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Welcome to Arab ...
The pronunciation of Arab: AY-rab<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Arab, you might consider that their post office opened in 1882.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Arab has a population of 8,398 people<3> (see below for details).
Arab is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Arab lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Arab (for example, toward Menlo (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Area codes for Arab: (256) & (938)<5>
The ZIP code for Arab: 35016<6>
Websites for Arab ...
Official Website: www.arabcity.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Arab had an population of 8,398 people. This is an increase of 4.32% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.06% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Arab had a population of 8,050 people (which is 8.65% of the total population of Marshall County). This makes Arab the county's 4th most populous community.
The population of Arab represents 0.17% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 77th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 8,050 people, the population of Arab increased 12.21% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,174 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Arab.
Communities Also Named Arab ...
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Arab.
Communities near Arab ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Arab.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Arab. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Arab.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Arab. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Arab.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Arab. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Arab.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Arab ...
Looking for more information about Arab? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Arab, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Arab.
Adding Arab to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Arab in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Arab was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>
We also found Arab in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Arab.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Arab: www.arabcity.org/
The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 07 Dec 2023