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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,295
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+12,176
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married49.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.9%
Median Earnings25+$36,235
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,086

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,797
% Above Poverty Level88.2%
% Below Poverty Level11.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone31.4%
Median Gross Rent$984
Median House Value$184,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.6%
English10.9%
German9.1%
Irish8.9%
Italian3.6%
Scottish2.8%
French Except Basque2.7%
Polish2.1%
Norwegian0.8%
Canadian0.6%
West Indian0.6%
Jamaican0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Latvian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Daphne Almanac

CategoryValue
County Baldwin County
Standard Zip Codes36526
Phone Area Codes251
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.62
Approximate Longitude-87.89

Daphne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFAIRHOPE 2 NE
Distance3.9 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
StationBAY MINETTE
Distance20.6 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
StationPASCAGOULA 3 NE
Distance37.3 miles
Jan Temp39 to 60 F
Apr Temp55 to 75 F
Jul Temp72 to 90 F
Oct Temp56 to 79 F
Annual Precip67 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fairhope17,996$81,006
Loxley1,837$58,333
Mobile193,717$50,074
Robertsdale5,776$48,729
Silverhill809$60,625
Spanish Fort7,825$102,188

Daphne Public Libraries

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

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Daphne Hospitals

Mobile Bay Rehabilitation Hospital
(Proprietary)
101 Villa Drive
(251) 621-4354
Eastpointe Hospital
(Proprietary)
7400 Roper Lane
(251) 450-5901

Daphne Public Schools

Daphne East Elem Sch
26651 County Road 13
ZIP: 36526
Primary
Total Enrollment 1007
Daphne Elem Sch
2307 Main St
ZIP: 36526
Primary
Total Enrollment 685
Daphne High Sch
9300 Champions Way
ZIP: 36526
High
Total Enrollment 1235
Daphne Middle Sch
One Jody Davis Cir
ZIP: 36526
Middle
Total Enrollment 614
W J Carroll Intermediate Sch
1000 Main St
ZIP: 36526
Middle
Total Enrollment 492

Daphne Private Schools

Bayside Academy
303 Dryer Ave
ZIP: 36526
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 730
Christ The King School
1503 Main St
ZIP: 36526
Elementary
Total Enrollment 482
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