Overview

Introduction to Foley, Alabama

Foley, Alabama, in Baldwin county, is 27 miles W of Pensacola, Florida (center to center) and 146 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is in the Mobile area..

Foley History

John Burton Foley founded the present day City of Foley in the early 1900s. He also helped develop South Baldwin County. In fact, the city was named after him. The Louisville and Nashville Railroad first entered the city in 1905. Soon after that, the city became South Baldwin County's center for shipping the agricultural products. The city is the birthplace of Ken "The Snake" Stabler, former American football player.

Foley and nearby Attractions

  • Foley Museum
  • Baldwin Museum of Art
  • Waterville USA
  • Buck's Pocket State Park
  • Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
  • Big Lagoon State Park

Things To Do In Foley

Foley offers many recreational facilities. You can visit the Foley Museum Archives Railroad Park and Baldwin Museum of Art. Also worth visiting is the John B. Foley Park, Max Griffin Park, Heritage Park, Melvin Roberts Park, Aaronville Park, and Beulah Heights Park. One can enjoy hiking and biking at the Foley Hike-Bike Trail. The Palm Plaza Shopping Center offers a great shopping experience. In addition, the city hosts several annual events and festivals such as the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival and Heritage Harbor Days.

Foley Transportation

Flights can be availed from Mobile Downtown Airport.

Foley Higher Education

The nearest colleges and universities are the University of South Alabama-Baldwin, Bishop State Community College, and James H Faulkner State Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,818
Male Share of the Population45.3%
Female Share of the Population54.7%
Senior Citizens26.2%
Employed Population 16+7,150
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married40.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.4%
Median Earnings25+$26,412
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,123
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,914

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,693
% Above Poverty Level88.1%
% Below Poverty Level11.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37.7%
Median Gross Rent$810
Median House Value$170,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.9%
English12.6%
Irish8.1%
German7.7%
Norwegian2.7%
Italian2.5%
Scottish2.2%
French Except Basque1.9%
Polish1.9%
Dutch1%
Czech0.9%
Croatian0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Bulgarian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Australian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Foley Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyBaldwin County
Standard Zip Codes36535
P.O. Box Zip Codes36536
Phone Area Codes251
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.4
Approximate Longitude-87.68

Foley 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
Distance15.5 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
StationPENSACOLA SHERMAN NAS
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp43 to 61 F
Apr Temp57 to 75 F
Jul Temp74 to 90 F
Oct Temp59 to 79 F
Annual Precip63.1 inches
StationPENSACOLA RGNL AP
Distance30.3 miles
Jan Temp43 to 61 F
Apr Temp58 to 76 F
Jul Temp75 to 91 F
Oct Temp60 to 79 F
Annual Precip64.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Elberta1,741$47,000
Gulf Shores12,033$70,458
Orange Beach5,927$94,671
Robertsdale6,521$48,644
Silverhill633$77,188
Summerdale1,026$56,719

Foley Public Libraries

Foley Public Library
319 EAST LAUREL AVENUE
Foley, Alabama
(251) 943-7665

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Foley Hospitals

South Baldwin Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1613 North Mckenzie Street
(251) 949-3400

Foley Public Schools

Foley Elem Sch
450 N Cedar Street
ZIP: 36535
Primary
Total Enrollment 1370
Foley High Sch
1 Pride Pl
ZIP: 36535
High
Total Enrollment 1818
Foley Intermediate Sch
2000 S Cedar St
ZIP: 36535
Middle
Total Enrollment 441
Foley Middle Sch
200 N Oak St
ZIP: 36535
Middle
Total Enrollment 683
Magnolia Sch
1 Jaguar Loop
ZIP: 36535
Primary
Total Enrollment 700

Foley Private Schools

Alabama Gulf Coast Christian Academy
18930 County Road 28
ZIP: 36535
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 58
Faith Christian Academy
18109 Us Highway 98
ZIP: 36535
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
Open Door Christian School
20774 County Road 12 S
ZIP: 36535
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 47
Victory Christian Academy
20511 County Road 12 S
ZIP: 36535
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
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