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Located in: Cherokee County (see below)

Typical Abbreviation: Sandy Spgs.

Time Zone: Sandy Springs lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)<1>

Telephone Area Codes: (256), (938)<2>

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

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<4>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Sandy Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0732, Longitude: -85.4988     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sandy Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   34° 4' 23"
Lon:   -85° 29' 55"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<5>   Indian Mountain

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Sandy Springs

GNIS ID:   157015
FIPS State / Place Code:   01 / 68005

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Sandy Springs)

About Cherokee County

The community of Centre is the County Seat for Cherokee County.

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


2016:<6>     25,725   (1.02% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     25,989   (8.34% increase since 2000)
2000:     23,988

Total Area:<7>   599 sq. miles [1,553.9 km²]   - of which 7.71% is water (46.28 sq. miles [119.9 km²])

Housing Units:<8>   16,267

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Cherokee

GNIS ID:   161535
FIPS State / County Code:   01 / 019

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Sandy Springs)

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

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Alabama

GNIS ID:   1779775
FIPS State:   01

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Footnotes ...

<1>While Sandy Springs is in the Central Time Zone, the area just to the east is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

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<2>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Sandy Springs.

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

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<4>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Sandy Springs, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<5>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Sandy Springs.

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<6>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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<7>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Sandy Springs. 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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<8>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sandy Springs.