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Tuscumbia is a city in Colbert County, in the Florence metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Cherokee chief

The latitude of Tuscumbia is 34.731N. The longitude is -87.702W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 466 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,967.


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Median household income
Local
$27,793
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Tuscumbia demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Big Spring
It was near here, in 1818, that Andrew Jackson and Isaac Shelby induced Chief Levi Colbert to sign a treaty surrendering all Chickasaw land in Tennessee and Kentucky
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 11. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Ranked among the top 10 small towns, February 2001 in the ePodunk Home Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· Helen Keller, author and lecturer who overcame blindness and deafness
· Heinie Manush, baseball player
Local festivals include:
  • Helen Keller Festival - June 20-24, 2007
  • Coondog Graveyard Labor Day Celebration - Sept. 3, 2007
  • Littleville Fun Fest - Aug. 11, 2007
  • ArtWorks - July 23-August 20, 2007
Dates often change. Check Tuscumbia web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Ivy Green (birthplace of Helen Keller), Belle Mont
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.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Tuscumbia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Colbert County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Florence area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 35660 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Tuscumbia residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tuscumbia ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tuscumbia was $18,302, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Tuscumbia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Tuscumbia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $245.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $666.


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Libraries in Tuscumbia include Helen Keller Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

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

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The average commute time for Tuscumbia workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Tuscumbia include Key West Inn Tuscumbia.

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