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Gulf Shores, AL (Alabama) Houses and Residents

Gulf Shores,AL index of house prices

Total population: 10,963 (Urban population: 4,075 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 1,091 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 6,847 (2,397 occupied: 2,598 owner occupied, 1,876 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

42%
State:

32%

Housing density: 372 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $293,751.

Median contract rent in 2015: $614 (lower quartile is $466, upper quartile is $693)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $3,482


Median gross rent in Gulf Shores, AL in 2015: $705

Housing units in Gulf Shores with a mortgage: 763 (78 second mortgage, 74 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 596

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $84,320

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $47,132

Median monthly housing costs: $873


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Gulf Shores, Alabama Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $244,068 (it was $161,700 in 2000)
Gulf Shores:

$244,068
Alabama:

$134,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $156,969 - $414,261
Median year house/condo built: 1999

Median year apartment built: 2002

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,164
  • In family households: 4,209 (1,303 male householders, 296 female householders)
    1,317 spouses, 1,048 children (997 natural, 28 adopted, 23 stepchildren), 80 grandchildren, 45 brothers or sisters, 6 parents, 32 other relatives, 82 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 955 (284 male householders (206 living alone)), 483 female householders (417 living alone)), 188 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 1,000 2-persons, 266 3-persons, 260 4-persons, 57 5-persons, 8 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 623 1-person, 109 2-persons, 35 3-persons.

571 married couples with children.
201 single-parent households (44 men, 157 women).

95.4% of residents of Gulf Shores speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 24% speak English well).
3.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (30% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 32% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 222 (4.3%)
(45.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.6
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Gulf Shores, Alabama:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 631 bedroom
  • 4312 bedrooms
  • 9313 bedrooms
  • 2604 bedrooms
  • 385+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Gulf Shores population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gulf Shores, Alabama:

  • 33no bedroom
  • 431 bedroom
  • 3502 bedrooms
  • 2483 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Gulf Shores population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Gulf Shores in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 45no vehicle
  • 6501 vehicle
  • 7922 vehicles
  • 1703 vehicles
  • 464 vehicles
  • 205+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Gulf Shores population

Cars and other vehicles available in Gulf Shores in renter-occupied apartments

  • 32no vehicle
  • 2711 vehicle
  • 2762 vehicles
  • 613 vehicles
  • 164 vehicles
  • 185+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Gulf Shores population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Gulf Shores, Alabama:

  • 01 room
  • 352 rooms
  • 863 rooms
  • 2674 rooms
  • 4325 rooms
  • 3866 rooms
  • 3367 rooms
  • 978 rooms
  • 849+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Gulf Shores population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gulf Shores, Alabama:

  • 331 room
  • 92 rooms
  • 283 rooms
  • 3144 rooms
  • 1775 rooms
  • 646 rooms
  • 177 rooms
  • 238 rooms
  • 99+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Gulf Shores population

Year house built

Median 2015 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

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

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Gulf Shores, AL household income distribution

  • Gulf Shores, AL household income distribution
  • 178Less than $10,000
  • 183$10,000 to $14,999
  • 186$15,000 to $19,999
  • 170$20,000 to $24,999
  • 128$25,000 to $29,999
  • 120$30,000 to $34,999
  • 134$35,000 to $39,999
  • 159$40,000 to $44,999
  • 76$45,000 to $49,999
  • 271$50,000 to $59,999
  • 269$60,000 to $74,999
  • 246$75,000 to $99,999
  • 83$100,000 to $124,999
  • 59$125,000 to $149,999
  • 63$150,000 to $199,999
  • 41$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Gulf Shores, AL

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Gulf Shores, AL
  • 49Less than $10,000
  • 6$40,000 to $49,999
  • 15$50,000 to $59,999
  • 11$70,000 to $79,999
  • 16$80,000 to $89,999
  • 84$90,000 to $99,999
  • 249$100,000 to $124,999
  • 234$125,000 to $149,999
  • 245$150,000 to $174,999
  • 163$175,000 to $199,999
  • 282$200,000 to $249,999
  • 237$250,000 to $299,999
  • 475$300,000 to $399,999
  • 105$400,000 to $499,999
  • 301$500,000 to $749,999
  • 205$750,000 to $999,999
  • 50$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Gulf Shores, AL

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Gulf Shores, AL
  • 78$250 to $299
  • 5$400 to $449
  • 143$450 to $499
  • 43$500 to $549
  • 10$550 to $599
  • 87$600 to $649
  • 190$650 to $699
  • 299$700 to $749
  • 349$750 to $799
  • 500$800 to $899
  • 75$900 to $999
  • 39$1,000 to $1,249
  • 66$1,250 to $1,499
  • 7$1,500 to $1,999
  • 7$2,000 to $2,499
  • 186$3,500 or more
  • 51No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1661995 to March 2000
  • 01990 to 1994
  • 01985 to 1989
  • 131980 to 1984
  • 01975 to 1979
  • 01970 to 1974
  • 01965 to 1969
  • 43Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Gulf Shores population
Gulf Shores commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 190
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 416
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 446
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 525
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 298
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 53
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 168
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 33
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 0
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 55
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 93
  • 90 or more minutes: 30
Gulf Shores, AL Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 90.6%
Number of people working at home: 95 (4.0% of all workers)

Gulf Shores mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 1,955 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 222 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 17 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 16 (1%)
  • Walked: 62 (3%)
  • Other means: 35 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 95 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 United States or American: 818
 English: 755
 German: 590
 Irish: 486
 Other groups: 326
 Scotch-Irish: 182
 French (except Basque): 162
 Polish: 107
 Czech: 97
 Scottish: 79
 Dutch: 67
 Italian: 60
 Swedish: 59
 French Canadian: 43
 Czechoslovakian: 31
 British: 27
 European: 25
 Canadian: 22
 Subsaharan African:: 22
 South African: 13
 Arab:: 11
 Lebanese: 11
 Lithuanian: 10
 Hungarian: 9
 African: 9
 Russian: 8
 Norwegian: 7

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

  • 50%Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia)
  • 16%Canada
  • 9%Poland
  • 7%Panama
  • 6%South Africa
  • 4%United Kingdom
  • 4%Cuba

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

  • This state: 2,365
  • Northeast: 220
  • Midwest: 754
  • South: 1,348
  • West: 212

41% of Gulf Shores residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 35% lived in Alabama.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 0
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 27
  • 7th and 8th grade: 31
  • 9th grade: 11
  • 10th grade: 23
  • 11th grade: 38
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 38
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 463
  • Less than 1 year of college: 126
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 374
  • Associate degree: 77
  • Bachelor's degree: 407
  • Master's degree: 144
  • Professional school degree: 72
  • Doctorate degree: 32

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 20
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 32
  • 9th grade: 10
  • 10th grade: 17
  • 11th grade: 37
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 75
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 571
  • Less than 1 year of college: 159
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 404
  • Associate degree: 176
  • Bachelor's degree: 398
  • Master's degree: 94
  • Professional school degree: 22
  • Doctorate degree: 16

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 1.4%Males
  • 4.7%Females
Gulf Shores marital status for males
Gulf Shores marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,630
  • One, attached: 228
  • Two: 265
  • 3 or 4: 322
  • 5 to 9: 313
  • 10 to 19: 501
  • 20 to 49: 1,351
  • 50 or more: 1,185
  • Mobile homes: 32
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 20

Median worth of mobile homes: $24,662

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 6 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Gulf Shores:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 86.8%Electricity
  • 11.4%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 90.2%Electricity
  • 8.0%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 39
Here:

7.6%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 26
Here:

18.2%
Alabama:

14.1%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

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)