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Welcome to Mulga ...

The town of Mulga is located in Jefferson County<1>.

The location of Mulga has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Mulga, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1907.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mulga has a population of 803 people<3> (see below for details).

Mulga is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Mulga lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Mulga is within the boundaries of the (205) area code.

The ZIP code for Mulga: 35118<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mulga had an population of 803 people. This is a decrease of 3.95% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.47% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mulga had a population of 836 people. This makes Mulga the county's 29th most populous community.

The population of Mulga represents 0.02% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 273rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 836 people, the population of Mulga decreased 14.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 973 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mulga.

Communities Also Named Mulga ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Mulga - it's located in Ohio.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mulga.

Communities near Mulga ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mulga.

  • Birmingham
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
  • Hoover
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Vestavia Hills
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Bessemer
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Homewood
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
    • Homewood is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,174 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Homewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homewood <6>
  • Helena
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
    • Helena is located in Shelby County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,374 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Helena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena <6>
  • Mountain Brook
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Brook
    • Mountain Brook is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,034 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Mountain Brook
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Brook <6>
  • Center Point
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Hueytown
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Gardendale
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mulga. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mulga.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mulga. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mulga.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mulga. See our Newspapers Page for Mulga.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mulga ...

Looking for more information about Mulga? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mulga, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mulga.

Adding Mulga to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mulga in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Mulga was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Mulga post office opened in 1907.

We also found Mulga on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Mulga.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mulga.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mulga - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Mulga). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mulga or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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