Orange Beach, AL

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2022 Population
8,048
2.56% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
51.6
3.55% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
6.2%
31.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$90,402
6.56% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$453,700
28.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
4,141
0.624% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Orange Beach, AL had a population of 8.05k people with a median age of 51.6 and a median household income of $90,402. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Orange Beach, AL grew from 7,847 to 8,048, a 2.56% increase and its median household income grew from $84,838 to $90,402, a 6.56% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Orange Beach, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.94%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.7%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.348%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.149%).

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.

98.5% of the residents in Orange Beach, AL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Orange Beach, AL are Columbia Southern University (5,998 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Orange Beach, AL was $453,700, and the homeownership rate was 68.2%.

Most people in Orange Beach, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Orange Beach, AL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Orange Beach, AL is home to a population of 8.05k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.27% of Orange Beach, AL residents were born outside of the country (263 people).

In 2022, there were 32.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.6k people) in Orange Beach, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 237 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 137 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Orange Beach, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Orange Beach, AL was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Orange Beach, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.6k ± 258
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    237 ± 163
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    137 ± 128
0.41%
Hispanic Population
33 people

In 2022, there were 32.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.6k people) in Orange Beach, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 237 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 137 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.41% of the people in Orange Beach, AL are hispanic (33 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
    45,935 ± 5,238 people
  2. Guatemala
    15,043 ± 3,007 people
  3. India
    10,012 ± 2,454 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 45,935 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 15,043 and India with 10,012.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.27%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
263 people
2.42%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
190 people

As of 2022, 3.27% of Orange Beach, AL residents (263 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Orange Beach, AL was 2.42%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    578 ± 349
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    113 ± 92
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    106 ± 104

Orange Beach, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Orange Beach, AL employs 4.14k people. The largest industries in Orange Beach, AL are Retail Trade (915 people), Manufacturing (462 people), and Construction (416 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($105,096), Manufacturing ($90,529), and Construction ($90,516).

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,264. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

4.14k
2022 Value
± 641
−0.624%
1 Year decline
± 21.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Orange Beach, AL declined at a rate of −0.624%, from 4.17k employees to 4.14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Orange Beach, AL, are Sales & Related Occupations (849 people), Management Occupations (651 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (324 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

4.14k
2022 Value
± 641
−0.624%
1 Year decline
± 21.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Orange Beach, AL declined at a rate of −0.624%, from 4.17k employees to 4.14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Orange Beach, AL, are Retail Trade (915 people), Manufacturing (462 people), and Construction (416 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

$68,034
Median earning men ± $10,749
$41,071
Median earning women ± $17,815

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($137,969), Construction ($90,375), and Public Administration ($83,605).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($194,167), Manufacturing ($158,442), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($55,930).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.1%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.13M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 2.1% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.2%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Alabama went to Donald J. Trump with 62% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%).

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt 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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Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021
Katie Britt
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing Alabama.

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

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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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Education

In 2022, universities in Orange Beach, AL awarded 5,998 degrees. The student population of Orange Beach, AL in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 9,946 male students and 6,002 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Orange Beach, AL are White (3,087 and 51.5%), followed by Unknown (1,245 and 20.8%), Black or African American (1,163 and 19.4%), and Hispanic or Latino (202 and 3.37%).

The largest universities in Orange Beach, AL by number of degrees awarded are Columbia Southern University (5,998 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Orange Beach, AL are General Business Administration & Management (1,680 and 28%), Occupational Safety & Health Technology (1,247 and 20.8%), and Fire Services Administration (479 and 7.99%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 15,948 students enrolled in Orange Beach, AL, 62.4% men and 37.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,129 records, of which 31.7% were women and 68.3% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Orange Beach, AL was Fire Services Administration with 479 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
5,998 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Columbia Southern University with 5,998 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 3,780 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Orange Beach, AL, which is 1.7 times more than the 2,218 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,087 degrees mean that there were 2.48 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 1,245 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 ($5,880) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($135) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($616) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.905% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.822% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.23M), Some college (913k), and Secondary Education (625k).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Orange Beach, AL was $453,700 in 2022, which is 1.61 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $353,000 to $453,700, a 28.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Orange Beach, AL is 68.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Orange Beach, AL have an average commute time of 24.5 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

$453,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$36,264
$2,537
Median Property Taxes
±$411

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
2022
66%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 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 71.7%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Orange Beach, AL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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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

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$90,402
Median Household Income
± $6,522
3.72k
Number of Households
± 617

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.72k households in Orange Beach, AL grew to $90,402 from the previous year's value of $84,838.

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
2022 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.458
2021 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2022, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0777% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (18%)
  3. Carpooled (8.57%)

In 2022, 72.5% of workers in Orange Beach, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (18%) and those who carpooled to work (8.57%).

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

24.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Orange Beach, AL have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.29% 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

6.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Orange Beach, AL (497 out of 8.02k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Males 18 - 24 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 Two Or More and Black.

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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Health

90.3% of the population of Orange Beach, AL has health coverage, with 35.4% on employee plans, 10.3% on Medicaid, 19.6% on Medicare, 22.7% on non-group plans, and 2.31% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Baldwin County, AL see 1450 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.75% increase from the previous year (1425 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2047 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1006 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,450 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Baldwin County, AL

Primary care physicians in Baldwin County, AL see an average of 1,450 patients per year. This represents a 1.75% increase from the previous year (1,425 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 16.3% under 18 years, 13.9% between 18 and 34 years, 41.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 28.5% 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

9.66%
Uninsured
35.4%
Employer Coverage
10.3%
Medicaid
19.6%
Medicare
22.7%
Non-Group
2.31%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Orange Beach, AL declined by 9.3% from 10.7% to 9.66%.

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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