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Rains, Alabama

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Census Data for Rains ...

So far, we have found very little information about Rains. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Rains to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Rains, please Contact Us.

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

 Community 2016<2>
 Gadsden35,837   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
 Albertville21,525   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
 Scottsboro14,677   N   26 miles [41.8 km]

DeKalb County ...

Rains is located in DeKalb County.

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

Population Rings for Rains ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Rains and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Rains. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4> We don't have the population of Rains, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]311,551+1.21%
10 mi   [16 km]635,745+1.63%
15 mi   [24 km]1247,782+1.65%
20 mi   [32 km]2395,950-0.49%
25 mi   [40 km]38158,734+0.09%
30 mi   [48 km]49189,391+0.09%

Miscellaneous Information for Rains ...

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 DeKalb County or the community of Rains:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Rains: 150737

GNIS ID for DeKalb County: 161550

GNIS ID for Alabama: 1779775

Misc. Census Codes ...

Rains would have been 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 Rains.

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Rains, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Rains. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rains) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rains. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2598, Longitude: -86.0861     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rains have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>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 Rains.