Orange Beach, AL 36561 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 36561: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Orange Beach, AL 36561

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 700
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,296
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 7,057
  • County: Baldwin County
  • Centroid: Latitude 30.297, Longitude -87.549
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Orange Beach, AL 36561 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,666
Population in Households 6,666
Population in Familes 5,178
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 310
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 2,996
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,917
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,166 (15.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 830 ( 5.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,130 (78.8%)
Median Home Value $332,796
Average Home Value $413,654


Median Household Income $65,045
Average Household Income $96,070
Per Capita Income $43,178
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.98% 2.12%
Households 1.93% 2.14%
Families 1.77% 2.03%
Median Household Income   3.14%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
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.

Orange Beach, AL 36561 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 36561 to the other 616 ZIP Codes 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 # 240 61st
Population Density1 # 137 78th
Diversity Index2 # 527 15th
Median Household Income # 39 94th
Per Capita Income # 9 99th

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