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Census Data for Hueytown ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2016 and it gives Hueytown a population of 15,561 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, giving Hueytown a population of 16,105 people.

The city of Hueytown is located in Jefferson County. The 2010 Census gave Jefferson County a population of 658,466 people. This means that Hueytown had 2.45% of the county's total population, making it Jefferson's 9th most populous community.

At the same time, Alabama had a population of 4,779,736 people, meaning that Hueytown had 0.34% of the total population of Alabama - making it the state's 35th most populous community.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a city like Hueytown, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this is called a sampling area (or a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the city.

Things like the population, area and housing for Hueytown reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Hueytown might be slightly different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau if you need precision.

The 2010 Census shows that the sample polygon for Hueytown has a total area of 19.7 square miles [51 km²]. Of this total, 19.45 square miles [50.4 km²] is land, with the balance (1.26%) being water (0.25 square miles [0.6 km²]).

Jefferson County has a land area of 1,111 square miles [2,878.2 km²]. At 19.45 square miles [50.4 km²], Hueytown has 1.75% of the county's total land area.

Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually at the center of the polygon). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:

Lat:   33° 25' 17"   (or 33.42°)             [Map]

Lon:   -87° 0' 51"   (or -87.01°)

More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Population Density ...

Using the population (16,105 people) and land area (19.45 square miles [50.4 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Hueytown had a population density of 817 people per square mile [315.7 people/km²].

In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Hueytown had a population of 15,364 people and a land area of 11.61 square miles [30.1 km²]. This gives a population density of 1,321 people per square mile [510 people/km²]

NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Hueytown. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to a questionable comparison. More information about these differences can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hueytown had 6,998 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 16,105 people, this averages 2.3 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Hueytown had a land area of 19.45 square miles [50.4 km²]. This translates to 355.2 Housing Units per square mile [137.2 housing units/km²].

From the Census of 2000: Hueytown had 6,519 Housing Units, a population of 15,364 people and a land area of 11.61 square miles [30.1 km²]. This gives a density of 2.36 people per Housing Unit and 560 Housing Units per square mile [216.5 housing units/km²].

NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Hueytown and you need to be careful when comparing between the censuses. More information about the nature of these the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Jefferson County ...

The community of Hueytown is located in Jefferson County.

The county had a population of 658,466 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 16,105 people, Hueytown represented 2.45% of the county's total.

In addition, where the city of Hueytown has a population density of 817 people per square mile [315.7 people/km²], Jefferson County averages 592 people per square mile [228.8 people/km²].

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

Population Rings for Hueytown ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Hueytown and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Hueytown. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]657,356-2.74%
10 mi   [16 km]1176,036-2.79%
15 mi   [24 km]17422,148+0.78%
20 mi   [32 km]29570,156+1.62%
25 mi   [40 km]39602,811+1.56%
30 mi   [48 km]50665,679+2.08%

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Hueytown, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Hueytown. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Area ...

The sampling area (or polygon) given for the 2010 Census is 69.46% larger than the 2000 Census.

The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Hueytown was 19.7 square miles [51 km²]. Of this total, 19.45 square miles [50.4 km²] is land, with the balance (1.26%) being water (0.25 square miles [0.6 km²]).

The 2000 Census shows a total area of 11.62 square miles [30.1 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.

Location ...

While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Hueytown, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Hueytown.

For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:

Lat:   33.421567°   (or 33°25'17" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -87.014251°   (or -87°0'51" W)

For the 2000 Census, the location given was:

Lat:   33.437709°   (or 33°26'15" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -86.997579°   (or -86°59'51" W)

The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 7,769 feet to the southwest<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2404738) to Hueytown. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Hueytown. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:

Lat:   33.424162°   (or 33°25'26" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -87.021937°   (or -87°1'18" W)

The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 2,522 feet to the east<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Hueytown. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Hueytown.

Miscellaneous Information for Hueytown ...

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 Jefferson County or the city of Hueytown:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Hueytown: 2404738

GNIS ID for Jefferson County: 161562

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: 073 (Jefferson County)

Place Code: 36448 (Hueytown)

State & County Code: 01/073 (Alabama / Jefferson County)

State & Place Code: 01/36448 (Alabama / Hueytown)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Hueytown 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 Hueytown.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

The official website for Hueytown:

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.

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<3>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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<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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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the 2010 Census location is 139 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the GNIS point is 247 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hueytown.