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Welcome to Hobson City ...

The town of Hobson City is located in Calhoun County<1>.

The location of Hobson City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hobson City has a population of 755 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Hobson City.

Hobson City is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<4>.

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).

Area codes for Hobson City: (256) and (938)<5>

Websites for Hobson City ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.calhounchamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Hobson City, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hobson City had an population of 755 people. This is a decrease of 2.08% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.01% since the 2000 Census).

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 (which had a count of 878 people).

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

Communities near Hobson City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hobson City.

  • Talladega [Talladega County]
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    • Talladega [Talladega County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Hobson City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,300 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talladega
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Talladega<7>
  • Jacksonville [Calhoun County]
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    • Jacksonville [Calhoun County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Hobson City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,972 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<7>
  • Lincoln [Talladega County]
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    • Lincoln [Talladega County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Hobson City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,979 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincoln<7>
  • Heflin [Cleburne County]
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    • Heflin [Cleburne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Hobson City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,408 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heflin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heflin<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Weaver [Calhoun County]
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      • Weaver [Calhoun County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Hobson City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,030 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weaver have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Riverside [Saint Clair County]
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      • Riverside [Saint Clair County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Hobson City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,376 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside<7>
    • Ragland [Saint Clair County]
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      • Ragland [Saint Clair County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Hobson City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,718 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ragland<7>
    • Munford [Talladega County]
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      • Munford [Talladega County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Hobson City
      • Estimated population in 2015: 1,259 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Munford<7>
    • Ohatchee [Calhoun County]
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      • Ohatchee [Calhoun County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Hobson City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,148 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ohatchee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ohatchee<7>
    • Colony [Talladega County]
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      • Colony [Talladega County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Hobson City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hobson City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hobson City.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hobson City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hobson City. See our Newspapers Page for Hobson City.

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.

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.

Mentions & References for Hobson City

The Communities of Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

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: www.calhouncounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Calhoun, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hobson City.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hobson City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<6>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 from Point A (ie- Hobson City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hobson City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hobson CityOur 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       In this case, the coordinates for Hobson City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.

 

 

 

 

 


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