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Gulf Shores is a city in Baldwin County, in the Daphne-Fairhope metro area.

The latitude of Gulf Shores is 30.245N. The longitude is -87.7W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,682.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$41,826
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gulf Shores demographic reports
Gulf Shores is on the Gulf of Mexico.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 44. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • National Shrimp Festival - Oct. 11-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Gulf Shores web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Gulf State Park
Wildlife: Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Historic sites and museums: Fort Morgan Historic Site, Gulf Shores Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Gulf Shores demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Baldwin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Mobile area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 36542 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Gulf Shores residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gulf Shores ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gulf Shores was $24,356, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

30% of Gulf Shores residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Gulf Shores, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $614.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,165.


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Libraries

Libraries in Gulf Shores include Thomas B. Norton Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

TV stations in Gulf Shores include WBPG.

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Politics

Baldwin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gulf Shores political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Gulf Shores workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Gulf Shores include Best Western on the Beach, Comfort Inn Gulf Shores, Courtyard by Marriott at Craft Farms, Gulf Shores Plantation No 180, La Quinta Inn Gulf Shores, Shoreline Towers.

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