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Overview

Introduction to Sheffield, Alabama

Sheffield, Alabama, in Colbert county, is 42 miles W of Decatur, Alabama (center to center) and 109 miles SW of Nashville, Tennessee. The city is located in the Florence metropolitan area.

Sheffield History

General Andrew Jackson camped in the present-day City of Sheffield with his troops in 1817. Later, Jackson recommended the construction of a town. The United States Secretary of War laid the town and named it York Bluff. Jackson bought a portion of the land in 1818 in the United States Land Sales. This area was incorporated in the year 1885 as Sheffield.

Sheffield and nearby Attractions

  • Children's Museum of the Shoals
  • Alabama Music Hall of Fame
  • Tenth Avenue Park
  • Funland Water Park
  • Muscle Shoals Sound Historic Museum

Things To Do In Sheffield

The city of Sheffield is in proximity to the Town Plaza Shopping Center where one can shop and have fun. The churches in the area are Calvary Baptist Church, Church of Christ, and Brown Christian Methodist Episcopal Temple. Sheffield has many parks that provide a host of facilities such as Tenth Park Avenue, Sheffield Youth Park, and Tri Cities Park. Another place that attracts tourists is Winkle World, an amusement and theme park.

Sheffield Transportation

The Northwest Alabama Regional airport is the closest airport to the city of Sheffield.

Sheffield Higher Education

The higher educational institutes closest to Sheffield include the University of North Alabama and Northwest Shoals Community College. Other colleges near Sheffield are Northeast Mississippi Community College, Itawamba Community College, and Columbia state Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,067
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens19.4%
Employed Population 16+3,482
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married40%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.9%
Median Earnings25+$26,783
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,507

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,760
% Above Poverty Level74.2%
% Below Poverty Level25.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone36.2%
Median Gross Rent$607
Median House Value$88,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.3%
Irish9.6%
English5.4%
German4.9%
Italian2.1%
Scottish1.6%
French Except Basque1%
African0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Polish0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Greek0.1%
Arab0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Sheffield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Colbert County
Standard Zip Codes35660
Phone Area Codes256
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.75
Approximate Longitude-87.7

Sheffield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMUSCLE SHOALS AP
Distance5.7 miles
Jan Temp31 to 49 F
Apr Temp49 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip55.8 inches
StationRUSSELLVILLE NO 2
Distance17.3 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp44 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 74 F
Annual Precip57.2 inches
StationATHENS 2
Distance40.7 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp47 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 73 F
Annual Precip58.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cherokee853$49,375
Florence39,938$53,012
Killen1,129$63,836
Leighton934$34,333
Muscle Shoals13,585$65,059
Tuscumbia8,506$58,923

Sheffield Public Libraries

Sheffield Public Library
316 NORTH MONTGOMERY AVENUE
Sheffield, Alabama
(256) 386-5633

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Sheffield Hospitals

Helen Keller Memorial Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
1301 S.montgomery Avenue
(256) 386-4556

Sheffield Public Schools

L E Willson Elem Sch
2200 31st St
ZIP: 35660
Primary
Total Enrollment 309
Sheffield High Sch
2800 19th Ave
ZIP: 35660
High
Total Enrollment 314
Sheffield Jr High Sch
1803 30th St
ZIP: 35660
Middle
Total Enrollment 141
Wa Threadgill Primary Sch
900 Annapolis Avenue
ZIP: 35660
Primary
Total Enrollment 354
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