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Welcome to Dauphin Island ...

The town of Dauphin Island is located in Mobile County<1>.

The pronunciation of Dauphin Island: DAW-fin<2>

A typical abbreviation for Dauphin Island: Dauphin Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dauphin Island has a population of 1,335 people<3> (see below for details).

Dauphin Island was established in 1702.

The community of Dauphin Island is near sea level<4>.

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

Dauphin Island lies within the (251) area code.

The ZIP code for Dauphin Island: 36528<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dauphin Island had an population of 1,335 people. This is an increase of 7.84% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.63% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dauphin Island had a population of 1,238 people. This makes Dauphin Island the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Dauphin Island represents 0.03% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 235th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,238 people, the population of Dauphin Island decreased 9.7% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,371 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dauphin Island.

Communities near Dauphin Island ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dauphin Island.

  • Bayou La Batre [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayou La Batre
    • Bayou La Batre [Mobile County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Dauphin Island
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,479 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayou La Batre have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayou La Batre
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bayou La Batre<8>
  • Fort Morgan [Baldwin County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Morgan
    • Fort Morgan [Baldwin County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Dauphin Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Morgan have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Fort Morgan:
    • Fort Bowyer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Morgan<8>
  • Alabama Port [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabama Port
    • Alabama Port [Mobile County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Dauphin Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabama Port have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabama Port
  • Coden [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coden
    • Coden [Mobile County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Dauphin Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coden have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coden<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mon Louis [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mon Louis
      • Mon Louis [Mobile County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Dauphin Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mon Louis have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mon Louis
    • Bellefontaine [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellefontaine
      • Bellefontaine [Mobile County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Dauphin Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellefontaine
    • Irvington [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irvington
      • Irvington [Mobile County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Dauphin Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irvington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irvington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irvington<8>
    • Point Clear [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Clear
      • Point Clear [Baldwin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Dauphin Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Clear have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Clear
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Point Clear<8>
    • Saint Elmo [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Elmo
      • Saint Elmo [Mobile County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Dauphin Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Elmo
    • Grand Bay [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Bay
      • Grand Bay [Mobile County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the northwest of Dauphin Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Bay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Bay<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dauphin Island. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dauphin Island.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dauphin Island. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dauphin Island.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dauphin Island. See our Newspapers Page for Dauphin Island.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dauphin Island ...

Looking for more information about Dauphin Island? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Dauphin Island, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Dauphin Island.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dauphin Island. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Mobile, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Dauphin Island. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dauphin Island.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dauphin Island - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 town (such as Dauphin Island). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dauphin Island or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dauphin Island) 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 Dauphin Island. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dauphin Island

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dauphin Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2542, Longitude: -88.1125    
<7>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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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