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Overview

Introduction to Sylacauga, Alabama

Sylacauga, Alabama, in Talladega county, is 36 miles SE of Hoover, Alabam (center to center) and 114 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is in the Talladega County.

Sylacauga History

The Creek Indians were the first settlers in Coosa River Valley. The name of the city, Sylacauga, first appeared in Hernando DeSoto's records in 1540. One theory is that the name comes from the combination of two Indian words, Chalaka - ge, which means the place of the Chalaka Tribe. This city is also referred to as "The Marble City" because it is built on a solid deposit of the whitest and hardest marble in the world. The city was first incorporated in the year 1838 as Syllacoga, and then again in 1887 as Sylacauga.

Sylacauga and nearby Attractions

  • Marble City Plaza Shopping Center
  • Sylacauga Church of Christ
  • Comer Museum & Arts Center
  • Emauhee Creek
  • Sylacauga City Hall

Things To Do In Sylacauga

The Sylacauga City Hall is a renowned destination of the city. One can shop at Marble City Plaza Shopping Center and Sylacauga Shopping Center. The Comer Museum & Arts Center is another big tourist attraction in Sylacauga. There are several churches you can visit including the Sylavon Baptist Church, Saint Andrews Episcopal Church, and the Sylacauga Church of Christ. One can also enjoy an evening by the Emauhee Creek.

Sylacauga Transportation

Talladega Municipal Airport is the closest airport to the city of Sylacauga.

Sylacauga Higher Education

The higher education institutes that residents of Sylacauga can attend include Samford University, Jefferson State Community College, University of Montevallo, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,696
Male Share of the Population45.7%
Female Share of the Population54.3%
Senior Citizens15.9%
Employed Population 16+4,851
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married41.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17%
Median Earnings25+$30,832
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,588
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,325

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,440
% Above Poverty Level74.3%
% Below Poverty Level25.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone32.8%
Median Gross Rent$571
Median House Value$117,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.5%
English8.3%
Irish7.1%
German4.2%
Italian1.2%
Norwegian1%
Swedish0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Scottish0.4%
French Except Basque0.3%
African0.2%
Czech0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Zimbabwean0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Sylacauga Almanac

CategoryValue
County Talladega County
Standard Zip Codes35151, 35150
Phone Area Codes256
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.08
Approximate Longitude-86.39

Sylacauga Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSYLACAUGA 4 NE
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp30 to 54 F
Apr Temp46 to 75 F
Jul Temp66 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 76 F
Annual Precip54.8 inches
StationTALLADEGA
Distance18.2 miles
Jan Temp28 to 54 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp66 to 91 F
Oct Temp45 to 76 F
Annual Precip56.4 inches
StationTHORSBY EXP STATION
Distance29.9 miles
Jan Temp33 to 54 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp51 to 76 F
Annual Precip56.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Childersburg5,062$32,847
Goodwater1,523$27,171
Harpersville1,760$52,368
Oak Grove562$52,917
Vincent2,103$51,012
Wilsonville2,119$56,184

Sylacauga Public Libraries

Sylacauga - B. B. Comer Memorial Library
314 NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE
Sylacauga, Alabama
(256) 249-0961

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Sylacauga Hospitals

Coosa Valley Medical Center
(Non-profit)
315 West Hickory Street
(256) 401-4000

Sylacauga Public Schools

Bb Comer Memorial Elem Sch
803 Seminole Ave
ZIP: 35150
Primary
Total Enrollment 470
Bb Comer Memorial High Sch
801 Seminole Ave
ZIP: 35150
High
Total Enrollment 494
C-stars
100 Fluker St
ZIP: 35150
Indian Valley Elem Sch
1099 Oldfield Rd
ZIP: 35150
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
Nichols-lawson Middle Sch
1550 Talladega Highway
ZIP: 35150
Middle
Total Enrollment 537
Pinecrest Elem Sch
615 Coaling Rd
ZIP: 35150
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
Sylacauga High Sch
701 N Broadway
ZIP: 35150
High
Total Enrollment 710
Fayetteville High Sch
170 W W Averitte Dr
ZIP: 35151
Other
Total Enrollment 676

Sylacauga Private Schools

First United Methodist Kindergarten & Daycare
105 E Spring St
ZIP: 35150
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
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