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Overview

Introduction to Fairhope, Alabama

Fairhope, Alabama, in Baldwin county, is 14 miles SE of Mobile, Alabama (center to center) and 135 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is included in the Mobile metropolitan area.

Fairhope History

The City of Fairhope was founded in 1894 as a utopian single tax colony. It was established by the "Fairhope Industrial Association" on the site of the former City of Alabama. Since it was a model community based on the common ownership of land, and was created with a "fair hope of success," it was christened "Fairhope" by the Midwesterners. The School for Organic Education was established in the city in 1907 by educator Marietta Johnson. Fairhope was incorporated in 1908. In the early 1900s, the city became a popular wintering spot for intellectuals and artists.

Fairhope and nearby Attractions

  • Municipal Pier
  • Marietta Johnson Museum
  • Mobile Botanical Gardens
  • Meaher State Park
  • Fort Gaines
  • Phoenix Fire Museum

Things To Do In Fairhope

While in Fairhope, people can visit the historic sites and museums like Bragg-Mitchell House, Carlen House, American Sport Art Museum, and Gulf Shores Museum, all of which are located within 20 miles of the city. Fort Gaines, another historic site close to Fairhope, is a mid-19th century fort which played an important role in the Battle of Mobile Bay. Golfers may enjoy a visit to the Quail Creek Golf Course and Rock Creek Golf Club. The Del-Fair Shopping Center, Baldwin Square Shopping Center, and Eastern Shore Shopping Center, are popular shopping malls in the area. The city also celebrates the internationally acclaimed Arts & Crafts Festival, a three day event offering live entertainment and unique cuisine on the streets of Fairhope.

Fairhope Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Mobile Regional Airport.

Fairhope Higher Education

The University of South Alabama-Baldwin is located in Fairhope. The James H Faulkner State Community College, Pensacola Junior College, and Bishop State Community College, are also nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,561
Male Share of the Population45.8%
Female Share of the Population54.2%
Senior Citizens22.8%
Employed Population 16+7,863
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married56.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher51%
Median Earnings25+$39,573
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,641

Wealth

Median Family Income$84,344
% Above Poverty Level91.1%
% Below Poverty Level8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home7.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone26.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,078
Median House Value$239,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.4%
English13.5%
Irish13.2%
German12.6%
French Except Basque5.2%
Scottish4.7%
Italian3.7%
West Indian1.6%
Jamaican1.1%
Swedish0.8%
Polish0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Hungarian0.6%
Bahamian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Russian0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Fairhope Almanac

CategoryValue
County Baldwin County
Standard Zip Codes36532
P.O. Box Zip Codes36533
Phone Area Codes251
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.51
Approximate Longitude-87.88

Fairhope 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
Distance2.2 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
StationMOBILE RGNL AP
Distance23.4 miles
Jan Temp40 to 61 F
Apr Temp55 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp56 to 79 F
Annual Precip66.2 inches
StationBAY MINETTE
Distance25.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Daphne24,685$81,627
Loxley1,825$59,453
Robertsdale5,853$49,954
Silverhill737$60,625
Spanish Fort8,017$107,063
Summerdale995$53,500

Fairhope Public Libraries

Fairhope Public Library
501 FAIRHOPE AVENUE
Fairhope, Alabama
(251) 928-7483

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Fairhope Hospitals

Thomas Hospital
750 Morphy Avenue
(251) 928-2375

Fairhope Public Schools

Baldwin Co Alt Sch
6925 Twin Beech Rd
ZIP: 36532
Fairhope High Sch
18800 Greeno Rd
ZIP: 36532
High
Total Enrollment 1469
Fairhope Intermediate Sch
2 N Bishop Rd
ZIP: 36532
Middle
Total Enrollment 815
Fairhope K-1 Ctr
100 S Church St
ZIP: 36532
Fairhope Middle Sch
Two Pirate Drive
ZIP: 36532
Middle
Total Enrollment 760
Fairhope Primary Sch
408 N Section Street
ZIP: 36532
Primary
Total Enrollment 1070
J Larry Newton Sch
9761 County Road 32
ZIP: 36532
Primary
Total Enrollment 622

Fairhope Private Schools

Eastern Shore Early Childhood
1090 Fairhope Ave
ZIP: 36532
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
Marietta Johnson School Of Organic Education
8 Marietta Dr
ZIP: 36532
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
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