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Census Data for Princeton ...

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

 Community 2015<1>
Population
DirectionDistance<2>
 Huntsville190,582   SW   23 miles [37 km]
 Scottsboro14,722   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]

Jackson County ...

Princeton is located in Jackson County.

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

Population Rings for Princeton ...

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

RadiusNo of
Communities
2015
Population
Change
Since 2010
10 mi [16 km]41,602-1.42%
15 mi [24 km]73,332-1.48%
20 mi [32 km]1020,813+0.68%
25 mi [40 km]18219,135+5.05%
30 mi [48 km]21269,409+5.68%

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 Princeton.

A Census QuickFact is available for Jackson County (QF-01071).

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 Princeton ...

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 Princeton:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Princeton: 153067

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: 62568 (Princeton)

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

State & Place Code: 01/62568 (Alabama / Princeton)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Princeton 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 Princeton, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Princeton. 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 Princeton: 35766<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 Princeton.

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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 Princeton. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Princeton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Princeton) 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 Princeton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Princeton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Princeton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8434, Longitude: -86.2430     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Princeton 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 Princeton 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 Princeton.



 
 
 

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