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Census Data for Indian Springs Village ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2017 and it gave Indian Springs Village a population of 2,606 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Indian Springs Village a population of 2,363 people.

The city of Indian Springs Village is located in Shelby County. The 2010 Census gave Shelby County a population of 195,085 people. This means that Indian Springs Village had 1.21% of the county's total population, making it Shelby's 8th most populous community.

At the same time, Alabama had a population of 4,779,736 people, meaning that Indian Springs Village had 0.05% of the total population of Alabama - making it the state's 160th most populous community.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a city like Indian Springs Village, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually shaped as 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 Indian Springs Village reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Indian Springs Village might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.

The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Indian Springs Village has a total area of 3.83 square miles [9.9 km²]. Of this total, a small amount of the area is covered by water (0.03 square miles [0.1 km²]).

Shelby County has a land area of 631 square miles [1,636.6 km²]. At 3.8 square miles [9.9 km²], Indian Springs Village has 0.6% 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 the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:

Lat:   33° 21' 40"   (or 33.36°)             [Map]

Lon:   -86° 44' 49"   (or -86.75°)

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 (2,363 people) and land area (3.8 square miles [9.9 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Indian Springs Village had a population density of 616 people per square mile [238.1 people/km²].

In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Indian Springs Village had a population of 2,225 people and a land area of 3.64 square miles [9.4 km²]. This gives a population density of 610 people per square mile [235.7 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 Indian Springs Village. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to an incorrect comparison. More information about the nature of these changes can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Indian Springs Village had 867 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 2,363 people, this averages 2.73 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Indian Springs Village had a land area of 3.8 square miles [9.9 km²]. This translates to 226.3 Housing Units per square mile [87.4 housing units/km²].

From the Census of 2000: Indian Springs Village had 809 Housing Units, a population of 2,225 people and a land area of 3.64 square miles [9.4 km²]. This gives a density of 2.75 people per Housing Unit and 222 Housing Units per square mile [85.7 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 Indian Springs Village and you need to be careful when comparing values between the censuses. More information about the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Shelby County ...

The community of Indian Springs Village is located in Shelby County.

The county had a population of 195,085 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 2,363 people, Indian Springs Village represented 1.21% of the county's total.

In addition, where the city of Indian Springs Village has a population density of 616 people per square mile [238.1 people/km²], Shelby County averages 308.7 people per square mile [119.2 people/km²].

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

Population Rings for Indian Springs Village ...

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

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]3111,019+5.4%
10 mi   [16 km]8243,441+4.89%
15 mi   [24 km]19540,243+2.08%
20 mi   [32 km]32603,062+2.04%
25 mi   [40 km]44668,652+2.32%
30 mi   [48 km]56699,360+2.48%

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Indian Springs Village, 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 Indian Springs Village. 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 5.14% larger than the 2000 Census.

The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Indian Springs Village was 3.83 square miles [9.9 km²]. Of this total, 3.8 square miles [9.9 km²] is land, with the balance (0.73%) being water (0.03 square miles [0.1 km²]).

The 2000 Census shows a total area of 3.64 square miles [9.4 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 Indian Springs Village, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Indian Springs Village.

For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:

Lat:   33.361189°   (or 33°21'40" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -86.747019°   (or -86°44'49" W)

For the 2000 Census, the location given was:

Lat:   33.368021°   (or 33°22'4" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -86.741176°   (or -86°44'28" W)

The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 3,060 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 (#2404759) to Indian Springs Village. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Indian Springs Village. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:

Lat:   33.359658°   (or 33°21'34" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -86.749038°   (or -86°44'56" W)

The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 830 feet to the northeast<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Indian Springs Village. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Indian Springs Village.

Miscellaneous Information for Indian Springs Village ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Shelby County or the city of Indian Springs Village:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Indian Springs Village: 2404759

GNIS ID for Shelby County: 161584

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: 117 (Shelby County)

Place Code: 37465 (Indian Springs Village)

State & County Code: 01/117 (Alabama / Shelby County)

State & Place Code: 01/37465 (Alabama / Indian Springs Village)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Indian Springs Village 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 Indian Springs Village.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

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

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

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 2017.

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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 angle) to the 2010 Census location is 144 degrees and a distance of 3,060 feet.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 312 degrees and a distance of 830 feet.

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