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Overview

Introduction to Bay Minette, Alabama

Bay Minette, Alabama, in Baldwin county, is 20 miles NE of Mobile, Alabama (center to center) and 151 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is considered part of the Mobile metropolitan area. Bay Minette has a population of 7,820.

Bay Minette History

The city of Bay Minette was named after the bay. In fact, the bay was named after a surveyor with Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, who founded New Orleans. In 1900, it became the county seat of Baldwin County which was founded on December 21, 1809.

Bay Minette and nearby Attractions

  • Delta Explorer/ Historic Blakeley State Park
  • Wehle Nature Center At Blakeley
  • Phoenix Fire Museum
  • American Sport Art Museum
  • Meaher State Park
  • Bragg-Mitchell House

Things To Do In Bay Minette

Bay Minette offers easy access to the Museum of Mobile, Exploreum Science Museum, USS Alabama, Fort Conde Museum and Welcome Center, and Phoenix Fire Museum. You can also enjoy your leisure time at the local parks and playgrounds. The Trinity Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Evangel Temple Church, Saint Agatha Catholic Church, and First Assembly of God Church are also worth visiting. You can enjoy shopping at Bay Minette Plaza Shopping Center and Gracelaine Shopping Center.

Bay Minette Transportation

Mobile Downtown Airport is the nearest airport.

Bay Minette Higher Education

James H. Faulkner State Community College is the local college. Some of the other local colleges and universities are the University of South Alabama-Baldwin, University of South Alabama, and Bishop State Community College.

People

Total Population 8,682
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,982
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 35.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.8%
Median Earnings25+ $25,289
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,612
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,125

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,672
% Above Poverty Level 70.6%
% Below Poverty Level 29.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36.4%
Median Gross Rent $578
Median House Value $113,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.1%
US/American 0%
English 9.5%
Irish 7.8%

Bay Minette Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles NE of Mobile, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 151 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Baldwin
Metro Area Mobile
Standard Zip Codes 36507
Phone Area Codes 251
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.882
Longitude -87.773

Bay Minette Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BAY MINETTE
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 59 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 89 F
Oct Temp 56 to 77 F
Annual Precip 67.6 inches
Station FAIRHOPE 2 NE
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 60 F
Apr Temp 55 to 77 F
Jul Temp 73 to 90 F
Oct Temp 57 to 79 F
Annual Precip 67.7 inches
Station ATMORE STATE NURSERY
Distance 28.1 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 59 F
Apr Temp 52 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 64.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bay Minette, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bromley (36507)

Pinegrove (36507)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atmore 10,096 $31,392
Creola 1,898 $52,102
Loxley 2,170 $50,224
Saraland 13,657 $60,091
Satsuma 6,145 $71,659
Spanish Fort 7,357 $81,509

Bay Minette Public Libraries

Library
Bay Minette Public Library
205 WEST 2ND STREET
Bay Minette, Alabama
(251) 580-1648
Library Web Site

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Bay Minette Hospitals

NORTH BALDWIN INFIRMARY
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1815 HAND AVENUE
(251) 937-5521
Emergency Service: Yes

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Bay Minette High Schools

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BALDWIN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
ONE TIGER DR
251-937-2341
Serves 1,217 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

BALDWIN COUNTY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER
600 BLACKBURN AVE
251-937-0951
A Non-traditional School
Serves 18 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6

NORTH BALDWIN CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY
500 W HURRICANE RD
251-937-6751
A Vocational School

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