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Gulf Shores, Alabama
Welcome to Gulf Shores ...
The coastal city of Gulf Shores is located in Baldwin County.
The location of Gulf Shores has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
A typical abbreviation for Gulf Shores: Gulf Shrs.
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Gulf Shores has a population of 11,809 people<2> (see below for details).
Gulf Shores is near sea level<3>.
Time Zone: Gulf Shores lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Gulf Shores: (251)
The ZIP codes for Gulf Shores: 36542, 36547<4>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Gulf Shores had a population of 9,741 people (or 5.34% of the total population of Baldwin County). This makes Gulf Shores the county's 4th most populous community.
The population of Gulf Shores represents 0.2% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 64th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 9,741 people, the population of Gulf Shores increased 93.12% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,044 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Gulf Shores had an population of 11,809 people. This is an increase of 21.23% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 134.12% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Gulf Shores.
Communities near Gulf Shores ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Gulf Shores and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Gulf Shores.
Communities Also Named Gulf Shores ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Gulf Shores - it's located in Florida.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gulf Shores.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
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Websites for Gulf Shores ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gulf Shores ...
Looking for more information about Gulf Shores? 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 Gulf Shores, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gulf Shores.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Gulf Shores: www.ci.gulf-shores.al.us/
The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.al.us/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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This page was last modified: 06 Mar 2019