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Welcome to Jay ...

The town of Jay is located in Santa Rosa County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Jay has a population of 590 people<1> (see below for details).

Jay is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Jay: (850)

The ZIP code for Jay: 32565<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jay had a population of 533 people. This makes Jay the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 533 people, the population of Jay decreased 7.94% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 579 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Jay had an population of 590 people. This is an increase of 10.69% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.9% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jay.

Communities near Jay ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Jay and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2016
Atmore (AL)   [Map]   10,022   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Brewton (AL)   [Map]   5,432   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
East Brewton (AL)   [Map]   2,415   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Flomaton (AL)   [Map]   1,408   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pollard (AL)   [Map]   135   N   5 miles [8 km]
Riverview (AL)   [Map]   182   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Communities Also Named Jay ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Jay - they are located in Arkansas (2), Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Vermont.

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

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 Jay. 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 Jay. 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 Jay. Our list includes 5 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jay ...

Looking for more information about Jay? 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 Jay, 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 Jay.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning 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) Jay. 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.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

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 Jay.

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

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Jay). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jay or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Jay. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jay) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jay. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9530, Longitude: -87.1505     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jay.