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Overview

Introduction to Satsuma, Alabama

Satsuma, Alabama is 11 miles N of Mobile, Alabama (center to center) and 135 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana. It is in Mobile county. The city is part of the Mobile metro area. The population of Satsuma is 5,687.

Satsuma History

In the year 1878, the Mandarin Satsuma oranges in Alabama were introducted. Originally, the area of Satsuma was known as Fig Tree Island. Satsuma came to be known by its present-day name in 1915. Between the years 1912 and 1924, the Satsuma trees were damaged by citrus canker and cold weather. In 1959, the plans for Satsuma's town charter were submitted, and the area had its first municipal election that year.

Satsuma and nearby Attractions

  • Steele Creek Marina
  • Sunlight Missionary Baptist Church
  • Starlight Baptist Church
  • Satsuma Lions Park
  • Satsuma Public Library

Things To Do In Satsuma

Historic sites and museums near Satsuma include the American Sport Art Museum, Exploreum Science Museum, and the Bragg-Mitchell House. The city's beautiful churches are also worth visiting. The city's lakes and brooks allow one to indulge in a variety of water sports. One can also spend a fun day out with family and friends at any of the local parks.

Satsuma Transportation

Air transportation is provided by Mobile Downtown Airport.

Satsuma Higher Education

Residents of Satsuma can enroll at the local Bishop State Community College and the University of South Alabama. Other institutes nearby include James H. Faulkner State Community College and the University of South Alabama-Baldwin.

People

Total Population 6,152
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 13.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,668
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 63.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $75,964
% Above Poverty Level 89.7%
% Below Poverty Level 10.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 0.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 19.1%
Median Gross Rent $933
Median House Value $147,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.4%
US/American 0%
English 5.8%
Irish 14%

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

Satsuma Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles N of Mobile, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 135 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Mobile
Metro Area Mobile
Standard Zip Codes 36572
Phone Area Codes 251
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.853
Longitude -88.056

Satsuma 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 16.3 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 23.3 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 MERRILL
Distance 40.2 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 60 F
Apr Temp 51 to 79 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 50 to 80 F
Annual Precip 65.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chickasaw 6,005 $31,829
Creola 1,842 $53,295
Mobile 194,669 $50,211
Mount Vernon 1,482 $50,000
Prichard 22,439 $31,263
Saraland 13,715 $62,308

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

Satsuma Public Libraries

Library
Satsuma Public Library
5466 OLD HIGHWAY 43
Satsuma, Alabama
(251) 679-0700

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Satsuma High Schools

SATSUMA HIGH SCHOOL
1 GATOR CIR
251-221-3269
Serves 1,282 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

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