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Blocton, Alabama

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Census Data for Blocton ...

So far, we have found very little information about Blocton. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Blocton to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Blocton, please Contact Us.

As far as we can tell, Blocton has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Blocton, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<2>
 Tuscaloosa99,543   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
 Hoover84,978   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
 Alabaster32,948   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
 Bessemer26,511   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
 Homewood25,613   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]

Bibb County ...

Blocton is located in Bibb County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Bibb County.

Population Rings for Blocton ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Blocton and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Blocton. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4> We don't have the population of Blocton, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]21,263+1.85%
10 mi   [16 km]57,041+0.95%
15 mi   [24 km]1022,834+1.86%
20 mi   [32 km]14101,107+4.06%
25 mi   [40 km]23350,481+5.75%
30 mi   [48 km]33433,841+5.22%

Miscellaneous Information for Blocton ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Bibb County or the community of Blocton:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Blocton:

GNIS ID for Blocton: 1959599

GNIS ID for Bibb County: 161529

GNIS ID for Alabama: 1779775

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 01 (Alabama)

County Code: 007 (Bibb County)

Place Code: 07360 (Blocton)

State & County Code: 01/007 (Alabama / Bibb County)

State & Place Code: 01/07360 (Alabama / Blocton)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Blocton would have been located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Blocton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for State of Alabama:

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Blocton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Blocton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blocton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Blocton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blocton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blocton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1132, Longitude: -87.1042     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blocton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Blocton.