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Southern, Alabama

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Census Data for Southern ...

So far, we have found very little information about Southern. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Southern to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Southern, please Contact Us.

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

 Community 2016<2>
 Huntsville193,079   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
 Decatur55,072   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
 Madison47,959   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 Albertville21,525   SE   23 miles [37 km]
 Cullman15,496   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 Scottsboro14,677   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]

Marshall County ...

Southern is located in Marshall County.

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

Population Rings for Southern ...

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

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
10 mi   [16 km]513,074+4.94%
15 mi   [24 km]814,942+4.58%
20 mi   [32 km]18271,308+7.75%
25 mi   [40 km]28312,472+6.88%
30 mi   [48 km]36411,384+5.19%

Miscellaneous Information for Southern ...

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 Marshall County or the community of Southern:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Southern: 139487

GNIS ID for Marshall County: 161574

GNIS ID for Alabama: 1779775

Misc. Census Codes ...

Southern would have been 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 Southern.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

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)

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Southern, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southern. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4745, Longitude: -86.5272     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southern 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Southern.