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Phenix City is a city in Russell County, in the Columbus metro area. (The community straddles Russell and Lee counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the Phoenix Mills across the river

The latitude of Phenix City is 32.470N. The longitude is -85W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 243 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 28,444.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$26,720
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Phenix City demographic reports
Phenix City is on the Chattahoochee River, at the Georgia border
Former and merged names include:
· Browneville
· Girard
· Knights Station
· Lively
· Phoenix City
Formed by the consolidation of two communities, Girard and Brownsville

The community was long known as the spot where soldiers from nearby Fort Benning came to unwind

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 127. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 4.4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Hometown Hoedown - May 5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Phenix City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Colleges and universities: Chattahoochee Valley Community College, Troy University - Phenix City
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 99

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Phenix City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Russell County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Columbus area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 36867 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

4% of Phenix City residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Phenix City ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Phenix City was $14,619, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

13% of Phenix City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Phenix City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $323.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $729.


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Libraries in Phenix City include Phenix City-Russell County Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Russell County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Phenix City political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Phenix City workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Phenix City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Phenix City include Days Inn, Holiday Inn, Ramada Limited Phenix City.

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Phenix City, AL

Pros: Very Little traffic/Congestion
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Low Property Tax

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