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The location of Arab

Welcome to Arab ...

The city of Arab is primarily located in Marshall County. A portion of Arab extends into Cullman County.

The pronunciation of Arab: AY-rab<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Arab has a population of 8,284 people<2> (see below for details).

Arab is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<3>.

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).

Telephone area codes for Arab: (256) & (938)<4>

The ZIP code for Arab: 35016<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Arab had a population of 8,050 people (or 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 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Arab had an population of 8,284 people. This is an increase of 2.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.47% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Arab ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Arab and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.

Community   2017
Albertville   [Map]   21,392   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Baileyton   [Map]   622   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Blountsville   [Map]   1,670   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Douglas   [Map]   768   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Eva   [Map]   505   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,429   E   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Communities Also Named Arab ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Arab - they are located in and Missouri (2).

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Arab. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 Arab. Our list includes 4 papers.

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

Websites for Arab ...

Official Website:

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Arab:

The official website for Marshall County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Arab. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Arab.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arab - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<5>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 Arab). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Arab or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arab) 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 Arab. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arab

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arab. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3176, Longitude: -86.4958     [Map].

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