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Saint Elmo, Alabama

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Located in: Mobile County (see below)

Typical Abbreviation: St. Elmo

Time Zone: Saint Elmo lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Code: (251)

ZIP Code: 36568<1>

Elevation: 130 feet [39.62 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 Saint Elmo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5035, Longitude: -88.2542     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saint Elmo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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Lat:   30° 30' 12"
Lon:   -88° 15' 15"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<4>   Saint Elmo

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Saint Elmo

GNIS ID:   126090
FIPS State / Place Code:   01 / 67512

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About Mobile County

The community of Mobile is the County Seat for Mobile County.

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


2016:<5>     414,836   (0.45% increase since 2010)  
2010:     412,992   (3.29% increase since 2000)
2000:     399,843

Total Area:<6>   1,644 sq. miles [4,258 km²]   - of which 25.22% is water (414.6 sq. miles [1,073.7 km²])

Housing Units:<7>   178,196

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Mobile

GNIS ID:   161575
FIPS State / County Code:   01 / 097

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

About Alabama

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2016:     4,863,300   (1.75% increase since 2010)  
2010:     4,779,736   (7.48% increase since 2000)
2000:     4,447,100

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Alabama

GNIS ID:   1779775
FIPS State:   01

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<1>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 community (such as Saint Elmo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Saint Elmo or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Saint Elmo - 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 Saint Elmo, 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 Saint Elmo.

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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 Saint Elmo. 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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