Joppa, Alabama

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Joppa, Alabama
Census-designated place
Location of Joppa in Cullman County and Marshall County, Alabama.
Location of Joppa in Cullman County and Marshall County, Alabama.
Joppa is located in Alabama
Joppa
Joppa
Location of Joppa in Alabama
Coordinates: 34°17′52″N 86°33′25″W / 34.29778°N 86.55694°W / 34.29778; -86.55694Coordinates: 34°17′52″N 86°33′25″W / 34.29778°N 86.55694°W / 34.29778; -86.55694
Country United States
State Alabama
Counties Cullman, Marshall
Area[1]
 • Total 1.97 sq mi (5.11 km2)
 • Land 1.94 sq mi (5.04 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation 1,014 ft (309 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 501
 • Estimate (2016)[3] N/A
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID 121033
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Joppa, Alabama

Joppa is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Cullman and Marshall counties, Alabama, United States.[4] As of the 2010 census, its population was 501.[5]

History[edit]

Joppa was named after the ancient city of Jaffa.[6]

In the early 20th century, Joppa was an incorporated community within Cullman County and was listed on the U.S. Census from 1900-1920. It did not reappear on the census until 2010 when it was made a census-designated place (CDP).

On April 27, 2011, a tornado reportedly hit ground in the Joppa area as part of the 2011 Super Outbreak.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900130
191016728.5%
1920166−0.6%
2010501
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

Geography[edit]

Joppa is located in northeastern Cullman County at 34°17′53″N 86°33′25″W / 34.298°N 86.557°W / 34.298; -86.557. A small portion of the CDP extends north into Marshall County. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Joppa CDP has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.1 km2), of which 1.9 square miles (5.0 km2) is land and 0.039 square miles (0.1 km2), or 1.38%, is water.[5]

Joppa is located along Alabama State Route 69. The city of Arab is 3 miles (5 km) to the northeast, and the town of Baileyton is 4 miles (6 km) to the southwest.

Notable person[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "Feature Detail Report for: Joppa, Alabama." USGS. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Joppa, Alabama Retrieved April 28, 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Joppa CDP, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 171.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013.