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Banks, Alabama
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Located in: Pike County (see below)

Time Zone: Banks lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)<1>

Telephone Area Code: (334)

ZIP Code: 36005<2>

Elevation: 490 feet [149.35 m] above sea level<3>

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


2016:<4>     173   (3.35% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     179   (20.09% decrease since 2000)
2000:     224

Total Area:<5>   1.99 sq. miles [5.1 km²]

Housing Units:<6>   95

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<7>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Banks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8134, Longitude: -85.8366     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Banks have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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Lat:   31° 48' 48"
Lon:   -85° 50' 11"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<8>   Banks

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Banks

GNIS ID:   2405206
FIPS State / Place Code:   01 / 03940

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

About Pike County

The town of Troy is the County Seat for Pike County.

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


2016:     33,286   (1.18% increase since 2010)  
2010:     32,899   (11.13% increase since 2000)
2000:     29,605

Total Area:   673 sq. miles [1,743.1 km²]

Housing Units:   15,267

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Pike

GNIS ID:   161581
FIPS State / County Code:   01 / 109

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

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

Websites for State of Alabama

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Alabama

GNIS ID:   1779775
FIPS State:   01

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>While Banks is in the Central Time Zone, the area to the east is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

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<2>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 Banks). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Banks or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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

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<4>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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<5>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Banks. 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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<6>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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<7>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Banks, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<8>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Banks.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Banks.