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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.

The location of Bay Minette has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Bay Minette has a population of 9,169 people<2> (see below for details).

Bay Minette is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Bay Minette is located in the (251) area code.

The ZIP code for Bay Minette: 36507<4>

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 total 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 2017 Census Estimates, Bay Minette had an population of 9,169 people. This is an increase of 13.99% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.25% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Bay Minette ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Atmore   [Map]   9,890   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Chickasaw   [Map]   5,794   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Creola   [Map]   1,995   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Daphne   [Map]   25,960   S   18 miles [29 km]
Loxley   [Map]   2,336   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   1,501   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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bay Minette. If available, we provide a satellite 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 ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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 about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bay Minette.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for Baldwin County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>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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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bay Minette) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bay Minette. The point we use 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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