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Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2017 and it gives Yellow Bluff a population of 170 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, giving Yellow Bluff a population of 188 people.

The town of Yellow Bluff is located in Wilcox County. The 2010 Census gave Wilcox County a population of 11,670 people. This means that Yellow Bluff had 1.61% of the county's total population, making it Wilcox's 3rd most populous community.

At the same time, Alabama had a population of 4,779,736 people.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a town like Yellow Bluff, 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 town.

Things like the population, area and housing for Yellow Bluff reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Yellow Bluff 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 Yellow Bluff has a total area of 0.46 square miles [1.2 km²].

Wilcox County has a land area of 888 square miles [2,301.2 km²]. At 0.46 square miles [1.2 km²], Yellow Bluff has 0.05% 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:   31° 57' 43"   (or 31.96°)             [Map]

Lon:   -87° 28' 50"   (or -87.48°)

More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Population Density ...

Using the population (188 people) and land area (0.46 square miles [1.2 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Yellow Bluff had a population density of 406.9 people per square mile [157.1 people/km²].

In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Yellow Bluff had a population of 181 people and a land area of 0.54 square miles [1.4 km²]. This gives a population density of 334.5 people per square mile [129.1 people/km²]

NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Yellow Bluff. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to an incorrect comparison. More information about the nature of these differences can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Yellow Bluff had 73 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 188 people, this averages 2.58 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Yellow Bluff had a land area of 0.46 square miles [1.2 km²]. This translates to 158 Housing Units per square mile [61 housing units/km²].

Wilcox County ...

The community of Yellow Bluff is located in Wilcox County.

The county had a population of 11,670 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 188 people, Yellow Bluff represented 1.61% of the county's total.

In addition, where the town of Yellow Bluff has a population density of 406.9 people per square mile [157.1 people/km²], Wilcox County averages 13.13 people per square mile [5.07 people/km²].

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

Population Rings for Yellow Bluff ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Yellow Bluff and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Yellow Bluff. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]1170-9.57%
10 mi   [16 km]21,051-9.63%
15 mi   [24 km]57,129-7.46%
20 mi   [32 km]67,384-7.42%
25 mi   [40 km]119,766-7.41%
30 mi   [48 km]1512,048-7.74%

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Yellow Bluff, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Yellow Bluff. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Area ...

The sampling area (or polygon) given for the 2010 Census is 14.62% smaller than the 2000 Census.

The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Yellow Bluff was 0.46 square miles [1.2 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.

The 2000 Census shows a total area of 0.54 square miles [1.4 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.

Location ...

While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Yellow Bluff, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Yellow Bluff.

For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:

Lat:   31.962139°   (or 31°57'43" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -87.480720°   (or -87°28'50" W)

For the 2000 Census, the location given was:

Lat:   31.959922°   (or 31°57'35" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -87.482175°   (or -87°28'55" W)

The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 925 feet to the northeast<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2406925) to Yellow Bluff. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Yellow Bluff. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:

Lat:   31.962273°   (or 31°57'44" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -87.480533°   (or -87°28'49" W)

The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 75.7 feet to the southwest<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Yellow Bluff. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Yellow Bluff.

Miscellaneous Information for Yellow Bluff ...

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 Wilcox County or the town of Yellow Bluff:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Yellow Bluff: 2406925

GNIS ID for Wilcox County: 161591

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: 131 (Wilcox County)

Place Code: 83976 (Yellow Bluff)

State & County Code: 01/131 (Alabama / Wilcox County)

State & Place Code: 01/83976 (Alabama / Yellow Bluff)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Yellow Bluff 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 Yellow Bluff.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Wilcox County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

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

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

Footnotes ...

<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 2017.

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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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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 330 degrees and a distance of 925 feet.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 130 degrees and a distance of 75.7 feet.

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