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Welcome to Arab ...

The city of Arab is primarily located in Marshall County<1>. A portion of Arab extends into Cullman County.

The pronunciation of Arab: AY-rab<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Arab has a population of 8,383 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, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Telephone area codes for Arab: (256) and (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 8,383 people. This is an increase of 4.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.85% 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 ...

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.

Communities near Arab ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Arab.

  • Albertville [Marshall County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albertville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albertville
    • Albertville [Marshall County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the east of Arab
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,711 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albertville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albertville<9>
  • Guntersville [Marshall County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guntersville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guntersville
    • Guntersville [Marshall County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the east of Arab
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,571 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guntersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guntersville<9>
  • New Hope [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hope
    • New Hope [Madison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the north of Arab
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,916 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Hope<9>
  • Blountsville [Blount County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blountsville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blountsville
    • Blountsville [Blount County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the south of Arab
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,670 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blountsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blountsville<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Snead [Blount County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snead have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snead
      • Snead [Blount County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the southeast of Arab
      • Estimated population in 2019: 838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snead<9>
    • Holly Pond [Cullman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Pond
      • Holly Pond [Cullman County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the southwest of Arab
      • Estimated population in 2019: 826 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Pond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Pond<9>
    • Douglas [Marshall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Douglas have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas
      • Douglas [Marshall County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the southeast of Arab
      • Estimated population in 2019: 778 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas
    • Susan Moore [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Susan Moore
      • Susan Moore [Blount County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the south of Arab
      • Estimated population in 2019: 776 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Susan Moore
    • Baileyton [Cullman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baileyton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baileyton
      • Baileyton [Cullman County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<8> to the southwest of Arab
      • Estimated population in 2019: 619 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baileyton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baileyton<9>
    • Eva [Morgan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eva have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eva
      • Eva [Morgan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the west of Arab
      • Estimated population in 2019: 499 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eva
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eva<9>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Marshall, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Arab.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arab - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<6>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).
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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    
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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