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Census Data for Flatwood ...

Although we found mention of Flatwood 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, Flatwood has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

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

 Community 2016<2>
Population
DirectionDistance<3>
 Demopolis7,019   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 Thomasville4,002   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]

Marengo County ...

Flatwood is primarily located in Marengo County. A portion of Flatwood extends into Wilcox County.

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

Population Rings for Flatwood ...

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

  Radius   No of
    Communities    
2016
    Population    
Change
  Since 2010    
10 mi   [16 km]2391-6.24%
15 mi   [24 km]51,528-6.37%
20 mi   [32 km]1212,463+0.15%
25 mi   [40 km]1512,970-0.11%
30 mi   [48 km]1920,450-2.39%

Miscellaneous Information for Flatwood ...

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 Marengo County or the community of Flatwood:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Flatwood: 118401

GNIS ID for Marengo County: 161572

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: 091 (Marengo County)

Place Code: 26656 (Flatwood)

State & County Code: 01/091 (Alabama / Marengo County)

State & Place Code: 01/26656 (Alabama / Flatwood)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Flatwood 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 Flatwood.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Marengo County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)


The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



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 Flatwood and then turned west". While Flatwood could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Flatwood 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 Flatwood 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 3 Alabama communities also named Flatwood. While this community is located in Marengo County, the others are located in the following counties: Choctaw, Montgomery and Walker. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Flatwood.

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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' distance that starts in Flatwood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Flatwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flatwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1493, Longitude: -87.5231     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Flatwood 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Flatwood.