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Located in: DeKalb County (see below)

Typical Abbreviation: Five Frks.

Time Zone: Five Forks lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)<1>

Telephone Area Codes: (256), (938)<2>

Elevation: 1,060 feet [323.09 m] above sea level<3>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<4>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Five Forks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3698, Longitude: -86.0758     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Five Forks have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   34° 22' 11"
Lon:   -86° 4' 32"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<5>   Painter

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Five Forks

GNIS ID:   158829
FIPS State / Place Code:   01 / 26160

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Five Forks)


About DeKalb County

The community of Fort Payne is the County Seat for DeKalb County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for DeKalb)

Population

2016:<6>     70,900   (0.29% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     71,109   (10.33% increase since 2000)
2000:     64,452

Total Area:<7>   778 sq. miles [2,016.8 km²]

Housing Units:<8>   31,109

Official Website:   www.dekalbcountyal.us/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for DeKalb

GNIS ID:   161550
FIPS State / County Code:   01 / 049

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Five Forks)


About Alabama

From the US Census

Population

2016:     4,863,300   (1.75% increase since 2010)  
2010:     4,779,736   (7.48% increase since 2000)
2000:     4,447,100

Websites for State of Alabama

Official Website:   www.alabama.gov/
Tourism:   www.tourism.alabama.gov/
Parks:   www.alapark.com/
Fishing:   www.outdooralabama.com/fishing-alabama/
Hunting:   www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Alabama

GNIS ID:   1779775
FIPS State:   01

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Five Forks)

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Footnotes ...

<1>While Five Forks is in the Central Time Zone, the area to the east is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

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<2>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Five Forks.

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

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<4>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Five Forks, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<5>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Five Forks.

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<6>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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<7>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Five Forks. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<8>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Five Forks.