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Aral, Michigan

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Census Data for Aral (aka 'Otter Creek') ...

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

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

As far as we can tell, Aral<2> 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 Aral, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<3>
 Traverse City15,479   E   23 miles [37 km]
 Kingsley1,567   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]

Benzie County ...

Aral is located in Benzie County.

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

Population Rings for Aral ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Aral and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Aral. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<5> We don't have the population of Aral, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]2375---
10 mi   [16 km]51,539-0.19%
15 mi   [24 km]83,467---
20 mi   [32 km]104,096-0.17%
25 mi   [40 km]1320,477+4.04%
30 mi   [48 km]1824,017+3.82%

Miscellaneous Information for Aral ...

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 Benzie County or the community of Aral:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Aral: 1951744

GNIS ID for Benzie County: 1622952

GNIS ID for Michigan: 1779789

Misc. Census Codes ...

Aral would have been located in Census Region #2 (the Midwest Region) and Division #3 (the East North-Central Division).

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

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

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 Aral, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Aral is also known as Otter Creek. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Aral.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Aral. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Aral) 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 Aral. 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 Aral

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aral. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7624, Longitude: -86.0747     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aral have been estimated.

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<5>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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