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Elba, Alabama

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Welcome to Elba ...

The city of Elba is located in Coffee County and is the County Seat for Coffee County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Elba has a population of 3,893 people<1> (see below for details).

Elba was originally named Bridgeville.

The community of Elba is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Note: If you leave Elba and travel east, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Elba is located in the (334) area code.

The ZIP code for Elba: 36323<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elba had a population of 3,940 people (which is 7.89% of the total population of Coffee County). This makes Elba the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Elba represents 0.08% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 124th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,940 people, the population of Elba decreased 5.85% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,185 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Elba had an population of 3,893 people. This is a decrease of 1.19% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.98% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Elba ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Elba and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2016
Babbie   [Map]   600   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Brantley   [Map]   801   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Coffee Springs   [Map]   227   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Dozier   [Map]   331   W   18 miles [29 km]
Enterprise   [Map]   28,024   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Horn Hill   [Map]   227   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Communities Also Named Elba ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Elba - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia (2).

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

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 Elba. 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 Elba. 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 Elba.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elba ...

Looking for more information about Elba? 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 Elba, 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 Elba.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning 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) Elba. 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.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elba.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elba - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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 city (such as Elba). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Elba or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Elba. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Elba) 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 Elba. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elba

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elba. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4146, Longitude: -86.0670     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Elba.