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 (Photos)
  2. Tarrant (Photos)
  3. Chickasaw (Photos)
  4. Smiths Station (Photos)
  5. Glencoe
  6. Fultondale (Photos)
  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 Poké 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

Midfield, Alabama

Source: Google Maps

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

Tarrant, Alabama

Source: Flickr

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: Wikipedia

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

Source: Wikipedia

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


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

Fultondale, Alabama

Source: Flickr

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

Source: Wikipedia

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

Source: Wikipedia

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

Source: Wikipedia

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

Source: Wikipedia

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

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

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