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Vestavia Hills, Alabama
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Welcome to Vestavia Hills ...

The city of Vestavia Hills is primarily located in Jefferson County. A portion of Vestavia Hills extends into Shelby County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Vestavia Hills has a population of 34,688 people<1> (see below for details).

Vestavia Hills was established in 1946.

The community of Vestavia Hills is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Vestavia Hills lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Vestavia Hills had a population of 34,033 people (which is 5.17% of the total population of Jefferson County). This makes Vestavia Hills the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Vestavia Hills represents 0.71% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 13th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 34,033 people, the population of Vestavia Hills increased 39.05% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 24,476 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Vestavia Hills had an population of 34,688 people. This is an increase of 1.92% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 41.72% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Vestavia Hills.

Communities near Vestavia Hills ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.

Community   2016
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Birmingham   [Map]   212,157   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Vestavia Hills.

Communities Also Named Vestavia Hills ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Vestavia Hills: This one is located in Jefferson County and the other is located in Tuscaloosa County.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Vestavia Hills.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Vestavia Hills. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Vestavia Hills. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Vestavia Hills.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Vestavia Hills:

Websites for Vestavia Hills ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vestavia Hills ...

Looking for more information about Vestavia Hills? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Vestavia Hills, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Vestavia Hills.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Vestavia Hills. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Vestavia Hills.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vestavia Hills - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Vestavia Hills. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Vestavia Hills) 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 Vestavia Hills. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vestavia Hills

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vestavia Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4539, Longitude: -86.7397     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vestavia Hills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Vestavia Hills.