Income/capita 37%
Household income 8%
Unemployment 26%
IndexOrange BeachAlabamaNational
Income per capita$40,932$24,736$29,829
Median household income$59,523$44,758$55,322
Median income owner occupied$68,750$55,873$70,586
Median income renter occupied$50,520$25,999$35,192
Median earnings male$32,353$34,323$36,919
Median earnings female$28,355$22,614$26,250
Unemployment rate3.4%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level7.4%18.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Orange Beach is 37% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Orange Beach is 8% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Orange Beach is 26% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Orange Beach is 51% lower than the national average

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      Orange Beach employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.4%0.9%
      Manufacturing sector10.2%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services4.5%3.3%
      Wholesale & retail services11.1%18.8%
      Public administration4.6%1.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.9%4.4%
      Education, health & social services9.8%25.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lillian, AL1,298$52,4775%
      Gulf Shores, AL11,252$50,8148%
      Magnolia Springs, AL740$49,13511%
      Perdido Beach, AL596$46,87515%
      Foley, AL16,741$42,17224%
      Orange Beach, AL5,791$59,5238%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hollidaysburg, PA5,790$52,0786%
      Chadron, NE5,792$39,74028%
      Spencer, MA5,790$46,65216%
      Cheraw, SC5,793$23,20958%
      Greenville, PA5,794$40,28627%
      Orange Beach, AL5,791$59,5238%
      Source: The Orange Beach, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).