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Phenix City, Alabama

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Welcome to Phenix City ...

The city of Phenix City is primarily located in Russell County and is the County Seat for Russell County. A portion of Phenix City extends into Lee County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Phenix City has a population of 37,132 people<1> (see below for details).

Phenix City was established in 1883.

The community of Phenix City is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Note: While Phenix City is in the Central Time Zone, the area just to the east is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The telephone area code for Phenix City: (334)

The ZIP codes for Phenix City: 36867-36870<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Phenix City had a population of 32,822 people (which is 61.99% of the total population of Russell County). This makes Phenix City the county's most populous community.

The population of Phenix City represents 0.69% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 15th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 32,822 people, the population of Phenix City increased 16.12% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 28,265 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Phenix City had an population of 37,132 people. This is an increase of 13.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 31.37% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Phenix City.

Communities near Phenix City ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Phenix City and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2016
Crawford   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Fort Mitchell   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Prince Crossroads   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Smith's Station   [Map]   5,341   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Smiths   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Phenix City.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Phenix City. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Phenix City. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Phenix City. Our list includes 14 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Phenix City:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Phenix City ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Phenix City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Phenix City.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Phenix City. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Auto RentalChiropractors 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Russell County

About Alabama

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Phenix City.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Phenix City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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 city (such as Phenix City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Phenix City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Phenix City includes: 36867, 36868, 36869 & 36870.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Phenix City. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Phenix City) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Phenix City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4626, Longitude: -85.0231     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Phenix City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Phenix City.