Census Data for Smith's Station ...
The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2016 and it gives Smith's Station a population of 5,341 people.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, giving Smith's Station a population of 4,926 people.
The city of Smith's Station is located in Lee County. The 2010 Census gave Lee County a population of 140,247 people. This means that Smith's Station had 3.51% of the county's total population, making it Lee's 3rd most populous community.
At the same time, Alabama had a population of 4,779,736 people, meaning that Smith's Station had 0.1% of the total population of Alabama - making it the state's 106th most populous community.
When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a city like Smith's Station, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this is called a sampling area (or a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the city.
Things like the population, area and housing for Smith's Station reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Smith's Station might be slightly different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau if you need precision.
The 2010 Census shows that the sample polygon for Smith's Station has a total area of 6.62 square miles [17.1 km²]. Of this total, a small amount of the area is covered by water (0.03 square miles [0.1 km²]).
Lee County has a land area of 607 square miles [1,573.5 km²]. At 6.59 square miles [17.1 km²], Smith's Station has 1.09% of the county's total land area.
Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually at the center of the polygon). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
Lat: 32° 32' 6" (or 32.54°) [Map]
Lon: -85° 6' 38" (or -85.11°)
Population Density ...
Using the population (4,926 people) and land area (6.59 square miles [17.1 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Smith's Station had a population density of 743 people per square mile [287.3 people/km²].
Housing Units ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Smith's Station had 2,071 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 4,926 people, this averages 2.38 people per Housing Unit.
The 2010 Census shows Smith's Station had a land area of 6.59 square miles [17.1 km²]. This translates to 312.8 Housing Units per square mile [120.8 housing units/km²].
Lee County ...
The community of Smith's Station is located in Lee County.
The county had a population of 140,247 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 4,926 people, Smith's Station represented 3.51% of the county's total.
In addition, where the city of Smith's Station has a population density of 743 people per square mile [287.3 people/km²], Lee County averages 230.8 people per square mile [89.1 people/km²].
For more information, please visit our Census Page for Lee County.
Population Rings for Smith's Station ...
To help identify the number of people who live in Smith's Station and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Smith's Station. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>
| Radius ||No of|
|5 mi [8 km]||1||5,341||+8.42%|
|15 mi [24 km]||3||239,958||+5.41%|
|20 mi [32 km]||7||280,404||+5.9%|
|25 mi [40 km]||10||350,674||+7.78%|
|30 mi [48 km]||16||356,416||+7.68%|
Miscellaneous Information for Smith's Station ...
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 Lee County or the city of Smith's Station:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Smith's Station:
GNIS ID for Smith's Station: 2405476
GNIS ID for Lee County: 161566
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: 081 (Lee County)
Place Code: 71190 (Smith's Station)
State & County Code: 01/081 (Alabama / Lee County)
State & Place Code: 01/71190 (Alabama / Smith's Station)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Smith's Station 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 Smith's Station.
|<1>||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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|<2>||Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.|
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|<3>||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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|<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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