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Gulf Shores is a city in Baldwin County, in the Daphne-Fairhope metro area.
The latitude of Gulf Shores is 30.245N. The longitude is -87.7W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,682.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gulf Shores demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Baldwin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Mobile area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 36542 ZIP code.
15% of Gulf Shores residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gulf Shores ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gulf Shores was $24,356, compared with $21,587 nationally.
30% of Gulf Shores residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Gulf Shores, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $614. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,165.
Libraries in Gulf Shores include Thomas B. Norton Public Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Gulf Shores include WBPG.
Baldwin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gulf Shores political report.
The average commute time for Gulf Shores workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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