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Saraland, Alabama

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The location of Saraland

Welcome to Saraland ...

The city of Saraland is located in Mobile County.

The location of Saraland has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Saraland has a population of 14,576 people<2> (see below for details).

Saraland is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Saraland lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Saraland: (251)

The ZIP code for Saraland: 36571<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Saraland had a population of 13,405 people. This makes Saraland the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Saraland represents 0.28% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 48th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,405 people, the population of Saraland increased 9.09% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 12,288 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Saraland had an population of 14,576 people. This is an increase of 8.74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.62% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Saraland.

Communities near Saraland ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Bay Minette   [Map]   9,169   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Chickasaw   [Map]   5,794   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Creola   [Map]   1,995   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Daphne   [Map]   25,960   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Eight Mile   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mobile   [Map]   190,265   S   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Saraland.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Saraland. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Saraland. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Saraland.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Saraland:

Websites for Saraland ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Saraland ...

Looking for more information about Saraland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Saraland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Saraland.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Mobile County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Saraland:

The official website for Mobile County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Saraland.

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

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<4>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 Saraland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Saraland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saraland) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Saraland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saraland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saraland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8311, Longitude: -88.0981     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saraland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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