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Located in: Covington County (see below)

Pronunciation: an-duh-looz-ya   <1>

Time Zone: Andalusia lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)<2>

Telephone Area Code: (334)

ZIP Code: 36420<3>

Elevation: 320 feet [97.54 m] above sea level<4>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Andalusia)


2016:<5>     8,968   (0.52% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     9,015   (2.51% increase since 2000)
2000:     8,794

Total Area:<6>   19.81 sq. miles [51.3 km²]

Housing Units:<7>   4,356

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GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<8>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Andalusia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3096, Longitude: -86.4796     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Andalusia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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Lat:   31° 18' 34"
Lon:   -86° 28' 46"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<9>   Andalusia

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Andalusia

GNIS ID:   2403097
FIPS State / Place Code:   01 / 01708

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Andalusia)

About Covington County

The city of Andalusia is the County Seat for Covington County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Covington)


2016:     37,458   (0.81% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     37,765   (0.36% increase since 2000)
2000:     37,631

Total Area:   1,043 sq. miles [2,703.4 km²]   - of which 1.28% is water (13.33 sq. miles [34.5 km²])

Housing Units:   18,829

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Covington

GNIS ID:   161545
FIPS State / County Code:   01 / 039

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Andalusia)

About Alabama

From the US Census


2016:     4,863,300   (1.75% increase since 2010)  
2010:     4,779,736   (7.48% increase since 2000)
2000:     4,447,100

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Alabama

GNIS ID:   1779775
FIPS State:   01

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<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>While Andalusia is in the Central Time Zone, the area to the south is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

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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 Andalusia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Andalusia or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Andalusia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>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 2016.

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<6>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Andalusia. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<7>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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<8>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Andalusia, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<9>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Andalusia.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Andalusia.