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Welcome to Orange Beach ...

The coastal city of Orange Beach is located in Baldwin County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Orange Beach: Orange Bch.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Orange Beach has a population of 6,235 people<3> (see below for details).

Orange Beach was established in 1984.

The community of Orange Beach is near sea level<4>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Orange Beach, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The area code for Orange Beach: (251)

The ZIP code for Orange Beach: 36561<5>

Websites for Orange Beach ...

Official Website: www.orangebch.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Orange Beach had an population of 6,235 people. This is an increase of 14.59% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 64.77% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Orange Beach had a population of 5,441 people. This makes Orange Beach the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Orange Beach represents 0.11% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 95th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,441 people, the population of Orange Beach increased 43.79% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,784 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Orange Beach.

Communities near Orange Beach ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Orange Beach.

  • Foley [Baldwin County]
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    • Foley [Baldwin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Orange Beach
    • 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>
  • Gulf Shores [Baldwin County]
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    • Gulf Shores [Baldwin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Orange Beach
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,757 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gulf Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf Shores
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gulf Shores<7>
  • Robertsdale [Baldwin County]
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    • Robertsdale [Baldwin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Orange Beach
    • 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>
  • Elberta [Baldwin County]
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    • Elberta [Baldwin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Orange Beach
    • 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]
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      • Summerdale [Baldwin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Orange Beach
      • 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>
    • Magnolia Springs [Baldwin County]
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      • Magnolia Springs [Baldwin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Orange Beach
      • 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 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Orange Beach
      • Estimated population in 2019: 649 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perdido Beach
    • Bon Secour [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bon Secour
      • Bon Secour [Baldwin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Orange Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bon Secour have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bon Secour
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bon Secour<7>
    • Gulf Beach Heights [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf Beach Heights
      • Gulf Beach Heights [Escambia County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Orange Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf Beach Heights
    • Gulf Beach [Escambia County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf Beach
      • Gulf Beach [Escambia County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Orange Beach

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Orange Beach ...

Looking for more information about Orange Beach? 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 Orange Beach, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Orange Beach.

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About Baldwin County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Orange Beach: www.orangebch.com/

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 Orange Beach.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Orange Beach - 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 Orange Beach). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Orange Beach 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Orange Beach) 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 Orange Beach. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Orange Beach

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orange Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2933, Longitude: -87.5836       In this case, the coordinates for Orange Beach 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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