Joppa, Alabama

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Joppa, Alabama
Census-designated place
Joppa is located in Alabama
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
 • Total 1.971 sq mi (5.10 km2)
 • Land 1.944 sq mi (5.03 km2)
 • Water 0.027 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation 1,014 ft (309 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 501
 • Density 250/sq mi (98/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
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.[3] As of the 2010 census, its population was 501.[4]


Joppa was named after the ancient city of Jaffa.[5]

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 April 25–28, 2011 tornado outbreak.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 130
1910 167 28.5%
1920 166 −0.6%
2010 501
U.S. Decennial Census[6]


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.[4]

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.

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  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Feature Detail Report for: Joppa, Alabama." USGS. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Joppa, Alabama Retrieved April 28, 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Joppa CDP, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 171. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013.