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The 2000 Census showed that Baldwin County had a population of 140,415 people. This represented 3.16% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 7th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Baldwin had a population of 179,878 people. This is an increase of 28.1% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010182,265+29.8%+1.33% since 2009
2009179,878+28.1%+2.08% since 2008
2008176,212+25.49%+1.97% since 2007
2007172,815+23.07%+2.55% since 2006
2006168,516+20.01%+3.66% since 2005
2005162,564+15.77%+3.83% since 2004
2004156,573+11.51%+3.21% since 2003
2003151,707+8.04%+2.41% since 2002
2002148,141+5.5%+2.17% since 2001
2001144,988+3.26%+3.26% since 2000
2000140,415The Last Census

Baldwin County had 74,285 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Baldwin County has a total area<3> of 2,026 square miles [5,249 km²]. Of this total, 1,596 square miles [4,134 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (21.24%) being water (430.6 square miles [1,115 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Baldwin County had a population density of 88 people per square mile [33.96 people/km²], making it the state's 22nd most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Baldwin County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Baldwin and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Baldwin County QuickFact (QF-01003).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Baldwin County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Gulf ShoresQF-013227210,2685,044103.57%
Bay MinetteQF-01046608,3427,8206.68%
Spanish FortQF-01719767,5395,42339.02%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Baldwin County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ClarkeQF-01025   N26,04227,867-6.55%
EscambiaQF-01053   NE37,43438,440-2.62%
MobileQF-01097   W411,721399,8432.97%
MonroeQF-01099   N22,38924,324-7.96%
WashingtonQF-01129   NW17,06918,097-5.68%
Escambia (FL)QF-12033   E303,343294,4103.03%

Mobile Bay is to the west and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.

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Census QuickFact for Baldwin County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Baldwin. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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