Orange Beach, AL

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2020 Population
6,130
1.84% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
52.3
7.6% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
6.16%
19.1% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$81,295
0.718% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$325,700
9.37% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
3,111
5.28% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Orange Beach, AL had a population of 6.13k people with a median age of 52.3 and a median household income of $81,295. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Orange Beach, AL grew from 6,019 to 6,130, a 1.84% increase and its median household income declined from $81,883 to $81,295, a −0.718% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Orange Beach, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (97.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.16%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.75%), White (Hispanic) (0.245%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.131%).

None of the households in Orange Beach, AL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.3% of the residents in Orange Beach, AL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Orange Beach, AL are Columbia Southern University (7,517 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Orange Beach, AL was $325,700, and the homeownership rate was 68.2%.

Most people in Orange Beach, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Orange Beach, AL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Orange Beach, AL is home to a population of 6.13k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.91% of Orange Beach, AL residents were born outside of the country (117 people).

In 2020, there were 84.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.98k people) in Orange Beach, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 71 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 46 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2020 Citizenship
99.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.3% of Orange Beach, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Orange Beach, AL was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Orange Beach, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.98k ± 117
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    71 ± 92
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    46 ± 55.7
0.245%
Hispanic Population
15 people

In 2020, there were 84.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.98k people) in Orange Beach, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 71 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 46 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.245% of the people in Orange Beach, AL are hispanic (15 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Orange Beach, AL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    47,080 ± 5,301 people
  2. Guatemala
    12,910 ± 2,786 people
  3. India
    10,249 ± 2,483 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 47,080 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 12,910 and India with 10,249.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.91%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
117 people
2.14%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
129 people

As of 2020, 1.91% of Orange Beach, AL residents (117 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Orange Beach, AL was 2.14%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    451 ± 249
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    114 ± 77
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    90 ± 69

Orange Beach, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Orange Beach, AL employs 3.11k people. The largest industries in Orange Beach, AL are Retail Trade (469 people), Construction (334 people), and Manufacturing (319 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($109,732), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($90,459), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($86,923).

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,111. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

3.11k
2020 Value
± 539
5.28%
1 Year growth
± 21.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Orange Beach, AL grew at a rate of 5.28%, from 2.96k employees to 3.11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Orange Beach, AL, are Sales & Related Occupations (626 people), Management Occupations (457 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (275 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Orange Beach, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.11k
2020 Value
± 539
5.28%
1 Year growth
± 21.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Orange Beach, AL grew at a rate of 5.28%, from 2.96k employees to 3.11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Orange Beach, AL, are Retail Trade (469 people), Construction (334 people), and Manufacturing (319 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Orange Beach, AL, though some of these residents may live in Orange Beach, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$72,770
Median earning men ± $24,743
$37,350
Median earning women ± $11,574

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($108,869), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($85,197), and Construction ($81,762).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,281), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($46,875), and Public Administration ($37,500).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alabama.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $52.4B
  2. $22.9B
  3. $20.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $52.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($22.9B) and Base metals ($20.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Alabama products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$282B
2020 Value in Alabama
$539B
Projected 2050 Value in Alabama
91.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Alabama trade was $282B. This is expected to increase 91.3% to $539B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alabama trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $31.7B
  2. $21.3B
  3. $14.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $31.7B, followed by Florida with $21.3B and Tennessee and $14.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alabama shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Richard Shelby and Tommy Tuberville are the senators currently representing the state of Alabama. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alabama

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Richard Shelby
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 1987
Until 1994, Richard Shelby won election to the Senate as a member of the Democratic Party.
Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Richard Shelby and Tommy Tuberville are the senators currently representing Alabama.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Alabama over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Alabama

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Orange Beach, AL awarded 7,517 degrees. The student population of Orange Beach, AL in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 11,391 male students and 7,142 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Orange Beach, AL are White (3,643 and 48.5%), followed by Unknown (1,571 and 20.9%), Black or African American (1,378 and 18.3%), and Hispanic or Latino (492 and 6.55%).

The largest universities in Orange Beach, AL by number of degrees awarded are Columbia Southern University (7,517 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Orange Beach, AL are General Business Administration & Management (2,348 and 31.2%), Occupational Safety & Health Technology (1,644 and 21.9%), and Fire Science & Fire-Fighting (686 and 9.13%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 18,533 students enrolled in Orange Beach, AL, 61.5% men and 38.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,444 records, of which 32.1% were women and 67.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 453 degree-majors awarded
  2. 936 degree-majors awarded
  3. 793 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Orange Beach, AL was Fire Services Administration with 453 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Orange Beach, AL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
7,517 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Columbia Southern University with 7,517 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 4,723 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Orange Beach, AL, which is 1.69 times more than the 2,794 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,643 degrees mean that there were 2.32 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 1,571 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($5,640) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($135) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($704) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.875% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.825% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (900k), and Secondary Education (638k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Orange Beach, AL was $325,700 in 2020, which is 1.42 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $297,800 to $325,700, a 9.37% increase. The homeownership rate in Orange Beach, AL is 68.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Orange Beach, AL have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Orange Beach, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$325,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$26,186
$2,063
Median Property Taxes
±$353

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Orange Beach, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Orange Beach, AL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

68.2%
Homeownership
2020
68.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 68.2% of the housing units in Orange Beach, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.2%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Orange Beach, AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$81,295
Median Household Income
± $4,825
3.03k
Number of Households
± 507

In 2020, the median household income of the 3.03k households in Orange Beach, AL declined from $81,295 from the previous year's value of $81,883.

The following chart displays the households in Orange Beach, AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Orange Beach, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2020 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2020, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.32% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alabama across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (75.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.2%)
  3. Carpooled (9.7%)

In 2020, 75.9% of workers in Orange Beach, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.2%) and those who carpooled to work (9.7%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Orange Beach, AL have a shorter commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.36% of the workforce in Orange Beach, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Orange Beach, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Orange Beach, AL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Orange Beach, AL (377 out of 6.12k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Orange Beach, AL is White, followed by Black and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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88.5% of the population of Orange Beach, AL has health coverage, with 35.2% on employee plans, 7.03% on Medicaid, 20.6% on Medicare, 24.2% on non-group plans, and 1.45% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Alabama was $7,281 in 2014. This is a 4.07% increase from the previous year ($6,996).

Primary care physicians in Baldwin County, AL see 1425 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.86% increase from the previous year (1372 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2029 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1015 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Alabama, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,425 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Baldwin County, AL

Primary care physicians in Baldwin County, AL see an average of 1,425 patients per year. This represents a 3.86% increase from the previous year (1,372 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Baldwin County, AL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Alabama across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 16.1% under 18 years, 13.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 32.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45% were men and 55% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

11.5%
Uninsured
35.2%
Employer Coverage
7.03%
Medicaid
20.6%
Medicare
24.2%
Non-Group
1.45%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Orange Beach, AL grew by 29% from 8.91% to 11.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Orange Beach, AL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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