Census Data for Snead ...
The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2015 and it gives Snead a population of 843 people.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, giving Snead a population of 835 people.
The town of Snead is located in Blount County. The 2010 Census gave Blount County a population of 57,322 people. This means that Snead had 1.46% of the county's total population, making it Blount's 5th most populous community.
At the same time, Alabama had a population of 4,779,736 people, meaning that Snead had 0.02% of the total population of Alabama - making it the state's 274th most populous community.
When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a town like Snead, 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 Snead reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of&$160;Snead 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 Snead has a total area of 5.28 square miles [13.7 km²]. Of this total, a small amount of the area is covered by water (0.02 square miles [0 km²]).
Blount County has a land area of 644 square miles [1,670 km²]. At 5.26 square miles [13.6 km²], Snead has 0.82% of the county's total land area.
Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually at the center of the polygon). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
Lat: 34° 6' 57" (or 34.12°)
Lon: -86° 23' 29" (or -86.39°)
More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Population Density ...
Using the population (835 people) and land area (5.26 square miles [13.6 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Snead had a population density of 158.1 people per square mile [61.1 people/km²].
In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Snead had a population of 748 people and a land area of 5.44 square miles [14.1 km²]. This gives a population density of 137 people per square mile [52.9 people/km²]
NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Snead. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to a questionable comparison. More information about these differences can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Housing Units ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Snead had 415 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 835 people, this averages 2.01 people per Housing Unit.
The 2010 Census shows Snead had a land area of 5.26 square miles [13.6 km²]. This translates to 78.6 Housing Units per square mile [30.35 housing units/km²].
From the Census of 2000: Snead had 388 Housing Units, a population of 748 people and a land area of 5.44 square miles [14.1 km²]. This gives a density of 1.93 people per Housing Unit and 71.1 Housing Units per square mile [27.45 housing units/km²].
NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Snead and you need to be careful when comparing between the censuses. More information about the nature of these the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Blount County ...
The community of Snead is located in Blount County.
The county had a population of 57,322 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 835 people, Snead represented 1.46% of the county's total.
In addition, where the town of Snead has a population density of 158.1 people per square mile [61.1 people/km²], Blount County averages 88.9 people per square mile [34.33 people/km²].
For more information, please visit our Census Page for Blount County.
Population Rings for Snead ...
To help identify the number of people who live in Snead and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Snead. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>
|5 mi [8 km]||3||2,371||+1.24%|
|10 mi [16 km]||6||4,299||+0.23%|
|15 mi [24 km]||15||55,232||+1.48%|
|20 mi [32 km]||26||76,850||+1.27%|
|25 mi [40 km]||35||139,755||+1.1%|
|30 mi [48 km]||52||189,013||+1.4%|
US Census QuickFacts ...
The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information called QuickFacts. Although they haven't created a QuickFact for Snead, there are QuickFacts available for the following nearby communities:
For more about neighboring communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Snead. For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Snead, see our County-by-County Page for Snead.
A Census QuickFact is available for Blount County (QF-01009).
Below are QuickFacts for the counties that border Blount County.
Census-to-Census Observations ...
When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Snead, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Snead. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change.
If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.
The sampling area (or polygon) given for the 2010 Census is 3.27% smaller than the 2000 Census.
The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Snead was 5.28 square miles [13.7 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.
The 2000 Census shows a total area of 5.46 square miles [14.1 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.
While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Snead, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Snead.
For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
Lat: 34.119796° (or 34°7'11" N)
Lon: -86.389536° (or -86°23'22" W)
For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
Lat: 34.115970° (or 34°6'57" N)
Lon: -86.391512° (or -86°23'29" W)
The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 1,517 feet to the northeast<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2407358) to Snead. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Snead. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
Lat: 34.116312° (or 34°6'58" N)
Lon: -86.389253° (or -86°23'21" W)
The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 1,273 feet to the north<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Snead. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Snead.
Miscellaneous Information for Snead ...
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 Blount County or the town of Snead:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Snead:
GNIS ID for Snead: 2407358
GNIS ID for Blount County: 161530
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: 009 (Blount County)
Place Code: 71280 (Snead)
State & County Code: 01/009 (Alabama / Blount County)
State & Place Code: 01/71280 (Alabama / Snead)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Snead is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Snead.
|<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>||The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the 2010 Census location is 336 degrees.|
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|<6>||The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the GNIS point is 3 degrees.|
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