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Grand Bay, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Grand Bay Census Designated Place had a population of 3,523 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Grand Bay is located at latitude 30.4721 and longitude -88.3444 in Mobile County. The formal boundaries for the Grand Bay Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Mobile County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 82 feet.

The Grand Bay Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402543) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Grand Bay Census Designated Place is located within Grand Bay Division of Mobile County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Grand Bay: Grandbay.

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Grand Bay, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,523
Daytime Population: Workers 669
Daytime Population: Residents 2,049
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,718
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 3,447
Population in Familes 2,995
Population in Group Qrtrs 76
Population Density2 406
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $52,640
Average Household Income $63,457
Per Capita Income $23,604


Total Housing Units 1,498 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 936 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 353 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $123,317
Average Home Value $143,964


Total Households 1,290
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 974
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 -0.57% -0.38%
Households -0.51% -0.33%
Families -0.65% -0.46%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

Grand Bay, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grand Bay 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 # 148 75th
Population Density # 184 68th
Diversity Index # 338 42nd
Median Household Income # 90 85th
Per Capita Income # 165 72nd

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