The City of Gulf Shores had a population of 14,032 as of July 1, 2019. Gulf Shores 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 Gulf Shores is located at latitude 30.246 and longitude -87.7008 in Baldwin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gulf Shores encompass a land area of 26.48 sq. miles and a water area of 4.81 sq. miles. Baldwin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 7 feet.
The City of Gulf Shores (GNIS ID: 2403770) 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 Gulf Shores is located within Foley Division of Baldwin County.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|Gulf Shores, AL Housing Affordability Index is 117
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.|
|Gulf Shores, AL Wealth Index is 100
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 in Households||14,028|
|Population in Familes||10,507|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||4|
|Median Household Income||$58,965|
|Average Household Income||$81,642|
|Per Capita Income||$36,610|
|Total Housing Units||15,447 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||3,651 (23.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||2,616 (16.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||9,180 (59.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$276,642|
|Housing Affordability Index2||117|
|Average Household Size||2.24|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.48%|
|Per Capita Income||2.44%|
The table below compares Gulf Shores 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.
|Total Population||# 48||92nd|
|Population Density||# 140||76th|
|Diversity Index||# 415||29th|
|Median Household Income||# 79||87th|
|Per Capita Income||# 23||96th|
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