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Welcome to Gulf Shores ...

The coastal city of Gulf Shores is located in Baldwin County<1>.

The location of Gulf Shores has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Gulf Shores: Gulf Shrs.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gulf Shores has a population of 12,757 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Gulf Shores.

Gulf Shores is near sea level<4>.

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

Gulf Shores lies within the (251) area code.

The ZIP codes for Gulf Shores: 36542, 36547<5>

Websites for Gulf Shores ...

Official Website:   www.ci.gulf-shores.al.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.alagulfcoastchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gulf Shores had an population of 12,757 people. This is an increase of 30.96% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 152.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gulf Shores had a population of 9,741 people (which is 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 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Gulf Shores ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Gulf Shores.

  • Foley [Baldwin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foley
    • Foley [Baldwin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Gulf Shores
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,391 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Foley<7>
  • Robertsdale [Baldwin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robertsdale
    • Robertsdale [Baldwin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Gulf Shores
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,815 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robertsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robertsdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robertsdale<7>
  • Orange Beach [Baldwin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange Beach
    • Orange Beach [Baldwin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Gulf Shores
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,235 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orange Beach<7>
  • Elberta [Baldwin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elberta
    • Elberta [Baldwin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Gulf Shores
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,746 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elberta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elberta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elberta<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Summerdale [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerdale
      • Summerdale [Baldwin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Gulf Shores
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,681 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerdale<7>
    • Silverhill [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silverhill
      • Silverhill [Baldwin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Gulf Shores
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,170 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silverhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverhill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silverhill<7>
    • Magnolia Springs [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia Springs
      • Magnolia Springs [Baldwin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Gulf Shores
      • Estimated population in 2019: 823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia Springs<7>
    • Perdido Beach [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perdido Beach
      • Perdido Beach [Baldwin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Gulf Shores
      • Estimated population in 2019: 649 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perdido Beach
    • Yupon [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yupon
      • Yupon [Baldwin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Gulf Shores
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yupon
    • Gulf Beach Heights [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf Beach Heights
      • Gulf Beach Heights [Escambia County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Gulf Shores
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf Beach Heights

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 Gulf Shores. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gulf Shores.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gulf Shores. 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 Gulf Shores.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gulf Shores. See our Newspapers Page 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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About Baldwin County

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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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Baldwin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gulf Shores.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gulf Shores - 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 city (such as Gulf Shores). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gulf Shores 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gulf Shores) 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 Gulf Shores. 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 Gulf Shores

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gulf Shores. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2703, Longitude: -87.6986       In this case, the coordinates for Gulf Shores have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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