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Red Bay, Alabama

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Located in: Franklin County (see below)

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

Telephone Area Codes: (256), (938)<1>

ZIP Code: 35582<2>

Elevation: 680 feet [207.26 m] above sea level<3>

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


2016:<4>     3,119   (1.23% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     3,158   (6.4% decrease since 2000)
2000:     3,374

Total Area:<5>   9.84 sq. miles [25.5 km²]   - of which 1.01% is water (0.1 sq. miles [0.3 km²])

Housing Units:<6>   1,508

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<7>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Red Bay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4357, Longitude: -88.1362     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Red Bay have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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Lat:   34° 26' 8"
Lon:   -88° 8' 10"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<8>   Red Bay

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Red Bay

GNIS ID:   2404601
FIPS State / Place Code:   01 / 63576

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

About Franklin County

The city of Russellville is the County Seat for Franklin County.

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


2016:     31,628   (0.24% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     31,704   (1.54% increase since 2000)
2000:     31,223

Total Area:   646 sq. miles [1,674.5 km²]   - of which 1.96% is water (12.7 sq. miles [32.9 km²])

Housing Units:   14,022

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Franklin

GNIS ID:   161555
FIPS State / County Code:   01 / 059

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

About Alabama

From the US Census


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 Red Bay)

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Footnotes ...

<1>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Red Bay.

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<2>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 Red Bay). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Red Bay or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Red Bay - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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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 Red Bay. 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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<7>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Red Bay, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<8>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Red Bay.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Red Bay.