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Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2017 and it gives Perdido Beach a population of 625 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, giving Perdido Beach a population of 581 people.

The community of Perdido Beach is located in Baldwin County. The 2010 Census gave Baldwin County a population of 182,265 people. This means that Perdido Beach had 0.32% of the county's total population, making it Baldwin's 14th most populous community.

At the same time, Alabama had a population of 4,779,736 people, meaning that Perdido Beach had 0.01% of the total population of Alabama - making it the state's 318th most populous community.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a community like Perdido Beach, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this is called a sampling area (or a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the community.

Things like the population, area and housing for Perdido Beach reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Perdido Beach might be slightly different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau if you need precision.

The 2010 Census shows that the sample polygon for Perdido Beach has a total area of 1.24 square miles [3.2 km²].

Baldwin County has a land area of 1,589 square miles [4,117.5 km²]. At 1.24 square miles [3.2 km²], Perdido Beach has 0.08% of the county's total land area.

Population Density ...

Using the population (581 people) and land area (1.24 square miles [3.2 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Perdido Beach had a population density of 467 people per square mile [180.3 people/km²].

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Perdido Beach had 413 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 581 people, this averages 1.41 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Perdido Beach had a land area of 1.24 square miles [3.2 km²]. This translates to 332 Housing Units per square mile [128.2 housing units/km²].

Baldwin County ...

Perdido Beach is located in Baldwin County.

The county had a population of 182,265 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 581 people, Perdido Beach represented 0.32% of the county's total.

In addition, where the community of Perdido Beach has a population density of 467 people per square mile [180.3 people/km²], Baldwin County averages 114.6 people per square mile [44.27 people/km²].

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Baldwin County.

Population Rings for Perdido Beach ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Perdido Beach and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Perdido Beach. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]26,654+10.49%
10 mi   [16 km]426,656+20.41%
15 mi   [24 km]639,844+21.69%
20 mi   [32 km]11106,752+9.9%
25 mi   [40 km]13130,023+13.97%
30 mi   [48 km]14155,983+14.98%

Miscellaneous Information for Perdido Beach ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Baldwin County or the community of Perdido Beach:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Perdido Beach:

GNIS ID for Perdido Beach: 124604

GNIS ID for Baldwin County: 161527

GNIS ID for Alabama: 1779775

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 01 (Alabama)

County Code: 003 (Baldwin County)

Place Code: 59088 (Perdido Beach)

State & County Code: 01/003 (Alabama / Baldwin County)

State & Place Code: 01/59088 (Alabama / Perdido Beach)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Perdido Beach is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).

The US Postal Service ZIP Code ...

While some people have used a ZIP code to identify a community, the purpose of the ZIP code was to make mail delivery more efficient by grouping addresses together. Although the ZIP Code doesn't specifically identify a community like Perdido Beach, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Perdido Beach. It's important to remember that the boundaries of a ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned or overlapped with other ZIP Codes.

The ZIP code for Perdido Beach: 36530<5>

Census ZCTA Codes ...

The US Census Bureau created statistical entities that they call ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and these ZCTAs are frequently confused with the ZIP codes that come from the US Postal Service (USPS).

ZCTAs were first created for the 2000 Census and at that time, they were based upon the USPS ZIP codes. While largely covering the same areas, the boundaries of a ZCTA do not necessarily match the boundaries of a postal ZIP code with the same number. For example, while a postal ZIP code can cross a county or state line, a Census ZCTA can not. They should be treated as separate entities with no correlation between them.

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Perdido Beach.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

The official website for Perdido Beach:

The official website for Baldwin County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2017.

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<2>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.

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<3>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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<4>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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<5>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Perdido Beach or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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