Gulf Shores, Alabama Population 2020

13,109

Gulf Shores is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 13,109, it is the 54th largest city in Alabama and the 2548th largest city in the United States. Gulf Shores is currently growing at a rate of 2.31% annually and its population has increased by 34.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,741 in 2010. Spanning over 33 miles, Gulf Shores has a population density of 465 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gulf Shores is $71,828 with a poverty rate of 9.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,046 per month, and the median house value is $242,400. The median age in Gulf Shores is 50.4 years, 50.1 years for males, and 50.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 82.8 males.

Gulf Shores Demographics

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

  • White: 97.74%
  • Asian: 0.78%
  • Other race: 0.52%
  • Two or more races: 0.52%
  • Black or African American: 0.32%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Gulf Shores, Alabama is 13,109, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,517.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,741.

Gulf Shores, Alabama Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,76197.74%
Asian940.78%
Two or More Races620.52%
Some Other Race620.52%
Black or African American390.32%
American Indian and Alaska Native150.12%

Gulf Shores Population Pyramid 2020

Gulf Shores Median Age

50.4


Total

50.1


Male

50.9


Female

Gulf Shores Adults

There are 10,543 adults, (3,078 of whom are seniors) in Gulf Shores.

Gulf Shores Age Dependency

61.2

Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20

Child Dependency Ratio

Gulf Shores Sex Ratio

Female

6,584

54.72%

Male

5,449

45.28%

Gulf Shores Households and Families

Gulf Shores Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Gulf Shores Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.1%25.9%
Male69.7%30.3%
All57%43%
Non Family44.2%55.8%
Female30.9%69.1%

57.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,8162.0757
Married2,5502.5574.1
Non Family2,5301.1644.2
Female5283.3230.9
Male2083.9369.7

2.7

Average Family Size

2.07

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Gulf Shores Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1051.10%
9th to 12th Grade1982.07%
High School Graduate2,25423.52%
Some College2,62927.43%
Associates Degree97310.15%
Bachelors Degree2,11522.07%
Graduate Degree1,30913.66%

Gulf Shores Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,2988,9953,330
Hispanic13713721
Asian949434
Other Race6262
Black393939
Native American1515

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%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,235$36,105$27,564
Less Than High School$$$2,500
High School Grad$30,354$32,094$17,399
Some College$26,297$28,369$24,611
Bachelors Degree$58,792$81,023$51,190
Graduate Degree$58,159$$44,295

$32,235

Average Earnings

$36,105

Average Male

$27,564

Average Female

Gulf Shores Language

Gulf Shores Language by Age

Gulf Shores Language

90.89% of Gulf Shores residents speak only English, while 9.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.69% of the population.

Gulf Shores Poverty

Gulf Shores Poverty by Race

9.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.17%

Male Poverty Rate

10.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gulf Shores

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gulf Shores is White, with 9.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gulf Shores is White, with 9.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.44%.

Name Poverty
High School13.04%
Some College9.97%
Less Than High School7.26%
Bachelors or Greater5.64%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed26.42%
Male Employed5.53%
Female Employed2.78%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Gulf Shores Income

Gulf Shores Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,306$71,828
Families$70,458$90,917
Married Families$79,167-
Non Families$32,400$44,234

Gulf Shores Marital Status

Gulf Shores Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.5%

Male Marriage Rate

44.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Gulf Shores Married by Age and Sex

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

Gulf Shores Veterans

1,452

Number of Veterans

1,355

Male Veterans

97

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam783
Second Gulf War247
First Gulf War188
Korea43
World War II

$Gulf Shores Veterans by Education

4.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gulf Shores Employment Status

60.6%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Gulf Shores Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

41.89%

Born in Alabama

98.35%

Native Born

1.65%

Foreign Born

1.14%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.35% of Gulf Shores residents were born in the United States, with 41.89% having been born in Alabama. 1.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202013,1092962.31%
201912,8132962.36%
201812,5172522.05%
201712,2652962.47%
201611,9691851.57%
201511,7841781.53%
201411,6062021.77%
201311,4042191.96%
201211,1851631.48%
201111,0221461.34%
201010,8765,8327.99%
20005,0441,7834.46%
19903,2610.00%