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Bay Minette, Alabama

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Welcome to Bay Minette ...

The city of Bay Minette is located in Baldwin County and is the County Seat for Baldwin County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Bay Minette has a population of 9,118 people<1> (see below for details).

Bay Minette is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Bay Minette lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Bay Minette lies within the (251) area code.

The ZIP code for Bay Minette: 36507<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bay Minette had a population of 8,044 people. This makes Bay Minette the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Bay Minette represents 0.17% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 78th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,044 people, the population of Bay Minette increased 2.86% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,820 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Bay Minette had an population of 9,118 people. This is an increase of 13.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.6% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bay Minette.

Communities near Bay Minette ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2015
Atmore   [Map]   10,049   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Chickasaw   [Map]   5,954   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Creola   [Map]   1,955   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Daphne   [Map]   24,896   S   18 miles [29 km]
Loxley   [Map]   1,785   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   1,518   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Bay Minette.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bay Minette. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bay Minette. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bay Minette.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bay Minette:

Websites for Bay Minette ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bay Minette ...

Looking for more information about Bay Minette? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bay Minette, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Bay Minette.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Bay Minette. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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The Communities of Alabama

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About Alabama

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bay Minette.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bay Minette - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bay Minette). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bay Minette or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Bay Minette. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bay Minette) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bay Minette. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bay Minette

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bay Minette. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8828, Longitude: -87.7774     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bay Minette have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bay Minette.


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