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Located in: Chilton County (see below)

Time Zone: Gap of the Mountain lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Elevation: 560 feet [170.69 m] above sea level<1>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<2>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Gap of the Mountain. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9112, Longitude: -86.6075     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gap of the Mountain have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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Lat:   32° 54' 40"
Lon:   -86° 36' 27"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<3>   Lay Dam

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Gap of the Mountain

GNIS ID:   118816
FIPS State / Place Code:   01 / 28995

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About Chilton County

The community of Clanton is the County Seat for Chilton County.

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


2016:<4>     43,941   (0.68% increase since 2010)  
2010:     43,643   (10.23% increase since 2000)
2000:     39,593

Total Area:<5>   700 sq. miles [1,815.1 km²]   - of which 1.13% is water (7.95 sq. miles [20.6 km²])

Housing Units:<6>   19,278

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Chilton

GNIS ID:   161536
FIPS State / County Code:   01 / 021

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About Alabama

From the US Census


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

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<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gap of the Mountain - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Gap of the Mountain, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<3>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Gap of the Mountain.

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<4>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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<5>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Gap of the Mountain. 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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<6>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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