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Detroit, Alabama

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Welcome to Detroit ...

The town of Detroit is located in Lamar County.

When the people of Detroit refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Detroiter<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Detroit has a population of 227 people<2> (see below for details).

Detroit is 380 feet [116 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Detroit: (205)

The ZIP code for Detroit: 35552<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Detroit had a population of 237 people. This makes Detroit the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 237 people, the population of Detroit decreased 4.05% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 247 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Detroit had an population of 227 people. This is a decrease of 4.22% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.1% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Detroit ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Detroit and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<5>.

Community   2016
Guin   [Map]   2,305   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,739   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sulligent   [Map]   1,849   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Twin   [Map]   387   E   18 miles [29 km]
Vernon   [Map]   1,896   S   18 miles [29 km]
Weston   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Detroit.

Communities Also Named Detroit ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Detroit - they are located in Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Detroit. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Detroit. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Detroit.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Detroit:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Detroit ...

Looking for more information about Detroit? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Detroit, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Detroit.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Detroit. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Detroit refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Detroit may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Detroit.

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

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<4>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 Detroit). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Detroit or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Detroit. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Detroit) 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 Detroit. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Detroit

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Detroit. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0282, Longitude: -88.1681     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Detroit have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Detroit.