Scottsboro

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Scottsboro, Costa Dorada
City
CountryFlag of the FSA.svg Federal States
 • StateCosta Dorada
 • CountyDouglas
DemonymScottsboroan
Government
 • Mayor
Elevation4 m (13 ft)
Population
 • Estimate (2019)240,219

Scottsboro is the largest city in the state of Costa Dorada. The city sits at the mouth of the Harris River. The city is home to one of the largest seaports in the western Federal States. The Port of Scottsboro benefits from it's proximity to the Canal of Mecyna and the Mecynian Gulf's busy shipping routes. Historically, the city's economy has been dependent on the port; however, Scottsboro's economy has been diversifying over the past half century. Today, Scottsboro is a major tourism destination as a result of it's large, sandy beaches and year-round warm weather.

History

Demographics

Scottsboro's population has been rapidly increasing since the 1970s. Many of the city's residents have moved from elsewhere in the country due to Scottsboro's warm climate and affordable cost of living. Growth within the city limits is expected to slow as most of the land has already been developed. The majority of the region's future growth is expected to be in the southern and western suburbs of Scottsboro.

Policing and Crime

Scottsboro is served by the Scottsboro Police Department and the Douglas County Sherrif's Department.

Economy

Scottsboro's economy has historically been reliant on the Port of Scottsboro; however, the service, hospitality and tourism industries are now the largest industries in the city. Scottsboro has a small, but rapidly growing financial industry, hosting regional offices of many national banks and companies.

Climate

The climate of Scottsboro is classified as a dry subtropical climate. The climate consists of warm, dry summers and an increase in rain in the winter. Snow is very rare within the city limits of Scottsboro.

Climate data for Scottsboro, 1980–2016
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.6
(85.3)
28.8
(83.9)
26.9
(80.4)
25.3
(77.5)
23.4
(74.1)
19.2
(66.6)
17.9
(64.3)
20.5
(68.9)
23.2
(73.7)
25.8
(78.4)
27.3
(81.2)
28.2
(82.7)
24.7
(76.4)
Average low °C (°F) 21.9
(71.4)
21.1
(69.9)
19.2
(66.6)
17.1
(62.8)
15.1
(59.1)
12.2
(54.0)
10.7
(51.2)
13.2
(55.7)
15.1
(59.2)
17.8
(64.1)
19.8
(67.7)
20.1
(68.2)
16.9
(62.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 5.59
(0.22)
11.68
(0.46)
14.22
(0.56)
20.32
(0.80)
27.69
(1.09)
55.88
(2.20)
100.08
(3.94)
114.81
(4.52)
58.67
(2.31)
22.35
(0.88)
11.43
(0.45)
7.62
(0.30)
450.34
(17.73)
Source: Alameda Park Weather Station

Tourism

The epicenter of the Scottsboro's tourism industry is the Entertainment District, located on the eastern edge of the city's Downtown. This district has a number of casinos, nightclubs, bars and restaurants, taking advantage of Costa Dorada's non-restrictive alcohol laws and legalized gambling. Adjacent to the Entertainment District is the Scottsboro Boardwalk, which sits between the Scottsboro Beach and many large casinos and resorts.