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Living In Gulf Shores, AL

Gulf Shores, a town in Alabama, has a population of slightly more than 11,000. Middle-aged professionals can expect to feel right at home, as they make up an above-average portion of the population, while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the city. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just over 49, skew notably older than most cities in Alabama. The majority of Gulf Shores residents own their homes, and 36% of residents rent. The average rent for Gulf Shores is $254/month more than the state average.

There are three primary industries in Gulf Shores: entertainment, retail, and education. Together, these industries make up 22% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in management, as 8% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Gulf Shores workers earn an average annual income of almost $68,000, about $6,000 more than the Alabama average. Gulf Shores, however, compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345). Gulf Shores has a relatively high number of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 9% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Furthermore, 18% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.

With an average commute time of about 26 minutes, outperforming most cities in the state, Gulf Shores residents have found that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (38%) drive to work, while public transit is not used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.


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