BALDWIN
BY THE NUMBERS


Population Growth

Baldwin County Population Growth

Since 2010, OVER 94% of Baldwin County’s population growth is a result of INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC MIGRATION.
Source: PARCA

From 2010 to 2018, Baldwin County had 33,655 INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC RESIDENTS migrate into the county—ALMOST 12,000 more than the next Alabama county.
Source: PARCA

Baldwin County’s 24,051 new net residents since 2014 are equivalent to 39% OF ALABAMA’S TOTAL NET POPULATION GROWTH.

OVER 58% POPULATION GROWTH SINCE 2000

11TH FASTEST GROWING MSA IN THE U.S. FROM 2010 TO 2019

THE FASTEST GROWING COUNTY IN ALABAMA SINCE 2010

NOTEWORTHY

Baldwin County is home to 4 of Alabama’s TOP 10 FASTEST GROWING CITIES with over 10,000 residents.
Baldwin County became Alabama’s 5TH LARGEST COUNTY in 2018 and is projected to become the state’s 4TH LARGEST COUNTY BY 2020.

Largest Counties in Alabama

Rank
County
2019 Total Population
1 Jefferson 658,573
2 Mobile 413,210
3 Madison 372,909
4 Montgomery 226,486
5 Baldwin 223,234
6 Shelby 217,702
7 Tuscaloosa 209,355
8 Lee 164,542
9 Morgan 119,679
10 Calhoun 113,605

Population Growth by Municipality

Municipality
2019 Population
Percentage Growth
Last 5 Years
Total Growth
Last 5 Years
Bay Minette 9,354 5.0% 442
Daphne 26,869 11.3% 2,731
Elberta 1,746 7.9% 128
Fairhope 22,677 20.0% 3,783
Foley 20,391 20.8% 3,510
Gulf Shores 12,757 9.8% 1,143
Loxley 3,049 60.7% 1,152
Magnolia Springs 823 6.5% 50
Orange Beach 6,235 8.7% 499
Perdido Beach 649 7.5% 45
Robertsdale 6,815 12.1% 735
Silverhill 1,170 55.6% 418
Spanish Fort 9,214 19.3% 1,492
Summerdale 1,681 69.5% 689


Workforce Growth

540,000+ WORKERS IN THE BALDWIN COUNTY LABOR SHED

For the third straight year, Emsi ranked Baldwin County as ALABAMA’S LEADER FOR WORKFORCE TALENT ATTRACTION.

NOTEWORTHY

  • 81% prime-age labor force participation rate in Baldwin County
  • 1 in 10 Baldwin County residents holds a graduate degree
  • 2.3% manufacturing union membership, compared to 8.4% U.S. average

Commuting Patterns

Average travel time to work for Baldwin County residents — 27 minutes

25,853

45,907

34,393

Population Growth by Education Level

EDUCATION LEVEL
(AGES 25-64)
PERCENT CHANGE
(2010-2018)
No High School Diploma -6.8%
High School Graduate 8.7%
Some College, No Degree 5.6%
Associate Degree 34.8%
Bachelor’s Degree 28.9%
Graduate or Professional Degree 37.5%
Graduate or Professional Degree 54.8%
MOBILE AND BALDWIN COUNTIES LEAD THE STATE OF ALABAMA in the number of high school students enrolled in career technical education programs. 


Industry Growth

Alabama’s Employment Growth Leaders

Total Five-Year Job Growth

Five-Year Job Growth by Percentage


FIVE YEAR BALDWIN COUNTY JOB GROWTH 

2015 Q1 – 2020 Q1
9%

Manufacturing

17%

Professional, Scientific & Technical Service

17%

Accommodation & Food Services

23%

Health Care & Social Assistance

37%

Administrative & Support Services

31%

Construction

21%

Transportation

15.4%
All Industries

15.4% TOTAL JOB GROWTH from 2015 to 2020

CONSISTENT ANNUAL JOB GROWTH OF 3-4% 

11,250 NET NEW JOBS ADDED since 2015

Milken Institute ranks Baldwin County among AMERICA’S LEADERS FOR CREATING AND RETAINING JOBS.


Economic Growth

Real Estate Growth

Residential Home Sales

2019 6,936
2018 6,688
2017 6,517
2016 5,695
2015 5,326
OVER 2,000 NEW HOUSING PERMITS EACH YEAR

NOTEWORTHY

  • FOR THREE STRAIGHT YEARS, SMARTASSET HAS RANKED BALDWIN COUNTY #1 IN THE STATE OF ALABAMA FOR INCOMING BUSINESS INVESTMENT.

  • IN 2018, BALDWIN COUNTY’S EXPORTS GREW 55%, RANKING 2ND IN ALABAMA FOR TOTAL EXPORTS. 

Home Sales by Municipality

Municipality

2019 Median Sale Price

2019 Home Sales

Bay Minette  $157,500 168
Daphne  $225,000 1,035
Elberta  $209,900 81
Fairhope  $331,250 934
Foley  $192,500 915
Gulf Shores  $300,000 1,342
Loxley  $181,950 213
Magnolia Springs  $392,000 16
Orange Beach  $455,900 1,137
Perdido Beach  $170,000 7
Robertsdale  $165,000 163
Silverhill  $185,000 80
Spanish Fort  $260,655 463
Summerdale  $174,945 143
Baldwin County Total $250,000 6,936

Baldwin County Median Household Income

2020 $57,497
2025 (projected) $61,113

Baldwin County Median Home Value

2020 $202,806
2025 (projected) $216,004

Baldwin County Housing Units

2020 $202,806
2025 (projected) $216,004

26% GDP GROWTH OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS

34% GROWTH IN TOTAL COMPENSATION

BROOKINGS RANKS BALDWIN COUNTY AS ALABAMA’S LEADER FOR ECONOMIC COMPLEXITY.

Total Annual GDP

1 Jefferson County, Alabama $46,964,503,000
2 Madison County, Alabama $24,037,422,000
3 Mobile County, Alabama $19,410,142,000
4 Montgomery County, Alabama $14,214,991,000
5 Shelby County, Alabama $11,896,337,000
6 Tuscaloosa County, Alabama $11,451,347,000
7 Baldwin County, Alabama $7,918,730,000
8 Lee County, Alabama $5,555,690,000
9 Morgan County, Alabama $5,311,250,000
10 Houston County, Alabama $4,618,681,000


Looking Ahead

BALDWIN COUNTY IS PROJECTED TO BECOME THE 4TH LARGEST COUNTY IN ALABAMA BY 2020.

PROJECTED POPULATION GROWTH

PROJECTED PERCENTAGE GROWTH BY METRO AREA 2020–2030
PROJECTED TOTAL GROWTH BY COUNTY 2020–2030