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 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.


Total Population 8,843
Male Share of the Population 51.3%
Female Share of the Population 48.7%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,185
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 34.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.4%
Median Earnings25+ $25,913
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,803
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,686


Median Family Income $49,269
% Above Poverty Level 73.7%
% Below Poverty Level 26.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 39%
Median Gross Rent $590
Median House Value $118,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.1%
US/American 0%
English 7.9%
Irish 7.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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


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

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
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
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 10,072 $34,893
Creola 1,842 $53,295
Loxley 1,886 $52,813
Saraland 13,715 $62,308
Satsuma 6,152 $75,964
Spanish Fort 7,578 $96,964

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bay Minette Public Libraries

Bay Minette Public Library
Bay Minette, Alabama
(251) 580-1648
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Bay Minette Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(251) 937-5521
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 1,217 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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Student/teacher ratio: 6

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