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Overview

Introduction to Tuscumbia, Alabama

Tuscumbia, Alabama, in Colbert county, is 41 miles W of Decatur, Alabama (center to center) and 111 miles SW of Nashville, Tennessee. The city is inside the Florence metropolitan area.

Tuscumbia History

The French were the first settlers in the area adjacent to the Tennessee River in the 1700s. However, the town was ruined in 1786. The Chickasaw Indians were the next settlers, and they built their town near the spring. This town was incorporated as Ococoposa in the year 1820. In 1822, there was a vote taken to change the town's name to either Tuscumbia, honoring the Chickasaw Indian chief, or Anniston or Annisville, honoring the first white child born in the town. Tuscumbia won by a single vote. In 1867, Tuscumbia became the county seat of Colbert County.

Tuscumbia and nearby Attractions

  • Helen Keller Home
  • Spring Creek Golf Course
  • Avalon Park
  • West Side Baptist Church
  • Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church

Things To Do In Tuscumbia

The city of Tuscumbia in Alabama is home to many churches including Saint Johns Episcopal Church, West Side Baptist Church, and Church of Christ. Other renowned locations in the city are the Spring Creek Golf Course and the Helen Keller Birth Place. One can enjoy the many facilities offered at the parks including Avalon Park, Spring Park, and Buffington Field. A visit to the Throckmorton Branch is also enjoyable.

Tuscumbia Transportation

Northwest Alabama Regional airport is the closest airport to Tuscumbia.

Tuscumbia Higher Education

Institutes of higher education which can be attended by the residents of Tuscumbia include Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals, University of North Alabama, Itawamba Community College, and John C Calhoun State Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,506
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens16.4%
Employed Population 16+3,609
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married43.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.8%
Median Earnings25+$34,042
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,917
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,573

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,923
% Above Poverty Level86.5%
% Below Poverty Level13.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.5%
Median Gross Rent$631
Median House Value$102,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.3%
Irish10.6%
English6.9%
German4.4%
Scottish1.2%
African1.2%
Dutch0.9%
Arab0.9%
Polish0.8%
Italian0.7%
Palestinian0.6%
French Except Basque0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Russian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Greek0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Tuscumbia Almanac

CategoryValue
County Colbert County
Standard Zip Codes35674
Phone Area Codes256
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.72
Approximate Longitude-87.7

Tuscumbia 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
Distance6 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
Distance14.9 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
Distance41.1 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
Sheffield9,067$42,760

Tuscumbia Public Libraries

Tuscumbia - Helen Keller Public Library
511 NORTH MAIN STREET
Tuscumbia, Alabama
(256) 383-7065

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Tuscumbia Public Schools

Colbert Heights Elem Sch
1551 Sunset Dr
ZIP: 35674
Primary
Total Enrollment 435
Colbert Heights High Sch
6825 Woodmont Dr
ZIP: 35674
High
Total Enrollment 502
Deshler Alt Sch
200 North Commons East
ZIP: 35674
Other
Deshler Career Technical Center
200 N Commons East
ZIP: 35674
High
Deshler High Sch
200 N Commons East
ZIP: 35674
High
Total Enrollment 482
Deshler Middle Sch
598 N High St
ZIP: 35674
Middle
Total Enrollment 351
G W Trenholm Primary Sch
601 Joe Wheeler Hwy
ZIP: 35674
Primary
Total Enrollment 378
New Bethel Elem Sch
900 New Bethel School Rd
ZIP: 35674
Primary
Total Enrollment 130
R E Thompson Intermediate Sch
829 Frankfort Rd
ZIP: 35674
Primary
Total Enrollment 340
T V Y S D F
2216 Missouri St
ZIP: 35674

Tuscumbia Private Schools

Covenant Christian School
1900 Covenant Dr
ZIP: 35674
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 182
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