These Are The 10 Best Places In Alabama To Catch Pokemon


These are the cities and towns in Alabama where you have the best chance to catch ’em all, based on the data of where Pokemon are traditionally found.

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So, you want to catch ’em all, huh?

Pokemon Go has swept the nation, and the app has broken records for the most downloads in the first week of release. All over the country, people are swarming, gathering, and all around going nuts, playing this interactive game.

Since we’re a data analytics website, and because we’re often cited as the ‘go to’ place for regional infotainment, we thought it was our duty to be as helpful as we can for people in Alabama who want to have the inside scoop as to where they should go if they want to dominate this addicting game.

After analyzing every place in Alabama, here is our list of the best places to catch Pokemon in the Heart of Dixie:

  1. Midfield
  2. Tarrant
  3. Chickasaw (Photos)
  4. Smiths Station (Photos)
  5. Glencoe (Photos)
  6. Fultondale
  7. Fairfield (Photos)
  8. Tuscumbia (Photos)
  9. Attalla (Photos)
  10. Sheffield (Photos)

As you might note, these are all smaller suburbs of major cities in Alabama. That’s because in smaller cities, there are a higher number of places per capita where Pokemon are traditionally found. Meaning you’ll find more Pokemon in a much smaller area. When you read the analysis below, this will all make sense. Trust us.

So, grab your avatars, cell phones, and your Poke Balls as we uncover the truly best places in Alabama in which to find the most Pokemon, based on data.

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How do you decide where the best place is to catch Pokemon?

In order to rank the best places in Alabama in which to catch ’em all, we had to determine which cities, towns and villages in Alabama have the most places to find Pokemon.

So we scraped the internet for those criteria, and it spit out the answer. Like magic.

How we crunched the numbers

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Google Maps, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of parks per capita
  • Number of museums per capita
  • Number of churches per capita
  • Number of memorials and public gathering places per capita

If you’d like to see the complete list of cities, scroll to the bottom of this post to see a chart of the top cities.

Note: When measuring the locations listed above, we measured the locations within a short drive of the center of each place in Alabama.

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1. Midfield


Population: 5,319
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.53
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.26
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.09
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 7.9

2. Tarrant


Population: 6,331
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.48
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.37
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.48
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 5.05

3. Chickasaw

Chickasaw, Alabama

Source: Public domain

Population: 6,026
Parks Per 1,000 People: 7.8
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.16
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.96
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 5.31

4. Smiths Station

Smiths Station, Alabama

Population: 5,095
Parks Per 1,000 People: 11.38
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.37
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.58
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.96

5. Glencoe

Glencoe, Alabama

Population: 5,137
Parks Per 1,000 People: 5.84
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.58
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.68
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.14

6. Fultondale


Population: 8,593
Parks Per 1,000 People: 6.4
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.63
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.98
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.68

7. Fairfield

Fairfield, Alabama

Population: 11,039
Parks Per 1,000 People: 4.8
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.09
Churches Per 1,000 People: 5.44
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 4.17

8. Tuscumbia

Tuscumbia, Alabama

Population: 8,565
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.57
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.17
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.01
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.52

9. Attalla

Attalla, Alabama

Population: 5,995
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.17
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.5
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.01
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.17

10. Sheffield

Sheffield, Alabama

Population: 9,067
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.76
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.1
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.62
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.43

There You Have It

If you’re looking at communities in Alabama where you have a much higher chance of catching Pokemon, this is an accurate list.

If you’re also curious enough, here’s how the larger cities in Alabama with the most reliable locations to catch a Pokemon rank, according to science.

  1. Madison (Photos)
  2. Tuscaloosa (Photos)
  3. Hoover (Photos)
  4. Huntsville (Photos)
  5. Decatur (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Alabama To Catch Pokemon

Rank City Population
1 Midfield 5,319
2 Tarrant 6,331
3 Chickasaw 6,026
4 Smiths Station 5,095
5 Glencoe 5,137
6 Fultondale 8,593
7 Fairfield 11,039
8 Tuscumbia 8,565
9 Attalla 5,995
10 Sheffield 9,067
11 Orange Beach 5,629
12 Irondale 12,399
13 Daleville 5,233
14 Pleasant Grove 10,230
15 Millbrook 14,858
16 Childersburg 5,117
17 Southside 8,432
18 Wetumpka 7,136
19 Demopolis 7,323
20 Montevallo 6,470
21 Pinson 7,141
22 Brewton 5,426
23 Lanett 6,455
24 Leeds 12,063
25 Center Point 16,876
26 Mountain Brook 20,484
27 Muscle Shoals 13,380
28 Prichard 22,475
29 Homewood 25,420
30 Northport 24,092
31 Robertsdale 5,556
32 Gulf Shores 10,523
33 Valley 9,456
34 Saraland 13,657
35 Clanton 8,672
36 Spanish Fort 7,357
37 Guntersville 8,316
38 Gardendale 13,809
39 Atmore 10,096
40 Satsuma 6,145
41 Oneonta 6,623
42 Jacksonville 12,416
43 Calera 12,376
44 Arab 8,241
45 Clay 9,699
46 Vestavia Hills 34,061
47 Chelsea 11,051
48 Monroeville 6,343
49 Bessemer 27,202
50 Daphne 22,983
51 Opp 6,675
52 Foley 15,428
53 Boaz 9,781
54 Andalusia 9,048
55 Prattville 34,349
56 Fairhope 16,661
57 Tallassee 5,011
58 Helena 16,752
59 Scottsboro 14,779
60 Lincoln 6,321
61 Jackson 5,116
62 Selma 20,276
63 Tuskegee 9,435
64 Roanoke 6,013
65 Pike Road 6,605
66 Moody 12,124
67 Cullman 14,933
68 Greenville 7,974
69 Troy 18,636
70 Hueytown 15,956
71 Trussville 20,229
72 Talladega 16,034
73 Jasper 14,247
74 Hamilton 6,842
75 Madison 44,866
76 Opelika 27,956
77 Sylacauga 12,786
78 Florence 39,738
79 Enterprise 27,375
80 Hartselle 14,393
81 Fort Payne 14,115
82 Oxford 21,250
83 Anniston 22,749
84 Pelham 22,106
85 Eufaula 12,897
86 Russellville 9,836
87 Bay Minette 8,682
88 Alabaster 30,978
89 Hoover 82,849
90 Tuscaloosa 93,325
91 Albertville 21,363
92 Auburn 56,986
93 Gadsden 36,621
94 Ozark 14,835
95 Huntsville 184,132
96 Decatur 55,641
97 Athens 23,335
98 Dothan 67,574
99 Mobile 194,942
100 Birmingham 211,705

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