A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Home >> State of Georgia >> Carroll County >> Mount Zion >> Census DataIndex...

Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for

The Commemorative Quarter for Georgia

Census Data for Mount Zion

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2019 and it gave Mount Zion a population of 1,815 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Mount Zion a population of 1,696 people.

The city of Mount Zion is located in Carroll County. The 2010 Census gave Carroll County; a population of 110,527 people. This means that Mount Zion had 1.53% of the county's total population, making it Carroll's 5th most populous community.

At the same time, Georgia had a population of 9,687,653 people, meaning that Mount Zion had 0.02% of the total population of Georgia - making it the state's 241st most populous community.

Area ...

The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Mount Zion has a total area of 9.87 square miles [25.6 km²]. Of this total, 9.7 square miles [25.1 km²] is land, with the balance (1.71%) being water (0.17 square miles [0.4 km²]).

Carroll County has a land area of 499.1 square miles [1,292.6 km²]. At 9.7 square miles [25.1 km²], Mount Zion has 1.94% of the county's total land area.

  • Continue Reading ...
    • When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a city like Mount Zion, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually 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 population, area and housing for Mount Zion reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Mount Zion might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.
    • 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 the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
    • Lat:   33° 38' 33"   (or 33.64°)
    • Lon:   -85° 10' 51"   (or -85.18°)
    • 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).

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mount Zion had 615 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 1,696 people, this averages 2.76 people per Housing Unit.

  • Continue Reading ...
    • The 2010 Census shows Mount Zion had a land area of 9.7 square miles [25.1 km²]. This translates to 62.3 Housing Units per square mile [24.07 housing units/km²].

Carroll County ...

The community of Mount Zion is located in Carroll County<4>.

The county had a population of 110,527 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 1,696 people, Mount Zion represented 1.53% of the county's total.

In addition, where the city of Mount Zion has a population density of 171.9 people per square mile [66.4 people/km²], Carroll County averages 221.5 people per square mile [85.5 people/km²].

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

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Mount Zion, 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 Mount Zion. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change.

  • Continue Reading ...
    • Although we don't have specific information about the shape of the polygon for Mount Zion or how it changed has over time, there is some information that can give us some hints. For example, since the shape of the sampling area is directly related to the shape of the polygon, any change to area probably indicates a new shape for the polygon.
    • If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Location ...

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

  • Continue Reading ...
    • For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
    • Lat:   33.642561°   (or 33°38'33" N)
    • Lon:   -85.180998°   (or -85°10'51" W)
    • For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
    • Lat:   33.631113°   (or 33°37'52" N)
    • Lon:   -85.179868°   (or -85°10'47" W)
    • The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 4,187 feet to the north<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 (#2404328) to Mount Zion. This identifier also marks a GPS point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Mount Zion. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
    • Lat:   33.640778°   (or 33°38'26" N)
    • Lon:   -85.180075°   (or -85°10'48" W)
    • The GPS location given for the 2010 Census lies 707 feet to the northwest<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Mount Zion. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Mount Zion.

Miscellaneous Information for Mount Zion ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Carroll County or the city of Mount Zion:

  • The GNIS Codes ...
    • The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Mount Zion:
    • GNIS ID for Mount Zion: 2404328
    • GNIS ID for Carroll County: 326650
    • GNIS ID for State of Georgia: 1705317
  • Misc. Census Codes ...
    • Mount Zion is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).
  • The US Postal Service ZIP Code ...
    • While some people have used a ZIP code to identify a community, the purpose of the ZIP code was to make mail delivery more efficient by grouping addresses together. Although the ZIP Code doesn't specifically identify a city like Mount Zion, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Mount Zion. It's important to remember that the boundaries of a ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned or overlapped with other ZIP Codes.
    • The ZIP code for Mount Zion:30150<7>
  • Census ZCTA Codes ...
    • The US Census Bureau created statistical entities that they call ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and these ZCTAs are frequently confused with the ZIP codes that come from the US Postal Service (USPS).
    • ZCTAs were first created for the 2000 Census and at that time, they were based upon the USPS ZIP codes. While largely covering the same areas, the boundaries of a ZCTA do not necessarily match the boundaries of a postal ZIP code with the same number. For example, while a postal ZIP code can cross a county or state line, a Census ZCTA can not. They should be treated as separate entities with no correlation between them.

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Mount Zion.

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

The official website for Carroll County:

The official website for State of Georgia:

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

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 2019.
<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.
<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).
<4>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Carroll, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 4 degrees and a distance of 4,187 feet.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 23 degrees and a distance of 707 feet.
<7>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mount Zion or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).


Copyright 2024
All Rights Reserved

Thank you for visiting our website.

In closing, please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write: Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified/updated: 20 Jul 2024