Orange Beach, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 5,788 (65% urban, 35% rural). Population change since 2000: +53.0%
Males: 3,015  (52.1%)
Females: 2,773  (47.9%)
Median resident age:  47.7 years
Alabama median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 36561.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,900 (it was $40,542 in 2000)
Orange Beach:

$51,900
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $36,109 (it was $27,082 in 2000)

Orange Beach city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $235,652 (it was $185,900 in 2000)
Orange Beach:

$235,652
AL:

$122,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $199,791; Detached houses: $218,723; Townhouses or other attached units: $173,397; In 2-unit structures: $411,835; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $164,336; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $241,708; Mobile homes: $43,130; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $10,163

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,100.

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  • Races in Orange Beach, AL (2013)

    Orange Beach races chart
    • 4,76586.2%White alone
    • 4418.0%Hispanic
    • 1552.8%Two or more races
    • 1462.6%Asian alone
    • 140.3%American Indian alone
    • 70.1%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Orange Beach: 92.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (17.4%), United States (14.4%), German (13.9%), Irish (10.2%), French (5.3%), Scotch-Irish (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1984

Elevation: 13 feet

Land area: 10.4 square miles.

Population density: 557 people per square mile   (low).

Orange Beach,AL real estate house value index trend

Orange Beach, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Orange Beach:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Orange Beach city:

  • Never married: 18.1%
  • Now married: 65.6%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

174 residents are foreign born (2.0% Latin America, 1.2% Europe, 0.8% Asia, 0.7% North America).

This city:

4.6%
Alabama:

2.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,032 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $775 (0.3%)

Orange Beach satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 39 buildings, average cost: $263,000
  • 2014: 65 buildings, average cost: $303,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 30.29 N, Longitude: 87.56 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,315 (+40.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,074 (40.5%)

Area code: 251

Orange Beach household income distribution Orange Beach home values distribution

Crime rates in Orange Beach by Year
Type 2003 2005 2006 2011 2012
Murders 00101
per 100,000 0.00.019.60.017.9
Rapes 31551
per 100,000 71.221.298.091.517.9
Robberies 02603
per 100,000 0.042.4117.60.053.6
Assaults 8915718
per 100,000 189.8190.6294.1128.0321.5
Burglaries 3440556138
per 100,000 806.5847.31,078.21,115.8678.8
Thefts 213302302255247
per 100,000 5,052.26,396.95,920.44,664.34,412.3
Auto thefts 71115144
per 100,000 166.0233.0294.1256.171.5
Arson N/AN/AN/A0N/A
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/A0.0N/A
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 293.0) 355.3389.1530.5372.0348.9

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Orange Beach detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 64 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.94
Alabama average:

2.27

Orange Beach tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +1,525 (+67.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Information (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)

Work and jobs in Orange Beach: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Orange Beach, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 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 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, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 285.2 miles away from Orange Beach 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 233.8 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 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 164.5 miles away from Orange Beach 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 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 (25) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 14, Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Tropical Storms: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Orange Beach topographic map

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

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

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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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 46.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.3
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.34. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.34
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.4%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% for Black residents, 20.5% 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

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Alabama average:

11.9

Orange Beach travel time to work - commute Orange Beach mode of transportation to work chart

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

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
Baldwin County:

6.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Baldwin County:

24.5%
Alabama:

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

10.8%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.9%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Orange Beach:

43.9%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Orange Beach:

28.6
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.0%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Orange Beach:

10.0%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.8%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

53.4%
State:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.5%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Orange Beach, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$38,738$58,1070$0
Other Government Administration 20$80,973$48,5840$0
Judicial and Legal 4$17,431$52,2930$0
Police Protection - Officers 38$189,479$59,8350$0
Police - Other 2$6,077$36,4621$1,098
Firefighters 41$191,524$56,05611$16,368
Correction 7$23,484$40,2580$0
Streets and Highways 23$82,443$43,0140$0
Solid Waste Management 38$106,655$33,6810$0
Sewerage 19$72,409$45,7320$0
Parks and Recreation 18$60,790$40,52717$15,091
Natural Resources 1$4,010$48,1200$0
Other and Unallocable 10$41,873$50,2480$0
Totals for Government 229$915,886$47,99429$32,557

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

  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $6,400,000 ($1105.74)
    Local Fire Protection: $310,000 ($53.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $122,000 ($21.08)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $9,178,000 ($1585.69)
    Police Protection: $4,546,000 ($785.42)
    Sewerage: $3,985,000 ($688.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,727,000 ($643.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,492,000 ($603.32)
    Central Staff Services: $2,545,000 ($439.70)
    Regular Highways: $2,232,000 ($385.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,952,000 ($337.25)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,637,000 ($282.83)
    Libraries: $728,000 ($125.78)
    Financial Administration: $634,000 ($109.54)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $370,000 ($63.93)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,721,000 ($297.34)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $656,000 ($113.34)
    Police Protection: $572,000 ($98.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $191,000 ($33.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $110,000 ($19.00)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $72,000 ($12.44)
    Central Staff Services: $17,000 ($2.94)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,998,000 ($1900.14)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,327,000 ($1093.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,494,000 ($258.12)
    All Other: $761,000 ($131.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $392,000 ($67.73)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $13,134,000 ($2269.18)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,561,000 ($442.47)
    Interest Earnings: $618,000 ($106.77)
    Fines and Forfeits: $395,000 ($68.24)
    Rents: $200,000 ($34.55)
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000 ($1.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,157,000 ($1754.84)
    Highways: $408,000 ($70.49)
    Public Welfare: $361,000 ($62.37)
    General Local Government Support: $96,000 ($16.59)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,086,000 ($1397.03)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $4,416,000 ($762.96)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,573,000 ($617.31)
    Property: $3,119,000 ($538.87)
    Public Utilities Sales: $803,000 ($138.74)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $359,000 ($62.02)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $67,000 ($11.58)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $57,000 ($9.85)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,583,000 ($7529.89)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,600,000 ($5459.57)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,692,000 ($2883.90)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,709,000 ($813.58)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,533,000 ($610.40)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,927,000 ($1369.56)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,000,000 ($691.09)

7.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,128 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.51%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($286 average AGI)
Baldwin County:

0.06%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Mobile County, AL  1.42% ($48,093 average AGI)
from Escambia County, FL  0.46% ($36,512)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.19% ($53,440)


6.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,577 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
Alabama average:

6.06%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($313 average AGI)
Baldwin County:

0.05%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Mobile County, AL  1.02% ($35,378 average AGI)
to Escambia County, FL  0.40% ($35,566)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.17% ($48,709)

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 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Orange Beach fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 57m187ftTotal length
  • $25,701,000Total costs
  • 2,675Total average daily traffic
  • 51Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,886Total future (year 2029) 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: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Orange Beach, AL)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 17 (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: 47 (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: 22 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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

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

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

  • The Island House Hotel, 26650 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, Alabama 36561 , Phone: (251) 981-6100, Fax: (251) 981-6543
  • 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
All 5 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (97%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
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

Orange Beach 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 significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher 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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