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Arab is a city in Marshall County, in the Albertville metro area. (The community straddles Marshall and Cullman counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for Arad Thompson, son of the postmaster; misspelled by postal authorities.
The latitude of Arab is 34.318N. The longitude is -86.495W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,089 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,305.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Arab demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marshall County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 35016 ZIP code.
11% of Arab residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Arab ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Arab was $20,035, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Arab residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Arab, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $281. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $833.
Libraries in Arab include Arab Public Library ... View libraries
Marshall County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Arab political report.
The average commute time for Arab workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Arab include Jameson Inn.
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