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Gulf Shores
  • Town in Alabama

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade B minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B minus
  12. Commute
    grade B minus

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Gulf Shores is a town in Alabama with a population of 12,550. Gulf Shores is in Baldwin County. Living in Gulf Shores offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Gulf Shores and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Gulf Shores are highly rated.

About

About Gulf Shores...
Population
12,550

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$254,500
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,102
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    158.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    25
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    16.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    441.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,487.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    208.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    4%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    21%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  11%

Working in Gulf Shores

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,209
National
$64,994

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