A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Hytop, Alabama

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

The location of Hytop

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
Click here for an interactive map for Hytop
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Census Data for Hytop ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2016 and it gives Hytop a population of 346 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, giving Hytop a population of 354 people.

The town of Hytop is located in Jackson County. The 2010 Census gave Jackson County a population of 53,227 people. This means that Hytop had 0.67% of the county's total population, making it Jackson's 10th most populous community.

At the same time, Alabama had a population of 4,779,736 people.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a town like Hytop, 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 town.

Things like the population, area and housing for Hytop reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Hytop 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 Hytop has a total area of 2.27 square miles [5.9 km²].

Jackson County has a land area of 1,077 square miles [2,791.7 km²]. At 2.27 square miles [5.9 km²], Hytop has 0.21% 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:   34° 54' 23"   (or 34.91°)             [Map]

Lon:   -86° 5' 6"   (or -86.09°)

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 (354 people) and land area (2.27 square miles [5.9 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Hytop had a population density of 156 people per square mile [60.2 people/km²].

In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Hytop had a population of 315 people and a land area of 2.26 square miles [5.9 km²]. This gives a population density of 139.5 people per square mile [53.8 people/km²]

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

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hytop had 165 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 354 people, this averages 2.15 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Hytop had a land area of 2.27 square miles [5.9 km²]. This translates to 72.7 Housing Units per square mile [28.08 housing units/km²].

From the Census of 2000: Hytop had 139 Housing Units, a population of 315 people and a land area of 2.26 square miles [5.9 km²]. This gives a density of 2.27 people per Housing Unit and 61.5 Housing Units per square mile [23.76 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 Hytop and you need to be careful when comparing results 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).

Jackson County ...

The community of Hytop is located in Jackson County.

The county had a population of 53,227 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 354 people, Hytop represented 0.67% of the county's total.

In addition, where the town of Hytop has a population density of 156 people per square mile [60.2 people/km²], Jackson County averages 49.38 people per square mile [19.07 people/km²].

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

Population Rings for Hytop ...

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

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]1346-2.26%
10 mi   [16 km]21,179-2.16%
15 mi   [24 km]65,392-2.72%
20 mi   [32 km]1233,471-1.11%
25 mi   [40 km]2346,510-0.71%
30 mi   [48 km]3363,885---

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Hytop, 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 Hytop. 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 ...

There is only a very minor difference in the sampling area given between the 2010 Census and the 2000 Census.

The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Hytop was 2.27 square miles [5.9 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.

The 2000 Census shows a total area of 2.26 square miles [5.9 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 Hytop, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Hytop.

For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:

Lat:   34.906402°   (or 34°54'23" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -86.085258°   (or -86°5'6" W)

For the 2000 Census, the location given was:

Lat:   34.904816°   (or 34°54'17" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -86.086634°   (or -86°5'11" W)

The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 709 feet to the northeast<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 (#2405879) to Hytop. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Hytop. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:

Lat:   34.906439°   (or 34°54'23" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -86.085264°   (or -86°5'6" W)

The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 13.61 feet to the south<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Hytop. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Hytop.

Miscellaneous Information for Hytop ...

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 Jackson County or the town of Hytop:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Hytop: 2405879

GNIS ID for Jackson County: 161561

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: 071 (Jackson County)

Place Code: 37264 (Hytop)

State & County Code: 01/071 (Alabama / Jackson County)

State & Place Code: 01/37264 (Alabama / Hytop)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Hytop 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 Hytop.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

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)

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

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

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.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the 2010 Census location is 324 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the GNIS point is 187 degrees.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hytop.