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Census Data for Mercury ...

As far as we can tell, Mercury has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Mercury, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<1>
Population
DirectionDistance<2>
 Huntsville193,079   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
 Decatur55,072   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 Madison47,959   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
 Athens25,393   W   23 miles [37 km]

Madison County ...

Mercury is located in Madison County.

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

Population Rings for Mercury ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Mercury and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Mercury. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<3> We don't have the population of Mercury, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
    Communities    
2016
    Population    
Change
  Since 2010    
10 mi   [16 km]3193,865+7.16%
15 mi   [24 km]6243,881+8.12%
20 mi   [32 km]10248,354+7.96%
25 mi   [40 km]18286,049+8.41%
30 mi   [48 km]27361,507+6.51%

Miscellaneous Information for Mercury ...

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 Madison County or the community of Mercury:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Mercury: 122658

GNIS ID for Madison County: 161570

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: 089 (Madison County)

Place Code: 48088 (Mercury)

State & County Code: 01/089 (Alabama / Madison County)

State & Place Code: 01/48088 (Alabama / Mercury)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Mercury 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 Mercury.

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The Communities of Alabama

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Mercury. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Mercury. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mercury) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mercury. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mercury

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mercury. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7862, Longitude: -86.5364     [Map].

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<3>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mercury.