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Overview

Introduction to Foley, Alabama

Foley, Alabama, in Baldwin county, is 27 miles W of Pensacola, Florida (center to center) and 146 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is in the Mobile area. There are 7,590 residents in Foley.

Foley History

John Burton Foley founded the present day City of Foley in the early 1900s. He also helped develop South Baldwin County. In fact, the city was named after him. The Louisville and Nashville Railroad first entered the city in 1905. Soon after that, the city became South Baldwin County's center for shipping the agricultural products. The city is the birthplace of Ken "The Snake" Stabler, former American football player.

Foley and nearby Attractions

  • Foley Museum
  • Baldwin Museum of Art
  • Waterville USA
  • Buck's Pocket State Park
  • Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
  • Big Lagoon State Park

Things To Do In Foley

Foley offers many recreational facilities. You can visit the Foley Museum Archives Railroad Park and Baldwin Museum of Art. Also worth visiting is the John B. Foley Park, Max Griffin Park, Heritage Park, Melvin Roberts Park, Aaronville Park, and Beulah Heights Park. One can enjoy hiking and biking at the Foley Hike-Bike Trail. The Palm Plaza Shopping Center offers a great shopping experience. In addition, the city hosts several annual events and festivals such as the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival and Heritage Harbor Days.

Foley Transportation

Flights can be availed from Mobile Downtown Airport.

Foley Higher Education

The nearest colleges and universities are the University of South Alabama-Baldwin, Bishop State Community College, and James H Faulkner State Community College.

People

Total Population 16,345
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 25.3%
Employed Population 16+ 6,338
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 49.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,264
% Above Poverty Level 81.1%
% Below Poverty Level 18.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36.1%
Median Gross Rent $767
Median House Value $156,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.8%
US/American 0%
English 15.7%
Irish 12.1%

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

Foley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles W of Pensacola, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 146 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Baldwin
Metro Area Mobile
Standard Zip Codes 36535
P.O. Box Zip Codes 36536
Phone Area Codes 251
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.406
Longitude -87.683

Foley 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 FAIRHOPE 2 NE
Distance 15.5 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 PENSACOLA SHERMAN NAS
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 61 F
Apr Temp 57 to 75 F
Jul Temp 74 to 90 F
Oct Temp 59 to 79 F
Annual Precip 63.1 inches
Station PENSACOLA RGNL AP
Distance 30.3 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 61 F
Apr Temp 58 to 76 F
Jul Temp 75 to 91 F
Oct Temp 60 to 79 F
Annual Precip 64.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Huggers Landing (36535)

Oyster Bay (36535)

Vernant Park (36535)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elberta 1,506 $39,464
Gulf Shores 10,703 $57,712
Orange Beach 5,682 $65,017
Robertsdale 5,656 $56,726
Silverhill 654 $50,795
Summerdale 986 $44,038

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

Foley Public Libraries

Library
Foley Public Library
319 EAST LAUREL AVENUE
Foley, Alabama
(251) 943-7665

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Foley Hospitals

SOUTH BALDWIN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
1613 NORTH MCKENZIE STREET
(251) 952-3400
Emergency Service: Yes

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Foley High Schools

FOLEY HIGH SCHOOL
1 PRIDE PL
251-943-2221
Serves 1,148 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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