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Located in: Blount County (see below)

Typical Abbreviation: Highland Lk.

Time Zone: Highland Lake lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)<1>

Telephone Area Code: (205)

Elevation: 950 feet [289.56 m] above sea level<2>

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


2016:<3>     425   (3.16% increase since 2010)  
2010:     412   (0.98% increase since 2000)
2000:     408

Total Area:<4>   1.99 sq. miles [5.1 km²]   - of which 17.96% is water (0.36 sq. miles [0.9 km²])

Housing Units:<5>   252

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<6>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Highland Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8876, Longitude: -86.4244     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Highland Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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Lat:   33° 53' 15"
Lon:   -86° 25' 27"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<7>   Oneonta

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Highland Lake

GNIS ID:   2405832
FIPS State / Place Code:   01 / 34480

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Highland Lake)

About Blount County

The town of Oneonta is the County Seat for Blount County.

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


2016:     57,704   (0.67% increase since 2010)  
2010:     57,322   (12.34% increase since 2000)
2000:     51,024

Total Area:   650 sq. miles [1,685.1 km²]

Housing Units:   23,887

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Blount

GNIS ID:   161530
FIPS State / County Code:   01 / 009

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Highland Lake)

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

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Alabama

GNIS ID:   1779775
FIPS State:   01

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Highland Lake)

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Footnotes ...

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

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

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<3>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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<4>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Highland Lake. 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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<5>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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<6>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Highland Lake, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<7>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Highland Lake.

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