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Overview

Introduction to Spanish Fort, Alabama

Spanish Fort, Alabama, in Baldwin county, is 7 miles E of Mobile, Alabama (center to center) and 138 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana. Spanish Fort city is part of the Mobile metropolitan area.

Spanish Fort History

The city of Spanish Fort was formerly a French trading post. The Spanish constructed a fort at the location of present-day Spanish Fort in the year 1780. This fort was destroyed by the British in the year 1781, but the Spanish rebuilt it in 1799. The fort was possessed by the United States in 1814. Spanish Fort acted as a defense to Mobile city during the American Civil War. The city was the site of the Battle of Spanish Fort in the American Civil War Mobile Campaign.

Spanish Fort and nearby Attractions

  • Spanish Fort Shopping Center
  • D'Olive Creek
  • Blakeley State Park Nature Center
  • Meaher State Park
  • American Sport Art Museum

Things To Do In Spanish Fort

The city of Spanish Fort has interesting places to visit such as the Alabama State-Conservation & Natural Resources-Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Division and Historic Blakeley State Park. Another great place to visit is the Spanish Fort Shopping Center. If you prefer a quiet place to relax, you can visit the Tensaw River and the D'Olive Creek.

Spanish Fort Transportation

The airport closest to the city of Spanish Fort is Mobile Downtown airport.

Spanish Fort Higher Education

Institutes offering higher educational facilities to residents of Spanish Fort city include Bishop State Community College, University of South Alabama-Baldwin, University of South Alabama, and the James H Faulkner State Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,825
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens14%
Employed Population 16+3,963
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married55.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher45%
Median Earnings25+$50,074
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,078
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,200

Wealth

Median Family Income$102,188
% Above Poverty Level93.5%
% Below Poverty Level6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34%
Median Gross Rent$1,111
Median House Value$241,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25%
English12.6%
Irish12.4%
German11.8%
French Except Basque3.4%
Italian2.6%
Canadian2.4%
Scottish1.5%
Dutch1.4%
Slovak1%
West Indian0.9%
Trinidad Tobago0.9%
Polish0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Slovene0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Czech0.2%
Arab0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
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Spanish Fort Almanac

CategoryValue
County Baldwin County
Standard Zip Codes36527
P.O. Box Zip Codes36577
Phone Area Codes251
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.67
Approximate Longitude-87.88

Spanish Fort 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
Distance8.8 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
Distance16.4 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
Distance38.8 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
Daphne24,295$78,797
Fairhope17,996$81,006
Loxley1,837$58,333
Mobile193,717$50,074
Prichard22,340$30,967

Spanish Fort Public Libraries

Spanish Fort Public Library
7361 SPANISH FORT BLVD
Spanish Fort, Alabama
(251) 410-6504

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Spanish Fort Public Schools

Rockwell Elem Sch
10183 Us Highway 31
ZIP: 36527
Primary
Total Enrollment 900
Spanish Fort Elem Sch
30900 State Highway 225
ZIP: 36527
Primary
Total Enrollment 695
Spanish Fort High Sch
One Plaza De Toros
ZIP: 36527
High
Total Enrollment 1072
Spanish Fort Middle School
33899 Jimmy Faulkner Drive
ZIP: 36527
Middle
Total Enrollment 848
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