Clanton, Alabama 

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+11.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

85.7 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

5.8 / 7.1

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Clanton, Alabama

Living in Clanton, AL is a wonderful experience. This small town of 8,000 people is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and offers stunning views of nature and outdoor recreation opportunities. There are also plenty of local attractions including historical sites, museums, and parks. Residents can enjoy food from nearby barbecue joints as well as fine dining in nearby cities such as Birmingham and Montgomery. The pace of life here is slower than in many other places, making it perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life or just relax with friends and family. With a strong sense of community and friendly neighbors, Clanton provides a safe environment for all its citizens to thrive. Mid-sized city - North-central Alabama, about 300 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico.
State: Alabama
County: Chilton County
Metro Area: Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area
City: Clanton
Zip Codes: 35045 35046 36091
Cost of Living: -14.3% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 618 ft above sea level

Clanton, Al Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Arts and culture
Diversifying economy
Mild winters
Air service
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Summer heat and humidity

What Bert Has To Say About Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area

Birmingham is one of the South’s most misunderstood cities. A former steel and manufacturing center once known as the “Pittsburgh of the South,” Birmingham is still thought by many outsiders to combine the grittiness of this legacy with some of the other more unsavory images of the old South. But the truth is far different: Birmingham has experienced a major economic turnaround, and while not quite as far along as noted Southern stars like Charlotte, Raleigh Durham and Atlanta, the area has come a long way.


The unemployment rate in Clanton is 2.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Clanton jobs have increased by 1.9%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Clanton's cost of living is 14.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Clanton's Cost of Living

May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Clanton, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Chilton county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 83.3% to 15.9%. More Voting Stats

Clanton's population is 8,715 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 1.7%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 34.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Clanton is $197,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 13.6%.

Clanton public schools spend $7,940 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.6 students per teacher in Clanton. More Education

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Housing Market in Clanton

It's a good time to buy in Clanton. Home Appreciation is up 13.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Clanton is $197,600.
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Reviews for Clanton   2 Reviews
People - 11/16/2008
My neighbors are good, decent people. There are a few people that I worked with, though, who were not. This is a very clannish place. The first question you're asked is... Read More

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Quality of Life - 3/16/2007
Living in Clanton, AL. is very relaxing. I travel a lot troughout the world and can be away for a month at a time. All problems ease up as soon as I get off the exit in... Read More

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