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Hobbs Island, Alabama

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Census Data for Hobbs Island ...

As far as we can tell, Hobbs Island<1> 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 Hobbs Island, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<2>
 Huntsville193,079   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
 Decatur55,072   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
 Madison47,959   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
 Athens25,393   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 Albertville21,525   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 Scottsboro14,677   E   28 miles [45.1 km]

Madison County ...

Hobbs Island is located in Madison County.

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

Population Rings for Hobbs Island ...

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

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
10 mi   [16 km]44,734+7.4%
15 mi   [24 km]11209,115+6.94%
20 mi   [32 km]18270,908+7.76%
25 mi   [40 km]25343,659+5.88%
30 mi   [48 km]33423,943+5.89%

Miscellaneous Information for Hobbs Island ...

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 Madison County or the community of Hobbs Island:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Hobbs Island: 120161

GNIS ID for Madison County: 161570

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: 089 (Madison County)

Place Code: 35032 (Hobbs Island)

State & County Code: 01/089 (Alabama / Madison County)

State & Place Code: 01/35032 (Alabama / Hobbs Island)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Hobbs Island 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 Hobbs Island.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Madison County

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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)

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hobbs Island. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>It's a common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Hobbs Island may originally have been Hobb's Island. Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Hobbs Island might be written as Hobb Island. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Hobbs Island.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hobbs Island. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5370, Longitude: -86.5347     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hobbs Island 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 Hobbs Island.