Gulf Shores, AL Demographic Data

Gulf Shores, AL Summary

Gulf Shores is located in Baldwin County in Alabama
  • Population: 9,671
  • Area: 27.98 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 23.16 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 4.83 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 345.62 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 3.28 ft
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time (GMT -6)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Gulf Shores, AL Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
5,941
56%
50.8
Male
4,762
45%
49.2
Total Population
10,703
 
321,419,000

Gulf Shores, AL Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
741
6.9% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
523
4.9% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
327
3.1% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
509
4.8% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
747
7.0% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
1,354
12.7% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
968
9.0% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
1,542
14.4% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
732
6.8% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
738
6.9% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
1,828
17.1% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
566
5.3% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
128
1.2% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
8,727
81.5%
77.1
Female
4,777
54.7%
51.4
Male
3,950
45.3%
48.6
21 Years and over
8,484
79.3%
72.9
62 Years and over
3,075
28.7%
18.3
65 Years and over
2,522
23.6%
14.9
Female
1,422
56.4%
55.9
Male
1,100
43.6%
44.1
Median Age (years)
47
NR
NR

Gulf Shores, AL Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
10,164
95.0% 
96.9
White
9,851
92.0% 
73.1
Black or African American
3
0.0% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
48
0.4% 
0.8
Asian
250
2.3% 
5.4
Asian Indian
0
0.0% 
1.2
Chinese
186
1.7% 
1.3
Filipino
48
0.4% 
0.9
Japanese
0
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
9
0.1% 
0.5
Vietnamese
0
0.0% 
0.5
Other Asian
7
0.1% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
0
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
0
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
0
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
0
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
0
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
12
0.1% 
4.8
Two or More Races
539
5.0% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
315
2.9% 
17.6
Mexican
152
1.4% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
0
0.0% 
1.7
Cuban
0
0.0% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
163
1.5% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
10,388
97.1% 
82.4

Gulf Shores, AL Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
219
2.8% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
340
4.3% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
2,166
27.6% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
1,887
24.0% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
819
10.4% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
1,666
21.2% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
759
9.7% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
559
7.1%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
7,297
92.9%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
2,425
30.9%
30.6

Gulf Shores, AL Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
2,026
22.2%
33.5%
Now Married
5,010
55.0%
47.5
Divorced
1,285
14.1%
11.0%
Separated
140
1.5%
2.1
Widowed
651
7.1
5.8%

Gulf Shores, AL Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
8,862
89.0%
78.5%
Languages other than english
1,100
11.0%
21.5%
Spanish
468
4.7%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
439
4.4%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
193
1.9%
3.5%
Other Languages
0
0.0%
1.0%

Gulf Shores, AL Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
421
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
174
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
669
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
592
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
615
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
746
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
464
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
532
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
143
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
311
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
47,662
 
55,775
Per capita income
31,877
 
29,979

Gulf Shores, AL Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
13
0.3%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
969
20.4%
9.8
Construction
404
8.5%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
628
13.2%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
555
11.7%
6.5
Information
15
0.3%
2.1
Manufacturing
216
4.5%
10.3
Other services except public administration
132
2.8%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
488
10.3%
11.3
Public administration
109
2.3%
4.6
Retail trade
1,107
23.3%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
71
1.5%
5.1
Wholesale trade
52
1.1%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
329
6.9%
9.0%
Management, professional, and related occupations
1,712
36.0%
37.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
324
6.8%
12.3%
Sales and office occupations
1,443
30.3%
23.6%
Service occupations
951
20.0%
18.0%

Gulf Shores, AL Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
4,663
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
3,293
70.6%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
582
12.5%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
0
0.0%
5.2
Walked
260
5.6%
2.8
Other means
183
3.9%
1.8
Worked at home
345
7.4%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
22.0
 
26.0

Gulf Shores, AL Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
102
2.2%
8.9
1 vehicles
1,887
40.4%
33.5
2 vehicles
2,068
44.3%
37.2
3 or more
610
13.1%
20.3

Gulf Shores, AL Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
4,667
39.6%
87.7
Owner Occupied
2,587
55.4%
63.0
Renter Occupied
2,080
44.6%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
7,115
60.4%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
10
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
55
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0

Gulf Shores, AL Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
11,782
1 room
92
0.8%
2.3
2 rooms
348
3.0%
2.5
3 rooms
1,095
9.3%
9.0
4 rooms
4,516
38.3%
16.6
5 rooms
2,781
23.6%
20.0
6 rooms
1,278
10.8%
17.9
7 rooms
672
5.7%
12.1
8 rooms
580
4.9%
8.5
9 rooms or more
420
3.6%
11.1
Median Rooms
4
 

Gulf Shores, AL Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
11,782
 
 
1-unit, detached
4,106
34.8%
61.4
1-unit, attached
281
2.4%
5.8
2-units
738
6.3%
3.7
3 or 4 units
445
3.8%
4.5
5 to 9 units
519
4.4%
4.8
10 to 19 units
1,207
10.2%
4.6
20 or more units
4,210
35.7%
8.8
Mobile home
276
2.3%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
0
0.0%
0.1

Gulf Shores, AL Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
181
1.5%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
85
0.7%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
184
1.6%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
354
3.0%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
948
8.0%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
2,704
23.0%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
2,519
21.4%
14.0%
2000 to 2009
4,710
40.0%
14.5%
2010 to 2013
57
0.5%
2.5%
2014 or later
40
0.3%
0.5%

Gulf Shores, AL Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
155
3.3%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
85
1.8%
4.7
Electricity
4,427
94.9%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
0
0.0%
5.1
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
0
0.0%
2.0
Solar energy
0
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
0
0.0%
0.5
No fuel used
0
0.0%
1.2

Gulf Shores, AL Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
1,353
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
16
1.2%
1.5%
$2,000 to $2,499
52
3.8%
11.8%
$2,500 to $2,999
61
4.5%
6.8%
$3,000 or more
136
10.1%
9.9%
$500 to $999
194
14.3%
20.5%
$1,500 to 1,999
406
30.0%
20.3%
$1,000 to 1,499
488
36.1%
29.2%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
593
46.1%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
170
13.2%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
171
13.3%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
14
1.1%
7.3%
35.0% or more
338
26.3%
22.3%
Not Computed
67
NR
NR

Gulf Shores, AL Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
2,032 
 
41,410,200 
$2,500 to $2,999
0
0.0%
1.7%
$1,500 to $1,999
0
0.0%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
40
2.0%
4.1%
$3,000 or more
59
2.9%
1.5%
Less than $500
61
3.0%
11.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
660
32.5%
27.9%
$500 to $999
1,212
59.6%
42.7%
No Cash Rent
48
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
897
NR
959
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
252
12.4%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
254
12.5%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
171
8.4%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
328
16.1%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
133
6.5%
9.2%
35.0% or more
894
44.0%
41.4%
Not Computed
48
NR
NR

Gulf Shores, AL Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
2,587
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
62
2.4%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
127
4.9%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
471
18.2%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
437
16.9%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
515
19.9%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
534
20.6%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
408
15.8%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
33
1.3%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
232,400
 
194,500
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