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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$36,716
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Arab demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 12. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Community Fair - Sept. 8, 2007
  • Poke Salat Festival - May 4-5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Arab web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Arab Historic Complex
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Census & demographics

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.

Arab, AL locator map
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Arab Web sites

Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Arab was $20,035, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

21% of Arab residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Arab festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

Geocaching & geography
Gifts & collectibles
Government
Guides to Arab
Health
Historical societies
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History
Housing & real estate

Median rent in Arab, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $281.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $833.


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Libraries

Libraries in Arab include Arab Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Marshall County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Arab political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Arab workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Arab include Jameson Inn.

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