Gulf Shores, Alabama Population 2022

16,068
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Gulf Shores is a city located in Baldwin County Alabama. Gulf Shores has a 2020 population of 16,068. Gulf Shores is currently growing at a rate of 3.39% annually and its population has increased by 7.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,014 in 2010.

The average household income in Gulf Shores is $74,654 with a poverty rate of 9.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,102 per month, and the median house value is $254,500. 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 Shoreswas:

  • White: 96.70%
  • Asian: 1.77%
  • Other race: 1.03%
  • Black or African American: 0.33%
  • Two or more races: 0.18%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Gulf Shores, Alabama is 16,068 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,014.

Gulf Shores, Alabama Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,13696.70%
Black or African American410.33%
Asian2221.77%
Some Other Race1291.03%
Two or More Races220.18%
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Gulf Shores Population by Race

Gulf Shores Population Pyramid 2022

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Gulf Shores Median Age

50.6


Total

50.6


Male

50.6


Female

Gulf Shores Adults

There are 11,002 adults, (2,957 of whom are seniors) in Gulf Shores.

Gulf Shores Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Gulf Shores Sex Ratio

Female

6,771

53.95%

Male

5,779

46.05%

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
Married78%22%
All57.9%42.1%
Non Family44.7%55.3%
Female35.2%64.8%
Male22.9%77.1%

57.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gulf Shores Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,0592.0757.9
Married2,6822.7778
Male1442.9922.9
Female6542.7735.2
Non Family2,5791.1244.7

2.78

Average Family Size

2.07

Average Household Size

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Gulf Shores Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2162.14%
9th to 12th Grade3433.41%
High School Graduate2,57925.60%
Some College2,60025.81%
Associates Degree8628.56%
Bachelors Degree2,31522.98%
Graduate Degree1,15811.50%
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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
Black414141
White9,5449,2183,373
Hispanic24416844
Asian2226515
2+ Races2222
Other Race12953

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$33,115$36,455$28,157
Less Than 9th Grade$$$2,500
High School Graduate$30,475$33,005$20,869
Some College$31,788$35,655$27,500
Bachelors Degree$41,485$40,179$41,870
Graduate Degree$59,144$57,708$59,272

$33,115

Average Earnings

$36,455

Average Male

$28,157

Average Female

Gulf Shores Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gulf Shores Language by Age

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Gulf Shores Language

89.76% of Gulf Shores residents speak only English, while 10.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.67% of the population.

Gulf Shores Language

Gulf Shores Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,7231,1239.58%
Asian22273.15%
OtherNaN%

9.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.62%

Male Poverty Rate

11.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gulf Shores

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gulf Shores is White, with 9.58% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.85%.

Gulf Shores Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade9.69%
High School9.12%
Some College6.71%
Bachelors or Greater6.19%

Gulf Shores Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.41%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed9.89%
Female Unemployed47.67%

Gulf Shores Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gulf Shores Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,209$69,120
Families$74,029$86,602
Married Families$85,853-
Non Families$40,618$45,529
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Income by Household Type

Gulf Shores Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Gulf Shores Marital Status by Race

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Gulf Shores Marital Status

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1,304

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War297
First Gulf War242
Vietnam639
Korea57
World War II

Gulf Shores Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3456
35 to 54316
55 to 64244
65 to 74532
75+156

Gulf Shores Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,29512.23%
Asian94.05%

Gulf Shores Veterans by Race

Gulf Shores Veterans by Education

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4.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gulf Shores Veterans by Education

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59.8%

Labor Force Participation

57.7%

Employment Rate

3.5%

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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31.95%

Born in Gulf Shores

93.20%

Native Born

6.80%

Foreign Born

3.57%

Non Citizen

3.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.20% of Gulf Shores residents were born in the United States, with 31.95% having been born in Alabama. 3.57% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19903,2610.00%
20005,0441,7834.46%
20109,7414,6976.80%
201110,2685275.41%
201210,7955275.13%
201311,3225274.88%
201411,8495274.65%
201512,3765274.45%
201612,9035274.26%
201713,4305274.08%
201813,9575273.92%
201914,4845273.78%
202015,0145303.66%
202115,5415273.51%
202216,0685273.39%

Gulf Shores Population by Year