About Phenix City, Alabama

Pop.1890 3,700 66.4%1900 4,153 12.2%1910 4,555 9.7%1920 5,432 19.3%1930 13,852 155.0%1940 15,351 10.8%1950 23,305 51.8%1960 27,630 18.6%1970 25,281 ?8.5%1980 26,928 6.5%1990 25,312 ?6.0%2000 28,265 11.7%Est. 2007 30,663 8.5%Phenix City is a city and the county seat in Russell County in the U.S. state of Alabama. Portions of Lee County are addressed as Phenix City, 36870 ZIP code, for the sole purpose that Smiths Station does not have full incorporation to annex the area. As of 2006, the population of the city was 30,067, according to Census Bureau estimates. Phenix City is sometimes called a "Hub City", as it lies immediately west of Columbus, Georgia, which is a much larger city. It is included in the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area, but a section is located in Lee County, and is, therefore, in the Auburn-Opelika Metropolitan Statistical Area in Alabama. The city is the county seat of Russell County .In 2007, BusinessWeek named Phenix City the nation's #1 Best Affordable Suburb to raise a family. Currently, the mayor is Sonny Coulter, a local businessman, and previous mayor. The city manager, who holds the task of organizational matters is Wallace Hunter.

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Phenix City Facts

  • Population Total: 30067
  • Square Miles: 24.6
  • Area Code: 334
  • Elevation: 243
  • Postal Codes: 36867-36869
  • Timezone: Eastern (North America)
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