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City of Cullman

  •   State: 
    Cullman County
      County FIPS: 
    34°10′39″N 86°50′41″W
      Area total: 
    23.49 sq mi (60.83 km²)
      Area land: 
    22.16 sq mi (57.38 km²)
      Area water: 
    1.33 sq mi (3.45 km²)
    820 ft (250 m)
    1873; Settled 1873; Incorporated 1878
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Cullman, AL
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    822.07 residents per square mile of area (317.41/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Cullman is the largest city and county seat of Cullman County, Alabama, United States. It is located along Interstate 65, about 50 miles (80 km) north of Birmingham and about 55 miles (89 km) south of Huntsville. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 14,775, with an estimated population of 18,213 in 2020. Before European colonization, the area that today includes Cullman was originally in the territory of the Cherokee Nation. In 1874, the town was incorporated and named after Colonel John G. Cullmann (with the name being Americanized to 'cullman' with one 'n' being 'nomenclature'). During the Civil War, the future location was the site of the minor Battle of Day's Gap. In one of the more humorous moments of the war, Union forces under the command of Colonel Abel Streight won a victory over forces under Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. This battle was part of a campaign and chase known collectively as Streight's Raid. Although Streight got the upper hand in this battle, Forrest would have the last laugh. Cullman is located between the juncture of the two roads, and they predated the corridor of U.S. Route 31. In the 1820s and the 1830s, two toll roads were built linking the Tennessee Valley to present-day Birmingham. The road was later extended to Elyton (Birmingham) in 1827. What later became the Brindley Turnpike became an extension of Stout's Road to Decatur.


Cullman is the primary city name, but also Dodge City, Good Hope are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is City of Cullman. Cullman was founded in 1873 by Colonel John G. Cullmann, a German immigrant. During the Civil War, the future location of Cullman was the site of the minor Battle of Day's Gap. On April 30, 1863, Union forces under the command of Colonel Abel Streight won a victory over forces under Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Although Streight got the upper hand in this battle, Forrest would have the last laugh. In one of the more humorous moments of the war, Streight sought a truce and negotiations with Forrest in present-day Cherokee County near present- day Gaylesville. While the two were negotiating, Forrest had his troops march repeatedly in a circuitous route past the scene of the talks. Over the next 20 years, over 100,000 Germans would immigrate to the United States, with many settling in the Cullman area. Cullman is now the headquarters of a German-language newspaper, the St. Bernard St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The town is also the home of the Alabama State Museum, which opened in 1883. It is now home to the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa and the Alabama Museum of History and Science, which was established in 1887. The Alabama State Highway System was established by the Alabama Legislature in 1822. It runs along the current Interstate 65 corridor to the north and south of the city. It was also known as the Black Warrior's Path, which led from the Tennessee River near the present location of Florence, Alabama, to a point on the Black warrior River south of Cull man.


Cullman is located on top of the Brindley Mountain plateau at 34°1039N 86°5042W (34.177508, 86.844996). This is a close offshoot of the long geographic ridge called Sand Mountain, a southmost extension of the Appalachian Mountains. The elevation is 826 feet (252 m), close to the watershed between the Tennessee River and the Black Warrior River. Cullman provides its own town water supply from a city-owned lake within the city limits, Lake Catoma. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Cullman has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.6 square miles (53.3 km²), of which 19.4square miles (50.2 km²) is land and 1.2sq mi (3.1sq mi) is water. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The city is located near the junction of the Tennessee and Black Warrior rivers. The town has a population of 1,856 (or 1.6% of the city's population) and is home to a public library with a circulation of about 1,500 (or 0.7% of its population) The city has an estimated population of 2,000 (or 2.1% of town's population).


Cullman City School System operates five schools. Wallace State Community College opened its doors in 1966. It is the third largest community college in the state of Alabama, with an enrollment of around 6,000 students. The college is located in the southern portion of Cullman County on a 300-acre (120 ha) campus. It offers hundreds of degree and certificate options in dozens of programs in its Academic, Health and Technical Divisions. It also offers early enrollment through its Dual Enrollment, Fast Track Academy and Fast Track for Industry programs, the latter of which is funded through grants that allow free tuition for qualified students entering the technical, academic and health programs included in the program. The current president is Dr. Vicki P. Karolewics, who is the institution's third president in 50 years. She was preceded by Dr. James C. Bailey from 1971 to 2003 and Dr. Ben Johnson from 1965 to 1971. The school system also operates Saint Bernard Preparatory School, Benedictine boarding and day school (Ninth grade Twelfth grade) and Saint Paul's Lutheran School (Pre-K Sixth Grade) Other schools in Cullman include: John G. Cullman Middle School (Seventh and Eighth Grades) and Cullman High School (ninth Grade twelfth Grade) and Sacred Heart Elementary School (Second Grade sixth Grade) The Cullman School System also operates a Christian school, Cullman Christian School (pre-K to twelfth grade).


Cullman was ranked among Bloomberg Businessweek's 50 Best Places to Raise Your Kids in 2012 based on the city's educational and economic factors, crime level, air quality, amenities, and ethnic diversity. As of the 2020 U.S. census, there were 18,213 people, 6,096 households, and 4,015 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 95% White, 0.8% Black or African American, 0.5% Native American,0.6% Asian, 0.,0.0% Pacific Islander, and 1.6%. The city's median income was $29,164, and the median income for a family was $41,313. About 9.4% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under age 18 and 18.5%) in the 2010 census. The city has a population of 14,775, with 6,957 households, out of which 22.5 per cent had children under the age of 18 living with them. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was2.85. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there are 87.5 males. The per capita income for the city is $18,484. It is the only city in the state to have a mayor-council ratio of more than 50 per cent. It has a median age of 41 years, with 21.8 per cent of people aged 18 to 64.

Health care

Cullman Regional Medical Center is a 115-bed hospital. The hospital is located in the town of Cullman, Ohio. It is located on the town's eastern edge. It was built in the early 1900s. It has been in the Cullman area for more than 100 years. For confidential support call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch, or see for details. In the U.S. call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255 or visit For confidential help in the UK, call the helpline on 0800 273-TALK (8255) or visit the Samaritans on the London Street in London, England.


Folsom Field is a municipal airport in California. Folsom is home to the U.S. Highway 31 and State Route 69. The city is also the home of the CSX Transportation (railroad) and Folsum Field municipal airport. The town has a population of 2.2 million. The population of the city was 2.3 million in the year of 2010. It is the largest city in the state with 2.4 million residents. The largest city by population was San Francisco with 1.9 million residents in 2010. The most populous city by area was Los Angeles with 1,856 residents in the same year. the city's population by year was 2,715 residents in 2009. the most populated city by residents was San Diego with 2,854 residents. the largest county by population in the United States was California with 9,716 residents in 2008. the biggest city by capita was San Jose with 1, 828 residents in 2007. the greatest city by mileage in the country was California at 2,917. the second largest by population had been California at 1,922. the third largest was New Mexico at 1.823. the fourth largest was Nevada at 1, 922, and the fifth largest was Arizona at 1.,917, the fourth most populous state. the fifth most populous was Texas at 6,816, the sixth most populous in the nation was New York at 2.1 million. the sixth largest was California.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama = 84. 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 53. 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 98. 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 Cullman = 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 18,213 individuals with a median age of 41.5 age the population grows by 4.28% in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 822.07 residents per square mile of area (317.41/km²). There are average 2.21 people per household in the 6,348 households with an average household income of $33,739 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.70% of the available work force and has dropped -8.97% 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 12.36%. The number of physicians in Cullman per 100,000 population = 130.4.


The annual rainfall in Cullman = 57.2 inches and the annual snowfall = 2 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 114. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 202. 90 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 29.5 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 31, 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 Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama which are owned by the occupant = 54.28%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 37 years with median home cost = $119,890 and home appreciation of -1.08%. 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 $2.34 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 $4,692 per student. There are 16.6 students for each teacher in the school, 303 students for each Librarian and 420 students for each Counselor. 8.15% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 13.40% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 8.52% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Cullman's population in Cullman County, Alabama of 1,255 residents in 1900 has increased 14,51-fold to 18,213 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.62% female residents and 47.38% male residents live in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama.

    As of 2020 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama are married and the remaining 42.42% are single population.

  • 22.5 minutes is the average time that residents in Cullman 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.

    84.91% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.79% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 3.34% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama, 54.28% are owner-occupied homes, another 37.34% are rented apartments, and the remaining 8.38% are vacant.

  • The 68.57% of the population in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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