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The City of Daphne had a population of 27,478 as of July 1, 2021. Daphne ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Daphne is located at latitude 30.6035 and longitude -87.9036 in Baldwin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Daphne encompass a land area of 16.44 sq. miles and a water area of 1.23 sq. miles. Baldwin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 161 feet.

The City of Daphne 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 Daphne is located within Daphne Division of Baldwin County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Daphne: Daphney, Hollywood.

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Daphne, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 27,478 (100%)
Population in Households 27,282 (99.3%)
Population in Families 22,175 (80.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 196 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 1,599
Diversity Index2 33


Median Household Income $76,182
Average Household Income $93,081
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $38,788
Wealth Index5 111


Total HU (Housing Units) 12,810 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,934 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,461 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,415 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $214,585
Average Home Value $299,485
Housing Affordability Index3 222


Total Households 11,395
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 7,482
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 2.34% 1.69%
Households 2.42% 1.79%
Families 2.26% 1.66%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
Owner Occupied HU   2.08%

Daphne, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Daphne to the other 586 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 20 97th
Population Density # 14 98th
Median Household Income # 37 94th
Housing Affordability Index # 307 52nd
Per Capita Income # 27 96th
Diversity Index # 333 43rd

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