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Smiths Ford, Alabama

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Census Data for Smiths Ford ...

As far as we can tell, Smiths Ford<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 Smiths Ford, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<2>
 Tuscaloosa99,543   NW   23 miles [37 km]
 Alabaster32,948   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 Bessemer26,511   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 Northport25,045   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]

Bibb County ...

Smiths Ford is located in Bibb County.

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

Population Rings for Smiths Ford ...

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

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
10 mi   [16 km]510,391-0.98%
15 mi   [24 km]815,429+0.14%
20 mi   [32 km]1022,834+1.86%
25 mi   [40 km]16177,278+8.55%
30 mi   [48 km]25270,950+6.16%

Miscellaneous Information for Smiths Ford ...

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 Bibb County or the community of Smiths Ford:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Smiths Ford: 157077

GNIS ID for Bibb County: 161529

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: 007 (Bibb County)

Place Code: 71145 (Smiths Ford)

State & County Code: 01/007 (Alabama / Bibb County)

State & Place Code: 01/71145 (Alabama / Smiths Ford)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Smiths Ford 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 Smiths Ford.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of 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 Smiths Ford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.us/

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 Smiths Ford may originally have been Smith's Ford. Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Smiths Ford might be written as Smith Ford. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Smiths Ford.

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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 'straight-line' distance beginning in Smiths Ford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smiths Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smiths Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0462, Longitude: -87.1989     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smiths Ford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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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