Falkville, Alabama

Falkville is a small town located in Morgan County, Alabama. It has a population of just over 1,500 people. The geography of Falkville is typical of the region with rolling hills and plenty of trees. The climate is mild throughout the year with temperatures ranging from the high 40s in winter to the mid 80s in summer.

The history of Falkville dates back to 1820 when it was first settled by William Falkner and his family. Since then it has grown steadily, becoming an incorporated municipality in 1887. Politics in Falkville are largely conservative with most residents voting Republican in elections.

The economy of Falkville is primarily driven by agriculture and light industry, with a few small businesses located within town limits as well. There are several schools within the town including a public elementary school and two private Christian schools for grades K-12.

Falkville is home to several landmarks such as the old post office, which was built in 1914; the historic Falkville Depot Museum; and the Old Town Hall which dates back to 1887 and serves as a museum today. The town also hosts an annual festival every spring where local vendors sell food, crafts, and other items from around the area.

Population: 1,202. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,177 (-2.1% change)
Males: 501 (41.7%), Females: 701 (58.3%)

Morgan County

Zip code: 35622

Median resident age: 48.7 years
Median household income: $34,583
Median house value: $63,900

Races in Falkville:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.2%)
  • Black (5.9%)
  • American Indian (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)

Ancestries: United States (31.0%), English (8.8%), Irish (5.5%), German (3.5%), Dutch (1.2%).

Elevation: 601 feet

Land area: 3.7 square miles

Falkville, Alabama


Falkville, Alabama is a small town located in Morgan County with a population of approximately 1,400 people. The town is made up of mostly working-class individuals who have lived in the area for generations. The racial makeup of Falkville is predominantly white, with African-Americans accounting for 11% of the population. The median age in Falkville is 37 years old, with most residents aged 25 to 44 years old. The average household size in Falkville is 2.4 persons per household and the median household income is $39,876. Education levels vary greatly amongst residents, as do employment opportunities. The majority of people are employed in blue collar jobs such as manufacturing and construction; however there are also many small businesses located within the town limits that provide employment opportunities to locals. Additionally, there are several farms located near Falkville that employ many of its citizens as well. Overall, Falkville has a strong sense of community and its citizens take pride in their hometown and work hard to make it an enjoyable place to live and work.

For population 25 years and over in Falkville

  • High school or higher: 56.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Falkville town

  • Never married: 15.8%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 27.1%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

2.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +156 (+14.9%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Falkville:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Falkville:

  • HUNTSVILLE INTL-CARL T JONES FIELD (about 21 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Abbreviation: HSV)
  • NORTHWEST ALABAMA RGNL (about 54 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Abbreviation: MSL)
  • BIRMINGHAM INTL (about 58 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Abbreviation: BHM)

Other public-use airports nearest to Falkville:

  • ROUNTREE FIELD (about 3 miles; HARTSELLE, AL; Abbreviation: 5M0)
  • FOLSOM FIELD (about 9 miles; CULLMAN, AL; Abbreviation: 3A1)
  • PRYOR FIELD RGNL (about 20 miles; DECATUR, AL; Abbreviation: DCU)

Colleges and Universities

According to educationvv, Alabama is home to the following higher educational institutes:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Falkville:

  • JOHN C CALHOUN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; DECATUR, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,547)
  • GEORGE C WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLL-HANCEVILLE (about 24 miles; HANCEVILLE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,272)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE (about 31 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,795)
  • ALABAMA A & M UNIVERSITY (about 37 miles; NORMAL, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,886)
  • BEVILL STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 44 miles; SUMITON, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,670)
  • JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 53 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,279)
  • NORTHWEST SHOALS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MUSCLE SHOALS (about 57 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,669)


Public high school in Falkville:

  • FALKVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 414; Location: 43 CLARK DR; Grades: 07 – 12)

Public primary/middle school in Falkville:

  • FALKVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 454; Location: 72 CLARK DR; Grades: KG – 06)


Library in Falkville:

  • FALKVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $20,302; Location: 7 NORTH 1ST AVE.; 5,071 books; 29 audio materials; 46 video materials)