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The Colony, Alabama

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Census Data for The Colony ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2016 and it gives The Colony a population of 274 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, giving The Colony a population of 268 people.

The community of The Colony is located in Cullman County. The 2010 Census gave Cullman County a population of 80,406 people. This means that The Colony had 0.33% of the county's total population.

At the same time, Alabama had a population of 4,779,736 people.

Cullman County ...

The Colony is located in Cullman County.

The county had a population of 80,406 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 268 people, The Colony represented 0.33% of the county's total.

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

Population Rings for The Colony ...

To help identify the number of people who live in The Colony and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on The Colony. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<3>

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]1274+2.24%
10 mi   [16 km]55,908+18.8%
15 mi   [24 km]1421,291+7.34%
20 mi   [32 km]2661,746+3.14%
25 mi   [40 km]38106,770+1.95%
30 mi   [48 km]51356,064+1.05%

Miscellaneous Information for The Colony ...

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 Cullman County or the community of The Colony:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for The Colony: 1669444

GNIS ID for Cullman County: 161547

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: 043 (Cullman County)

Place Code: 16684 (The Colony)

State & County Code: 01/043 (Alabama / Cullman County)

State & Place Code: 01/16684 (Alabama / The Colony)

Misc. Census Codes ...

The Colony is 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 The Colony.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.

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<3>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 The Colony.