Introduction to Daphne, Alabama

Daphne, Alabama, in Baldwin county, is 10 miles SE of Mobile, Alabama (center to center) and 137 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is located in the Mobile metropolitan area. Daphne has a population of 16,581.

Daphne History

The area now known as Daphne was originally settled in by Native American tribes. Hernando de Soto was the first Spanish explorer to arrive in the region in 1540. He was soon followed by a large number of European settlers. The community of Daphne of established in 1763. At that time, it was known as "the Village. It became the county seat of Baldwin County in 1868, and was officially established as a town in 1874. The area's first post office was set up in the same year. Daphne was officially incorporated on July 8, 1927, and James M. Voltz became the city's first mayor. Daphne is also referred to as the "Jubilee City".

Daphne and nearby Attractions

  • American Sport Art Museum
  • Meaher State Park
  • Historic Blakeley State Park
  • Marietta Johnson Museum
  • Phoenix Fire Museum
  • Bragg - Mitchell House

Things To Do In Daphne

Daphne provides easy access to Exploreum Science Museum, Mobile Museum of Art, Museum of Art, Fort Conde Museum and Welcome Center, and Exploreum Science Museum. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Rock Creek Golf Club and Lake Forest Golf Course. The city is also home to the Village Point Park Preserve which is an estuary for wildlife, and also has a historic cemetery on the property. In addition, visitors can participate in the annual celebrations like the Gulf Coast Zydeco Music and Crawfish Festival, the Celtic Celebration, and the Jubilee Festival.

Daphne Transportation

The nearest airport is Mobile Regional Airport.

Daphne Higher Education

University of South Alabama-Baldwin, James H Faulkner State Community College, and Bishop State Community College are some of the nearby colleges.


Total Population 23,559
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 13.7%
Employed Population 16+ 11,803
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 50.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.2%
Median Earnings25+ $35,731
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,977
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,469


Median Family Income $73,451
% Above Poverty Level 88.8%
% Below Poverty Level 11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 30.7%
Median Gross Rent $980
Median House Value $176,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.6%
US/American 0%
English 13%
Irish 9.9%

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

Daphne Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles SE of Mobile, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 137 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Baldwin
Metro Area Mobile
Standard Zip Codes 36526
Phone Area Codes 251
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.603
Longitude -87.903

Daphne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3.9 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 20.6 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 37.3 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 60 F
Apr Temp 55 to 75 F
Jul Temp 72 to 90 F
Oct Temp 56 to 79 F
Annual Precip 67 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fairhope 17,309 $82,934
Loxley 1,886 $52,813
Mobile 194,669 $50,211
Robertsdale 5,656 $56,726
Silverhill 654 $50,795
Spanish Fort 7,578 $96,964

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

Daphne Public Libraries

Daphne Public Library
2607 U.S. HIGHWAY 98 (PO BOX 1225)
Daphne, Alabama
(251) 621-2818

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Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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