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Edwardsville, Alabama
(Coffee County)

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Census Data for Edwardsville ...

Although we found mention of Edwardsville during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.

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

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

 Community 2016<2>
 Enterprise28,024   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
 Troy19,191   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
 Ozark14,610   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
 Andalusia8,968   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
 Opp6,586   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]

Coffee County ...

The community of Edwardsville is located in Coffee County and is the County Seat for Coffee County.

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

Population Rings for Edwardsville ...

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

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]23,893-1.19%
10 mi   [16 km]35,050-0.71%
15 mi   [24 km]741,000+3.39%
20 mi   [32 km]1645,262+2.85%
25 mi   [40 km]2883,012+0.68%
30 mi   [48 km]35109,136+1.51%

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Edwardsville, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Edwardsville. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Area ...

The area (or polygon) given for the 2010 Census matches that given for the 2000 Census. It's likely that the same polygon was used for the two censuses.

Location ...

While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Edwardsville, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Edwardsville.

For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:

Lat:   31.417313°   (or 31°25'2" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -86.077189°   (or -86°4'37" W)

For the 2000 Census, the location given was:

Lat:   31.417263°   (or 31°25'2" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -86.077442°   (or -86°4'38" W)

The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 80.8 feet to the east<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Edwardsville and then turned east". While Edwardsville could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Edwardsville as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Edwardsville could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are 2 Alabama communities also named Edwardsville. While this community is located in Coffee County, the others are located in the following counties: Cleburne and Etowah. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Edwardsville.

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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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Edwardsville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Edwardsville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edwardsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4172, Longitude: -86.0759     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edwardsville 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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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 283 degrees and a distance of 80.8 feet.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Edwardsville.