Gulf Shores demographics profile

StatisticGulf ShoresAlabamaNational
Population density (sq mi)4149291
Median age47.038.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)62%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1831%40%43%
Speak English88%95%79%
Speak Spanish4%3%13%
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.
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  • The population density in Gulf Shores is 350% higher than Alabama.
  • The median age in Gulf Shores is 22% higher than Alabama.
  • In Gulf Shores 90.29% of the population is White.
  • In Gulf Shores 0.03% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Gulf Shores 4.08% of the population is Asian.

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Gulf Shores population breakdown by race

RaceGulf ShoresAlabamaNational
Black or African American0.03%26.48%12.63%
American Indian0.54%0.49%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race4.75%1.76%3.06%
Other race0.31%1.28%4.75%
In Gulf Shores, 3.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Gulf Shores, AL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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