Gulf Shores, AL has a population of 11,252 and is the 3,595th largest city in the United States. The population density is 414 per sq mi which is 350% higher than the Alabama average and 356% higher than the national average. The median age in Gulf Shores is 47 which is approximately 22% higher than the Alabama average of 39. In Gulf Shores, 62% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 88% speak English and 4% speak Spanish. 36% of Gulf Shores residents were born in Alabama, 57% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 6% were foreign born.