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Homewood, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Welcome to Homewood ...

The city of Homewood is located in Jefferson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Homewood has a population of 25,708 people<1> (see below for details).

Homewood is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Homewood lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Homewood lies within the (205) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Homewood had a population of 25,167 people. This makes Homewood the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Homewood represents 0.53% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 20th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 25,167 people, the population of Homewood has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (that had a count of 25,043 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Homewood had an population of 25,708 people. This is an increase of 2.15% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.66% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Homewood.

Communities near Homewood ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Homewood and not the distance if you drove.<3>.

Community   2015
Alabaster   [Map]   32,707   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,730   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Chelsea   [Map]   12,059   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,711   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,264   S   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Homewood.

Communities Also Named Homewood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Homewood: This one is located in Jefferson County and the other is located in Monroe County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 27 communities that are also named Homewood - they are located in Arkansas, California, Illinois, Kansas, Manitoba, Maryland (5), Mississippi, New York, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina, Virginia (3), West Virginia (3) and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Homewood.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Homewood. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Homewood. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Homewood.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Homewood:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Homewood ...

Looking for more information about Homewood? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Homewood, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Homewood.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Homewood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Jefferson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Homewood.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Homewood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Homewood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4617, Longitude: -86.8092     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Homewood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Homewood.


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