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Foley, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Foley had a population of 17,248 as of July 1, 2016. Foley ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Foley is located at latitude 30.397 and longitude -87.6642 in Baldwin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Foley (see map below) encompass a land area of 29.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Baldwin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 79 feet.

The City of Foley (GNIS ID: 2403626) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Foley is located within Foley Division of Baldwin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Foley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Foley, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,248
Population in Households 17,139
Population in Familes 13,687
Population in Group Qrtrs 109
Population Density1 589
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 7,296
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 4,844
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,705 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,469 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,827 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,409 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $170,532
Average Home Value $192,921


Median Household Income $41,160
Average Household Income $54,202
Per Capita Income $22,221
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.45% 2.62%
Households 2.49% 2.67%
Families 2.38% 2.56%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Foley, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Foley to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 35 94th
Population Density1 # 109 81st
Diversity Index2 # 123 79th
Median Household Income # 206 65th
Per Capita Income # 176 70th

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