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.



Total Population36,639
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens11.1%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population32


% of people married39.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.7%
Median Earnings25+$31,741
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,072
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,043


Median Family Income$41,983
% Above Poverty Level79%
% Below Poverty Level21%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%


People Living Alone31.1%
Median Gross Rent$757
Median House Value$123,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)60.7%

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

Phenix City Almanac

Nearest Medium City 1 miles NW of Columbus, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City95 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia
County Russell County, Lee County
Metro AreaColumbus
Standard Zip Codes36867, 36869, 36870
P.O. Box Zip Codes36868
Phone Area Codes334
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Phenix City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

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
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
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, AL 36867 (32.474962, -85.016021)
Phenix City, Alabama
(334) 297-1139

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Phenix City Hospitals

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

Central High Sch
2400 Dobbs Dr
(334) 298-3626
Total Enrollment 1321
Meadowlane Elem Sch
709 Meadowlane Dr
(334) 298-2568
Total Enrollment 218
Phenix City Intermediate Sch
2401 South Railroad St
(334) 298-8744
Total Enrollment 987
Ridgecrest Elem Sch
1806 8th Placeso
(334) 298-3004
Total Enrollment 701
South Girard Sch
521 Fontaine Rd
(334) 298-2527
Total Enrollment 478
Sherwood Elem Sch
906 Idle Hour Dr
(334) 298-7097
Total Enrollment 466
Ladonia Elem Sch
9 Woodland Dr
(334) 297-7313
Total Enrollment 529
Westview Elem Sch
1012 Ingersoll Dr
(334) 298-4507
Total Enrollment 384
Lakewood Elem Sch
3010 Silverlake Dr
(334) 732-1173
Total Enrollment 621
Phenix City Elem Sch
2307 South Railroad St
(334) 732-1160
Total Enrollment 687
Central Freshman Acad
2800 Dobbs Dr
(334) 448-8780
Total Enrollment 436
Lakewood Primary Sch
18 Explorer Rd

Phenix City Private Schools

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

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