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Pinson, Alabama

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Welcome to Pinson ...

The city of Pinson is located in Jefferson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Pinson has a population of 7,438 people<1> (see below for details).

Pinson is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Pinson is within the (205) area code.

The ZIP code for Pinson: 35126<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pinson had a population of 7,163 people. This makes Pinson the county's 17th most populous community.

The population of Pinson represents 0.15% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 80th most populous community.

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Pinson had an population of 7,438 people. This is an increase of 3.84% since the 2010 Census.

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

Communities near Pinson ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Pinson and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2015
Birmingham   [Map]   212,461   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fultondale   [Map]   9,048   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,711   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,708   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,423   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Leeds   [Map]   11,936   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Communities Also Named Pinson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Pinson - they are located in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee.

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

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 Pinson. 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 Pinson. 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 Pinson.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pinson ...

Looking for more information about Pinson? 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 Pinson, 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 Pinson.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned 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) Pinson. 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.

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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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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pinson. 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 Pinson.

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

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Pinson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pinson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Pinson. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pinson) 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 Pinson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pinson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pinson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6911, Longitude: -86.6827     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pinson.


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