Shopping Center
  • Westside Church
  • Lake View Memory Gardens
  • Asbury Park Lake

Things To Do In Phenix City

Phenix City is dotted with many creeks and reservoirs including Mill Creek, Holland Creek, Asbury Park Lake, Busseys Lake, Webs Pond, and Moon Lake. While in the city, one can also visit the Phenix City-Russell Co Public Library. The Parkview Shopping Center, Sherwood Shopping Center, Village Green Shopping Center, Fosters Shopping Center, and Grant City Shopping Center are ideal locations for those who enjoy shopping. The Red Barne Game Room and the Skatearama are two amusement and theme parks in the city which offer recreational facilities.

Phenix City Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by Columbus Metropolitan Airport.

Phenix City Higher Education

Institutes offering higher educational facilities to residents of Phenix City are Chattahoochee Valley Community College, Troy State University-Phenix City, Columbus State University, and Auburn University Main Campus.

Demographics

People

Total Population36,990
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens11.5%
Employed Population 16+16,361
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married39.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.9%
Median Earnings25+$32,209
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,681
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,432

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,659
% Above Poverty Level79%
% Below Poverty Level21%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone32%
Median Gross Rent$762
Median House Value$124,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)58.4%
Irish7.1%
German6.9%
English4.9%
French Except Basque2.1%
Scottish1.9%
Italian1.9%
African0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Polish0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Turkish0.1%
British0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Australian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Phenix City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Russell County, Lee County
Standard Zip Codes36867, 36869, 36870
P.O. Box Zip Codes36868
Phone Area Codes334
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.46
Approximate Longitude-85.01

Phenix 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)

StationCOLUMBUS METRO AP
Distance4.3 miles
Jan Temp37 to 57 F
Apr Temp52 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp55 to 77 F
Annual Precip48.5 inches
StationOPELIKA
Distance29.5 miles
Jan Temp33 to 55 F
Apr Temp47 to 75 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip56.4 inches
StationTALBOTTON
Distance31.8 miles
Jan Temp32 to 55 F
Apr Temp47 to 75 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip50.1 inches

Phenix City Public Libraries

Phenix City - Russell County Public Library
1501 17TH AVENUE
Phenix City, Alabama
(334) 297-1139

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Phenix City Hospitals

Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital
(Proprietary)
4401 River Chase Drive
(334) 732-3000
Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
(Proprietary)
3715 Highway 280
(334) 732-2200

Phenix City Public Schools

Phenix City Intermediate Sch
2401 S Railroad St
ZIP: 36867
Middle
Total Enrollment 945
Phenix City Elem Sch
2307 South Railroad Street
ZIP: 36867
Primary
Total Enrollment 763
Lakewood Primary Sch
#18 Explorer Road
ZIP: 36867
Primary
Total Enrollment 534
Lakewood Elem Sch
24 Explorer Drive
ZIP: 36867
Primary
Total Enrollment 577
Sherwood Elem Sch
706 Idle Hour Dr
ZIP: 36867
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
Phenix City Headstart
1014 Ingersoll Drive
ZIP: 36867
Primary
Westview Elem Sch
1012 Ingersoll Dr
ZIP: 36867
Primary
Total Enrollment 516
Meadowlane Elem Sch
709 Meadowlane Dr
ZIP: 36869
Primary
Total Enrollment 225
South Girard Sch
521 Fontaine Rd
ZIP: 36869
Other
Total Enrollment 460
Ridgecrest Elem Sch
1806 8th Pl So
ZIP: 36869
Primary
Total Enrollment 755
Ladonia Elem Sch
9 Woodland Dr
ZIP: 36869
Primary
Total Enrollment 552
Central Freshman Acad
2800 Dobbs Drive
ZIP: 36870
Other
Total Enrollment 476
Central High Sch
2400 Dobbs Dr
ZIP: 36870
High
Total Enrollment 1271

Phenix City Private Schools

Phenix Christian School
3777 Us Highway 431 N
ZIP: 36867
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
Teen University
707 Dillingham St
ZIP: 36867
Secondary
Total Enrollment 10
Veritas Academy
4011 Lakewood Dr
ZIP: 36867
Elementary
Total Enrollment 51
St Patrick's School
3910 Lakewood Dr
ZIP: 36867
Elementary
Total Enrollment 58
Mother Mary School
318 Seale Rd Ste A
ZIP: 36869
Elementary
Total Enrollment 37
New Testament Baptist School
9650 Lee Rd 240
ZIP: 36870
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 6
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