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Flat Rock, Alabama
(Jackson County)

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 The location of Flat Rock 

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Census Data for Flat Rock ...

As far as we can tell, Flat Rock 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 Flat Rock, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2015<1>
Population
DirectionDistance<2>
 Scottsboro14,722   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 Fort Payne14,150   S   21 miles [33.8 km]

Jackson County ...

Flat Rock is located in Jackson County.

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

Population Rings for Flat Rock ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Flat Rock and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Flat Rock. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<3> We don't have the population of Flat Rock, so its people haven't been included.

RadiusNo of
Communities
2015
Population
Change
Since 2010
5 mi [8 km]2716-0.97%
10 mi [16 km]55,764-1.22%
15 mi [24 km]1214,590-1.4%
20 mi [32 km]1621,647-0.63%
25 mi [40 km]2765,615---
30 mi [48 km]3587,004+0.3%

US Census QuickFacts ...

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information called QuickFacts. Although they haven't created a QuickFact for Flat Rock, there are QuickFacts available for the following nearby communities:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
2015 Est.
Population
Change
Since 2010
Direction
Fort PayneQF-012761614,150+0.98%   S  
ScottsboroQF-016873614,722-0.32%   SW  
LaFayette (GA)QF-13443127,173+0.73%   E  
Fort Oglethorpe (GA)QF-13309569,803+5.83%   NE  

For more about neighboring communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Flat Rock. For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Flat Rock, see our County-by-County Page for Flat Rock.

A Census QuickFact is available for Jackson County (QF-13071).

Below are QuickFacts for the counties that border Jackson County.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
2015 Est.
Population
Change
Since 2010
Direction
DeKalbQF-0104971,130---   SE  
MadisonQF-01089353,089+5.46%   W  
MarshallQF-0109594,725+1.83%   SW  
Dade (GA)QF-1308316,264-2.22%   E  
Franklin (TN)QF-4705141,449+0.97%   N  
Marion (TN)QF-4711528,487+0.89%   NE  

Miscellaneous Information for Flat Rock ...

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 Jackson County or the community of Flat Rock:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Flat Rock: 118390

GNIS ID for Jackson County: 161561

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: 071 (Jackson County)

Place Code: 26584 (Flat Rock)

State & County Code: 01/071 (Alabama / Jackson County)

State & Place Code: 01/26584 (Alabama / Flat Rock)

Misc. Census Codes ...

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

The US Postal Service ZIP Code ...

While some people have used a ZIP code to identify a community, the purpose of the ZIP code was to make mail delivery more efficient by grouping addresses together. Although the ZIP Code doesn't specifically identify a community like Flat Rock, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Flat Rock. It's important to remember that the boundaries of a ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned or overlapped with other ZIP Codes.

The ZIP code for Flat Rock: 35966<4>

Census ZCTA Codes ...

The US Census Bureau created statistical entities that they call ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and these ZCTAs are frequently confused with the ZIP codes that come from the US Postal Service (USPS).

ZCTAs were first created for the 2000 Census and at that time, they were based upon the USPS ZIP codes. While largely covering the same areas, the boundaries of a ZCTA do not necessarily match the boundaries of a postal ZIP code with the same number. For example, while a postal ZIP code can cross a county or state line, a Census ZCTA can not. They should be treated as separate entities with no correlation between them.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)


Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Flat Rock. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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







Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Flat Rock. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Flat Rock) 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 Flat Rock. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Flat Rock

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flat Rock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7698, Longitude: -85.6944     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Flat Rock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Flat Rock or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Flat Rock.



 
 
 

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