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Welcome to Attalla ...

The city of Attalla is located in Etowah County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Attalla has a population of 5,857 people<2> (see below for details).

Attalla was established in 1870.

The community of Attalla is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Attalla lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Attalla (for example, toward Etna (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Area codes for Attalla: (256) and (938)<4>

The ZIP code for Attalla: 35954<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Attalla had an population of 5,857 people. This is a decrease of 3.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Attalla had a population of 6,048 people (or 5.79% of the total population of Etowah County). This makes Attalla the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Attalla represents 0.13% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 94th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,048 people, the population of Attalla decreased 8.25% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,592 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Attalla.

Communities near Attalla ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Attalla.

  • Albertville (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
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    • Albertville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Attalla and is located in Marshall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,777 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albertville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albertville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albertville<8>
  • Boaz (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boaz
    • Boaz lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Attalla and is located in Marshall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,706 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boaz
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boaz<8>
  • Southside (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
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    • Southside lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Attalla and is located in Calhoun County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,046 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southside have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southside
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southside<8>
  • Glencoe (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
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    • Glencoe lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Attalla and is located in Etowah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,080 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glencoe have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glencoe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glencoe<8>
  • Hokes Bluff (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hokes Bluff
    • Hokes Bluff lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Attalla and is located in Etowah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,240 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hokes Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hokes Bluff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hokes Bluff<8>
  • Ashville (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashville
    • Ashville lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Attalla and is located in Saint Clair County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,396 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashville<8>
  • Sardis City (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sardis City
    • Sardis City lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Attalla and is located in Etowah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,776 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sardis City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis City
  • Ragland (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ragland
    • Ragland lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Attalla and is located in Saint Clair County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,718 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ragland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ragland<8>
  • Ohatchee (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ohatchee
    • Ohatchee lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Attalla and is located in Calhoun County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,148 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ohatchee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ohatchee<8>
  • Steele (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steele
    • Steele lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Attalla and is located in Saint Clair County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,093 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steele have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steele
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steele<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Attalla. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Attalla.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Attalla. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Attalla.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Attalla. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Attalla.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Attalla ...

Looking for more information about Attalla? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Attalla, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Attalla.

Adding Attalla to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Attalla in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Attalla was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Attalla on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Attalla on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Attalla

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The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Etowah, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Attalla.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Attalla - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Attalla). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Attalla or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Attalla) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Attalla. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AttallaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Attalla. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9972, Longitude: -86.0876    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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