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Grand Bay, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Grand Bay Census Designated Place had a population of 3,480 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Grand Bay is located at latitude 30.4721 and longitude -88.3444 in Mobile County. 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. Mobile County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 82 feet.

The Grand Bay Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402543) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Grand Bay Census Designated Place is located within Grand Bay Division of Mobile County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Grand Bay: Grandbay.

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


Total Population 3,480
Population in Households 3,406
Population in Familes 2,968
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density1 401
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 1,281
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 973
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,498 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 947 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 335 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 217 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $117,442
Average Home Value $138,663


Median Household Income $50,449
Average Household Income $59,404
Per Capita Income $22,230
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.86% -0.51%
Households -0.71% -0.41%
Families -0.77% -0.52%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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 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 # 149 74th
Population Density1 # 188 68th
Diversity Index2 # 339 42nd
Median Household Income # 94 84th
Per Capita Income # 175 70th

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