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Overview

Introduction to Scottsboro, Alabama

Scottsboro, Alabama, in Jackson county, is 31 miles E of Huntsville, Alabama (center to center) and 111 miles SE of Nashville, Tennessee.

Scottsboro History

Originally, Cherokee Indians inhabited the area now known as Scottsboro. Robert Thomas Scott is the founder of Scottsboro. He managed a hotel in Bellefonte and was in the Alabama Legislature for almost 20 years. He and his wife moved to Scottsboro sometime between 1850 and 1853. Until 1868, the area was called various names including Sage Town, Scott's Mill, and Scottsville. A railway station was built in Scottsboro in 1857. The station was popularly called Scott's Station. The city of Scottsboro was incorporated in January 1870 by the Alabama Legislature.

Scottsboro and nearby Attractions

  • Cavalry Baptist Church
  • Scottsboro Plaza Shopping Center
  • Scottsboro Public Library
  • Shelby Pond
  • Scottsboro Municipal Park

Things To Do In Scottsboro

The Scottsboro Public Library offers information about the local history and culture. The Scottsboro Country Club and Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts. Those interested in purchasing souvenirs can visit the Scottsboro Plaza Shopping Center, Scottsboro Shopping Center, and Holiday Shopping Center. One can also spend a fun day out with family and friends at any of the local parks. Shelby Pond and Dry Creek are among the other popular tourist haunts in Scottsboro.

Scottsboro Transportation

Air transportation is provided by Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field Airport.

Scottsboro Higher Education

Residents of Scottsboro can enroll in nearby Alabama A & M University, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Gadsden State Community College, and Motlow State Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,748
Male Share of the Population45.8%
Female Share of the Population54.2%
Senior Citizens20.8%
Employed Population 16+6,067
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married50.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.6%
Median Earnings25+$27,015
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,813
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,667

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,973
% Above Poverty Level82.5%
% Below Poverty Level17.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.4%
Median Gross Rent$572
Median House Value$128,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.6%
Irish7%
English6.1%
Scottish2.6%
French Except Basque1.7%
Italian1.4%
Welsh0.9%
Dutch0.5%
Swedish0.5%
African0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
German0.1%
Greek0.1%
Polish0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Scottsboro Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jackson County
Standard Zip Codes35769, 35768
Phone Area Codes256
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.64
Approximate Longitude-86.04

Scottsboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSCOTTSBORO
Distance8.9 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp46 to 74 F
Annual Precip58.6 inches
StationVALLEY HEAD
Distance24.9 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp42 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 72 F
Annual Precip58.3 inches
StationWINCHESTER 1 E
Distance35.6 miles
Jan Temp30 to 49 F
Apr Temp48 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip54.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dutton342$58,750
Hollywood1,114$45,739
Langston253$43,125
Pisgah756$38,523
Section988$41,471
Woodville893$39,583

Scottsboro Public Libraries

Scottsboro Public Library
1002 SOUTH BROAD STREET
Scottsboro, Alabama
(256) 574-4335

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Scottsboro Hospitals

Highlands Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
380 Woods Cove Road
(256) 259-4444

Scottsboro Public Schools

Brownwood Elem Sch
305 Bingham St
ZIP: 35768
Primary
Total Enrollment 321
Caldwell Elem Sch
905 S Market St
ZIP: 35768
Primary
Total Enrollment 415
Collins Elem Sch
102 Legion Dr
ZIP: 35768
Middle
Total Enrollment 395
Scottsboro High Sch
25053 John T Reid Pkwy
ZIP: 35768
High
Total Enrollment 784
Scottsboro Jr High Sch
1601 Heroes Drive
ZIP: 35768
Middle
Total Enrollment 418
Skyline High Sch
897 County Road 25
ZIP: 35768
Other
Total Enrollment 482
Thurston T Nelson Elem Sch
202 Ida Moody Rd
ZIP: 35769
Primary
Total Enrollment 263

Scottsboro Private Schools

Cumberland Presbyterian Preschool
315 S Kyle St
ZIP: 35768
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Scottsboro Christian Academy
9545 Al Highway 79
ZIP: 35768
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
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