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Overview

Introduction to Saraland, Alabama

Saraland, Alabama, in Mobile county, is 8 miles N of Mobile, Alabama (center to center) and 133 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is in the Mobile area.

Saraland History

The area now known as Saraland was once part of a Spanish land grant. It was given to Don Diego Alvarez. His descendants gave the community its first name, Alvarez Station. Later, it was named Cleveland Station. The city's present-day name was given by a retired minister and editor who moved to the south. Saraland's first post office was supposedly opened by him, and the area was named after his wife, Sara.

Saraland and nearby Attractions

  • Mobile Museum of Art
  • Phoenix Fire Museum
  • Bragg-Mitchell House
  • Lafitte Baptist Church
  • Amelia City Park
  • Norton Creek

Things To Do In Saraland

Saraland offers visitors easy access to a number of historical sites and museums including the Exploreum Science Museum, the Museum of Art, and the Phoenix Fire Museum. While in the city, one can also visit the Mobile City Public Libraries and a few of the churches. There are many parks that offer a range of recreational facilities. The Sara Square Shopping Center and Saraland Civic Center are also worth visiting.

Saraland Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by Mobile Regional Airport.

Saraland Higher Education

Bishop State Community College, University of South Alabama, James H Faulkner State Community College, and the University of South Alabama Baldwin are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,778
Male Share of the Population45.2%
Female Share of the Population54.8%
Senior Citizens18.4%
Employed Population 16+5,929
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married53.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.1%
Median Earnings25+$37,139
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,213
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,390

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,497
% Above Poverty Level89.3%
% Below Poverty Level10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone24.2%
Median Gross Rent$865
Median House Value$135,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.6%
Irish11%
English8.6%
German7.4%
French Except Basque3.3%
Scottish1.7%
Polish1.1%
Norwegian0.9%
Italian0.9%
Swedish0.5%
Dutch0.3%
Russian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Slovak0.1%
African0.1%
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Saraland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mobile County
Standard Zip Codes36571
Phone Area Codes251
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.82
Approximate Longitude-88.09

Saraland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMOBILE RGNL AP
Distance14.3 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
Distance17.6 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
Distance38.1 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
Chickasaw5,955$30,114
Creola1,712$52,625
Daphne24,295$78,797
Mobile193,717$50,074
Prichard22,340$30,967
Satsuma6,159$79,148

Saraland Public Schools

Saraland Elem Sch
229 Mckeough Ave
ZIP: 36571
Primary
Total Enrollment 999
Saraland High Sch
1115 Industrial Parkway
ZIP: 36571
High
Total Enrollment 983
Saraland Middle/nelson Adams
401 Baldwin St
ZIP: 36571
Middle
Total Enrollment 880

Saraland Private Schools

Evangel Christian School
1277 Jubilee Dr
ZIP: 36571
Elementary
Total Enrollment 91
North Mobile Christian School
1255 Industrial Pkwy
ZIP: 36571
Elementary
Total Enrollment 311
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