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Welcome to Coker ...

The town of Coker is located in Tuscaloosa County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Coker, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1888.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Coker has a population of 965 people<3> (see below for details).

Coker is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Coker: (205) and (659)<5>

The ZIP code for Coker: 35452<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Coker had an population of 965 people. This is a decrease of 1.43% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Coker had a population of 979 people. This makes Coker the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Coker represents 0.02% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 260th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 979 people, the population of Coker increased 21.16% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 808 people).

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

Communities Also Named Coker ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 5 communities that are also named Coker - they are located in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Nebraska and Texas.

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

Communities near Coker ...

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

  • Tuscaloosa
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Northport
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
  • Moundville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moundville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moundville
    • Moundville is located in Hale County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,497 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moundville <7>
  • Coaling
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coaling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaling
    • Coaling is located in Tuscaloosa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,633 people
  • Gordo
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordo
    • Gordo is located in Pickens County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,594 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordo <7>
  • Buhl
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buhl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buhl
    • Buhl is located in Tuscaloosa County
  • Elrod
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elrod have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elrod
    • Elrod is located in Tuscaloosa County
  • Ingleside Village
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ingleside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingleside Village
    • Ingleside Village is located in Tuscaloosa County
  • Lake Front Village
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Front Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Front Village
    • Lake Front Village is located in Tuscaloosa County
  • Sahama Village
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sahama Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sahama Village
    • Sahama Village is located in Tuscaloosa County

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Coker ...

Looking for more information about Coker? 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 Coker, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Coker.

Adding Coker to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Coker was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Coker post office opened in 1888.

We also found Coker in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Coker.

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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 Tuscaloosa, 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 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 Coker.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Coker - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (659) is an overlay for area code (205).
<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 town (such as Coker). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Coker or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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