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Munford, Alabama

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Census Data for Munford ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2015 and it gives Munford a population of 1,259 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, giving Munford a population of 1,292 people.

The town of Munford is located in Talladega County. The 2010 Census gave Talladega County a population of 82,291 people. This means that Munford had 1.57% of the county's total population, making it Talladega's 5th most populous community.

At the same time, Alabama had a population of 4,779,736 people, meaning that Munford had 0.03% of the total population of Alabama - making it the state's 227th most populous community.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a town like Munford, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this is called a sampling area (or a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the town.

Things like the population, area and housing for Munford reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Munford might be slightly different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau if you need precision.

The 2010 Census shows that the sample polygon for Munford has a total area of 2.21 square miles [5.7 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.

Talladega County has a land area of 736 square miles [1,908.2 km²]. At 2.21 square miles [5.7 km²], Munford has 0.3% of the county's total land area.

Population Density ...

Using the population (1,292 people) and land area (2.21 square miles [5.7 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Munford had a population density of 583 people per square mile [225.2 people/km²].

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Munford had 554 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 1,292 people, this averages 2.33 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Munford had a land area of 2.21 square miles [5.7 km²]. This translates to 250.1 Housing Units per square mile [96.6 housing units/km²].

Talladega County ...

The community of Munford is located in Talladega County.

The county had a population of 82,291 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 1,292 people, Munford represented 1.57% of the county's total.

In addition, where the town of Munford has a population density of 583 people per square mile [225.2 people/km²], Talladega County averages 111.7 people per square mile [43.12 people/km²].

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

Population Rings for Munford ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Munford and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Munford. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]11,259-2.55%
10 mi   [16 km]539,263-0.27%
15 mi   [24 km]870,434-0.73%
20 mi   [32 km]1494,301+0.4%
25 mi   [40 km]16110,022---
30 mi   [48 km]28160,745+0.15%

US Census QuickFacts ...

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

2015 Est.
Since 2010
OxfordQF-015757621,249-0.46%   NE  
TalladegaQF-017459215,709+0.21%   SW  
LincolnQF-01431206,524+4.12%   W  
AnnistonQF-010185222,347-3.28%   NE  
Pell CityQF-015889613,646+7.49%   W  
JacksonvilleQF-013827212,222-2.6%   NE  
SouthsideQF-01718328,572+1.9%   N  
ChildersburgQF-01144645,046-2.49%   SW  

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

A Census QuickFact is available for Talladega County (QF-01121).

Below are QuickFacts for the counties that border Talladega County.

2015 Est.
Since 2010
CalhounQF-01015115,620-2.49%   NE  
ClayQF-0102713,555-2.71%   E  
CleburneQF-0102915,018+0.31%   NE  
CoosaQF-0103710,724-7.06%   S  
Saint ClairQF-0111587,074+4.16%   NW  
ShelbyQF-01117208,713+6.99%   W  

Miscellaneous Information for Munford ...

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 Talladega County or the town of Munford:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Munford: 2424936

GNIS ID for Talladega County: 161586

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: 121 (Talladega County)

Place Code: 52848 (Munford)

State & County Code: 01/121 (Alabama / Talladega County)

State & Place Code: 01/52848 (Alabama / Munford)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Munford 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 town like Munford, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Munford. 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 Munford: 36268<5>

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 Munford.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

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 Munford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2015.

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<2>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.

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<3>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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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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<5>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Munford 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 Munford.


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