Sheffield, Alabama

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Sheffield, Alabama
Location in Colbert County and the state of Alabama
Location in Colbert County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: Coordinates: 34°45′35″N 87°41′41″W / 34.75972°N 87.69472°W / 34.75972; -87.69472
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyColbert
Area
 • Total6.6 sq mi (17.1 km2)
 • Land6.6 sq mi (17 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation
515 ft (157 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total9,652
 • Density1,462.4/sq mi (564.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35660
Area code(s)256
FIPS code01-69648
GNIS feature ID0153401

Sheffield is a city in Colbert County, Alabama, United States, and is included in The Shoals MSA. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 9,652. Sheffield is the birthplace of notable attorney, actor, former senator and presidential contender Fred Thompson.