Orange Beach, AL 36561 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 36561: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Orange Beach, AL 36561

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Baldwin County
  • Centroid: Latitude 30.297, Longitude -87.549
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 729
  • PO Box Addresses: 1,352
  • Residential Addresses: 10,656
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 7,123
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,533

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Orange Beach, AL 36561 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,875
Daytime Population: Workers 8,085
Daytime Population: Residents 3,780
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,865
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.73
Population in Households 6,875
Population in Familes 5,317
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 398
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $66,421
Average Household Income $101,053
Per Capita Income $46,330


Total Housing Units 14,410 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,220 (15.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 932 ( 6.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,258 (78.1%)
Median Home Value $330,769
Average Home Value $406,644


Total Households 3,152
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 2,001
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 1.51% 1.96%
Households 1.5% 1.96%
Families 1.24% 1.81%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Orange Beach, AL 36561 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 36561 to the other 614 ZIP Codes 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 # 238 61st
Population Density # 121 80th
Diversity Index # 518 16th
Median Household Income # 37 94th
Per Capita Income # 10 99th

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