Dauphin Island 71 Excellent
Dauphin Island Livability #34 ranked city in Alabama#6,531 ranked city in the USARanks better than 77% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Dauphin Island

  • Crime

    The crime rate is far lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. As such, it should be considered a very safe place to live when compared to other areas.

  • Housing

    High scores in the housing category are attributed to this area, possibly pointing to a favorable home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Schools

    The schools category boasts a high score thanks to factors like excellent test scores, impressive graduation rates and the convenient placement of elementary and high schools in this area.

  • Ratings

    Locals express favorable opinions about the proximity of everyday local amenities, parks, public transit, neighborly atmosphere, strong sense of community and the general safety of the area.

  • Amenities

    A large portion of amenities are not ideally situated within walking distance, potentially requiring residents to utilize a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Access to public transportation in this particular area may be limited, which can result in longer-than-average commute times to reach workplaces.

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      Dauphin Island transportation information

      Statistic Dauphin Island Alabama National
      Average one way commute30min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work85.6%85.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool5.2%8.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%0.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle2.1%0.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.7%1.1%2.8%
      Working from home5.5%2.9%4.6%
      Source: The Dauphin Island, AL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).