Irondale, Alabama facts for kids

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Irondale
City
The Irondale Cafe
The Irondale Cafe
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Alabama
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Alabama
Country United States
State Alabama
County Jefferson
Area
 • Total 9 sq mi (23.2 km2)
 • Land 9 sq mi (23.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 741 ft (226 m)
Population (2013)
 • Total 12,379
 • Density 1,090.3/sq mi (423/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35210
Area code(s) 205
FIPS code 01-37864
GNIS feature ID 0120702
Website http://www.cityofirondale.org/

Irondale is a city in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States. It is a suburb of Birmingham, northeast of Homewood and Mountain Brook. At the 2010 census the population was 12,349. The setting of the book (later a film) Fried Green Tomatoes, by Irondale native Fannie Flagg, is loosely based on the town and the landmark Irondale Cafe, known as The Whistle-Stop Cafe in the book & film. Irondale is also the location of Catholic radio/television broadcaster EWTN. The city's annual Whistle-Stop Festival attracts thousands to its eclectic mix of art, food and music.

History

On October 5, 1887, the town incorporated as Irondale (after Irondale Furnace).

The 1916 Irondale earthquake was felt in neighboring states. In 1981, Mother Angelica founded the Eternal Word Television Network.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.0 square miles (23 km2), of which 9.0 square miles (23 km2) is land and 0.11% is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 525
1910 572 9.0%
1920 809 41.4%
1930 1,517 87.5%
1940 1,486 −2.0%
1950 1,876 26.2%
1960 3,501 86.6%
1970 3,166 −9.6%
1980 6,510 105.6%
1990 9,454 45.2%
2000 9,813 3.8%
2010 12,349 25.8%
Est. 2015 12,423 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

According to the 2010 census results, the population of the area was approximately 12,349 people. From 2000 to 2010, Irondale’s population growth percentage was 25.8% (or from 9,813 people to 12,349 people). 23.1% of the Irondale city residents were under 18 years of age. Census 2010 race data for Irondale city include the racial breakdown percentages of 56.33% white, 35.38% black, 1.43% Asian and 7.78% Hispanic. Also, there were 5,495 housing units in Irondale city, 92.5% of which were occupied housing units.

Gallery

http://censusviewer.com/city/AL/Irondale

Coordinates: 33°31′55″N 86°41′13″W / 33.531939°N 86.686816°W / 33.531939; -86.686816


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