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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: 12,409 (4,865 occupied: 2,749 owner occupied, 2,061 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

43%
State:

32%

Housing density: 675 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $261,168.

Median contract rent in 2016: $614 (lower quartile is $466, upper quartile is $693)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,597


Median gross rent in Gulf Shores, AL in 2016: $705

Housing units in Gulf Shores with a mortgage: 1,333 (11 second mortgage, 97 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,405

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $80,099

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $52,982

Median monthly housing costs: $966


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Gulf Shores, Alabama Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $258,022 (it was $161,700 in 2000)
Gulf Shores:

$258,022
Alabama:

$136,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $158,728 - $403,976
Median year house/condo built: 2000

Median year apartment built: 2002

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,762
  • In family households: 9,120 (1,460 male householders, 1,436 female householders)
    2,274 spouses, 3,023 children (2,972 natural, 64 adopted, 16 stepchildren), 180 grandchildren, 131 brothers or sisters, 161 parents, 120 other relatives, 175 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,621 (521 male householders (405 living alone)), 1,482 female householders (1,357 living alone)), 562 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9

Size of family households: 1,726 2-persons, 710 3-persons, 301 4-persons, 62 5-persons, 70 6-persons, 14 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,780 1-person, 221 2-persons, 25 7-or-more-persons.

1,515 married couples with children.
399 single-parent households (103 men, 296 women).

88.9% of residents of Gulf Shores speak English at home.
4.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (85% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
4.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English not well).
3.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (23% speak English very well, 55% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 466 (4.0%)
(34.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.1
State:

4.7

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 30no bedroom
  • 631 bedroom
  • 3742 bedrooms
  • 1,6063 bedrooms
  • 5534 bedrooms
  • 925+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Gulf Shores population

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

  • 31no bedroom
  • 2801 bedroom
  • 8922 bedrooms
  • 7993 bedrooms
  • 204 bedrooms
  • 325+ 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:

  • 16no vehicle
  • 1,0181 vehicle
  • 1,1352 vehicles
  • 3823 vehicles
  • 1774 vehicles
  • 145+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Gulf Shores population

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

  • 163no vehicle
  • 1,2051 vehicle
  • 5752 vehicles
  • 1353 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Gulf Shores population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 943 rooms
  • 2124 rooms
  • 5885 rooms
  • 6376 rooms
  • 3377 rooms
  • 4558 rooms
  • 4519+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Gulf Shores population

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

  • 341 room
  • 252 rooms
  • 3473 rooms
  • 8614 rooms
  • 5475 rooms
  • 1936 rooms
  • 597 rooms
  • 358 rooms
  • 189+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Gulf Shores population

Year house built

Median 2016 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
  • 512Less than $10,000
  • 274$10,000 to $14,999
  • 173$15,000 to $19,999
  • 236$20,000 to $24,999
  • 291$25,000 to $29,999
  • 150$30,000 to $34,999
  • 185$35,000 to $39,999
  • 126$40,000 to $44,999
  • 192$45,000 to $49,999
  • 390$50,000 to $59,999
  • 485$60,000 to $74,999
  • 567$75,000 to $99,999
  • 535$100,000 to $124,999
  • 250$125,000 to $149,999
  • 181$150,000 to $199,999
  • 280$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Gulf Shores, AL

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Gulf Shores, AL
  • 36Less than $10,000
  • 4$20,000 to $24,999
  • 15$30,000 to $34,999
  • 6$40,000 to $49,999
  • 7$50,000 to $59,999
  • 8$70,000 to $79,999
  • 45$80,000 to $89,999
  • 61$90,000 to $99,999
  • 200$100,000 to $124,999
  • 276$125,000 to $149,999
  • 166$150,000 to $174,999
  • 137$175,000 to $199,999
  • 473$200,000 to $249,999
  • 245$250,000 to $299,999
  • 538$300,000 to $399,999
  • 148$400,000 to $499,999
  • 168$500,000 to $749,999
  • 227$750,000 to $999,999
  • 42$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Gulf Shores, AL

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Gulf Shores, AL
  • 12$400 to $449
  • 91$450 to $499
  • 25$500 to $549
  • 41$550 to $599
  • 50$600 to $649
  • 86$650 to $699
  • 145$700 to $749
  • 135$750 to $799
  • 621$800 to $899
  • 272$900 to $999
  • 119$1,000 to $1,249
  • 130$1,250 to $1,499
  • 44$1,500 to $1,999
  • 60$2,000 to $2,499
  • 66$3,500 or more
  • 53No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 6072010 or later
  • 322000 to 2009
  • 421990 to 1999
  • 131980 to 1989
  • 01970 to 1979
  • 43Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Gulf Shores population
Gulf Shores commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 133
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 510
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 800
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 759
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 566
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 136
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 200
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 87
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 0
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 236
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 397
  • 90 or more minutes: 65
Gulf Shores, AL Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 88.4%
Number of people working at home: 558 (11.4% of all workers)

Gulf Shores mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 5,480 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 684 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 41 (1%)
  • Taxi: 61 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0%)
  • Walked: 303 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 558 (8%)

First ancestries reported:

 American: 1,266
 English: 1,102
 Irish: 656
 German: 527
 Scotch-Irish: 273
 Italian: 147
 Welsh: 137
 Hungarian: 92
 Lithuanian: 84
 Polish: 81
 Russian: 69
 Northern European: 67
 Scottish: 50
 Czech: 46
 Scandinavian: 32
 Finnish: 31
 Norwegian: 31
 Swedish: 29
 European: 26
 French (except Basque): 25
 Ukrainian: 25
 British: 13
 Croatian: 8
 French Canadian: 6

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

  • 51%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 15%Kazakhstan
  • 9%Poland
  • 7%England
  • 4%Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia)
  • 3%Mexico
  • 3%Lithuania

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

  • This state: 4,353
  • Other state: 6,657
  • Northeast: 700
  • Midwest: 2,344
  • South: 3,207
  • West: 433

73% of Gulf Shores residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 18% lived in Alabama.

Gulf Shores:

73.5%
State average:

86.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 0
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 33
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2
  • 7th and 8th grade: 119
  • 9th grade: 0
  • 10th grade: 54
  • 11th grade: 114
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 30
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 992
  • Less than 1 year of college: 325
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 485
  • Associate degree: 331
  • Bachelor's degree: 720
  • Master's degree: 379
  • Professional school degree: 103
  • Doctorate degree: 79

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 50
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 45
  • 7th and 8th grade: 0
  • 9th grade: 7
  • 10th grade: 6
  • 11th grade: 77
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 19
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,529
  • Less than 1 year of college: 443
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 627
  • Associate degree: 750
  • Bachelor's degree: 830
  • Master's degree: 507
  • Professional school degree: 12
  • Doctorate degree: 20

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.5%Males
  • 1.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 78.1%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 45.4%Females
Gulf Shores marital status for males
Gulf Shores marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,139
  • One, attached: 353
  • Two: 633
  • 3 or 4: 862
  • 5 to 9: 459
  • 10 to 19: 1,101
  • 20 to 49: 1,310
  • 50 or more: 3,611
  • Mobile homes: 249

Median worth of mobile homes: $24,588

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 0.8%

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Gulf Shores:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Gulf Shores
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (93.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.5%)
  • Utility gas (3.1%)
  • Wood (0.3%)
  • Electricity (94.2%)
  • Utility gas (5.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 61
Here:

7.8%
Alabama:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 15
Here:

4.6%
Alabama:

11.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 172
Here:

16.7%
Alabama:

14.3%

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)