Gulf Shores, Alabama Population 2021

13,203
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Gulf Shores is a city located in Baldwin County Alabama. With a 2020 population of 13,203, it is the 55th largest city in Alabama and the 2533rd largest city in the United States . Gulf Shores is currently growing at a rate of 1.72% annually and its population has increased by 35.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,741 in 2010. Gulf Shores reached it's highest population of 13,203 in 2021. Spanning over 33 miles, Gulf Shores has a population density of 469 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gulf Shores is $74,654 with a poverty rate of 5.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,086 per month, and the median house value is $243,100. The median age in Gulf Shores is 49.6 years, 50.3 years for males, and 48.5 years for females.

Gulf Shores Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gulf Shores was:

  • White: 98.39%
  • Asian: 0.88%
  • Other race: 0.44%
  • Black or African American: 0.29%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Gulf Shores, Alabama is 13,203 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,534.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,741.

Gulf Shores, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,07098.39%
Asian1080.88%
Some Other Race540.44%
Black or African American350.29%
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Gulf Shores Population by Race

Gulf Shores Population Pyramid $2021

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Gulf Shores Median Age

49.6


Total

50.3


Male

48.5


Female

Gulf Shores Adults

There are 10,497 adults, (2,910 of whom are seniors) in Gulf Shores.

Gulf Shores Age Dependency

61.7

Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Gulf Shores Sex Ratio

Female

6,833

55.70%

Male

5,434

44.30%

Gulf Shores Population by Age

Gulf Shores Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gulf Shores Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.5%26.5%
Male70.1%29.9%
All56%44%
Non Family44.4%55.6%
Female25.6%74.4%

56.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gulf Shores Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,8102.1156
Married2,5392.7473.5
Non Family2,4631.1544.4
Female6212.8825.6
Male1873.7270.1

2.77

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

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Gulf Shores Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1031.08%
9th to 12th Grade2672.79%
High School Graduate2,24423.43%
Some College2,57526.89%
Associates Degree1,01510.60%
Bachelors Degree2,02421.14%
Graduate Degree1,34814.08%
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Gulf Shores Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gulf Shores Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,2788,9213,275
Hispanic15515539
Asian1089523
Other Race5454
Black353535

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

Gulf Shores Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,097$39,397$26,182
Less Than 9th Grade$20,766$$2,500
High School Graduate$31,434$37,036$20,009
Some College$27,204$30,530$25,805
Bachelors Degree$48,750$81,213$42,813
Graduate Degree$57,478$65,833$46,417

$33,097

Average Earnings

$39,397

Average Male

$26,182

Average Female

Gulf Shores Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gulf Shores Language by Age

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Gulf Shores Language

91.51% of Gulf Shores residents speak only English, while 8.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.26% of the population.

Gulf Shores Language

Gulf Shores Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,7627146.07%
Asian1081312.04%

5.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.44%

Male Poverty Rate

6.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gulf Shores

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gulf Shores is Asian, with 12.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gulf Shores is White, with 6.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.69%.

Gulf Shores Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.75%
High School6.74%
Some College6.55%
Bachelors or Greater1.84%

Gulf Shores Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed26.17%
Male Employed5.02%
Female Employed2.09%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Gulf Shores Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gulf Shores Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,476$74,654
Families$79,026$96,020
Married Families$87,232-
Non Families$37,636$43,369
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Income by Household Type

Gulf Shores Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.8%

Male Marriage Rate

45.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Gulf Shores Married by Age and Sex

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Gulf Shores Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Gulf Shores Marital Status by Race

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Gulf Shores Marital Status

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1,359

Number of Veterans

1,275

Male Veterans

84

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam648
First Gulf War265
Second Gulf War265
Korea75
World War II

Gulf Shores Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74548
35 to 54360
55 to 64224
75+186
18 to 3441

Gulf Shores Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,34913.10%
Asian109.26%

Gulf Shores Veterans by Race

Gulf Shores Veterans by Education

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2.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gulf Shores Veterans by Education

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62%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Gulf Shores Employment by Age

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Gulf Shores Employment by Race

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Gulf Shores Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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38.28%

Born in Gulf Shores

95.64%

Native Born

4.36%

Foreign Born

2.73%

Non Citizen

1.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.64% of Gulf Shores residents were born in the United States, with 38.28% having been born in Alabama. 2.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Gulf Shores Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202113,2032231.72%
202012,9802231.75%
201912,7572231.78%
201812,5342552.08%
201712,2793012.51%
201611,9781871.59%
201511,7911771.52%
201411,6142051.80%
201311,4092201.97%
201211,1891651.50%
201111,0241491.37%
201010,8755,8317.99%
20005,0441,7834.46%
19903,2610.00%

Gulf Shores Population by Year