Eclectic, Alabama

Eclectic, Alabama is a charming small town located in Elmore County, just 15 miles northeast of Montgomery. With a population of around 1,000 people, Eclectic offers a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere that is perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

According to Harvardshoes, the town was founded in 1883 by Robert E. Lee who named it after the eclectic collection of houses he found there. Since then, Eclectic has grown into a thriving community with plenty to offer its residents and visitors alike. The downtown area exudes small-town charm with its old-fashioned buildings and friendly locals. There are several shops, restaurants, and even an old-fashioned movie theater where you can catch the latest Hollywood blockbuster or classic film.

One of the most popular attractions in Eclectic is the historic train depot which dates back to 1889. This beautifully restored building serves as a reminder of the town’s past when it was once an important stop on the main line from Birmingham to Montgomery. Today, it’s home to an antique store filled with unique items from all over Alabama.

According to Health-beauty-guides, Eclectic also boasts some beautiful natural scenery such as Lake Jordan which is located just outside of town and offers plenty of recreational opportunities such as fishing, swimming and boating. Additionally, there are several nearby state parks that offer hiking trails, camping sites and picnic areas for visitors to enjoy.

If you’re looking for something more cultural then you won’t be disappointed either – Eclectic is home to several museums including one dedicated solely to local history and another dedicated to military history from the Civil War era onwards. There are also art galleries showcasing works from local artists as well as live music performances held throughout the year at various venues throughout town.

In conclusion, Eclectic is a wonderful place full of southern charm that has something for everyone – whether you’re looking for some peace and quiet or a bit more excitement there’s something here for everyone.

Population: 1,037. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,112 (+7.2% change)
Males: 477 (46.0%), Females: 560 (54.0%)

Elmore County

Zip code: 36024

Median resident age: 35.7 years
Median household income: $30,906
Median house value: $72,800

Races in Eclectic:

  • White Non-Hispanic (77.3%)
  • Black (19.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.8%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)
  • Other race (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (22.9%), Irish (13.0%), English (7.2%), German (5.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%).

Elevation: 579 feet

Land area: 4.2 square miles

Eclectic, Alabama


For population 25 years and over in Eclectic

  • High school or higher: 68.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 33.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Eclectic town

  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 46.4%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 13.2%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

0.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -162 (-13.5%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Eclectic:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Eclectic:

  • MONTGOMERY RGNL (DANNELLY FIELD) (about 34 miles; MONTGOMERY, AL; Abbreviation: MGM)
  • TALLADEGA MUNI (about 64 miles; TALLADEGA, AL; Abbreviation: ASN)
  • ANNISTON METROPOLITAN (about 67 miles; ANNISTON, AL; Abbreviation: ANB)

Other public-use airports nearest to Eclectic:

  • REEVES (about 16 miles; TALLASSEE, AL; Abbreviation: 41A)
  • THOMAS C RUSSELL FLD (about 19 miles; ALEXANDER CITY, AL; Abbreviation: ALX)
  • WETUMPKA MUNI (about 22 miles; WETUMPKA, AL; Abbreviation: 08A)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Eclectic:

  • FAULKNER UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; MONTGOMERY, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,283)
  • ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; MONTGOMERY, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,359)
  • TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; TUSKEGEE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,732)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE AIR FORCE (about 29 miles; MONTGOMERY, AL; Full-time enrollment: 126,963)
  • AUBURN UNIVERSITY-MONTGOMERY (about 31 miles; MONTGOMERY, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,677)
  • AUBURN UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS (about 39 miles; AUBURN UNIVERSITY, AL; Full-time enrollment: 19,703)
  • SOUTHERN UNION STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; WADLEY, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,925)


Public high school in Eclectic:

  • ELMORE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 495; Location: 155 N COLLEGE ST; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Eclectic:

  • ECLECTIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 583; Location: 35 HARDEN ST; Grades: PK – 04)
  • ECLECTIC MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 556; Location: 170 SOUTH ANN ST; Grades: 05 – 08)