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Ruby, Alabama
(Walker County)

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Census Data for Ruby ...

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

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

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

 Community 2016<2>
 Birmingham212,157   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 Bessemer26,511   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 Homewood25,613   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]

Walker County ...

Ruby is located in Walker County.

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

Population Rings for Ruby ...

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

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]33,960-3.88%
10 mi   [16 km]822,085-2.92%
15 mi   [24 km]1229,360-3.04%
20 mi   [32 km]1846,754-1.97%
25 mi   [40 km]33119,628-1.2%
30 mi   [48 km]47413,579-0.25%

Miscellaneous Information for Ruby ...

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 Walker County or the community of Ruby:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Ruby: 157390

GNIS ID for Walker County: 161589

GNIS ID for Alabama: 1779775

Misc. Census Codes ...

Ruby 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 Ruby.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Walker County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

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

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

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 Ruby, 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 that starts in Ruby. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ruby) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ruby. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7487, Longitude: -87.1756     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ruby 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 Ruby.