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Picturesque Daphne, Alabama

Daphne is located on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay just 11 short miles from Mobile, Daphne, Alabama is a thriving Mobile, AL suburb with a population of just over 26,000. Daphne offers residents the quaintness of a small town accompanied by the excitement of Mobile’s big-city life and amenities. And Daphne Al real estate offers beautiful homes for sale that provide an easy commute for business executives and professionals working in Mobile.  

There are many activities throughout the year which bring together local residents and tourists to this beautiful city. The second weekend of September is reserved for the Jubilee Festival, featuring artists and craftsmen who display and sell their work during this two-day event and many who travel long distances from other areas to participate. It is not unusual to have more than 35,000 visitors from other areas visit to see and purchase the wide variety of arts and crafts, with more than 100 exhibits filling the downtown Main Street area known as “Old Towne.” Speaking of Jubilee, the area is known for a seafood phenomena where shrimp, flounder, crabs and all kinds of seafood come almost on shore to be just scooped up for the taking. This happens one or two times a year when the word is passed over the phone system of the "Jubilee".

With a history that dates to the Paleo-Indian Period and Native American Tribes, Daphne has top quality, modern day amenities that include educational, cultural and sports and other recreational activities designed for the whole family. To learn more visit the Daphne Recreation Department

Education is a major focus for Daphne residents. And Daphne has a highly rated public school system along with several private schools. Overall, Daphne has 11 highly rated public schools, 6 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 2 high schools. Baldwin County Schools Daphne is home to the American Sports Art Museum and Archives and the Bay Rivers Art Guild and Gallery (BRAG). Built for the preservation of sports art and literature, The American Sports Art Museum houses works from famous sports artists, sculptors and writers. BRAG (Bay Rivers Art Guild) is located in Daphne’s Old City Jail. Along with its exhibits, it offers classes in drawing, watercolor, oil, pottery and more.

 

 

STATISTICS FOR DAPHNE, ALABAMA*:
From 1990 to 2000 the population increased 43% As of census census2 of 2000, there are 16,581 people, 6,563 households, and 4,672 families residing in the city. The population density is 475.3 km² (1,230.5/mi²MI There are 7,222 housing units at an average density of 207.0/km² km536.0/mi²). MI racial makeup of the city is 85.33% White, 12.35% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. 1.53% of the population is Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 6,563 households out of which 34.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% are married couples living together, 9.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% are non-families. 24.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 3.01.

In the city the population is spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $52,603, and the median income for a family is $61,563. Males have a median income of $46,576 versus $29,052 for females. The per capita income for the city is $25,597. 4.5% of the population and 2.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 4.5% of those under the age of 18 and 7.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
*These figures have changed with the dramatic growth of Daphne in the past six years.