Overview

Introduction to Prichard, Alabama

Prichard, Alabama, in Mobile county, is 3 miles NW of Mobile, Alabama (center to center) and 130 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is conveniently located inside the Mobile metropolitan area.

Prichard History

In the 1830s, Prichard began as a settlement along the road that is now known as U.S Highway 43. It was mostly uninhabited until the slave-ship Clotilde arrived. After 1900, the region began developing slowly and steadily, and the area was incorporated as a city in 1925. It became a company town for many shipbuilding companies that built houses for their workers. The area had extraordinary growth in the 1940s and 1950s. Prichard recorded its highest population in 1960.

Prichard and nearby Attractions

  • Shelton Beach
  • American Sport Art Museum
  • Exploreum Science Museum,
  • Whistler United Methodist Church
  • Cochran Lake

Things To Do In Prichard

While in the city of Prichard, one can visit the nearby museums such as the American Sport Art Museum, the Fort Conde Museum and Welcome Center, the Museum of Art, and the Phoenix Fire Museum. One can also visit the local public libraries and churches. There are many parks that offer a range of recreational facilities including Meaher State Park and Pollard Park. Wilson Plaza Shopping Center and Belt 45 Shopping Center are also popular tourist haunts.

Prichard Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by Mobile Downtown Airport.

Prichard Higher Education

The educational institutes offering higher education facilities to the residents are Bishop State Community College, University of South Alabama, University of South Alabama-Baldwin, University of West Florida, and James Faulkner State Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,927
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+6,028
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married25.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher8.3%
Median Earnings25+$25,472
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,095
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,257

Wealth

Median Family Income$31,808
% Above Poverty Level64.8%
% Below Poverty Level35.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone33.1%
Median Gross Rent$755
Median House Value$68,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)78.4%
Irish1.3%
African1.2%
English0.8%
German0.5%
Scottish0.3%
Italian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
French Except Basque0.2%
British0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Welsh0.1%
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Prichard Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyMobile County
Standard Zip Codes36617, 36610, 36613
Phone Area Codes251
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.72
Approximate Longitude-88.1

Prichard Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMOBILE RGNL AP
Distance10.9 miles
Jan Temp40 to 61 F
Apr Temp55 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp56 to 79 F
Annual Precip66.2 inches
StationFAIRHOPE 2 NE
Distance17.5 miles
Jan Temp40 to 60 F
Apr Temp55 to 77 F
Jul Temp73 to 90 F
Oct Temp57 to 79 F
Annual Precip67.7 inches
StationBAY MINETTE
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp38 to 59 F
Apr Temp54 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 89 F
Oct Temp56 to 77 F
Annual Precip67.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chickasaw5,837$34,904
Creola1,887$67,159
Mobile191,485$54,338
Saraland14,268$75,043
Satsuma6,151$81,385
Spanish Fort8,324$109,049

Prichard Public Libraries

Prichard Public Library
300 WEST LOVEJOY LOOP
Prichard, Alabama
(251) 452-7847

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Prichard Public Schools

Cf Vigor High Sch
913 N. Wilson Ave.
ZIP: 36610
High
Total Enrollment 758
Glendale Elem Sch
22 Flock Ave
ZIP: 36610
Grant Elem Sch
535 Easterling St
ZIP: 36610
Primary
Total Enrollment 305
Tl Faulkner ?sch
33 West Elm St
ZIP: 36610
High
Wd Robbins Elem Sch
2416 W Main St
ZIP: 36610
Primary
Total Enrollment 382
Whitley Elem Sch
528 Capt. Leon C. Roberts
ZIP: 36610
Primary
Total Enrollment 416

Prichard Private Schools

Dixons Total Touch Child Development Center
821 S Wilson Ave
ZIP: 36610
Elementary
Total Enrollment 62
Safe Haven Christian Academy
803 N Dr Martin L King Jr Dr
ZIP: 36610
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 14
Sure Word Temple Of God
836 W Clark Ave
ZIP: 36610
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
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