Attalla is a city in Etowah County, Alabama. It is part of the Gadsden Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city has a total area of 6.7 square miles, all of which is land. It was incorporated in 1872, and the name officially adopted in 1893.
The city had the first functional hydroelectric dam in the world. Attalla's cost of living is 18.90% lower than the country average, making living significantly cheaper here. Contributors to the local economy include production and transport of materials, professional occupations, sales and services. Some contribution to the local economy is also done by fishing and farming activities.
The town gets about 55 inches of rain annually, with about 104 days having measurable precipitation. Snowfall is about an inch annually.