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Spanish Fort, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Spanish Fort had a population of 8,038 as of July 1, 2017. Spanish Fort ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Spanish Fort is located at latitude 30.7227 and longitude -87.8658 in Baldwin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Spanish Fort (see map below) 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 elevation is 26 feet.

The City of Spanish Fort (GNIS ID: 2405500) 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.

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

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


Total Population 8,038
Daytime Population: Workers 4,140
Daytime Population: Residents 3,778
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,918
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 8,026
Population in Familes 6,890
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 266
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $71,989
Average Household Income $89,311
Per Capita Income $35,366


Total Housing Units 3,808 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,408 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 953 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 447 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $246,366
Average Home Value $272,633


Total Households 3,361
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 2,413
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 2.23% 1.96%
Households 2.17% 2.08%
Families 3.17% 1.91%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Spanish Fort, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spanish Fort 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 # 82 86th
Population Density # 267 54th
Diversity Index # 439 24th
Median Household Income # 21 97th
Per Capita Income # 25 96th

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