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Overview

Introduction to Spanish Fort, Alabama

Spanish Fort, Alabama, in Baldwin county, is 7 miles E of Mobile, Alabama (center to center) and 138 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana. Spanish Fort city is part of the Mobile metropolitan area.

Spanish Fort History

The city of Spanish Fort was formerly a French trading post. The Spanish constructed a fort at the location of present-day Spanish Fort in the year 1780. This fort was destroyed by the British in the year 1781, but the Spanish rebuilt it in 1799. The fort was possessed by the United States in 1814. Spanish Fort acted as a defense to Mobile city during the American Civil War. The city was the site of the Battle of Spanish Fort in the American Civil War Mobile Campaign.

Spanish Fort and nearby Attractions

  • Spanish Fort Shopping Center
  • D'Olive Creek
  • Blakeley State Park Nature Center
  • Meaher State Park
  • American Sport Art Museum

Things To Do In Spanish Fort

The city of Spanish Fort has interesting places to visit such as the Alabama State-Conservation & Natural Resources-Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Division and Historic Blakeley State Park. Another great place to visit is the Spanish Fort Shopping Center. If you prefer a quiet place to relax, you can visit the Tensaw River and the D'Olive Creek.

Spanish Fort Transportation

The airport closest to the city of Spanish Fort is Mobile Downtown airport.

Spanish Fort Higher Education

Institutes offering higher educational facilities to residents of Spanish Fort city include Bishop State Community College, University of South Alabama-Baldwin, University of South Alabama, and the James H Faulkner State Community College.

People

Total Population 7,578
Male Share of the Population 52%
Female Share of the Population 48%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 4,062
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 58.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 49.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $96,964
% Above Poverty Level 92.2%
% Below Poverty Level 7.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,091
Median House Value $241,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.4%
US/American 0%
English 12.4%
Irish 14.2%

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

Spanish Fort Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles E of Mobile, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 138 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Baldwin
Metro Area Mobile
Standard Zip Codes 36527
P.O. Box Zip Codes 36577
Phone Area Codes 251
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.674
Longitude -87.915

Spanish Fort 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 8.8 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 BAY MINETTE
Distance 16.4 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 PASCAGOULA 3 NE
Distance 38.8 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Timber Creek (36527)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chickasaw 6,005 $31,829
Daphne 23,559 $73,451
Fairhope 17,309 $82,934
Loxley 1,886 $52,813
Mobile 194,669 $50,211
Prichard 22,439 $31,263

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

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