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Fairhope, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Fairhope had a population of 16,937 as of July 1, 2017. Fairhope 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 Fairhope is located at latitude 30.5209 and longitude -87.8791 in Baldwin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fairhope (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Baldwin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 121 feet.

The City of Fairhope (GNIS ID: 2403590) 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 Fairhope is located within Fairhope Division of Baldwin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairhope population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fairhope: Alabama City.

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Fairhope, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,937
Daytime Population: Workers 7,126
Daytime Population: Residents 9,395
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,521
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 16,900
Population in Familes 13,709
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density2 1,406
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $57,604
Average Household Income $81,944
Per Capita Income $35,631


Total Housing Units 8,632 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,180 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,299 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,153 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $249,879
Average Home Value $302,824


Total Households 7,479
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 4,794
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.39% 2.12%
Households 1.46% 2.11%
Families 1.21% 2.02%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Fairhope, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairhope to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 37 94th
Population Density # 25 96th
Diversity Index # 383 34th
Median Household Income # 58 90th
Per Capita Income # 23 96th

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