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  •   State: 
    Marshall County
      County all: 
    Marshall | DeKalb
      County FIPS: 
    01095 | 01049
    34°15′55″N 86°12′40″W
      Area total: 
    27.04 sq mi (70.0 km²)
      Area land: 
    26.94 sq mi (69.8 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.10 sq mi (0.3 km²)
    1,024 ft (312 m)
    Incorporated February 18, 1891
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Albertville, AL
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Albertville, Marshall County, Alabama, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    830.99 residents per square mile of area (320.85/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Albertville is a city in Marshall County, Alabama, United States. It was named for Thomas A. Albert, an early settler who moved from Georgia and was a town leader until his death in 1876. The city was incorporated in 1891, and a post office was established in 1910. In 1950, Albertville had a population of 5,397, and reclaimed the title (from Guntersville) of the largest city in the county, and has held the distinction ever since. The current slogan of Albertville is "The Heart of Sand Mountain", which can be seen on the welcome sign coming into the city. The area around Albertville was inhabited by the indigenous Cherokee, until their removal to Oklahoma in the 1830s. It is believed to have been crossed by Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto during his expeditions in 1540. On April 24, 1908, the city was virtually wiped out by a tornado that became commonly called "The Great Cyclone", or "The Cyclone of 1908". The storm killed 35 people across northeastern Alabama, including 15 in Albertville. In 2010, an EF-3 tornado ripped through downtown Albertville, but resulted in no deaths. The majority of the city drains to Short Creek, a tributary of the Tennessee River, while the southern part drains to Slab Creek. Albertville sits at an elevation of 1,060 feet (320 m) atop Sand Mountain, a plateau that is about 15 miles (24 km) wide.


Albertville was named for Thomas A. Albert, an early settler who moved from Georgia and was a town leader until his death in 1876. The city was incorporated in 1891, and a post office was established in 1910. In 1950, Albertville had a population of 5,397, and reclaimed the title (from Guntersville) of the largest city in Marshall County. On June 1, 2009, the city council voted to establish English as the town's official language. On April 24, 2010, an EF-3 tornado ripped through downtown Albertville. The storm resulted in no deaths, but the high school was severely damaged, nearly every home had some type of damage, and many were destroyed beyond repair. The area around Albertville was the scene of several mid-level clashes between Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War. It was near the territory of the Creek nation, and several major trails which afforded communication (or military action) between the two nations crossed the area. It is believed to have been crossed by Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto during his expeditions in 1540. In 1893, the Alabama Legislature passed an act for the erection of an agricultural college in each of the state's congressional districts. This is the school that evolved into today's Albertville High School, whose sports teams are still known as the "Aggies". In 1910, Albertvile had aPopulation of 1,544, becoming the largest community in Marshall county. Before the New Deal, flooding on the Tennessee River would frequently leave the county courthouse in Gunter'sville inaccessible for residents of Albertville and other areas atop Sand Mountain.


Albertville is located in southeastern Marshall County at 34°1555N 86°1241W (34.265362, -86.211261) The city sits at an elevation of 1,060 feet (320 m) atop Sand Mountain, a plateau that in this area is about 15 miles (24 km) wide. The majority of the city drains north to Short Creek, a tributary of the Tennessee River, while the southern part drains to Slab Creek. The current slogan of Albertville is "The Heart of Sand Mountain", which can be seen on the welcome sign coming into the city. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Albertville has a total area of 27.0 square miles (69.9 km²), of which 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km²) is water. It is bordered to the southeast by the city of Boaz and to the northwest by theCity of Guntersville. The Tennessee Valley Divide passes through the southern portion of the town. The city is located on the east bank of the Black Warrior River, which flows through the city to the east. The town has a population of 2,000, with the majority of its residents living in the central part of the community, which is about 1,000 people. It has a history that dates back to the 18th century, when the town was first settled. It was the site of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in 1805.


Albertville first appeared as an incorporated town on the 1910 U.S. Census. It was also the same name as its precinct/census division, which preceded it in reporting on the census since 1880 (See Albertville Precinct below). At the 2000 census, there were 17,247 people in 6,566 households, including 4,615 families, in the city. By 2007, the Hispanic population was estimated at 25%. In 2010, of the 7,497 households 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, and 29.7% were non-families. The median household income was $31,893 and the median family income was $38,508. The per capita income for the city was $16,336. As of the 2020 United States census there were 22,386 people, and 5,099 families residing in Albertville. The city is located on the Mississippi River, which runs through the center of the town. It has a population of 21,160, with 7,249 people living in 7,500 households. The population density is 664.6 inhabitants per square mile (256.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 86.15% White, 2.05% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, and 0.10% Asian. 16.08% of the population are Hispanic or Latino.

Albertville Precinct/Division (1880-1970); Albertville-Boaz Division (1980-)

Albertville, the 4th Beat/Precinct of Marshall County, first appeared on the 1880 U.S. Census. In 1960, Albertville precinct was changed to census division as part of a general reorganization of counties. Albertville and Boaz Census Divisions were merged to become the Albertville-Boaz Census Division in 1980. The division was named after Albertville, a town in the town of Boaz, in Marshall County. The current division was formed in 1980 after the merger of the two census divisions. It is located in the northern part of the county, just south of the city of Marshall, and includes parts of the towns of Boonville, Boulton, and Houlton-Boulton. It has a population of 2,000. The county seat is Marshall, which was once known as Albertville. It was renamed Albertville after the town's first post office opened in 1880. The town's name is now used to refer to the county's fourth beat/precinct, which first appeared in 1881. The word "Albertville" is also used to describe the area around the town, and the post office is called Albertville Post Office. The name Albertville was first used in the 1880s, when the county was still part of Marshall. The post office was closed in 1970, when it was replaced by Albertville Census Division. The city's name was changed again to Albertville in 1980, after the division was renamed after the county.


Public schools in Albertville are overseen by Albertville City Schools. There are six schools in the city: Albertville Primary School, Albertville Intermediate School,Albertville Middle School, and Albertville High School. The city has a population of 2,000 people. Albertville is located in the central part of the state. It is located on the Ohio River, which runs through the city. The Albertville River flows through the center of the city and into the Mississippi River. The town is located near the town of Albertville, which is about 20 miles from the city center. It has an estimated population of 3,000. The school district has an enrollment of 1,200 people, or 3.4% of the population. It also has an unemployment rate of 2.7%. The city's population is about 2,100 people (or 3.7% of its total population) and has a poverty rate of 1.8% (or 1.9%). The city is home to six schools, all of which are under the supervision of the school district. The district has a total of six schools:Albertville Elementary School, Albertville Primary School,  Albertville Middle School  and Albertvile High School. There is also Albertville Pre-K and Kindergarten, and there is a pre-K to kindergarten program. The high school is Albertville High School, which has a enrollment of about 1,000 students. The middle school has a high school program with 9th through 12th grades.


Marshall Medical Center South, a 150-bed facility, serves the region. The hospital is located in the city's downtown area. The facility was built in the 1970s. It is located on the former site of the hospital's original location, which is now on the other side of the city. The medical center is located at the intersection of two main roads, one of which is called Marshall Avenue and the other is Marshall Road. It has a total capacity of 1,000. It was built for 1,100 patients. It opened in the mid-1980s and has a capacity of 150. It also has an emergency room, which can treat up to 100 people. It's on the second floor of a building on the third floor, which houses the emergency room. It costs $2.5 million to $3 million to run. It will have a capacity to treat 100 people, but it has a maximum capacity of 100. It opens in the summer of 2015. The center is on the first floor of the former hospital, which was constructed in the early 1980s. The second floor is the emergency department, which also has a 100-bed emergency room and an intensive care unit. The third floor is for critical care. The fourth floor has a critical care unit, which will treat patients with life-threatening injuries. The fifth floor is a psychiatric unit, with a capacity for up to 80 patients. The sixth floor is an intensive-care unit, and the seventh is a behavioral health unit.


Albertville is home to the Mueller Company, which produces fire hydrants, thus Albertville holds the title of "Fire Hydrant Capital of the World" Mitchell Grocery Corporation, located in Albertville, is a wholesale grocery distribution center serving more than 200 independent supermarkets in the Southeast. In April 2012, Newman Technology, broke ground on an auto parts manufacturing facility. This plant will build component parts for Honda, Acura and Subaru and is expected to begin operating in early 2013. Albertville is also home to poultry plants operated by Wayne Farms, Pilgrim's Pride, and Tyson Foods. It is the home of the U.S. Air Force Air Force Base, which was established in 1969. It was the site of the first air base to be established in the United States in 1881. It has since been the base of operations for the Air Force Reserve, Air Force One, and Air Force Two. The Air Force base is located in the town of Albertville and is located on the Ohio-S.C. Turnpike. The town has a population of 3,000. The city is located near the junction of I-20 and I-85. It also has a small population of about 2,000, which is the location of the state's largest airport. The population is about 1,500, which makes it one of the smallest cities in the state. The area has a history of being home to a number of poultry plants, including Wayne Farms and Pilgrim's pride.

Popular culture

Albertville was featured in two episodes of the radio show and podcast This American Life. The episodes focused on the influx of Latino immigrants in the town's chicken plants and the impact this had on the community. In 2008, Albertville featured in an episode in the fifth season of the A&E television documentary series Intervention titled "Meth Mountain" Among the featured Albertville residents was Dr. Mary Holley, an obstetrician whose methamphetamine-addicted brother committed suicide, and who founded the anti-methamphetamine group "Mothers Against Methamphetamine". The town is named after Albertville, France, where the 1992 Winter Olympics were held. The town's name is also used in the name of the town of Albertville in Alabama, which was part of the U.S. Gulf Coast region during the 1960s and 1970s. In the 1980s and 1990s, a New Orleans radio station offered listeners a chance to win a trip to "the Albertville games" in Alabama. The station's name was changed to Albertville Radio and TV Station after the town was named after the 1992 Olympic Games in Albertville. The radio station also changed its name to The Albertville News-Talk Network after the Albertville Olympics in 1992. The city's name has also been used as the title of a series of books, including "The Albertville Guide to the Winter Olympics" and "Albertville: The Winter Olympics in France and Alabama" The town has been the subject of a number of films and TV shows, including the film "The Winter Olympics: Albertville".

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Albertville, Marshall County, Alabama = 83. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 55. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 80. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Albertville = 5.1 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 22,386 individuals with a median age of 34.1 age the population grows by 11.16% in Albertville, Marshall County, Alabama population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 830.99 residents per square mile of area (320.85/km²). There are average 2.66 people per household in the 7,135 households with an average household income of $34,537 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.40% of the available work force and has dropped -9.80% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 11.00%. The number of physicians in Albertville per 100,000 population = 109.3.


The annual rainfall in Albertville = 52 inches and the annual snowfall = 1.6 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 93. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 199. 88 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 31.3 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 35, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Albertville, Marshall County, Alabama which are owned by the occupant = 62.58%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 31 years with median home cost = $90,880 and home appreciation of -0.06%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $3.21 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,347 per student. There are 15.1 students for each teacher in the school, 375 students for each Librarian and 468 students for each Counselor. 6.43% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 9.03% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.51% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Albertville's population in Marshall County, Alabama of 1,817 residents in 1900 has increased 12,32-fold to 22,386 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.24% female residents and 48.76% male residents live in Albertville, Marshall County, Alabama.

    As of 2020 in Albertville, Marshall County, Alabama are married and the remaining 36.31% are single population.

  • 19.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Albertville require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    82.46% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 13.13% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.16% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.12% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Albertville, Marshall County, Alabama, 62.58% are owner-occupied homes, another 30.68% are rented apartments, and the remaining 6.74% are vacant.

  • The 62.89% of the population in Albertville, Marshall County, Alabama who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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