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Baldwin County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2014: 200,111 (58% urban, 42% rural); it was 140,415 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 34,135
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 18,936
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 44,036
Renter-occupied apartments: 20,109 (it was 11,300 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

30%

Land area: 1596 sq. mi.

Water area: 430.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 125 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Baldwin County: 87.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.0%), Educational, health and social services (14.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.6%), Retail trade (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Baldwin County, Alabama:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (83.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (9.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Alabama median age:  37.0 years
Males: 97,929  (48.9%)
Females: 102,182  (51.1%)

Baldwin County,AL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Baldwin County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,874 ($40,250 in 1999)

This county:

$44874
Alabama:

$42849

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $671 (lower quartile is $537, upper quartile is $864)
This county:

$671
State:

$515


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $167,500 (it was $105,300 in 2000)
Baldwin:

$167,500
Alabama:

$122,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $111,100 - $257,400

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $218,723
Here:

$218,723
State:

$176,830

Townhouses or other attached units: $173,397
Here:

$173,397
State:

$151,279

In 2-unit structures: $411,835
Here:

$411,835
State:

$135,086

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $164,336
Here:

$164,336
State:

$128,273

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $241,708
Here:

$241,708
State:

$176,013

Mobile homes: $43,130
Here:

$43,130
State:

$41,825

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $10,163
Here:

$10,163
State:

$16,905
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,225
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $347

Institutionalized population: 1,744

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 23
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 82
  • Burglaries: 250
  • Thefts: 431
  • Auto thefts: -1
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1992 buildings, average cost: $168,900
  • 2008: 1268 buildings, average cost: $159,700
  • 2009: 788 buildings, average cost: $206,400
  • 2010: 682 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 2011: 738 buildings, average cost: $180,700
  • 2012: 1184 buildings, average cost: $169,700
  • 2013: 1217 buildings, average cost: $204,900
  • 2014: 1364 buildings, average cost: $193,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $635 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $554 (0.4%)

Baldwin County household income distribution in 2009 Baldwin County home values distribution Baldwin County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.5%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.8% for Black residents, 27.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.3% for American Indian residents, 35.6% for other race residents, 30.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.5%
Baldwin County:

14.5%
Alabama:

18.7%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.2% for Black residents, 26.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.8% for American Indian residents, 31.5% for other race residents, 26.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 21 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Baldwin County is $521 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $619 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $821 a month.

Cities in this county include: Daphne, Fairhope, Bay Minette, Foley, Spanish Fort, Gulf Shores, Stockton, Orange Beach, Robertsdale, Point Clear.

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

2012 air pollution in Baldwin County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.031 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.2 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Baldwin County: Bryants Landing (A), Dothan National Golf Club (B), Gordon Landing (C), Houston County Distribution Park (D), Upper Gordon Landing (E), Hunters Crossroads (F), Joseph M Farley Nuclear Power Plant (G), Sanders Spur (H), Arena (I), Calumet (J), McAnulty (K), Olympia Spa Country Club (L), Rocky Creek Farms (M), Sanders (N), Pansey Volunteer Fire Department (O), Bay Springs Volunteer Fire Department (P), Lucy Volunteer Fire Department (Q), Southern Junction Volunteer Fire Department (R), Hodgesville Volunteer Fire Department (S), Joseph M Farley Nuclear Power Plant Visitors Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Baldwin County include: Mount Enon Church (A), Mount Gilead Primitive Baptist Church (B), Mount Gilead Baptist Church (C), Mount Olive Church (D), Mount Zion Church (E), Mount Zion Methodist Church (F), Ramer Church (G), Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (H), New Harmony Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Phillips Cemetery (1), Poplar Spring Cemetery (2), Hunters Cemetery (3), Shiloh Cemetery (4), Mount Gilead Cemetery (5), Registers Cemetery (6), Shady Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Indigo Pond (A), Dykes Lake (B), Bazemores Mill Lake (C), Wet Weather Pond (D), Open Pond (E), Ingram Lake (F), Cooleys Pond (G), Brushy Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Thomas Creek (A), Spring Creek (B), Rocky Creek (C), Pinhook Creek (D), Pelham Branch (E), Pates Creek (F), Panther Creek (G), Omusee Creek (H), Nalls Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Baldwin County include: Chattahoochee State Park (1), Omusee Creek Public Use Area (2), Panther Stadium (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Calhoun County, Georgia , Evangeline Parish, Louisiana , Charlton County, Georgia , Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi , Falls County, Texas , Miller County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,708
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,957 (39% naturalized citizens)

Baldwin County:

2.1%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,161
  • 1990 to 1994: 398
  • 1985 to 1989: 191
  • 1980 to 1984: 146
  • 1975 to 1979: 132
  • 1970 to 1974: 93
  • 1970 to 1974: 153
  • 1965 to 1969: 683

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.7%

Baldwin County marital status for males Baldwin County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 44,984
  • One, attached: 1,451
  • Two: 1,006
  • 3 or 4: 1,834
  • 5 to 9: 1,998
  • 10 to 19: 1,315
  • 20 or more: 7,882
  • Mobile homes: 13,127
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 688

Housing units in Baldwin County with a mortgage: 20,282 (1,989 second mortgage, 2,397 home equity loan, 55 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,800

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Baldwin County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant57,986178
Mainline Protestant20,07548
Catholic14,00913
Black Protestant3,13017
Other1,52814
Orthodox1901
None85,347-
Baldwin County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 23
Baldwin County:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This 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.
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:
Baldwin County:

24.5%
State:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.8%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Baldwin County:

Average size of farms: 171 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $80,697
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $954.22
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 55.95%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 17.09%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $67,947
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 41.06%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.83%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $65,796
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.87%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.91
Corn for grain: 3969 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5934 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 12292 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 10610 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2,028 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 6,162 acres

Tornado activity:

Baldwin County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 6475514.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 23 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/8/1980, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Baldwin County-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 46.3 miles away from Baldwin County 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 308.0 miles away from the county 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 242.2 miles away from the county 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 196.7 miles away from the county 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 142.6 miles away from Baldwin County 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 44.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • AlabamaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 27, 2011, Emergency Declared (EM-3319): April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • AlabamaTropical Storm Ida, Incident Period: November 9, 2009 to November 10, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1866): December 22, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1866, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • AlabamaSevere Storms and Flooding associated with Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 12, 2008 to September 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1797): September 26, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1797, Natural disaster type: Storm, Hurricane, Flood
  • AlabamaHurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 3, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3292): August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • AlabamaHurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 3, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1789): September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1789, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • AlabamaHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to September 26, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1605): August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1605, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • AlabamaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3237): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3237, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • AlabamaHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 28, 2005 to September 26, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3214): August 28, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3214, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • AlabamaHurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 16, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1593): July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1593, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • AlabamaHurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1549): September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1549, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 15 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (21%)
  • Canada (12%)
  • United Kingdom (9%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (6%)
  • Honduras (5%)
  • Panama (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Baldwin County (%):

  • United States or American (21%)
  • English (12%)
  • German (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Baldwin County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 51,544 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 6,921 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 157 (0%)
  • Railroad: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 6 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 55 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 69 (0%)
  • Walked: 777 (1%)
  • Other means: 500 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,181 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Baldwin County, Alabama in 2000:

  • 610 people in nursing homes
  • 445 people in state prisons
  • 418 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 221 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 149 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 124 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 124 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 79 people in other group homes
  • 61 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 43 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 41 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 25 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 14 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 10 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 5 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 5 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Baldwin County, Alabama in 2010:

  • 646 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 545 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 505 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 376 people in college/university student housing
  • 62 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 58 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 49 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 40 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 11 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,586.

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%

2.98% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($18,354 average AGI)
4.47% relocated from other states ($30,488 average AGI)
Baldwin County:

4.47%
Alabama average:

2.63%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Escambia County, AL  0.13% ($37,494)
from Shelby County, AL  0.12% ($61,506)
from Montgomery County, AL  0.11% ($51,243)
from Santa Rosa County, FL  0.08% ($40,396)


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%

2.30% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($13,591 average AGI)
3.67% relocated to other states ($25,673 average AGI)
Baldwin County:

3.67%
Alabama average:

2.67%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.11% ($29,129)
to Escambia County, AL  0.11% ($26,582)
to Santa Rosa County, FL  0.08% ($40,286)
to Lee County, AL  0.07% ($38,667)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Baldwin County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Baldwin County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Baldwin County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Baldwin County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Baldwin County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 31,235 (26,166 aged, 5,069 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,860 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Baldwin County, Alabama in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1867)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1496)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1062)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (973)
  • Unspecified dementia (965)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (932)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (873)
  • Congestive heart failure (849)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (669)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (401)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 45.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 22.4
  • Other - 23.3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 144.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 88.5
  • Poisoning - 27.0
  • Suffocation - 19.6
  • Other - 9.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 179,958
  • In family households: 153,354 (36,148 male householders, 15,003 female householders)
    39,913 spouses, 48,777 children (44,465 natural, 1,099 adopted, 3,213 stepchildren), 4,449 grandchildren, 1,352 brothers or sisters, 1,420 parents, 1,910 other relatives, 3,356 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 26,604 (10,277 male householders (8,096 living alone)), 11,752 female householders (10,276 living alone)), 4,575 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,307 (1,744 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 24,566 2-persons, 11,420 3-persons, 9,099 4-persons, 4,001 5-persons, 1,401 6-persons, 664 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 18,372 1-person, 3,075 2-persons, 370 3-persons, 132 4-persons, 48 5-persons, 24 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

24,186 married couples with children.
6,944 single-parent households (1,390 men, 5,554 women).

96.0% of residents of Baldwin County speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 30% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $806,000,000 ($5144 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $73,583,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $506,265,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $160,288,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,621,000
Federal grants: $87,548,000
Federal procurement contracts: $12,879,000 ($4,714,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $31,399,000 ($9,943,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,308,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $98,065,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,826,876,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 9,670
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 7,670
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +943
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +19,633
Here:

+121 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Baldwin County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 19.70 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 2,483
  • 2000 to 2004: 32,527
  • 1990 to 1999: 27,069
  • 1980 to 1989: 17,510
  • 1970 to 1979: 11,090
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,472
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,737
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,268
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,630
Rooms in houses/apartments in Baldwin County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 137
  • 2 rooms: 562
  • 3 rooms: 1,744
  • 4 rooms: 4,484
  • 5 rooms: 10,782
  • 6 rooms: 11,229
  • 7 rooms: 7,284
  • 8 rooms: 4,211
  • 9+ rooms: 3,603
  • 1 room: 272
  • 2 rooms: 683
  • 3 rooms: 1,596
  • 4 rooms: 3,629
  • 5 rooms: 2,648
  • 6 rooms: 1,357
  • 7 rooms: 666
  • 8 rooms: 308
  • 9+ rooms: 141
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Baldwin County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 194
  • 1 bedroom: 1,523
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,376
  • 3 bedrooms: 25,642
  • 4 bedrooms: 7,263
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,038
  • no bedroom: 301
  • 1 bedroom: 2,055
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,748
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,653
  • 4 bedrooms: 500
  • 5+ bedrooms: 43
Cars and other vehicles available in Baldwin County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,289
  • 1 vehicle: 11,888
  • 2 vehicles: 21,218
  • 3 vehicles: 7,147
  • 4 vehicles: 1,880
  • 5+ vehicles: 614
  • no vehicle: 1,051
  • 1 vehicle: 5,572
  • 2 vehicles: 3,759
  • 3 vehicles: 679
  • 4 vehicles: 168
  • 5+ vehicles: 71

54% of Baldwin County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40% lived in Alabama.

Baldwin County:

53.8%
State average:

58.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 81709
  • Northeast: 6850
  • Midwest: 13233
  • South: 30745
  • West: 3809

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $118,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Baldwin County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (73.1%)
  • Utility gas (16.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.3%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • Electricity (76.8%)
  • Utility gas (13.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.1%)
  • Wood (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,849
Here:

11.4%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 665
Here:

8.8%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 734
Here:

18.5%
Alabama:

14.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Baldwin County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $39,647,000
    General - Other: $11,393,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $12,269,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,651,000
    Police Protection: $6,417,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,908,000
    Financial Administration: $3,471,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,718,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,607,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,353,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,404,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,380,000
    Health - Other: $1,244,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $677,000
    Parks and Recreation: $479,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $355,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $169,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $97,000
    Libraries: $80,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,900,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $169,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $3,267,000
    Transit Utilities: $829,000
    Solid Waste Management: $713,000
    Police Protection: $572,000
    Financial Administration: $274,000
    Central Staff Services: $233,000
    General Public Building: $196,000
    Correctional Institutions: $65,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $43,000
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000
    Health - Other: $27,000
    Corrections - Other: $13,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,511,000

Baldwin County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $19,338,000
    All Other: $8,887,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $38,996,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $112,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,672,000
    Rents: $288,000
    Special Assessments: $250,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $232,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $9,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,201,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,713,000
    Highways: $3,300,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,277,000
    Housing and Community Development: $90,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,479,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $10,438,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,797,000
    Other License: $2,120,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,797,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,594,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $1,570,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $352,000
    Individual Income: $337,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $208,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $142,000

Baldwin County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,305,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,650,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,239,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,584,000

Baldwin County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $69,906,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,935,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,782
  • Number of aged recipients: 278
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,504
  • Number of recipients under 18: 445
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,834
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 503
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,173
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,132
Baldwin County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Baldwin County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 23 full 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 ORIGINATED408$111,1944,674$154,3477,908$143,337290$37,66912$1,788,5003,883$176,004
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED20$111,250375$117,651947$134,02637$66,5950$0214$166,206
APPLICATIONS DENIED78$97,526671$93,2792,334$152,058227$31,0310$0311$387,971
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN49$104,061366$140,0301,440$132,66929$74,9310$0248$177,782
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$87,333142$145,415404$158,24017$48,4120$0103$179,262
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 23 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,070$139,923885$132,049465$150,286
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED189$128,958247$127,76189$149,584
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$155,64714$119,21410$179,200
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN57$135,86087$147,47137$171,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$89,0005$100,4006$88,667
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Baldwin County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James80172.1 years
William76274.1 years
John75974.1 years
Mary69679.2 years
Robert52872.2 years
Charles37673.3 years
George35975.1 years
Joseph28074.8 years
Thomas26671.3 years
Dorothy21678.0 years
Most common last names in Baldwin County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith32573.5 years
Johnson32473.8 years
Williams27272.6 years
Jones22275.3 years
Davis18675.6 years
Brown17974.5 years
Wilson16473.9 years
White15772.6 years
Taylor15275.3 years
Thompson12276.4 years
Businesses in Baldwin County, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T6Kohl's1
Ace Hardware2Kroger5
Advance Auto Parts6La Quinta2
Aeropostale2La-Z-Boy1
American Eagle Outfitters2Lane Bryant2
Ann Taylor2Lane Furniture7
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza3
Arby's7Long John Silver's1
Ashley Furniture1Lowe's2
AutoZone3Marriott3
Banana Republic1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Barnes & Noble1Maurices2
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's10
Bed Bath & Beyond2Men's Wearhouse1
Best Western3Microtel2
Blockbuster3Motherhood Maternity1
Brooks Brothers1New Balance3
Burger King8New York & Co1
CVS6Nike10
Casual Male XL1Nissan1
Catherines1Office Depot2
Charlotte Russe2Old Navy2
Chevrolet3Olive Garden1
Chick-Fil-A3Pac Sun1
Chico's2Panera Bread1
Church's Chicken2Papa John's Pizza2
Circle K4Payless1
Clarks1Penske3
Cold Stone Creamery1PetSmart1
Coldwater Creek2Pier 1 Imports2
Comfort Suites2Pizza Hut7
Cracker Barrel2Pottery Barn1
Curves3Publix Super Markets3
Dairy Queen2Quality1
Days Inn1Quiznos1
Decora Cabinetry2RadioShack6
Domino's Pizza7Rite Aid6
DressBarn2Ruby Tuesday4
Dressbarn2Rue212
Econo Lodge1Ryan's Grill2
Eddie Bauer1SAS Shoes1
Express1SONIC Drive-In5
Famous Footwear1Sam's Club1
FedEx26Sears2
Finish Line1Sephora1
Ford3Shoe Carnival1
GNC5Skechers USA1
GameStop3Sleep Inn1
Gap1Soma Intimates1
Goodwill1Sprint Nextel2
Gymboree2Staples1
H&R Block8Starbucks4
Hardee's4Subway18
Hilton4T-Mobile7
Hobby Lobby1T.J.Maxx2
Holiday Inn6Taco Bell4
Hollister Co.1Talbots1
Home Depot2Target2
Honda1Toyota1
Hyundai1Toys"R"Us1
IHOP2True Value3
IZOD1U-Haul20
J.Crew1UPS40
JCPenney1Vans5
JoS. A. Bank2Verizon Wireless3
Jones New York2Waffle House11
Journeys2Walgreens2
Justice2Walmart5
KFC2YMCA2
Kincaid1

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