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Welcome to Cardiff ...

The town of Cardiff is located in Jefferson County<1>.

The location of Cardiff has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cardiff has a population of 55 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Cardiff.

Cardiff is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Cardiff lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Cardiff lies within the (205) area code.

The ZIP code for Cardiff: 35041<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cardiff had an population of 55 people (or a decrease of 32.93% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cardiff had a population of 55 people. This makes Cardiff the county's 34th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 55 people, the population of Cardiff decreased 32.93% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 82 people).

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

Communities Also Named Cardiff ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named Cardiff - they are located in Alberta, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland (2), New Jersey, New York, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.

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

Communities near Cardiff ...

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

  • Birmingham
  • Hoover
  • Vestavia Hills
  • Bessemer
  • Homewood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
    • Homewood lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Cardiff.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,174 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homewood<7>
  • Trussville
  • Mountain Brook
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Brook
    • Mountain Brook lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Cardiff.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,034 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Brook
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Brook<7>
  • Center Point
  • Hueytown
  • Gardendale

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 Cardiff. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cardiff.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cardiff. 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 Cardiff.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cardiff. See our Newspapers Page for Cardiff.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cardiff ...

Looking for more information about Cardiff? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Cardiff, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Cardiff.

Adding Cardiff to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cardiff in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Cardiff was the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Cardiff on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Cardiff.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cardiff. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cardiff.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cardiff - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 town (such as Cardiff). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cardiff or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cardiff) 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 Cardiff. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CardiffOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cardiff. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6472, Longitude: -86.9306       In this case, the coordinates for Cardiff have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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