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Located in: Houston County (see below)

Time Zone: Philadelphia lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)<1>

Telephone Area Code: (334)

Elevation: 120 feet [36.58 m] above sea level<2>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<3>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Philadelphia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1610, Longitude: -85.1074     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Philadelphia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   31° 9' 39"
Lon:   -85° 6' 26"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<4>   Gordon

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Philadelphia

GNIS ID:   124674
FIPS State / Place Code:   01 / 59480

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


About Houston County

The community of Dothan is the County Seat for Houston County.

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

Population

2016:<5>     104,056   (2.47% increase since 2010)  
2010:     101,547   (14.37% increase since 2000)
2000:     88,787

Total Area:<6>   581 sq. miles [1,506.5 km²]

Housing Units:<7>   45,319

Official Website:   www.houstoncounty.org/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Houston

GNIS ID:   161560
FIPS State / County Code:   01 / 069

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


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 Philadelphia)

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

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



Footnotes ...

<1>While Philadelphia is in the Central Time Zone, the area just to the east is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

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

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<3>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Philadelphia, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<4>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Philadelphia.

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<5>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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<6>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Philadelphia. 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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<7>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 Philadelphia.