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Westover, Alabama

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Welcome to Westover ...

The town of Westover is located in Shelby County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Westover has a population of 1,473 people<1> (see below for details).

Westover is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Westover is within the boundaries of the (205) area code.

The ZIP code for Westover: 35185<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Westover had a population of 1,275 people. This makes Westover the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Westover represents 0.03% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 231st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,275 people, the population of Westover increased 22.83% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,038 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Westover had an population of 1,473 people. This is an increase of 15.53% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 41.91% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Westover ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Westover and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2015
Alabaster   [Map]   32,707   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Birmingham   [Map]   212,461   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,708   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,848   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,593   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,691   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Communities Also Named Westover ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 34 communities that are also named Westover - they are located in Arkansas (2), Georgia (3), Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina (5), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Virginia (6) and West Virginia.

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

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 Westover. 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 Westover. 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 Westover.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Westover ...

Looking for more information about Westover? 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.

Looking for more information about Westover? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Westover, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Westover.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when 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) Westover. 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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The Communities of Alabama

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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 Westover.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Westover - 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 town (such as Westover). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Westover 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Westover. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Westover) 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 Westover. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Westover

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westover. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3593, Longitude: -86.5263     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westover have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Westover.


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