Overview

Introduction to Tarrant, Alabama

Tarrant, Alabama, in Jefferson county, is 5 miles NE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 136 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is recognized as a part of the Birmingham metropolitan area.

Tarrant History

The city of Tarrant was named in the year 1915. Many people came up with the name Tarrant in honor of Benjamin Tarrant, who resided in this community for most of his life. The city was incorporated in the year 1918. It is located in Jefferson County, which was created on December 13, 1819.

Tarrant and nearby Attractions

  • Tarrant Shopping Center
  • Tarrant Church of the Nazarene
  • Barton Branch
  • Ketona Lakes
  • Tarrant City Hall

Things To Do In Tarrant

The famous locations in Tarrant city are the Tarrant City Public Library and Tarrant City Hall. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Tarrant Shopping Center. One can relax at the Ketona Lakes, North Lake, and Barton Branch. There are many churches to visit including the Black Creek Church, Lakeside Church of Tarrant City, Tarrant City Church of God, and Tarrant Church of the Nazarene. Sheritt Cemetery is the place where one prays for the departed souls.

Tarrant Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by Birmingham International Airport, which is the closest airport to the city.

Tarrant Higher Education

Higher education in Tarrant is offered through several educational institutes including Jefferson State Community College, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Samford University, and Bevill State Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,212
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+2,380
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married28.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.9%
Median Earnings25+$25,717
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,967
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,391

Wealth

Median Family Income$31,573
% Above Poverty Level70.5%
% Below Poverty Level29.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone33.9%
Median Gross Rent$767
Median House Value$76,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)65.9%
African6.6%
Irish3.5%
German2.6%
English2.5%
Italian1.8%
Dutch0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
French Except Basque0.2%
West Indian0.2%
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Tarrant Almanac

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Tarrant Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBIRMINGHAM INTL AP
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp32 to 53 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip53.9 inches
StationPINSON
Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp30 to 53 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 92 F
Oct Temp47 to 75 F
Annual Precip54.4 inches
StationBESSEMER 3 WSW
Distance19.5 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp48 to 76 F
Jul Temp68 to 94 F
Oct Temp49 to 77 F
Annual Precip59.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Birmingham212,021$44,332
Fairfield10,790$45,863
Fultondale9,097$71,895
Gardendale13,875$79,808
Irondale12,474$63,977
Mountain Brook20,466$175,116

Tarrant Public Libraries

Tarrant Public Library
1143 FORD AVENUE
Tarrant, Alabama
(205) 841-0575

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Tarrant Public Schools

Tarrant Alt Sch
1318 Alabama St
ZIP: 35217
Tarrant Ed Ctr
1318 Alabama St
ZIP: 35217
Tarrant Elem Sch
1269 Portland St
ZIP: 35217
Primary
Total Enrollment 344
Tarrant High Sch
91 Black Creek Road
ZIP: 35217
High
Total Enrollment 500
Tarrant Intermediate Sch
1 Wildcat Drive
ZIP: 35217
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
Tarrant Middle Sch
91 Black Creek Road
ZIP: 35217
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