A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Sheffield ...
The location of Sheffield has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Sheffield has a population of 8,893 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Sheffield.
Sheffield is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Sheffield lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Sheffield: (256) and (938)<5>
The ZIP code for Sheffield: 35660<6>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sheffield had an population of 8,893 people. This is a decrease of 1.62% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.86% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Sheffield had a population of 9,039 people (which is 16.61% of the total population of Colbert County). This makes Sheffield the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Sheffield represents 0.19% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 69th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 9,039 people, the population of Sheffield decreased 6.35% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,652 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Sheffield.
Communities Also Named Sheffield ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Sheffield - they are located in Florida, Georgia (4), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri (2), Montana, New Brunswick, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Vermont and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sheffield.
Communities near Sheffield ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sheffield.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sheffield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sheffield.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sheffield. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sheffield.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sheffield. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Sheffield.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sheffield ...
Looking for more information about Sheffield? 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 Sheffield, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sheffield.
Adding Sheffield to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Sheffield in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Sheffield was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Sheffield on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sheffield on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sheffield. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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This page was last modified: 01 Aug 2022