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Census Data for Magnolia Springs ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2016 and it gives Magnolia Springs a population of 802 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, giving Magnolia Springs a population of 723 people.

The town of Magnolia Springs is located in Baldwin County. The 2010 Census gave Baldwin County a population of 182,265 people. This means that Magnolia Springs had 0.4% of the county's total population, making it Baldwin's 12th most populous community.

At the same time, Alabama had a population of 4,779,736 people, meaning that Magnolia Springs had 0.02% of the total population of Alabama - making it the state's 295th most populous community.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a town like Magnolia Springs, 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 Magnolia Springs reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Magnolia Springs 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 Magnolia Springs has a total area of 0.96 square miles [2.5 km²]. Of this total, 0.9 square miles [2.3 km²] is land, with the balance (6.58%) being water (0.06 square miles [0.2 km²]).

Baldwin County has a land area of 1,589 square miles [4,117.5 km²]. At 0.9 square miles [2.3 km²], Magnolia Springs has 0.06% 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:   30° 24' 11"   (or 30.4°)             [Map]

Lon:   -87° 46' 27"   (or -87.77°)

Population Density ...

Using the population (723 people) and land area (0.9 square miles [2.3 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Magnolia Springs had a population density of 754 people per square mile [291.4 people/km²].

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Magnolia Springs had 407 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 723 people, this averages 1.78 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Magnolia Springs had a land area of 0.9 square miles [2.3 km²]. This translates to 424.8 Housing Units per square mile [164 housing units/km²].

Baldwin County ...

The community of Magnolia Springs is located in Baldwin County.

The county had a population of 182,265 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 723 people, Magnolia Springs represented 0.4% of the county's total.

In addition, where the town of Magnolia Springs has a population density of 754 people per square mile [291.4 people/km²], Baldwin County averages 114.6 people per square mile [44.27 people/km²].

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

Population Rings for Magnolia Springs ...

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

  Radius   No of
    Communities    
2016
    Population    
Change
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]1802+10.93%
10 mi   [16 km]753,244+22.47%
15 mi   [24 km]1067,232+20.44%
20 mi   [32 km]1293,786+20.28%
25 mi   [40 km]14287,951+4.97%
30 mi   [48 km]15290,464+4.91%

Miscellaneous Information for Magnolia Springs ...

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 Baldwin County or the town of Magnolia Springs:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Magnolia Springs: 2406080

GNIS ID for Baldwin County: 161527

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: 003 (Baldwin County)

Place Code: 46072 (Magnolia Springs)

State & County Code: 01/003 (Alabama / Baldwin County)

State & Place Code: 01/46072 (Alabama / Magnolia Springs)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Magnolia Springs is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).

The US Postal Service ZIP Code ...

While some people have used a ZIP code to identify a community, the purpose of the ZIP code was to make mail delivery more efficient by grouping addresses together. Although the ZIP Code doesn't specifically identify a town like Magnolia Springs, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Magnolia Springs. It's important to remember that the boundaries of a ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned or overlapped with other ZIP Codes.

The ZIP code for Magnolia Springs: 36555<5>

Census ZCTA Codes ...

The US Census Bureau created statistical entities that they call ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and these ZCTAs are frequently confused with the ZIP codes that come from the US Postal Service (USPS).

ZCTAs were first created for the 2000 Census and at that time, they were based upon the USPS ZIP codes. While largely covering the same areas, the boundaries of a ZCTA do not necessarily match the boundaries of a postal ZIP code with the same number. For example, while a postal ZIP code can cross a county or state line, a Census ZCTA can not. They should be treated as separate entities with no correlation between them.

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Magnolia Springs.

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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)


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

The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.al.us/

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.

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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>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Magnolia Springs or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Magnolia Springs.