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Sims Chapel, Alabama

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Census Data for Sims Chapel ...

As far as we can tell, Sims Chapel<1> 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 Sims Chapel, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<2>
 Saraland13,942   S   26 miles [41.8 km]

Washington County ...

Sims Chapel is located in Washington County.

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

Population Rings for Sims Chapel ...

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

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
10 mi   [16 km]34,110-0.8%
15 mi   [24 km]45,620-1.7%
20 mi   [32 km]56,851-2.2%
25 mi   [40 km]916,477-0.51%
30 mi   [48 km]1358,033-0.63%

Miscellaneous Information for Sims Chapel ...

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 Washington County or the community of Sims Chapel:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Sims Chapel: 155628

GNIS ID for Washington County: 161590

GNIS ID for Alabama: 1779775

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 01 (Alabama)

County Code: 129 (Washington County)

Place Code: 70632 (Sims Chapel)

State & County Code: 01/129 (Alabama / Washington County)

State & Place Code: 01/70632 (Alabama / Sims Chapel)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Sims Chapel is 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 Sims Chapel.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sims Chapel. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountyalgov.com

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>It's a common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Sims Chapel may originally have been Sim's Chapel. Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Sims Chapel might be written as Sim Chapel. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Sims Chapel.

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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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Sims Chapel. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sims Chapel) 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 Sims Chapel. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sims Chapel

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sims Chapel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2193, Longitude: -88.1487     [Map].

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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 Sims Chapel.