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Fairhope

  •   State: 
    Alabama
      County: 
    Baldwin County
      City: 
    Fairhope
      County FIPS: 
    01003
      Coordinates: 
    30°31′35″N 87°53′44″W
      Area total: 
    14.53 sq mi (37.64 km²)
      Area land: 
    14.47 sq mi (37.49 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.06 sq mi (0.14 km²)
      Elevation: 
    122 ft (37 m)
      Established: 
    1894
  •   Latitude: 
    30,5231
      Longitude: 
    -87,9079
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    36532
    36533
      GMAP: 

    Fairhope, Baldwin County, Alabama, United States

  •   Population: 
    22,477
      Population density: 
    1,552.82 residents per square mile of area (599.53/km²)
      Household income: 
    $52,936
      Households: 
    7,072
      Unemployment rate: 
    9.60%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.00%
      Income taxes: 
    5.00%

Fairhope is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, located on the eastern shoreline of Mobile Bay. The 2020 Census lists the population of the city as 22,477. Fairhope was founded in November 1894 on the site of the former Alabama City as a Georgist "Single-Tax" colony. Sherwood Anderson, Clarence Darrow, Wharton Esherick, Carl Zigrosser, and Upton Sinclair were among its notable visitors. The town has transitioned from utopian experiment to artists' and intellectuals' colony to boutique resort and affluent suburb of Mobile. White flight from nearby Mobile has caused the population. of Baldwin County to almost triple since the 1940s, and particularly since. desegregation, contributing to the mostly-White demographics of Daphne, Fairh Hope, and Spanish Fort. The city has a total area of 12.0 square miles (31.1 km²), of which 0.019 square mile (0.05 km²) is water. Its elevation ranges from sea level at the bay to 122 feet (37 m) in the city center. It experiences hot, humid summers and generally mild winters, with average temperatures ranging from 90 °F (32 °C) during the summer to 50.4 °C (10.2 °F) during winter. In 1907, educator Marietta Johnson founded the School for Organic Education. The school was praised in John Dewey's influential 1915 book Schools of Tomorrow. In 2019 the New York Times termed Fairhopes to be "A Southern Town Thats Been Holding On to Its Charm, for More Than a Century".

History

Fairhope was founded in November 1894 on the site of the former Alabama City as a Georgist "Single-Tax" colony. Sherwood Anderson, Clarence Darrow, Wharton Esherick, Carl Zigrosser, and Upton Sinclair were among its notable visitors. The Fairhope Single-Tax Corporation still operates, with 1,800 leaseholds covering more than 4,000 acres (16 km²) in and around the current city of Fairh Hope. The town has transitioned from utopian experiment to artists' and intellectuals' colony to boutique resort and affluent suburb of Mobile. White flight from nearby Mobile has caused the population of Baldwin County to almost triple since the 1940s, and particularly since desegregation, contributing to the mostly-White demographics of Daphne, Fairh hope, and Spanish Fort. In 2019 the New York Times termed Fairhopes to be "A Southern Town Thats Been Holding On to Its Charm, for More Than a Century". The town was featured in the 1910 version of the board game The Landlord's Game, a precursor of Monopoly. It was also mentioned in John Dewey's influential 1915 book Schools of Tomorrow. In 1907, educator Marietta Johnson founded the School for Organic Education in FairhOPE. Dewey and Johnson were founding members of the Progressive Education Association. The school was praised in Dewey’s ial.

Geography

Fairhope is located on the shore of Mobile Bay. U.S. Route 98 (Greeno Road) runs northsouth through the city. Fairhope has a humid subtropical climate. It experiences hot, humid summers and generally mild winters. Average temperatures range from 90 °F (32 °C) in the summer to 50.4 °C (10.2 °F) during winter. The city has a total area of 12.0 square miles (31.1 km²) of which 0.019 square mile (0.05 km²), or 0.16%, is water. It is located 6 miles (10 km) south of Daphne and 10 miles (16 km)South of Spanish Fort. Its elevation ranges from sea level at the bay to 122 feet (37 m) inThe city center. It lies on a sloping plateau. According to the U.K. Census Bureau, the city has an area of 1.2 square miles, or 2.4 square kilometers. It has a population of 2,816. It was the site of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, which took place in World War I. The Battle was followed by the Civil War, which lasted from 18th century to the early 20th century. It took place between 18th and 19th century, and is located in the Mobile Bay region of the United States. The battle was fought between the Confederate States of America and the Republic of Spain.

Demographics

As of the 2010 U.S. census, there were 15,326 people, 6,732 households, and 4,395 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 91.1% White, 6.2% Black, 0.7% Asian, 0,2% Native American and 0.0% Pacific Islander. The city's population density was 1,271 per square mile (491/km²) The median income for a household in theCity was $66,157, and the median income. for a family was $93,549. About 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 4.6% ofThose age 65 or over. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was2.84. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there are 86.4 males. The per capita income for the city is $35,086. It is the only city in the state with a population of more than 15,000. It has the highest percentage of Hispanic or Latino residents of any state. It also has the lowest percentage of African-American residents. The U.N. World Health Organization has designated it as one of the most livable cities in the world, and it is one of only two cities in South America with more than 10,000 people living in it. It had the highest rate of obesity in the United States in 2010.

Government

Fairhope is governed by a mayor and five-person city council which was last elected in 2016. The mayor serves as the full-time city executive, while council members serve part-time. Residents of the city want more control of construction projects near, but still outside, the city limits. Residents outside the city Limits want less city control of their property. Local and national real estate developers have built commercial facilities in the downtown area that are larger than have been historically allowed. Fairhope's building and zoning ordinances overlap with those of Baldwin County. The city's mayor is Sherry Sullivan, and the council members are Jack Burrell, Jimmy Conyers, Robert Brown and Kevin Boone. For confidential support call the Samaritans in the UK on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch or see www.samaritans.org for details. In the U.S. call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-TALK (8255). For confidential help in the United States, call theNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1 (800) 273-8255. For support in the Middle East, contact the Salvation Army in the Mideast on 877-788-7070. For information on how to get involved in the fight against AIDS in the Philippines, visit http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/.

Education

Fairhope's public schools are part of the Baldwin County Public Schools system. It is estimated that 39% of the city's high school age students attend Daphne High School. The Marietta Johnson School of Organic Education continues to operate as a private school with approximately 20 students as of 2017. The University of South Alabama has a branch campus in Fairhope providing graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses in education, counseling, nursing and business alongside non-credit and community service programs. Faulkner State Community College provides adult education, undergraduate courses, non- credit and communityservice programs. The school offers education to life groups that traditionally span 1st through 8th grades. St. Michael Catholic High School began in 2016 with grades 910, adding a grade each year thereafter for a total enrollment between 360400 and 440480. Bayshore Christian School beginning in 2002 with Kindergarten, adding an additional grade every year thereafter, currently offering PreK-12th grade for atotal enrollment between 440480 and 440500. The high school is located in the southernmost part of Fairh Hope. The middle school and elementary school are in the middle of the town. The elementary school is in the center of the fairhope area. It has a total of 278 students in the elementary school and 731 in the intermediate school. It also has a high school that opened in 2008 with grades 642 and 910. It was the first high school to open in the city in more than 30 years.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Fairhope, Baldwin County, Alabama = 78.5. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 67. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 80. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Fairhope = 5.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 22,477 individuals with a median age of 44.6 age the population grows by 29.70% in Fairhope, Baldwin County, Alabama population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,552.82 residents per square mile of area (599.53/km²). There are average 2.24 people per household in the 7,072 households with an average household income of $52,936 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.60% of the available work force and has dropped -7.83% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 14.74%. The number of physicians in Fairhope per 100,000 population = 179.6.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Fairhope = 65.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 114. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 221. 90 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 41 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 28, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Fairhope, Baldwin County, Alabama which are owned by the occupant = 68.39%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 17 years with median home cost = $185,720 and home appreciation of -10.90%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $2.93 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $4,837 per student. There are 15 students for each teacher in the school, 336 students for each Librarian and 357 students for each Counselor. 5.52% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 21.45% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 16.33% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Fairhope's population in Baldwin County, Alabama of 1,788 residents in 1900 has increased 12,57-fold to 22,477 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 54.04% female residents and 45.96% male residents live in Fairhope, Baldwin County, Alabama.

    As of 2020 in Fairhope, Baldwin County, Alabama are married and the remaining 34.97% are single population.

  • 25.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Fairhope require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    83.27% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.22% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 5.20% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Fairhope, Baldwin County, Alabama, 68.39% are owner-occupied homes, another 20.05% are rented apartments, and the remaining 11.56% are vacant.

  • The 45.52% of the population in Fairhope, Baldwin County, Alabama who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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