Overview

Introduction to Southside, Alabama

Southside, Alabama, in Etowah county, is 52 miles NE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 94 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is situated in the Gadsden metropolitan area.

Southside History

Southside was first settled in the year 1850 and was a small, rural community. Presently, the city comprises townships such as Cedar Bend, Green Valley, and Pilgrims Rest. The main source of income during the early days was farming. Southside was Etowah County's first city, excluding Gadsden, to have a telephone system. The service was provided by The Cedar Bend Telephone Company. This city was incorporated in 1957. It is one of the fastest growing cities in Alabama.

Southside and nearby Attractions

  • Southside United Methodist Church
  • Green Valley Baptist Church
  • Noccalula Falls Park
  • Big Oak Lake
  • Center for Cultural Arts

Things To Do In Southside

The city of Southside has reservoirs that tourists can visit including Big Oak Lake and Bells Lake. Tourists can also visit the churches in Southside city including the Southside United Methodist Church, Brannon Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Green Valley Baptist Church, Pilgrims Rest Missionary Baptist Church, and Southside First Baptist Church. You can also visit the Noccalula Falls Park and the Center for Cultural Arts.

Southside Transportation

The airport closest to Southside, Alabama, is Talladega Municipal Airport.

Southside Higher Education

Higher education institutes near Southside include Gadsden State Community College, George Wallace state Community College-Hanceville, Jacksonville State University, and Samford University.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,788
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+4,313
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married60.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41%
Median Earnings25+$41,613
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,958
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,371

Wealth

Median Family Income$82,365
% Above Poverty Level93.1%
% Below Poverty Level6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home8.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone21.5%
Median Gross Rent$875
Median House Value$157,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.6%
Irish11.3%
English9.9%
German9.1%
Polish2.6%
Scottish2.5%
French Except Basque1.2%
Welsh0.7%
Italian0.6%
Belgian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Egyptian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
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Southside Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyEtowah County
Standard Zip Codes35907
Phone Area Codes256
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.89
Approximate Longitude-86.02

Southside Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGADSDEN
Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp47 to 73 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip56.1 inches
StationSAND MT SUBSTATION
Distance25 miles
Jan Temp29 to 48 F
Apr Temp46 to 70 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip55 inches
StationONEONTA
Distance25.6 miles
Jan Temp31 to 50 F
Apr Temp47 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip58.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Attalla5,847$48,542
Gadsden35,624$44,398
Glencoe5,120$75,073
Ohatchee1,293$63,229
Rainbow City9,581$62,012
Ridgeville118$0

Southside Public Libraries

Southside Public Library
2138 HIGHWAY 77
Southside, Alabama
(256) 442-6217

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Southside Public Schools

Southside Elem Sch
2551 Highway 77
ZIP: 35907
Primary
Total Enrollment 565
Southside High Sch
2361 School Drive
ZIP: 35907
High
Total Enrollment 892
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