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Located in: Lowndes County (see below)

Time Zone: Petronia lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Code: (334)

Elevation: 420 feet [128.02 m] above sea level<1>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<2>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Petronia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2660, Longitude: -86.7886     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Petronia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   32° 15' 57"
Lon:   -86° 47' 18"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<3>   Benton

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Petronia

GNIS ID:   152879
FIPS State / Place Code:   01 / 59352

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Petronia)


About Lowndes County

The community of Hayneville is the County Seat for Lowndes County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Lowndes)

Population

2016:<4>     10,358   (8.33% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     11,299   (16.14% decrease since 2000)
2000:     13,473

Total Area:<5>   725 sq. miles [1,877.9 km²]   - of which 1.26% is water (9.16 sq. miles [23.7 km²])

Housing Units:<6>   5,140

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Lowndes

GNIS ID:   161568
FIPS State / County Code:   01 / 085

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Petronia)


About Alabama

From the US Census

Population

2016:     4,863,300   (1.75% increase since 2010)  
2010:     4,779,736   (7.48% increase since 2000)
2000:     4,447,100

Websites for State of Alabama

Official Website:   www.alabama.gov/
Tourism:   www.tourism.alabama.gov/
Parks:   www.alapark.com/
Fishing:   www.outdooralabama.com/fishing-alabama/
Hunting:   www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Alabama

GNIS ID:   1779775
FIPS State:   01

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Petronia)

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<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Petronia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Petronia, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<3>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Petronia.

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<4>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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<5>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Petronia. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<6>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Petronia.