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Hobson City, Alabama

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Welcome to Hobson City ...

The town of Hobson City is located in Calhoun County.

The location of Hobson City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Hobson City has a population of 764 people<2> (see below for details).

Hobson City is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Hobson City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Hobson City (for example, toward Tallapoosa (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Telephone area codes for Hobson City: (256) & (938)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hobson City had a population of 771 people. This makes Hobson City the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Hobson City represents 0.02% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 282nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 771 people, the population of Hobson City decreased 12.19% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 878 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Hobson City had an population of 764 people. This is a decrease of 0.91% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.98% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hobson City.

Communities near Hobson City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Hobson City and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Colony   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Heflin   [Map]   3,425   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,612   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   6,664   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Munford   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ohatchee   [Map]   1,157   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Hobson City.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hobson City. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hobson City. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hobson City.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Hobson City:

Websites for Hobson City ...

Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hobson City ...

Looking for more information about Hobson City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Hobson City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Hobson City, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Hobson City.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calhoun County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hobson City.

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

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<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hobson City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hobson City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hobson City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hobson City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6141, Longitude: -85.8579     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hobson City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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