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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,990
Male Share of the Population51.6%
Female Share of the Population48.4%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+2,858
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married35.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.5%
Median Earnings25+$26,108
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,538
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,228

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,158
% Above Poverty Level74.4%
% Below Poverty Level25.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone40.4%
Median Gross Rent$579
Median House Value$121,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)50.3%
Irish6.4%
German5.9%
English4.9%
Italian3%
Scottish2%
Dutch1.7%
Welsh0.8%
French Except Basque0.8%
Norwegian0.4%
Russian0.3%
African0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Polish0.2%
Arab0.1%
Swedish0.1%
South African0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Bay Minette Almanac

CategoryValue
County Baldwin County
Standard Zip Codes36507
Phone Area Codes251
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.88
Approximate Longitude-87.77

Bay Minette Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBAY MINETTE
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp38 to 59 F
Apr Temp54 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 89 F
Oct Temp56 to 77 F
Annual Precip67.6 inches
StationFAIRHOPE 2 NE
Distance23.9 miles
Jan Temp40 to 60 F
Apr Temp55 to 77 F
Jul Temp73 to 90 F
Oct Temp57 to 79 F
Annual Precip67.7 inches
StationATMORE STATE NURSERY
Distance28.1 miles
Jan Temp37 to 59 F
Apr Temp52 to 77 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp55 to 79 F
Annual Precip64.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Atmore9,969$38,945
Creola1,738$66,635
Loxley1,825$59,453
Saraland14,026$70,386
Satsuma6,145$79,563
Spanish Fort8,017$107,063

Bay Minette Public Libraries

Bay Minette Public Library
205 WEST SECOND STREET
Bay Minette, Alabama
(251) 580-1648

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Bay Minette Public Schools

Baldwin Co High Sch
One Tiger Dr
ZIP: 36507
High
Total Enrollment 1167
Bay Minette Elem Sch
800 Blackburn Ave
ZIP: 36507
Primary
Total Enrollment 545
Bay Minette Intermediate Sch
600 Blackburn Avenue
ZIP: 36507
Middle
Total Enrollment 361
Bay Minette Middle Sch
1311 W 13th Street
ZIP: 36507
Middle
Total Enrollment 532
Delta Elem Sch
10251 White House Fork Rd
ZIP: 36507
Primary
Total Enrollment 253
North Baldwin Ctr For Tech
505 Dr Martin Luther King Blvd
ZIP: 36507
High
Pine Grove Elem Sch
43980 Pine Grove Rd
ZIP: 36507
Primary
Total Enrollment 527
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