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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Foley is a town in Alabama with a population of 17,315. Foley is in Baldwin County. Living in Foley offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Foley and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Foley are above average.
About Foley...
Population
17,315

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$785
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    188.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    49.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    360.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,843.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    133.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Foley

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,468
National
$55,322
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Foley Reviews

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I have lived here my entire life and wouldn't really trade living here for anything. The atmosphere around the town is nice, the people here are amazing as long as you meet the right ones, and the sights around the town are amazing and something that is worth seeing!
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Foley was a very close community, that looked out for one another. Growing up as a child I was active in public sports and also once in high school I played four years of soccer. However, the soccer community within the community is not as strong as other sports. I would like to see new sport-splex utilized for camps and tournaments more frequently. Most of all fields should be opened to the public, so that people may utilize for pick up games. This would thus strengthen the soccer community within Foley creating more opportunities for competition, so players would improve their skills.
I have lived in Foley Alabama for ten years. Though I am young, I will say I've enjoyed my time here. Foley has emerged significantly in the past couple of years. Gulf Shores, which is our sister city is known to be the tourist area considering we have our beautiful white beaches on the gulf. Since Foley has become more prominent, the tourists are no longer focusing on gulf shores but are learning our little city is more than it has been in the past.