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Census Data for Porter ...

As far as we can tell, Porter 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 Porter, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<1>
Population
DirectionDistance<2>
 Birmingham212,157   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 Hoover84,978   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 Vestavia Hills34,688   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 Alabaster32,948   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 Bessemer26,511   S   18 miles [29 km]
 Homewood25,613   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]

Jefferson County ...

Porter is located in Jefferson County.

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

Population Rings for Porter ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Porter and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Porter. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<3> We don't have the population of Porter, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
    Communities    
2016
    Population    
Change
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]46,798-3.23%
10 mi   [16 km]1225,407-1.76%
15 mi   [24 km]2288,177-1.36%
20 mi   [32 km]33402,303-0.44%
25 mi   [40 km]41557,770+0.94%
30 mi   [48 km]49652,324+1.76%

Miscellaneous Information for Porter ...

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 Jefferson County or the community of Porter:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Porter: 125177

GNIS ID for Jefferson County: 161562

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: 073 (Jefferson County)

Place Code: 61824 (Porter)

State & County Code: 01/073 (Alabama / Jefferson County)

State & Place Code: 01/61824 (Alabama / Porter)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Porter 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 Porter.

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)


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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Porter. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Porter) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Porter. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6232, Longitude: -87.0547     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Porter have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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 Porter.