Orange Beach, Alabama

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Population in 2019: 6,235 (65% urban, 35% rural).
Population change since 2000: +64.8%
Males: 3,139  (50.4%)
Females: 3,096  (49.6%)
Median resident age:

56.6 years
Alabama median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 36561.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $79,242 (it was $40,542 in 2000)
Orange Beach:

$79,242
AL:

$51,734

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $50,855 (it was $27,082 in 2000)

Orange Beach city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $335,721 (it was $185,900 in 2000)
Orange Beach:

$335,721
AL:

$154,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $419,183; detached houses: $430,513; townhouses or other attached units: $258,054; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $548,359; mobile homes: $87,413

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,173.

March 2019 cost of living index in Orange Beach: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.2%
(5.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 71.4% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Orange Beach, AL (2019)
    • 5,89297.4%White alone
    • 460.8%Asian alone
    • 490.8%Two or more races
    • 100.2%Other race alone
    • 100.2%Hispanic
    • 70.1%Black alone

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

Crime rates in Orange Beach by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(19.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(98.0)
1
(17.2)
5
(75.9)
6
(91.4)
0
(0.0)
5
(91.5)
1
(17.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.5)
8
(130.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(117.6)
4
(68.8)
0
(0.0)
3
(45.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(53.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
15
(294.1)
3
(51.6)
10
(151.8)
8
(121.9)
6
(91.3)
7
(128.0)
18
(321.5)
12
(202.3)
10
(164.7)
6
(98.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
55
(1,078)
66
(1,136)
57
(865.1)
43
(655.2)
N/A61
(1,116)
38
(678.8)
29
(488.9)
18
(296.4)
13
(212.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
302
(5,920)
307
(5,284)
281
(4,265)
245
(3,733)
224
(3,407)
255
(4,664)
247
(4,412)
155
(2,613)
165
(2,717)
206
(3,368)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
15
(294.1)
11
(189.3)
6
(91.1)
5
(76.2)
4
(60.8)
14
(256.1)
4
(71.5)
3
(50.6)
6
(98.8)
7
(114.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
N/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index547.5350.8329.5312.5205.2383.9360.1183.2183.4315.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Orange Beach, AL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 78 (53 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

8.55
Alabama average:

2.19
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Ancestries: American (44.2%), English (12.1%), European (5.6%), Irish (5.3%), German (4.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1984

Elevation: 13 feet

Land area: 10.4 square miles.

Population density: 600 people per square mile   (low).

Orange Beach, Alabama map

131 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.5% Asia, 0.4% North America).

This city:

2.1%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,024 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,070 (0.3%)

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 )

Latitude: 30.29 N, Longitude: 87.56 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,333 (+52.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,520 (52.0%)

Area code: 251

Distribution of median household income in Orange Beach, AL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Orange Beach, AL in 2019

Orange Beach satellite photo by USGS

Orange Beach tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 39 buildings, average cost: $263,000
  • 2014: 65 buildings, average cost: $303,000
  • 2015: 66 buildings, average cost: $331,100
  • 2016: 78 buildings, average cost: $262,200
  • 2017: 136 buildings, average cost: $260,600
  • 2018: 144 buildings, average cost: $277,300
  • 2019: 241 buildings, average cost: $238,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Orange Beach, AL residents
Average permit cost in Orange Beach, AL
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.6%
Alabama:

4.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +1,525 (+67.5%).
Most common industries in Orange Beach, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (18.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (8.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (28.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.2%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.0%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (11.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.1%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.3%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Orange Beach, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Carpenters (4.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.9%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.0%)
  • Carpenters (8.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.4%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.1%)
  • Top executives (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)

Average climate in Orange Beach, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.2. This is better than average.

City:

60.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.1
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Orange Beach-area historical tornado activity is below Alabama state average. It is 1% smaller 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 above Alabama state average. It is 63% 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 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 285.2 miles away from the city 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 216.1 miles away from Orange Beach center
On 5/6/2018 at 16:47:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 180.5 miles away from Orange Beach center
On 9/3/2020 at 15:07:53, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.0 miles away from Orange Beach center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 164.5 miles away from Orange Beach 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 (30) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 16, Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 4, Tropical Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Orange Beach topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • FMC FOLEY (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; FOLEY, AL)
  • SOUTH BALDWIN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; FOLEY, AL)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER - FOLEY (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; FOLEY, AL)
  • SOUTH BALDWIN DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; FOLEY, AL)

Heliports located in Orange Beach:

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College/University in Orange Beach:

  • Columbia Southern University (Full-time enrollment: 14,996; 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 State College (about 26 miles; Pensacola, FL; Full-time enrollment: 8,740)
  • The University of West Florida (about 27 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)
  • Bishop State Community College (about 41 miles; Mobile, AL; FT enrollment: 2,822)
  • James H Faulkner State Community College (about 41 miles; Bay Minette, AL; FT enrollment: 3,703)
  • University of South Alabama (about 47 miles; Mobile, AL; FT enrollment: 13,228)
  • Northwest Florida State College (about 67 miles; Niceville, FL; FT enrollment: 5,052)
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 101 miles; Perkinston, MS; FT enrollment: 8,320)

Private high school in Orange Beach:

  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN LEARNING CENTER (Students: 64, Location: 25550 CANAL RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Orange Beach:

See full list of schools located in Orange Beach

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

Points of interest:

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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 Inn® 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

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

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 Orange Beach and their reported violations in the past:

ORANGE BEACH WATER, SEWER AND F.P.A. (Population served: 13,548, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-21-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-11-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-10-2012)
WHITES COMMERCIAL PARK (Address: 26559 MARINA ROAD , Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-16-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-04-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-14-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-12-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-19-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-17-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-12-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-19-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-17-2012)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Orange Beach:

Marital status in Orange Beach, AL
  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 55.2%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

For population 25 years and over in Orange Beach:

  • High school or higher: 95.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 50.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Orange Beach
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Orange Beach, 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
This county:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Baldwin County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.58 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

10.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

24.5%
Alabama:

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

10.8%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.5%
State:

49.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Orange Beach:

51.2%
Alabama:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Orange Beach:

29.1
Alabama:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.1%
Alabama:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Orange Beach:

10.1%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

43.2%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

57.6%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.6%
Alabama:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Orange Beach, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 66$115,223$20,95032$26,059
Firefighters 52$263,612$60,83413$18,051
Police Protection - Officers 51$303,784$71,4793$6,578
Solid Waste Management 35$105,735$36,2520$0
Other and Unallocable 28$114,038$48,87328$31,698
Sewerage 22$99,434$54,2370$0
Other Government Administration 19$93,395$58,9866$14,843
Police - Other 19$78,775$49,7533$3,194
Streets and Highways 17$73,650$51,9880$0
Natural Resources 14$58,662$50,28218$21,043
Financial Administration 11$53,828$58,7210$0
Correction 9$33,781$45,0411$1,675
Local Libraries 8$33,313$49,9701$1,349
Fire - Other 8$21,899$32,8499$6,218
Judicial and Legal 6$30,874$61,7480$0
Totals for Government 365$1,480,004$48,658114$130,707

Orange Beach government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $2,154,000 ($345.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,240,000 ($198.88)
    Sewerage: $557,000 ($89.33)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,063,000 ($972.41)
    Police Protection: $5,783,000 ($927.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,421,000 ($869.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,566,000 ($571.93)
    Sewerage: $3,123,000 ($500.88)
    Regular Highways: $2,918,000 ($468.00)
    Central Staff Services: $2,576,000 ($413.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,479,000 ($397.59)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,546,000 ($247.96)
    Financial Administration: $777,000 ($124.62)
    Libraries: $670,000 ($107.46)
    Correctional Institutions: $603,000 ($96.71)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $427,000 ($68.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,708,000 ($434.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($1.76)

Orange Beach government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $7,327,000 ($1175.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,629,000 ($421.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,908,000 ($306.01)
    Other: $1,596,000 ($255.97)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $410,000 ($65.76)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $13,588,000 ($2179.31)
    Fines and Forfeits: $444,000 ($71.21)
    Rents: $85,000 ($13.63)
    Interest Earnings: $61,000 ($9.78)
    Sale of Property: $36,000 ($5.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $393,000 ($63.03)
    Other: $173,000 ($27.75)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,352,000 ($1820.69)
    Other: $7,534,000 ($1208.34)
    Other Selective Sales: $7,534,000 ($1208.34)
    Property: $3,559,000 ($570.81)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,376,000 ($381.07)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,423,000 ($228.23)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $76,000 ($12.19)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $31,000 ($4.97)
    Other License: $2,000 ($0.32)

Orange Beach government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,390,000 ($6959.10)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,447,000 ($5043.62)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,943,000 ($1915.48)

Orange Beach government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,887,000 ($8803.05)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,534,000 ($727.19)

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 Orange Beach, AL
NameCountNameCount
CVS1McDonald's1
Circle K1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Publix Super Markets1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
FedEx5Sleep Inn1
GNC1Subway2
Hilton1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
Kroger2UPS5
Lane Furniture2Waffle House1
Marriott1

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.)
Orange Beach fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Orange Beach fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 194ft / 58.7mTotal length
  • $20,063,000Total costs
  • 6,844Total average daily traffic
  • 92Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,513Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Orange Beach)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Orange Beach, AL)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (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: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Orange Beach)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Orange Beach)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 26 (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 WITHDRAWN4$211,3205$145,3965$201,722
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$74,0600$01$74,060
Choose year:  2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0114.04

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Orange Beach, AL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Orange Beach, 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 46. The highest number of reported fires - 86 took place in 2006, and the least - 14 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Orange Beach, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (42.1%), and Structure Fires (32.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Orange Beach, AL
    • 32742.1%Outside Fires
    • 25332.6%Structure Fires
    • 13317.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 648.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Orange Beach, AL

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

  • Best Western, 26032 Perdido Bch Blvd, Orange Beach, Alabama 36561 , Phone: (251) 981-9888, Fax: (251) 981-9254
  • The Island House Hotel, 26650 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, Alabama 36561 , Phone: (251) 981-6100, Fax: (251) 981-6543
  • Sleep Inn, 25400 Perdido Bch Blvd, Orange Beach, Alabama 36561 , Phone: (251) 981-6722, Fax: (251) 981-6731
  • Hilton Garden Inn Orange Beach, 23092 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, Alabama 36561 , Phone: (251) 974-1600, Fax: (251) 974-1012
  • Perdido Beach Resort, 27200 Perdido Bch Resort, Orange Beach, Alabama 36561 , Phone: (251) 981-9811, Fax: (251) 981-5673
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 25518 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, Alabama 36561 , Phone: (251) 923-4400, Fax: (251) 923-4401
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites, By Marriott, 3111 Loop Rd, Orange Beach, Alabama 36561 , Phone: (251) 543-4444, Fax: (251) 543-4440
  • Springhill Suites Orange Beach at the Wharf, 4673 Wharf Parkway W, Orange beach, Alabama 36561 , Phone: (888) 236-2427, Fax: (251) 943-6650
  • Hotel Indigo, 22843 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, Alabama 36561 , Phone: (251) 981-1737, Fax: (251) 981-1737
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Orange Beach, Alabama
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Orange Beach, AL
  • 92.9%Electricity
  • 6.0%Utility gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Orange Beach, AL
  • 91.0%Electricity
  • 8.3%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Orange Beach compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income above 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Orange Beach on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time firefighters per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time park and recreation workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: real estate and rental and leasing (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: information (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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