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Gulf Shores

Baldwin County,


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A Water Way of Life

The Alabama state capital is Montgomery.

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36542, 36547

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Gulf Shores is approximately 6,166 (2007), 9741 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,810 (2000), 4453 (2010).

The amount of land area in Gulf Shores is 47.7 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Gulf Shores is 18.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 11.9 sq kilometers.
The distance from Gulf Shores to Washington DC is 861 miles. The distance to the Alabama state capital is 166 miles. (as the crow flies)
Gulf Shores is positioned 30.27 degrees north of the equator and 87.70 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Gulf Shores elevation is 7 feet above sea level.
Gulf Shores per capita income is $27,952 (2009).
Gulf Shores median income is $45,496 (2009).

The Gulf Shores median home price is $265,975 (2009).

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Gulf Shores location: on the gulf coast of Alabama about 31 miles from Pensacola, Florida. Other nearby communities include: Orange Beach, Foley, Elberta, Summerdale, Silverhill, Robertsdale, Point Clear and Fairhope.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Gulf Shores is tropical with moderately warm temperatures in the summer and cool temperatures in the winter. High humidity, especially in summer, causes it to feel hotter than it really is during the summer months. Due to its location on the Gulf of Mexico, the area is prone to hurricanes. A number of strong hurricanes over the years have caused great damage to the community but residents have always rebounded from the disasters.
Gulf Shores average annual precipitation is 67.71 inches per year.
The average low temperature is 57 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 77 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Gulf Shores history:

Before the building of Fort Morgan here in the 1500's by the Spanish, the area was populated with Native Americans of several tribes. The fort was rebuilt and was important during the Civil War.

The community has had a violent history from hurricanes being the recipient of many heavy blows by them. The entire beachfront was destroyed by Hurricane Frederic in 1979 and numerous other storms affected the city, including Hurricanes Ivan, Dennis and Katrina.

Here is a history page for Gulf Shores. Also try this history page for Gulf Shores. Here is another history page for the area.
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Gulf Shores attractions:

Gulf shores is mainly a seaside resort city with beachfront hotels, vacation homes, attractions geared to tourism and related industries. It has a beautiful beach that fronts the Gulf of Mexico. It also is home to a large charter fishing fleet. - your guide to the Alabama Gulf Coast

Home of the National Shrimp Festival
Held each year in October. Come and feast on all kinds of shrimp!

Gulf Shores Beaches

Things to do in the Gulf Shores area.

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
1204 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores AL 36542
Phone: (251) 968-5731

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism
toll-free: 800-745-SAND (7263)

Gulf Shores Museum
244 West 19th Avenue
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

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Economy & Industry

Gulf Shores economy:

Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance
22070 Hwy 59, Suite 101
Robertsdale, AL 36567
Phone: 251-947-2445
Toll-free: 800-947-2445
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