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Overview

Introduction to Satsuma, Alabama

Satsuma, Alabama is 11 miles N of Mobile, Alabama (center to center) and 135 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana. It is in Mobile county. The city is part of the Mobile metro area.

Satsuma History

In the year 1878, the Mandarin Satsuma oranges in Alabama were introduced. Originally, the area of Satsuma was known as Fig Tree Island. Satsuma came to be known by its present-day name in 1915. Between the years 1912 and 1924, the Satsuma trees were damaged by citrus canker and cold weather. In 1959, the plans for Satsuma's town charter were submitted, and the area had its first municipal election that year.

Satsuma and nearby Attractions

  • Steele Creek Marina
  • Sunlight Missionary Baptist Church
  • Starlight Baptist Church
  • Satsuma Lions Park
  • Satsuma Public Library

Things To Do In Satsuma

Historic sites and museums near Satsuma include the American Sport Art Museum, Exploreum Science Museum, and the Bragg-Mitchell House. The city's beautiful churches are also worth visiting. The city's lakes and brooks allow one to indulge in a variety of water sports. One can also spend a fun day out with family and friends at any of the local parks.

Satsuma Transportation

Air transportation is provided by Mobile Downtown Airport.

Satsuma Higher Education

Residents of Satsuma can enroll at the local Bishop State Community College and the University of South Alabama. Other institutes nearby include James H. Faulkner State Community College and the University of South Alabama-Baldwin.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,159
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+2,702
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married61.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.6%
Median Earnings25+$48,536
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,483

Wealth

Median Family Income$79,148
% Above Poverty Level88%
% Below Poverty Level12%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone17.6%
Median Gross Rent$800
Median House Value$152,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.8%
Irish13.4%
English5.9%
German4.7%
Italian4.4%
Scottish3%
French Except Basque1.2%
Dutch0.6%
Swedish0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Arab0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Greek0.2%
Canadian0.2%
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Satsuma Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mobile County
Standard Zip Codes36572
Phone Area Codes251
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.85
Approximate Longitude-88.06

Satsuma 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
Distance16.3 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
Distance23.3 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
StationMERRILL
Distance40.2 miles
Jan Temp36 to 60 F
Apr Temp51 to 79 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp50 to 80 F
Annual Precip65.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chickasaw5,955$30,114
Creola1,712$52,625
Mobile193,717$50,074
Mount Vernon1,329$45,795
Prichard22,340$30,967
Saraland13,778$66,497

Satsuma Public Libraries

Satsuma Public Library
5466 OLD HIGHWAY 43
Satsuma, Alabama
(251) 679-0700

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Satsuma Public Schools

Robert E Lee Intermediate Elem Sch
251 Baker Road
ZIP: 36572
Robert E Lee Primary Elem Sch
220 Baker Road
ZIP: 36572
Robert E. Lee Elementary
251 Baker Rd
ZIP: 36572
Primary
Total Enrollment 641
Satsuma City High School
1 Gator Circle
ZIP: 36572
High
Total Enrollment 653
Satsuma High Sch
One Gator Circle
ZIP: 36572

Satsuma Private Schools

Satsuma Christian School
5600 Old Highway 43
ZIP: 36572
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 172
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