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Census Data for Merritts Crossroads ...

As far as we can tell, Merritts Crossroads<1> 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 Merritts Crossroads, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<2>
Population
DirectionDistance<3>
 Dothan68,468   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
 Enterprise28,024   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 Ozark14,610   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
 Marianna (FL)9,052   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 Daleville5,101   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
 Headland4,741   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]

Houston County ...

Merritts Crossroads is located in Houston County.

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

Population Rings for Merritts Crossroads ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Merritts Crossroads and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Merritts Crossroads. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4> We don't have the population of Merritts Crossroads, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
    Communities    
2016
    Population    
Change
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]32,919+6.34%
10 mi   [16 km]87,853+0.76%
15 mi   [24 km]1886,565+3.69%
20 mi   [32 km]28105,901+2.86%
25 mi   [40 km]38122,588+2.26%
30 mi   [48 km]47176,278+3.91%

Miscellaneous Information for Merritts Crossroads ...

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 Houston County or the community of Merritts Crossroads:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Merritts Crossroads: 156701

GNIS ID for Houston County: 161560

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: 069 (Houston County)

Place Code: 48170 (Merritts Crossroads)

State & County Code: 01/069 (Alabama / Houston County)

State & Place Code: 01/48170 (Alabama / Merritts Crossroads)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Merritts Crossroads 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 Merritts Crossroads.

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

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>It's a common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Merritts Crossroads may originally have been Merritt's Crossroads. Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Merritts Crossroads might be written as Merritt Crossroads. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Merritts Crossroads.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Merritts Crossroads. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Merritts Crossroads) 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 Merritts Crossroads. 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 Merritts Crossroads

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Merritts Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0872, Longitude: -85.4844     [Map].

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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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Merritts Crossroads.