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Population in 2012: 5,620 (65% urban, 35% rural). Population change since 2000: +48.5%
Males: 2,905  (51.7%)
Females: 2,715  (48.3%)

Median resident age:  45.5 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 36561.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $56,939 (it was $40,542 in 2000)
Orange Beach:

$56,939
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $35,259

Orange Beach city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $283,386 (it was $185,900 in 2000)
Orange Beach:

$283,386
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $532,995; Detached houses: $604,229; Townhouses or other attached units: $541,399; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $393,756; Mobile homes: $160,193; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $10,284

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,189.

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Orange Beach races chart
  • White alone - 4,523 (83.4%)
  • Hispanic - 574 (10.6%)
  • Two or more races - 159 (2.9%)
  • Asian alone - 153 (2.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.07%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Orange Beach: 94.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (14.3%), United States (13.3%), German (11.3%), Irish (9.9%), French (5.9%), Scotch-Irish (5.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1984

Elevation: 13 feet

Land area: 10.4 square miles.

Population density: 540 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Orange Beach:

  • High school or higher: 94.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Orange Beach city:

  • Never married: 15.9%
  • Now married: 70.7%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 2.7%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

432 residents are foreign born

This city:  8.0%
Alabama:  2.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,467 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $813 (0.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pensacola, FL (23.3 miles , pop. 56,255).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (151.0 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (469.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Perdido Beach, AL (2.2 miles ), Gulf Shores, AL (2.9 miles ), Elberta, AL (3.0 miles ), Foley, AL (3.3 miles ), Magnolia Springs, AL (3.8 miles ), Summerdale, AL (4.0 miles ), Warrington, FL (4.2 miles ), Myrtle Grove, FL (4.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 64 buildings, average cost: $92,800
  • 1998: 68 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 1999: 91 buildings, average cost: $99,800
  • 2000: 122 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 2001: 111 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 2002: 113 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 2003: 164 buildings, average cost: $114,400
  • 2004: 285 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2005: 148 buildings, average cost: $149,500
  • 2006: 236 buildings, average cost: $166,200
  • 2007: 34 buildings, average cost: $227,800
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $263,600
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $496,100
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $272,200
  • 2012: 18 buildings, average cost: $278,700

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 30.29 N, Longitude: 87.56 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,380 (+43.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,071 (45.6%)

Area code: 251

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Crime rates in Orange Beach by Year
Type 2001 2003 2005 2006 2011 2012
Murders 000101
per 100,000 0.00.00.019.60.017.9
Rapes 331551
per 100,000 79.071.221.298.091.517.9
Robberies 402603
per 100,000 105.30.042.4117.60.053.6
Assaults 118915718
per 100,000 289.5189.8190.6294.1128.0321.5
Burglaries 463440556138
per 100,000 1210.8806.5847.31078.21115.8678.8
Thefts 234213302302255247
per 100,000 6159.55052.26396.95920.44664.34412.3
Auto thefts 771115144
per 100,000 184.3166.0233.0294.1256.171.5
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/A0N/A
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/A0.0N/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.1) 480.1353.1386.8527.3369.7346.8

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 48 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.22
Alabama average:

2.41

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Orange Beach, Alabama accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.3%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +1,525 (+67.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Information (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Orange Beach-area historical tornado activity is below Alabama state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/13/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the Orange Beach city center caused $250,000 in damages.

On 10/30/1967, a category F3 tornado 19.9 miles away from the city center injured 44 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Orange Beach-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 94% 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 60.0 miles away from the city 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 58.1 miles away from Orange Beach center
On 9/30/2003 at 02:28:03, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1997 at 03:39:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1997 at 09:00:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 58.1 miles away from Orange Beach center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Baldwin County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 13, Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Andy Andrews - Bestselling author and corporate speaker..


Hospitals/medical centers near Orange Beach:

  • GULF SHORES DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; GULF SHORES, AL)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPICE OF BALDWIN COUNTY (Hospital, about 10 miles away; FOLEY, AL)
  • MID-SOUTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; FOLEY, AL)

Political contributions by individuals in Orange Beach, AL

Local government website: www.cityoforangebeach.com

College/University in Orange Beach:

  • Columbia Southern University (Full-time enrollment: 7,407; Location: 21982 University Lane; Private, for-profit; Website: www.columbiasouthern.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Orange Beach:

  • Pensacola Junior College (about 26 miles; Pensacola, FL; Full-time enrollment: 4,901)
  • The University of West Florida (about 27 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 7,005)
  • James H Faulkner State Community College (about 41 miles; Bay Minette, AL; FT enrollment: 2,682)
  • University of South Alabama (about 46 miles; Mobile, AL; FT enrollment: 10,934)
  • Northwest Florida State College (about 68 miles; Niceville, FL; FT enrollment: 2,977)
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 100 miles; Perkinston, MS; FT enrollment: 6,824)
  • Gulf Coast Community College (about 110 miles; Panama City, FL; FT enrollment: 2,369)

Public elementary/middle school in Orange Beach:

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Library in Orange Beach:

  • ORANGE BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $700,512; Location: 26267 CANAL ROAD; 50,791 books; 88 e-books; 3,548 audio materials; 3,271 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 81 state licensed databases; 58 print serial subscriptions; 75 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • The Orange Beach Community Website- http://www.OrangeBeach.ws added by Orange Beacher

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Notable locations in Orange Beach: Griffith's Marina (A), Zeke's Landing Marina (B), Romar Harbor Marina (C), Orange Beach Golf Center (D), Orange Beach Highway 180 Wastewater Treatment Plant (E), Adventure Island Amusement Park (F), Bear Point Marina (G), Bobby Walker Marina (H), Callaways Landing (I), Cotton Bayou Marina (J), Gulf Bays (K), Orange Beach Marina (L), Safe Harbor Marina (M), Trents Marina (N), Orange Beach Fire and Rescue Station 2 (O), Orange Beach Fire and Rescue Station 1 (P), Orange Beach Indian and Sea Museum (Q), Orange Beach Public Library (R), Orange Beach Fire Department Station 3 (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Orange Beach include: Orange Beach Presbyterian Church (A), Romar Beach Baptist Church (B), Christian Life Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Orange Beach Parks & Recreation (Museums; 25805 John Snook Drive) (1), Scarritt- Ted (Recreation Areas; 25328 Canal Road) (2), Adventure Island (Amusement & Theme Parks; 24559 Perdido Beach Boulevard) (3), Alabama Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau (23685 Perdido Beach Boulevard) (4), A Southern Rose (Recreational Trips & Guides; 4547 S. Wilson Blvd) (5), AAA Yellow Cab Company (Tours & Charters; Po Box 2139) (6), Baywatch Watersports (Tours & Charters; Zekes Landing Marin) (7), Class Act (Tours & Charters; 24873 Wolf Bay Avenue) (8), Wahoo Watersports (Tours & Charters; 25818 Bonito Ave) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Sleep Inn Gulf Front Resort (25400 Perdido Beach Boulevard) (1), Windemere Condominiums & Conference Center (23008 Perdido Beach Boulevard) (2), Winfield Resorts Hotel & Condominiums (22988 Perdido Beach Boulevard) (3), Hampton Inn Gulf Shores-Orange Beach (22988 Perdido Beach Blvd) (4), Hilton Garden Inn (23092 Perdido Beach Boulevard) (5), Four Seasons of Romar Beach (26072 Perdido Beach Boulevard Ofc) (6), Hilton Garden InnŽ Orange Beach (23092 Perdido Beach Blvd) (7), Island House Hotel (26650 Perdido Beach Boulevard) (8), Romar House Bed & Breakfast Inn (23500 Perdido Beach Boulevard) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Baldwin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Orange Beach and their reported violations in the past:

ORANGE BEACH WATER, SEWER AND F.P.A. (Population served: 13548, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Orange Beach that have no violations reported:

  • WHITES COMMERCIAL PARK (Population served: 32, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.7%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 27.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.0%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.9%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Orange Beach, AL

Orange Beach compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Orange Beach (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Orange Beach Branch at 25405 Perdido Beach Boulevard, branch established on 1996/07/01. 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
  • First National Bank of Baldwin County: Orange Beach Branch at 25556 Canal Road, branch established on 2006/07/05. 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.
  • Whitney Bank: Orange Beach Branch at 4151 Orange Beach Boulevard, branch established on 1995/10/10. Info updated 2011/06/14: Bank assets: $14,882.3 mil, Deposits: $11,630.0 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 189 total offices, Holding Company: Hancock Holding Company
  • Regions Bank: Orange Beach Branch at 4100 Orange Beach Boulevard, branch established on 1996/01/25. 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
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Orange Beach Branch at 25239 Perdido Beach Boulevard, branch established on 1995/09/01. 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
  • Centennial Bank: Orange Beach Branch at 25051 Canal Street, branch established on 2000/03/29. 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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Orange Beach, Alabama:

  • Days Inn, 26032 Perdido BCH Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561 , Phone: (251) 981-9888, Fax: (251) 981-9254
  • The Island House Hotel, 26650 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561 , Phone: (251) 981-6100, Fax: (251) 981-6543
  • Hampton Inn, 22988 Perdido BCH Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561 , Phone: (251) 974-1598
  • Sleep Inn, 25400 Perdido BCH Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561 , Phone: (251) 981-6722, Fax: (251) 981-6731
  • Holiday Inn Express, 24700 Perdido BCH Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561 , Phone: (251) 974-1634
  • Hilton Garden Inn Orange Beach, 23092 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561 , Phone: (251) 974-1600, Fax: (251) 974-1012
  • Perdido Beach Resort, 27200 Perdido Bch Resort, Orange Beach, AL 36561 , Phone: (251) 981-9811, Fax: (251) 981-5673
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 25518 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561 , Phone: (251) 923-4400, Fax: (251) 923-4401
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Orange Beach, Alabama

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Orange Beach travel time to work - commute


Orange Beach mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (94%)
  • Utility gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Orange Beach city (based on Baldwin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.24%
Here47.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents41.9%15.8%14.9%4.6%4.5%
Congregations29.4%6.5%12.4%8.0%4.0%
NameEpiscopal ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Lutheran ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents4.4%3.0%2.0%1.8%7.3%
Congregations4.0%5.5%4.0%5.5%20.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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.
Alabama:

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
Here:

6.58 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

10.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

9.4%
State:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Baldwin County:

24.5%
State:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.8%
Alabama:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$44,156$48,1700$0
Other Government Administration 13$48,369$44,6480$0
Judicial and Legal 4$16,373$49,1190$0
Police Protection - Officers 45$180,654$48,1742$2,719
Police - Other 10$25,680$30,8160$0
Firefighters 39$128,244$39,4600$0
Fire - Other 1$4,242$50,9040$0
Streets and Highways 16$58,903$44,1770$0
Solid Waste Management 7$21,467$36,8010$0
Sewerage 13$47,017$43,4000$0
Parks and Recreation 42$135,523$38,72145$34,197
Natural Resources 1$3,746$44,9520$0
Other and Unallocable 19$56,988$35,9920$0
Totals for Government 221$771,362$41,88447$36,916

Orange Beach government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $6,400,000 ($1138.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $310,000 ($55.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $122,000 ($21.71)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $9,178,000 ($1633.10)
    Police Protection: $4,546,000 ($808.90)
    Sewerage: $3,985,000 ($709.07)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,727,000 ($663.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,492,000 ($621.35)
    Central Staff Services: $2,545,000 ($452.85)
    Regular Highways: $2,232,000 ($397.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,952,000 ($347.33)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,637,000 ($291.28)
    Libraries: $728,000 ($129.54)
    Financial Administration: $634,000 ($112.81)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $370,000 ($65.84)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,721,000 ($306.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $656,000 ($116.73)
    Police Protection: $572,000 ($101.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $191,000 ($33.99)
    Local Fire Protection: $110,000 ($19.57)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $72,000 ($12.81)
    Central Staff Services: $17,000 ($3.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,998,000 ($1956.94)

Orange Beach government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,327,000 ($1125.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,494,000 ($265.84)
    All Other: $761,000 ($135.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $392,000 ($69.75)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $13,134,000 ($2337.01)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,561,000 ($455.69)
    Interest Earnings: $618,000 ($109.96)
    Fines and Forfeits: $395,000 ($70.28)
    Rents: $200,000 ($35.59)
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000 ($1.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,157,000 ($1807.30)
    Highways: $408,000 ($72.60)
    Public Welfare: $361,000 ($64.23)
    General Local Government Support: $96,000 ($17.08)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,086,000 ($1438.79)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $4,416,000 ($785.77)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,573,000 ($635.77)
    Property: $3,119,000 ($554.98)
    Public Utilities Sales: $803,000 ($142.88)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $359,000 ($63.88)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $67,000 ($11.92)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $57,000 ($10.14)

Orange Beach government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,583,000 ($7754.98)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,600,000 ($5622.78)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,692,000 ($2970.11)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,709,000 ($837.90)

Orange Beach government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,533,000 ($628.65)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,927,000 ($1410.50)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,000,000 ($711.74)

9.32% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($51,215 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.32%
Alabama average:

6.81%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($501 average AGI)
Baldwin County:

0.09%
Alabama average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Mobile County, AL  1.49% ($54,758 average AGI)
from Escambia County, FL  0.67% ($45,973)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.31% ($46,598)


6.60% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($46,435 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
Alabama average:

6.16%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($401 average AGI)
Baldwin County:

0.05%
Alabama average:

0.06%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Mobile County, AL  1.10% ($33,627 average AGI)
to Escambia County, FL  0.43% ($47,435)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.22% ($34,364)

Strongest AM radio stations in Orange Beach:

  • WEBY (1330 AM; 25 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: SPINNAKER LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WDLT (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRHOPE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WNVY (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CANTONMENT, FL; Owner: 1090-AM INC.)
  • WHEP (1310 AM; daytime; 3 kW; FOLEY, AL; Owner: STEWART BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCOA (1370 AM; 5 kW; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNTM (710 AM; 10 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBHY (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: GOFORTH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBCA (1110 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BAY MINETTE, AL; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WDXZ (1000 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ROBERTSDALE, AL; Owner: GREAT AMERICAN RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRNE (980 AM; 3 kW; GULF BREEZE, FL; Owner: MEDIA ONE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPNN (790 AM; 1 kW; PENSACOLA, FL)
  • WMOB (1360 AM; 5 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: BUDDY TUCKER ASSOCIATION, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Orange Beach:

  • WCSN-FM (105.7 FM; ORANGE BEACH, AL; Owner: GULF COAST BROADCASTING CO., 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)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WYCL (107.3 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMEZ (94.1 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, 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.)
  • WHIL-FM (91.3 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: SPRING HILL COLLEGE)
  • WRRX (106.1 FM; GULF BREEZE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WUWF (88.1 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA)

TV broadcast stations around Orange Beach:

  • WEAR-TV (Channel 3; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: WEAR LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WJTC (Channel 44; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSRE (Channel 23; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: DST .BD. OF TRUSTEES PENSACOLA JR. COLLEGE)
  • WPMI (Channel 15; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMPV-TV (Channel 21; MOBILE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WKRG-TV (Channel 5; MOBILE, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHBR (Channel 33; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION OF PENSACOLA/MOBILE, INC.)
  • WMOE-LP (Channel 12; MOBILE, AL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBPG (Channel 55; GULF SHORES, AL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WALA-TV (Channel 10; MOBILE, AL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WRBM-LP (Channel 60; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: UPPER GULF COAST, L.L.C.)
  • WGHA-LP (Channel 66; GULF SHORES , ETC., AL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBQP-CA (Channel 12; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: VERNON WATSON)
  • WRBD-LP (Channel 8; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: UPPER GULF COAST, L.L.C.)
  • WPAN (Channel 53; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: FRANKLIN MEDIA, INC.)
  • W47CG (Channel 47; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WEIQ (Channel 42; MOBILE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W19CO (Channel 19; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WWBH-LP (Channel 27; MOBILE, AL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W08DC (Channel 8; ELSANOR, AL; Owner: WHISPER BROADCASTING CO.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Orange Beach, Alabama:
  • Fatal accident count: 24
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 34
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 12
  • Fatalities: 25
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 74
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9
Alabama average:
  • Fatal accident count: 105
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 164
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 115
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 269
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 10

See more detailed statistics of Orange Beach fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 56 meters (184ft)
Total costs: $24,893,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,575
Total average daily truck traffic: 51
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 6,750

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Orange Beach)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Orange Beach, AL)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Orange Beach)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Orange Beach)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 27 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$113,497413$188,295416$186,1078$96,4261$3,524,380593$191,773
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$92,19018$178,74534$184,3581$101,9300$027$185,704
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$93,94027$187,40066$181,6054$33,3280$036$199,307
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$022$182,40040$186,8611$69,1900$034$197,027
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$013$187,41820$209,5270$00$015$202,085
Choose year:  2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0114.04

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED79$160,23023$157,81069$166,456
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$162,8727$168,75612$172,665
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$169,7600$02$162,740
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$211,3205$145,3965$201,722
Choose year:  2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0114.04

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 86
  • Hazardous Condition: 58
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Orange Beach


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Orange Beach, AL

Most common first names in Orange Beach, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3170.3 years
John2575.7 years
Mary2378.6 years
Robert2268.0 years
William2074.9 years
Charles1270.5 years
Helen976.8 years
Dorothy882.6 years
Joseph867.9 years
Virginia775.2 years
Most common last names in Orange Beach, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Walker1276.4 years
Callaway1174.4 years
Jones773.2 years
Robinson768.0 years
Smith781.6 years
Graham678.1 years
Brown672.5 years
Williams670.9 years
Johnson580.4 years
Jackson589.4 years
Businesses in Orange Beach, AL
NameCountNameCount
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Publix Super Markets1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
FedEx5Sleep Inn1
GNC1Subway2
Holiday Inn1True Value1
Kroger2U-Haul1
Lane Furniture2UPS5
Marriott1Waffle House1
McDonald's1
Browse common businesses in Orange Beach, AL


Orange Beach on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Motor vehicle and parts dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Construction (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and office occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Data processing and other information services (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Service occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers in 2006 per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parks and recreation per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average yearly precipitation (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2005 to 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 1,000 residents in 2004-2006"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fire safe hotels and motels per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely gay men couples (counted as self-reported male-male unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Other health and personal care stores"
  • #78 (36561) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of European first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
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