The city of Piedmont is located in the Calhoun and Cherokee counties of Alabama. It is a part of the Anniston-Oxford, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Piedmont covers a total area of 9.9 square miles out of which less than 1% is water. As per the 2000 census, the city recorded a population of 5120 people.
Piedmont has a good education system and has implemented the first one-to-one laptop program in the grades 4 to 12 in association with Apple Inc. Businesses include manufacturer of heavy-duty truck seats, lumber manufacturing and display showcases for retailers.