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Arcola, Alabama

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Census Data for Arcola ...

Although we found mention of Arcola during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.




As far as we can tell, Arcola has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Arcola, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2015<2>
Population
DirectionDistance<3>
 Demopolis7,148   SW   5 miles [8 km]
 Marion3,447   E   26 miles [41.8 km]

Hale County ...

Arcola is located in Hale County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Hale County.

Population Rings for Arcola ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Arcola and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Arcola. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4> We don't have the population of Arcola, so its people haven't been included.

RadiusNo of
Communities
2015
Population
Change
Since 2010
5 mi [8 km]27,148-4.48%
10 mi [16 km]37,749-4.71%
15 mi [24 km]710,623-4.61%
20 mi [32 km]1015,113+0.18%
25 mi [40 km]1722,644-1.24%
30 mi [48 km]2026,498-2.02%

US Census QuickFacts ...

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information called QuickFacts. Unfortunately, the Census Bureau has not created a QuickFact that is specific to Arcola.

A Census QuickFact is available for Hale County (QF-01065).

Below are QuickFacts for the counties that border Hale County.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
2015 Est.
Population
Change
Since 2010
Direction
BibbQF-0100722,583-1.45%   NE  
GreeneQF-010638,479-6.26%   W  
MarengoQF-0109120,028-4.75%   S  
PerryQF-011059,652-8.87%   SE  
TuscaloosaQF-01125203,976+4.79%   N  

Miscellaneous Information for Arcola ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Hale County or the community of Arcola:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Arcola:

GNIS ID for Arcola: 155998

GNIS ID for Hale County: 161558

GNIS ID for Alabama: 1779775

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 01 (Alabama)

County Code: 065 (Hale County)

Place Code: 02200 (Arcola)

State & County Code: 01/065 (Alabama / Hale County)

State & Place Code: 01/02200 (Alabama / Arcola)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Arcola is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Arcola.

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The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Arcola and then turned west". While Arcola could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Arcola as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Arcola could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Alabama community named Arcola.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Arcola. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Arcola) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Arcola. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arcola

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arcola. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5571, Longitude: -87.7675     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arcola have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Arcola.



 
 
 

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