Fairhope, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 20,935 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +67.7%
Males: 9,638  (46.0%)
Females: 11,297  (54.0%)
Median resident age:

45.0 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 36559.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $69,569 (it was $42,913 in 2000)
Fairhope:

$69,569
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $39,285 (it was $25,237 in 2000)

Fairhope city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $262,375 (it was $139,700 in 2000)
Fairhope:

$262,375
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $278,323; detached houses: $280,686; townhouses or other attached units: $188,299; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $56,712; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $229,765; mobile homes: $63,100

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,109.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fairhope: 86.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.9%
(6.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.6% for Black residents, 5.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Fairhope, AL (2017)
    • 17,10787.0%White alone
    • 1,0375.3%Hispanic
    • 9785.0%Black alone
    • 1991.0%Asian alone
    • 1330.7%Two or more races
    • 1170.6%Other race alone
    • 150.08%American Indian alone

Races in Fairhope detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Fairhope, Alabama as of June 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fairhope is 861 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Fairhope by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(20.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(11.3)
1
(6.5)
1
(6.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(40.8)
2
(12.0)
5
(29.1)
1
(5.6)
4
(26.0)
2
(12.7)
6
(35.6)
3
(16.7)
2
(10.6)
4
(20.5)
6
(29.7)
16
(73.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(34.0)
6
(35.9)
3
(17.5)
3
(16.9)
9
(58.4)
5
(31.7)
6
(35.6)
7
(39.1)
4
(21.3)
6
(30.8)
4
(19.8)
3
(13.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(47.6)
4
(23.9)
2
(11.6)
1
(5.6)
32
(207.8)
35
(222.0)
28
(166.2)
44
(245.6)
33
(175.3)
26
(133.5)
42
(208.1)
24
(110.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
90
(612.6)
76
(454.1)
95
(553.0)
124
(699.7)
124
(805.2)
131
(830.9)
144
(854.8)
111
(619.6)
85
(451.6)
84
(431.4)
89
(441.0)
57
(262.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
397
(2,702)
257
(1,536)
308
(1,793)
403
(2,274)
492
(3,195)
503
(3,190)
515
(3,057)
443
(2,473)
413
(2,194)
541
(2,779)
490
(2,428)
449
(2,070)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
18
(122.5)
11
(65.7)
16
(93.1)
5
(28.2)
9
(58.4)
15
(95.1)
19
(112.8)
10
(55.8)
20
(106.3)
24
(123.3)
27
(133.8)
31
(142.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)254.0123.6148.7175.5281.7270.1263.5221.0177.8203.6210.1197.9

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City-data.com crime index in Fairhope, AL

Crime rate in Fairhope detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 62 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (38.0%), English (8.5%), Irish (6.1%), German (5.3%), Scottish (4.7%), European (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 122 feet

Land area: 11.0 square miles.

Population density: 1,904 people per square mile   (low).

Fairhope, Alabama map

1,034 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 0.9% Europe).

This city:

5.1%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,101 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,128 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Mobile, AL (16.3 miles , pop. 198,915).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (134.8 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (450.9 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Point Clear, AL (1.5 miles ),
Daphne, AL (2.7 miles ),
Silverhill, AL (3.0 miles ),
Spanish Fort, AL (3.2 miles ),
Loxley, AL (3.3 miles ),
Magnolia Springs, AL (3.4 miles ),
Robertsdale, AL (3.4 miles ),
Summerdale, AL (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 30.53 N, Longitude: 87.90 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,867 (+9.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,170 (51.0%)

Area code: 251

Distribution of median household income in Fairhope, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Fairhope, AL in 2017
Fairhope satellite photo by USGS

Fairhope tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 184 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 1998: 226 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 1999: 247 buildings, average cost: $133,000
  • 2000: 236 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2001: 238 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2002: 324 buildings, average cost: $157,900
  • 2003: 304 buildings, average cost: $172,400
  • 2004: 424 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2005: 520 buildings, average cost: $187,700
  • 2006: 375 buildings, average cost: $272,600
  • 2007: 266 buildings, average cost: $300,700
  • 2008: 179 buildings, average cost: $301,500
  • 2009: 113 buildings, average cost: $269,800
  • 2010: 152 buildings, average cost: $239,100
  • 2011: 144 buildings, average cost: $237,800
  • 2012: 310 buildings, average cost: $192,200
  • 2013: 268 buildings, average cost: $235,100
  • 2014: 266 buildings, average cost: $245,200
  • 2015: 303 buildings, average cost: $250,600
  • 2016: 348 buildings, average cost: $286,700
  • 2017: 367 buildings, average cost: $354,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Fairhope, AL residents
Average permit cost in Fairhope, AL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Alabama:

3.8%
Historical population in Fairhope, AL
Historical housing units in Fairhope, AL

Population change in the 1990s: +3,173 (+34.1%).
Most common industries in Fairhope, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.1%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.7%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.8%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.4%)
  • Educational services (15.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Fairhope, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Registered nurses (3.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Top executives (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.8%)
  • Registered nurses (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)

Average climate in Fairhope, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Fairhope, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.8. This is about average.

City:

65.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2003 was 0.329. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.329
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.487. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.487
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.99
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00411. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00411
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Fairhope-area historical tornado activity is below Alabama state average. It is 19% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/13/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.8 miles away from the Fairhope city center caused $250,000 in damages.

On 4/18/1950, a category F3 tornado 20.7 miles away from the city center injured 15 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fairhope-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 55.5 miles away from Fairhope center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 305.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 233.2 miles away from Fairhope center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 202.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 146.8 miles away from Fairhope center
On 10/26/1997 at 23:27:12, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 53.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Baldwin County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 15, Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 4, Tropical Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fairhope topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Fairhope:

  • SOUTHERNCARE DAPHNE (915 PLANTATION BLVD SUITE A)
  • THOMAS HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 750 MORPHY AVENUE)
  • FAIRHOPE HEALTH AND REHAB (108 SOUTH CHURCH STREET)
  • FMC EASTERN SHORE (124 PROFESSIONAL PARK DR)

Airports located in Fairhope:

See details about airports located in Fairhope, AL

Amtrak station near Fairhope:

  • 15 miles: MOBILE (11 GOVERNMENT ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairhope:

  • Bishop State Community College (about 16 miles; Mobile, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,822)
  • Columbia Southern University (about 20 miles; Orange Beach, AL; FT enrollment: 14,996)
  • University of South Alabama (about 21 miles; Mobile, AL; FT enrollment: 13,228)
  • James H Faulkner State Community College (about 24 miles; Bay Minette, AL; FT enrollment: 3,703)
  • The University of West Florida (about 41 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)
  • Pensacola State College (about 42 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 8,740)
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 77 miles; Perkinston, MS; FT enrollment: 8,320)

Public high school in Fairhope:

Public elementary/middle schools in Fairhope:

Private elementary/middle schools in Fairhope:

  • EASTERN SHORE EARLY CHILDHOOD (Students: 100, Location: 1090 FAIRHOPE AVE, Grades: PK-1)
  • MARIETTA JOHNSON SCHOOL OF ORGANIC EDUCATION (Students: 29, Location: 8 MARIETTA DR, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Fairhope

Library in Fairhope:

  • FAIRHOPE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $792,459; Location: 501 FAIRHOPE AVE.; 57,716 books; 5,008 audio materials; 3,246 video materials; 81 state licensed databases; 154 print serial subscriptions; 5 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • The Faihrope Library has moved from North Section St. to Fairhope Ave.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Fairhope: Fairhope Yacht Club (A), Rock Creek Golf Club (B), Eastern Shore Marina (C), Fly Creek Marina (D), Fairhope Public Utilities Wastewater Treatment Plant (E), Quail Creek Golf Course (F), Fairhope Airport Technical Park (G), Fairhope Public Library (H), Fairhope Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (I), Carroll Place Assisted Living Facility (J), The Huntingdon at Homestead Village (K), Beverly Living Center (L), Montrose Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center (M), James P Nix Center (N), City of Fairhope Civic Center (O), Fairhope Satellite Courthouse (P), Marietta Johnson Museum (Q), Eastern Shore Art Center (R), Weeks Bay Reserve Foundation (S), Fairhope Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Baldwin Square Shopping Center (1), Del-Fair Shopping Center (2), Eastern Shore Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fairhope include: Saint James Episcopal Church (A), Fairhope Christian Church (B), Church of God (C), Christian Valley Baptist Church (D), Fairhope United Methodist Church (E), Redeemer Lutheran Church (F), Fairhope Seventh Day Adventist Church (G), Eastern Shore Presbyterian Church (H), First Baptist Church of Fairhope (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Fairhope Memorial Gardens (1), Fairhope Colony Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Devils Hole (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Fly Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Fairhope include: Fairhope Municipal Park (1), Knoll Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Paint'n Parrot LLC (Amusement & Theme Parks; 9 North Church Street Suite A) (1), Landmark Tours Inc (Tours & Charters; 26 Hoffren Drive) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Key West Inn-Fairhope (231 South Greeno Road) (1), Barons Inn On the Bay (701 South Mobile Street) (2), Grand Dining Room (Point Clear) (3), The Victorian Inn- Hotel- Pub and Grill (924 Plantation Boulevard) (4), Oak Haven Cottages (355 S Mobile St) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Grant Enfinger - Stock car racing driver, Dave Stapleton (infielder) - Baseball player.

Baldwin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fairhope and their reported violations in the past:

FAIRHOPE WATER SYSTEM (CITY OF) (Address: P O DRAWER 429 , Population served: 38,754, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 35 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.3%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

2.9%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
65 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
17 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Fairhope in 2000:

  • 202 people in nursing homes
  • 101 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with most branches in Fairhope (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Fairhope Branch at 387 Fairhope Avenue, branch established on 1983/06/13; Plantation Pointe Branch at 906 Plantation Boulevard, branch established on 1995/03/02. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: First Gulf Bank at 949 Fairhope Avenue, branch established on 2000/09/11; Fairhope Branch at 51 South Section Street, branch established on 1982/05/03. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Regions Bank: Fairhope Section Street Branch at 55 N Section Street, branch established on 2008/10/28; Greeno Road Branch at 98 South Greeno Road, branch established on 1927/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Compass Bank: Greeno Road Branch at 920 Fairhope Avenue, branch established on 1975/11/10; Fairhope Main Branch at 36 North Section Street, branch established on 1982/05/15. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Al Fairhope at 10040 County Road 48, branch established on 2009/10/10. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Centennial Bank: Fairhope Branch at 218 North Greeno Rd, branch established on 2003/07/14. Info updated 2012/02/29: Bank assets: $3,588.2 mil, Deposits: $2,891.9 mil, headquarters in Conway, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 109 total offices, Holding Company: Home Bancshares, Inc.
  • National Bank of Commerce: Fairhope Branch at 813 Estella Drive, branch established on 2010/11/23. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $426.0 mil, Deposits: $325.7 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Charles Investment Group, Llc
  • First National Bank of Baldwin County: Fairhope Branch at 408 Fairhope Avenue, branch established on 2003/03/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $206.6 mil, Deposits: $196.0 mil, headquarters in Foley, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: First Baldwin Bancshares, Inc.
  • BankTrust: Fairhope Branch at 236 North Greeno Road, branch established on 2008/01/02. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $2,083.8 mil, Deposits: $1,812.7 mil, headquarters in Mobile, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 50 total offices, Holding Company: Banctrust Financial Group, Inc.
  • 4 other banks with 4 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Fairhope:

Marital status in Fairhope, AL
  • Never married: 20.3%
  • Now married: 58.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

For population 25 years and over in Fairhope:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 51.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Fairhope
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fairhope, AL (based on Baldwin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant57,986178
Mainline Protestant20,07548
Catholic14,00913
Black Protestant3,13017
Other1,52814
Orthodox1901
None85,347-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 23
Baldwin County:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Baldwin County:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 113
This county:

6.58 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 184
Baldwin County:

10.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Baldwin County:

9.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

24.5%
State:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.8%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Fairhope:

53.6%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fairhope:

51.3%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.4%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.1%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Fairhope:

37.4%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

58.3%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.5%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fairhope, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 63$153,670$29,2700$0
Police Protection - Officers 47$208,826$53,3170$0
Financial Administration 42$136,910$39,1170$0
Water Supply 29$74,614$30,8750$0
Parks and Recreation 26$60,963$28,1370$0
Electric Power 23$68,352$35,6620$0
Gas Supply 23$57,788$30,1500$0
Police - Other 16$41,749$31,3120$0
Correction 14$37,667$32,2860$0
Other Government Administration 14$24,989$21,4190$0
Streets and Highways 14$38,541$33,0350$0
Sewerage 14$41,067$35,2000$0
Welfare 8$23,203$34,8050$0
Firefighters 5$9,066$21,7580$0
Judicial and Legal 4$9,548$28,6440$0
Totals for Government 342$986,953$34,6300$0

Fairhope government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $3,005,000 ($143.54)
    Water Utilities: $2,559,000 ($122.24)
    General - Other: $2,460,000 ($117.51)
    Air Transportation: $1,566,000 ($74.80)
    Electric Utilities: $1,339,000 ($63.96)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $17,364,000 ($829.42)
    Financial Administration: $7,295,000 ($348.46)
    Gas Utilities: $4,598,000 ($219.63)
    Police Protection: $3,814,000 ($182.18)
    Sewerage: $2,935,000 ($140.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,665,000 ($127.30)
    Water Utilities: $2,501,000 ($119.47)
    Regular Highways: $2,382,000 ($113.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,598,000 ($76.33)
    Libraries: $1,476,000 ($70.50)
    Central Staff Services: $746,000 ($35.63)
    Air Transportation: $638,000 ($30.48)
    Local Fire Protection: $339,000 ($16.19)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $166,000 ($7.93)
    General - Other: $93,000 ($4.44)
    General Public Buildings: $83,000 ($3.96)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $120,000 ($5.73)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($1.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $497,000 ($23.74)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,381,000 ($65.97)
    Gas Utilities: $729,000 ($34.82)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,673,000 ($127.68)

Fairhope government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,864,000 ($280.11)
    Other: $5,612,000 ($268.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,582,000 ($75.57)
    Air Transportation: $298,000 ($14.23)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $1,020,000 ($48.72)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,178,000 ($56.27)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,157,000 ($103.03)
    Fines and Forfeits: $279,000 ($13.33)
    Sale of Property: $260,000 ($12.42)
    Interest Earnings: $247,000 ($11.80)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $20,527,000 ($980.51)
    Gas Utilities: $7,354,000 ($351.28)
    Water Utilities: $4,996,000 ($238.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $319,000 ($15.24)
    General Local Government Support: $244,000 ($11.66)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,815,000 ($325.53)
    Property: $4,543,000 ($217.01)
    Other License: $3,307,000 ($157.97)
    Other Selective Sales: $631,000 ($30.14)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $505,000 ($24.12)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $126,000 ($6.02)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $90,000 ($4.30)

Fairhope government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,535,000 ($1745.16)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,860,000 ($1474.09)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $21,048,000 ($1005.40)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $19,897,000 ($950.42)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,455,000 ($356.10)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,780,000 ($85.03)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,152,000 ($55.03)

Fairhope government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,861,000 ($279.96)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,939,000 ($1047.96)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,865,000 ($1092.19)

8.00% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($64,632 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.00%
Alabama average:

5.95%

0.32% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,385 average AGI)
Baldwin County:

0.32%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Mobile County, AL  1.32% ($70,600 average AGI)
from Escambia County, FL  0.43% ($45,427)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.23% ($92,854)


5.65% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,658 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
Alabama average:

5.97%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($231 average AGI)
Baldwin County:

0.03%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Mobile County, AL  1.00% ($47,660 average AGI)
to Escambia County, FL  0.49% ($44,623)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.16% ($55,815)
Businesses in Fairhope, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1New Balance1
Advance Auto Parts1Pizza Hut1
Arby's1Publix Super Markets1
Blockbuster1RadioShack1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
CVS1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx3Sears1
GNC1Subway1
Goodwill1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1True Value1
Hardee's1U-Haul2
Hilton1UPS5
Holiday Inn1Waffle House1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairhope:

  • WABF (1220 AM; 1 kW; FAIRHOPE, AL; Owner: GULF COAST BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WDLT (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRHOPE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNTM (710 AM; 10 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WBHY (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: GOFORTH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WMOB (1360 AM; 5 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: BUDDY TUCKER ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WBCA (1110 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BAY MINETTE, AL; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WABB (1480 AM; 5 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: WABB-FM, INC.)
  • WLPR (960 AM; 5 kW; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: GOFORTH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKSJ (1270 AM; 5 kW; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHEP (1310 AM; daytime; 3 kW; FOLEY, AL; Owner: STEWART BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEBY (1330 AM; 25 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: SPINNAKER LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLVV (1410 AM; 5 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: WLVV, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairhope:

  • WRKH (96.1 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMXC (99.9 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WABB-FM (97.5 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: WABB-FM, INC.)
  • WHIL-FM (91.3 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: SPRING HILL COLLEGE)
  • WJLQ (100.7 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBLX-FM (92.9 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYOK (104.1 FM; ATMORE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMEZ (94.1 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKSJ-FM (94.9 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPCS (89.5 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC)
  • WYCL (107.3 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WZEW (92.1 FM; FAIRHOPE, AL; Owner: BALDWIN BROADCASTING COMPANY, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • WAVH (106.5 FM; DAPHNE, AL; Owner: BALDWIN BROADCASTING COMPANY, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • WDLT-FM (98.3 FM; CHICKASAW, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBHY-FM (88.5 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: GOFORTH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WXBM-FM (102.7 FM; MILTON, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTKX-FM (101.5 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNSP (105.5 FM; BAY MINETTE, AL; Owner: COM+, LLC)
  • WCSN-FM (105.7 FM; ORANGE BEACH, AL; Owner: GULF COAST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fairhope:

  • WKRG-TV (Channel 5; MOBILE, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WEAR-TV (Channel 3; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: WEAR LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMPV-TV (Channel 21; MOBILE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPMI (Channel 15; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALA-TV (Channel 10; MOBILE, AL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WJTC (Channel 44; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHBR (Channel 33; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION OF PENSACOLA/MOBILE, INC.)
  • WRBM-LP (Channel 60; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: UPPER GULF COAST, L.L.C.)
  • WEIQ (Channel 42; MOBILE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WBPG (Channel 55; GULF SHORES, AL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMOE-LP (Channel 12; MOBILE, AL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSRE (Channel 23; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: DST .BD. OF TRUSTEES PENSACOLA JR. COLLEGE)
  • W52BF (Channel 52; MOBILE, AL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WGHA-LP (Channel 66; GULF SHORES , ETC., AL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W50CF (Channel 50; MOBILE, AL; Owner: FRANKLIN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WWBH-LP (Channel 27; MOBILE, AL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W08DC (Channel 8; ELSANOR, AL; Owner: WHISPER BROADCASTING CO.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Fairhope fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 32Number of bridges
  • 335ft / 102mTotal length
  • $59,629,000Total costs
  • 143,056Total average daily traffic
  • 4,534Total average daily truck traffic
  • 209,002Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Fairhope, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 31980-1989
  • 101990-1999
  • 92000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fairhope, AL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fairhope)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 189 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Fairhope, AL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 162 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fairhope)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Fairhope)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 36 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$132,931114$163,963291$157,72310$46,27854$135,713
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$108,13014$141,74029$143,4782$42,3906$116,015
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$123,90010$71,28053$595,4456$37,8375$5,084,028
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$91,99010$143,16662$144,3000$05$123,014
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$03$74,01012$247,0210$01$103,090
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0111.00 , 0112.01, 0112.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED24$142,88625$140,3083$96,170
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$171,3406$151,2651$57,670
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$95,5002$132,4801$41,430
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0111.00 , 0112.01, 0112.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Fairhope, AL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Fairhope, AL - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 62. The highest number of fires - 129 took place in 2011, and the least - 19 in 2016. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Fairhope, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (42.6%), and Structure Fires (40.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Fairhope, AL
    • 44942.6%Outside Fires
    • 42940.7%Structure Fires
    • 14613.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 292.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fairhope, AL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fairhope, Alabama:

  • Key West Inn-fairhope, 231 S Greeno Rd, Fairhope, Alabama 36532 , Phone: (251) 990-7373
  • Hampton Inn Fairhope, 23 N Section St, Fairhope, Alabama 36532 , Phone: (251) 928-0956, Fax: (251) 928-0957
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fairhope, Alabama
Most common first names in Fairhope, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary17380.7 years
James16573.6 years
John15975.3 years
William14475.7 years
Robert12274.6 years
Charles8975.0 years
George7975.7 years
Joseph7874.5 years
Margaret7080.0 years
Dorothy5777.2 years
Most common last names in Fairhope, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson7076.6 years
Williams5876.8 years
Smith5675.7 years
Brown4874.1 years
Bishop4877.4 years
Jones4578.6 years
Nelson3973.3 years
Wilson3573.2 years
Moore3277.3 years
Davis3076.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fairhope, AL
  • 70.6%Electricity
  • 28.7%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fairhope, AL
  • 81.9%Electricity
  • 16.7%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Fairhope compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Fairhope on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Turkey (population 500+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 10,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • Todd Underwood (1)
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Total of 33 patent applications in 2008-2020.