Foley, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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Foley, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Foley had a population of 17,916 as of July 1, 2018. Foley ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Foley is located at latitude 30.397 and longitude -87.6642 in Baldwin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Foley (see map below) encompass a land area of 29.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Baldwin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 79 feet.

The City of Foley (GNIS ID: 2403626) 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 Foley is located within Foley Division of Baldwin County.

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Foley, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 17,916
Population in Households 17,797
Population in Familes 14,092
Population in Group Qrtrs 119
Population Density2 612
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $48,197
Average Household Income $61,775
Per Capita Income $25,112


Total Housing Units 9,054 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,857 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,639 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,558 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $174,766
Average Home Value $202,182


Total Households 7,496
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 4,928
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.32% 2.28%
Households 2.22% 2.25%
Families 2.01% 2.09%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Foley, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Foley to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 34 94th
Population Density # 101 83rd
Diversity Index # 140 77th
Median Household Income # 155 73rd
Per Capita Income # 138 76th

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