Carbon Hill is a city in Walker County, Alabama. It is part of the Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area. The city has a total area of 5.6 square miles, and 0.90% of the area is water. The city initially started as a mining town.
The city is noted for its large number of churches, of which the Carbon Hill Church of God of Prophecy, and the First Baptist churches gained national attention due to functioning as shelters during the tornadoes that swept across the area in 2001.
Retail trade, manufacturing and mining and quarrying activities are the major contributors to the local economy. The public school system has an elementary school and a high school. The closest hospital is the Walker Baptist Medical Center, located at Jasper. Carbon Hill's cost of living is 21.50% lower than the country average, making living here significantly cheaper.
The city gets about 60 inches of rain annually, with about 96 days having measurable precipitation. Snowfall is about an inch annually.