Introduction to Prattville, Alabama

Prattville, Alabama, in Autauga county, is 11 miles NW of Montgomery, Alabama (center to center) and 149 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is part of the Montgomery metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Prattville History

The area now known as Prattville was initially inhabited primarily by the Native Americans. It was in the 1830s that Daniel Pratt of Temple, New Hampshire, chanced upon the gleaming waters of Autauga Creek. He purchased approximately 1,000 acres of land around the creek from Joseph May. Pratt built manufacturing facilities along the banks of the creek so that water could be used as energy for the machineries in the cotton gins. Prattville remains one of the first planned communities of Alabama with separate areas for residences, businesses, schools, and churches.

Prattville and nearby Attractions

  • Autauga County Heritage Center
  • Peoples Historical Museum
  • Wesleyan Church of Prattville
  • Prattville Plaza Shopping Center
  • Heritage Park

Things To Do In Prattville

The city of Prattville is near several museums including the Peoples Historical Museum, the Buena Vista-Reservations, and the Autauga County Heritage Center. While in the city, one can also visit the local public libraries and churches. There are many parks that offer a range of recreational facilities. The Prattville East Shopping Center, Prattville Plaza Shopping Center, and Skyline Shopping Center are also popular tourist haunts.

Prattville Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by Montgomery Regional Airport.

Prattville Higher Education

Institutes offering higher educational facilities to residents of Prattville are the Community College of the Air Force, Alabama State University, Faulkner University, and Auburn University-Montgomery.


Total Population 34,706
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 15,670
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 52.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.4%
Median Earnings25+ $36,988
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,105
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,906


Median Family Income $71,207
% Above Poverty Level 88.5%
% Below Poverty Level 11.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.1%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 26.6%
Median Gross Rent $927
Median House Value $150,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.1%
US/American 0%
English 9.7%
Irish 9.9%

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

Prattville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles NW of Montgomery, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 149 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Autauga
Metro Area Montgomery
Standard Zip Codes 36066, 36067
P.O. Box Zip Codes 36068
Phone Area Codes 334
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.463
Longitude -86.459

Prattville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 58 F
Apr Temp 51 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 54.7 inches
Distance 26.8 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 54 F
Apr Temp 48 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 75 F
Annual Precip 59.5 inches
Distance 33.6 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 54 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 56.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Pville (36066, 36067, 36068)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Autaugaville 1,119 $37,500
Coosada 1,374 $68,846
Deatsville 1,218 $90,905
Elmore 1,671 $44,205
Millbrook 14,983 $68,412
Montgomery 202,967 $53,365

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

Prattville Public Libraries

Autauga-prattville Public Library
Prattville, Alabama
(334) 365-3396
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Prattville Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(334) 365-0651
Emergency Service: Yes

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