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Fairhope, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Fairhope had a population of 19,673 as of July 1, 2019. 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 30.523 and longitude -87.9033 in Baldwin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fairhope 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fairhope: Alabama City.

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Fairhope, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fairhope, AL Housing Affordability Index is 141
State of Alabama Housing Affordability Index is 174
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Fairhope, AL Wealth Index is 122
State of Alabama Wealth Index is 73
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 19,673
Population in Households 19,636
Population in Familes 16,051
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density 1,418
Diversity Index1 27
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $67,097
Average Household Income $89,459
Per Capita Income $38,126
Wealth Index3 122

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,924 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,445 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,084 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,395 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $261,963
Housing Affordability Index2 141
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,529
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 5,552
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.89% 1.97%
Households 1.83% 1.95%
Families 1.68% 1.87%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

Fairhope, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairhope to the other 585 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 32 95th
Population Density # 24 96th
Diversity Index # 387 34th
Median Household Income # 46 92nd
Per Capita Income # 19 97th

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