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Foley

Foley

  •   State: 
    Alabama
      County: 
    Baldwin County
      City: 
    Foley
      County FIPS: 
    01003
      Coordinates: 
    30°24′20″N 87°40′53″W
      Area total: 
    32.65 sq mi (84.57 km²)
      Area land: 
    32.51 sq mi (84.20 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.14 sq mi (0.37 km²)
      Elevation: 
    79 ft (24 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    30,4081
      Longitude: 
    -87,6852
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    36535
    36536
      GMAP: 

    Foley, Baldwin County, Alabama, United States

  •   Population: 
    20,335
      Population density: 
    625.52 residents per square mile of area (241.51/km²)
      Household income: 
    $39,303
      Households: 
    4,167
      Unemployment rate: 
    9.60%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    8.00%
      Income taxes: 
    5.00%

Foley is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. The 2010 census lists the population of the city as 14,618. Foley is a principal city of the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley metropolitan area, which includes all of Baldwin County. The city was named for its founder, John B. Foley of Chicago. It is located at 30°24'20.138" North, 87°40'53.432" West (30.405594, -87.681509).According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25.89 sq mi (67.1 km²), of which 25.76 sq mi is land and 0.4% is water. The median income for a household in the city was $41,221, and the city's population was 20,335 in the 2010 census. About 15% of families and 19.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35% of those under 18 and 5.9% over 65 years of age. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was2.82. The first train to service Foley was a wood burner called the "Pine Knot Special." It would leave Foley in the morning and make a return trip in the afternoon. The original station burned in 1908 and was replaced the following year by the station that is now the city’s museum. The current Catholic Church, Saint Margaret of Scotland, the Baptist church and the Methodist church are located in Foley.

History

Foley was named for its founder, John B. Foley of Chicago. Foley donated parcels of land for a school, railroad station, park and churches. Foley was incorporated in 1915 with G. I. Weatherly serving as its first mayor. The first train to service Foley was a wood burner called the "Pine Knot Special" It would leave Foley in the morning and make a return trip in the afternoon. The original station burned in 1908 and was replaced the following year by the station that is now the city's museum. The current Catholic Church, Saint Margaret of Scotland, the Baptist church and the Methodist church are all located in Foley. The city is now home to the Magnolia Springs Land Company, which was founded by John Foley in 1901. It is located in South Baldwin County, near the town of Bay Minette, Illinois. It has a population of about 2,000 people, with about 1,000 of those living in the downtown area. The town is located on the banks of the Mississippi River, which runs through the center of the city. It also has a lake, which is one of the main sources of water for the area, as well as a lakefront park. It was named after Foley, who bought up to between 40,000 acres (160 km²) and 50,000acre (200 km²), which he called "Magnolia Springs" The city's name is still used to refer to the area where he bought the land and sold it off.

Geography

Foley is located at 30°24'20.138" North, 87°40'53.432" West (30.405594, -87.681509).According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25.89 sq mi (67.1 km²) of which 25.76sq mi (66.7km²) is land and 0.4% is water. The city is located in the eastern part of the state of New Mexico, near the border with New Mexico and New Mexico. It has a population of about 2,000. It is one of the smallest cities in the state, with a total population of around 2,200. It was the site of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, which took place in World War I. The town was named after Foley, Massachusetts, which was founded in 1858. It also has a small section of the town of Foley, New Jersey, which dates back to the 18th century. It became a city in the early 20th century, when it was founded as a settlement of the French Huguenots. The name "Foley" means "the city of Foley" in French, and means "home" or "place" in English. The current mayor of Foley is David Foley, who was born in the town in 1881. He was elected to office in 1998, and was re-elected in 2008.

Demographics

As of the 2010 census, there were 14,618 people, 6,165 households, and 4,124 families residing in the city. There were 7,359 housing units at an average density of 284.1 per square mile (109.7/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 77.1% White, 14.9% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.1%. Asian, 0,1% Pacific Islander, 4.7% from other races, and 1.6%. 9.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The city's median income was $41,221, and the median income for a family was $50,854. The per capita income for the city is $22,967. About 15.4% of families and 19.2%. of the residents were below the poverty line, including 35.9. of those under age 18 and 5.7%. of those age 65 or over. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was2.82. The median age was 42.5 years. For every 100 females, there are 88.3 males. For each 100 females age 18 or over, there is 87.8 males. The U.S. census for the 2020 United States census will be released on December 1, 2020. It is expected that the city will have a population of 20,335.

Education

Foley is a part of the Baldwin County Public Schools system. An elementary school, an intermediate school, a middle school, and a high school serve the city of Foley. Foley is home to Fortis College, a post-secondary school. The city is also home to the University of Alabama at Foley, a private college. The Foley School District is part of Baldwin County, Alabama. The school district has a total of seven schools. The district is a member of the Alabama State Board of Education and the Alabama Department of Education. It is located in the town of Foley, Alabama, near the Alabama-Mississippi state line. It has a population of about 3,000. It was founded in 1883. The town is in Baldwin County and is located on the Alabama Turnpike, which was built in 1881. The turnpike was the first road in the state, and was named after the town's founder, William "William" Turnpillow. The name Foley was adopted by the city in 1887. It means "Foley" in English, and "foley" means "home" or "town" in Spanish. The word Foley means "city" in the Spanish language. It also means "folly" in Portuguese. The pronunciation of the city is "foolish" and means "crowded". The city's name is derived from the word Foley, which means "little town" or "follies".

Foley Public Library

The Foley Public Library has in excess of 50,000 volumes, internet computers, children's reading programs and public meeting rooms for civic organizations. The library is located in Foley, Alabama. It is open to the public on weekdays and weekends.

Points of interest

OWA is a 520-acre resort destination located in Foley, AL, near the commercial corridor of S McKenzie street. Owned and operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, OWA's name is inspired from the Muscogee Creek term meaning big water. It opened in 2017, being centered around an artificial lake with an island(Dubbed Gravity Island), similarly to another Entertainment District, Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, SC. The resort features a Entertainment, Shopping, and Dining section called Downtown OWA, a amusement park section called The Park at OWA and a Marriott TownPlace Suites Hotel. A water park expansion is coming soon in 2022, featuring an indoor half and outdoor half. OWA also held the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival for 2021. The Commercial corridor features a variety of shops, including a Tanger Outlet. The City of Foley Antique Rose Trail features over five hundred varieties of fragrant roses. It is also home to the Alabama National Museum of Natural History and the Alabama State Museum of History and Science, which is home to a collection of more than 1,000 pieces of Native American art and culture. The Alabama National Park Service is based in Foley and operates a number of tourist attractions in the area, including the Alabama Zoo, the Alabama Science Center, and the Mobile Alabama Zoo. It also hosts the annual Alabama State Fair, which runs from May through October. The State of Alabama Zoo is home of the Alabama Wildlife Center.

Activities

The City of Foley Museum & Archives and Model Train Exhibit is located in a restored train depot from the early 1900s. Holmes Medical Museum was the first hospital in Baldwin County. It has a doctor's sled on display as well as a large collection of 20th century medical equipment. It holds archives for the city of Foley and railroad memorabilia. It also has a model train exhibit. It is located on the banks of the Alabama River in downtown Foley. The museum is open to the public on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on the weekends from 9am to 5pm.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Foley, 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 68. 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 Foley = 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 20,335 individuals with a median age of 38.4 age the population grows by 28.61% in Foley, Baldwin County, Alabama population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 625.52 residents per square mile of area (241.51/km²). There are average 2.29 people per household in the 4,167 households with an average household income of $39,303 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 Foley per 100,000 population = 179.6.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Foley = 58.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 84. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 226. 91 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 39.8 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 Foley, Baldwin County, Alabama which are owned by the occupant = 59.84%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 15 years with median home cost = $118,700 and home appreciation of -9.75%. 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. 3.29% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 9.93% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.97% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Foley's population in Baldwin County, Alabama of 3,228 residents in 1900 has increased 6,3-fold to 20,335 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 53.36% female residents and 46.64% male residents live in Foley, Baldwin County, Alabama.

    As of 2020 in Foley, Baldwin County, Alabama are married and the remaining 43.92% are single population.

  • 18.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Foley 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.

    82.66% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 11.89% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 3.13% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Foley, Baldwin County, Alabama, 59.84% are owner-occupied homes, another 29.19% are rented apartments, and the remaining 10.97% are vacant.

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

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