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Grand Bay, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Grand Bay Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Mobile County at latitude 30.4721 and longitude -88.3444. Mobile County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 82 feet.

The formal official name is the Grand Bay Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Grand Bay, Alabama.

The U5 Census Class Code for Grand Bay indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Grand Bay Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Grand Bay: Grandbay.

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Grand Bay, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,523
Population in Households 3,452
Population in Familes 3,013
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density1 406
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 1,297
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 988
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,498 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 966 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 331 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 201 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $114,858
Average Home Value $130,648


Median Household Income $47,779
Average Household Income $59,492
Per Capita Income $22,031
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.97% -0.59%
Households -0.75% -0.5%
Families -0.77% -0.59%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
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.


Grand Bay, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grand Bay to the other 578 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 148 75th
Population Density1 # 185 68th
Diversity Index2 # 348 40th
Median Household Income # 108 81st
Per Capita Income # 134 77th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.