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The City of Spanish Fort had a population of 10,788 as of July 1, 2023.

The primary coordinate point for Spanish Fort is located at latitude 30.6749 and longitude -87.9153 in Baldwin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Spanish Fort encompass a land area of 30.25 sq. miles and a water area of 4.71 sq. miles. Baldwin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6).

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

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Spanish Fort, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 10,788 (100%)
Population in Households 10,565 (97.9%)
Population in Families 8,679 (80.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 223 ( 2.1%)
Population Density 348
Diversity Index2 37


Median Household Income $95,279
Average Household Income $117,865
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $45,500
Wealth Index5 118
Socioeconomic Status Index6 High (68.6)


Total HU (Housing Units) 4,507 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,357 (74.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 771 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 379 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $295,301
Average Home Value $355,414
Housing Affordability Index3 142


Total Households 4,128
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 2,628
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 2.06% 1.12%
Households 1.82% 1.16%
Families   1.00%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
Owner Occupied HU   1.37%

Spanish Fort, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spanish Fort to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 63 90th
Population Density # 202 66th
Median Household Income # 20 97th
Housing Affordability Index # 313 53rd
Per Capita Income # 28 95th
Diversity Index # 343 42nd

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