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Welcome to Irondale ...

The city of Irondale is located in Jefferson County<1>.

The location of Irondale has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Irondale, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1872.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Irondale has a population of 13,122 people<3> (see below for details).

Irondale is 940 feet [287 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Irondale: (205)

Websites for Irondale ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Irondale had an population of 13,122 people. This is an increase of 6.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 33.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Irondale had a population of 12,349 people. This makes Irondale the county's 11th most populous community.

The population of Irondale represents 0.26% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 54th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,349 people, the population of Irondale increased 25.84% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,813 people).

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

Communities Also Named Irondale ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 14 communities that are also named Irondale - they are located in Colorado (2), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New York (2), Ohio (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Irondale.

Communities near Irondale ...

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

  • Birmingham
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
  • Hoover
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Vestavia Hills
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Bessemer
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Homewood
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
    • Homewood is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,174 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Homewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homewood <5>
  • Pelham
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
    • Pelham is located in Shelby County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,231 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Pelham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham <5>
  • Trussville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Center Point
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • Gardendale
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Moody
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)

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 Irondale. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Irondale.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Irondale. 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 Irondale.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Irondale. See our Newspapers Page for Irondale.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Irondale ...

Looking for more information about Irondale? 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 Irondale, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Irondale.

Adding Irondale to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Irondale was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Irondale post office opened in 1872.

We also found Irondale in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Irondale.

The official website for Irondale:

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Irondale.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Irondale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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