City of bay minette alabama

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Bay Minette is the county seat of Baldwin County, the second-fastest growing county in Alabama. The city is located 35 miles northeast of Mobile; 45 miles west of Pensacola, Florida, and 75 miles east of Biloxi, Mississippi. Bay Minette got its name from nearby Minette Bay, named for a French surveyor named Minet. The city did not officially become the county seat until 1901 and was incorporated in 1907. The city is governed under a mayor/council form of government that maintains four-year terms.


Settlement in Bay Minette began in 1861 when the Louisville and Nashville (L&N) Railroadreached the area, and the town became a junction for the L&N. Newcomers were attracted to the location because it was surrounded by forests and located near the Tensaw River Deltaand the Gulf of Mexico.

Although Bay Minette is the most centrally located township in Baldwin County, it was not chosen as the county seat when the county was established. Baldwin County is the third oldest county in the state of Alabama, created on December 21, 1809, ten years before Alabama officially became a state. The first county seat location was at McIntosh Bluff on the Tombigbee River, but it was transferred to Blakeley only one year later, in 1810.

In 1898, the State Legislature decided to move the county seat to Daphne. In 1901, however, the Alabama State Legislature officially named Bay Minette the county seat, and on October 1, 1901, Bay Minette town leaders officially dedicated a courthouse in the town. The city of Daphne resisted its loss of status, however, and refused to surrender the powers of government. In order to move the county records to Bay Minette, town leaders devised a scheme to lure the sheriff and his deputy out of the Daphne with a false story about a murder. While the law officers were pursuing the fictitious killer, a group of Bay Minette men stealthily travelled the 30 miles to Daphne, stole the Baldwin County Courthouse records, and delivered them to the new courthouse in Bay Minette. Thus, the town was established as the Baldwin County seat.

Economic Development

The economy of Bay Minette is centered on the thriving timber industry in the region. Approximately 73.6 percent of the Baldwin County area is forest land. In fact, the production of the tar and pitch that was used to caulk and waterproof ships and turpentine (collectively known as naval stores) in South Alabama was, from the late nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries, one of the forest industries' largest enterprises. The only significant employer in Bay Minette was a wood processing plant that produced turpentine, resin, and pine oil from knots, roots, and stumps, making use of every part of the tree.

Because of the rich, fertile soils and moderate temperatures in the area, Baldwin County also became one of the richest farming areas in the state. Soybean cultivation began to flourish there in the 1930s. Wheat and potato farming peaked in the 1940s. Pecans and cattle have also played an important role in the county's economy. The Agriculture and Civic League of Bay Minette mainly concentrates on promoting agricultural organizations but also promotes other industries.

Railroads also were an important economic factor in Bay Minette's development. In 1905, the Bay Minette and Fort Morgan Railroad, a supporting line for the L&N Railroad, was built through the dense Baldwin County pine forests between Bay Minette and Foley. Later known as the "Foley Branch," this railroad played a significant role in the county's logging industry. By 1924, the town ranked near Montgomeryand Mobile in the freight tonnage handled in the town. In 1982, the L&N Railroad Company merged with the Seaboard System Railroad, which in turn merged with the Chessie System in 1986, becoming CSX Transportation. The company currently handles freight and provides employment in Bay Minette.


According to 2016 Census estimates, Bay Minette recorded a population of 9,019. Of that number, 58.1 percent identified themselves as white, 39.4 percent as African American, 1.9 percent as two or more races, 1.1 percent as Hispanic or Latino, 0.3 percent as Asian, and 0.2 percent as Native American. The town's median household income was $32,341, and the per capita income was $18,016.


According to 2016 Census estimates, the workforce in Bay Minette was divided among the following industrial categories:

  • Educational services, and health care and social assistance (20.0 percent)
  • Manufacturing (17.8 percent)
  • Retail trade (13.4 percent)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation and food services (10.1 percent)
  • Public administration (9.1 percent)
  • Construction (8.1 percent)
  • Professional, scientific, management, and administrative and waste management services (7.0 percent)
  • Finance, insurance, and real estate, rental, and leasing (5.6 percent)
  • Other services, except public administration (4.5 percent)
  • Transportation and warehousing and utilities (3.2 percent)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and extractive (0.6 percent)
  • Wholesale trade (0.6 percent)


Schools in Bay Minette are part of the Baldwin County school district; the town has three elementary schools (K-3), one Intermediate school (4-5), one middle school, (6-8) and one high school (9-12). James H. Faulkner State Community College is located in Bay Minette and offers two-year degrees in a variety of educational programs.


Bay Minette has a city-owned Municipal Airport intended for public use. It is located three miles southwest of the central business district of the city. Bay Minette is served by two major highways: U.S. Highway 31 runs northeast-southwest through Bay Minette, and connects the city to I-65 to the north and to I-10 to the south.

Events and Places of Interest

Bay Minette is home to a number of Civil Warand other early American historical sites, including antebellum homes and Civil War cemeteries. The First Baptist Church, the Kilcreas House, and the Fort Louis De La Louisiane site are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Concrete Water Tower at the intersection of Hand Avenue and West Third Street, the L&N Railroad Depot, Rhodes Store, and the U.S. Post Office are all listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. The John F. Rhodes Civic Center is a 6,000-square-foot facility available to rent for most social events. Bay Minette also holds various events, such as the charity Tour for Toys Motorcycle Run, and the Bike-O-Rama Motorcycle Rally, which includes a motorcycle show, games, live music, refreshments, and other entertainment.

Bay Minette operates seven municipal parks that offer such activities as skateboarding, picnic facilities, ballparks, playgrounds, and gazebos and pavilions. The City of Bay Minette Municipal Pool features a diving board, a slide, and a special section for younger children. The Pitcher Plant Bog is a preserve devoted to the carnivorous and endangered pitcher plants as well as sundews and butterworts.

Additional Resources

Baldwin County Heritage Book Committee. The Heritage of Baldwin County, Alabama. Clanton, Ala.: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 2001.

Nuzum, Kay. A History of Baldwin County. Bay Minette, Ala.: Baldwin Times, 1970.


Bay Minette, Alabama

City in Alabama, United States

City in Alabama, United States

Bay Minette is a city in and the county seat of Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 8,044.[3]


In the first days of Baldwin County, the town of McIntosh Bluff (now in Mobile County, west of Baldwin County) on the Tombigbee River was the county seat. After being transferred to the town of Blakeley in 1810, the county seat was later moved to the city of Daphne in 1868. In 1900, by an act of the legislature of Alabama, the county seat was authorized for relocation to the city of Bay Minette; however, the city of Daphne resisted relocation. The citizens of Bay Minette moved the county records from Daphne in the middle of the night on October 11–12, 1901[4] and delivered them to the city of Bay Minette - where the Baldwin County seat remains to this day.[5] A mural for the new post office built in 1937 was commissioned by the WPA and painted by Hilton Leech, to commemorate this event.[4]

In September 2011, the town attempted to enact a program called "Operation Restore Our Community". It would have allowed those convicted of a misdemeanor to substitute imprisonment with mandatory church attendance for one year.[6] However, this program was challenged due to violating separation of church and state, and the program's start was delayed for judicial review.[7] It appears to have been scrapped.


Bay Minette is located near the center of Baldwin County in southern Alabama at 30°53′0″N87°46′38″W / 30.88333°N 87.77722°W / 30.88333; -87.77722 (30.883446, -87.777183).[8] It is sited on high ground 5 miles (8 km) east of the Mobile River/Tensaw River valley and 6 miles (10 km) west of the Florida border formed by the Perdido River. U.S. Route 31 passes through the center of the city, leading south to Spanish Fort and northeast to Atmore. Interstate 65 passes about 5 miles (8 km) north of the city, with access from exit 34 (State Route 59) and exit 37 (State Route 287).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.6 square miles (22.4 km2), of which 8.6 square miles (22.2 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.75%, is water.[3]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bay Minette has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. [9]

Climate data for Bay Minette, Alabama
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 17
Average low °C (°F) 5
Average precipitation mm (inches) 140
Source: Weatherbase [10]


Historical population
2019 (est.)9,354[2]16.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
2013 Estimate[12]

Bay Minette is part of the Daphne–Fairhope–FoleyMicropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 Census data[edit]

As of the census[13] of 2010, there were 8,040 people, 2,744 households, and 1,884 families residing in the city. The population density was 930 inhabitants per square mile (360/km2) . There were 3,586 housing units at an average density of 417 square miles (1,080 km2) . The racial makeup of the city was 60.4% White, 35.3% Black or African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. 1.8% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,744 households, out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 21.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city, the population was 23.6% under the age of 18, 13.7% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males. The median income for a household in the city was $32,389, and the median income for a family was $44,573. Males had a median income of $37,623 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,897. About 17.1% of families and 26.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.9% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over.


Aerial view of the Bay Minette Municipal Airport taken in 2006

Bay Minette uses a mayor council government. The mayor is elected at large. The city council consists of five members who are elected from one of five districts.[14]


Public schools[edit]

Bay Minette is a part of the Baldwin County Public Schools system.[15]

High schools

Middle school

  • Bay Minette Middle School (grades 7 and 8)

Intermediate school

  • Bay Minette Intermediate School (grades 4 through 6)

Elementary school

  • Bay Minette Elementary School (grades K through 3)

Higher education[edit]


Portions of the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind were filmed near the town's Louisville and Nashville Railroad depot,[16] and Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood was filmed in rural portions of Baldwin County near Bay Minette.[17]


Intercity bus service is provided by Greyhound Lines.[18]

Routes passing through the city include US 31 and Alabama State Route 59.

Notable people[edit]


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  2. ^ ab"Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ ab"Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bay Minette city, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
  4. ^ abJohn C. Lewis and Harriet Brill Outlaw (2009). Images of America: Baldwin County. Arcadia Publishing. pp. 14–16. ISBN .
  5. ^"Various Historical Compilations about Baldwin County, Alabama". Baldwin County, Alabama. Baldwin County, AL. 2009. Archived from the original on 28 August 2007. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  6. ^"Ala. town's criminals get choice: Jail or church". CBS News. 23 September 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
  7. ^Cox, Carmen. (2011-09-27) Church or Jail? Alabama Alternative to Incarceration Program on Hold - National News - ABC News Radio. Retrieved on 2013-07-21.
  8. ^"US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^Climate Summary for Bay Minette, Alabama
  10. ^"". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on November 3, 2013.
  11. ^"U.S. Decennial Census". Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  12. ^"Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Archived from the original on May 22, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  13. ^"U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-07.
  14. ^"Bay Minette Municipal Government". City of Bay Minette. Archived from the original on 10 October 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  15. ^"Baldwin County Public Schools". 2010. Archived from the original on 11 January 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  16. ^Spielberg, Steven (14 December 1977). "Close Encounters of the Third Kind".
  17. ^"#DNBLandings". Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  18. ^Bay Minette, AL Greyhound Station Intercity bus service
  19. ^
  20. ^Thom Jurek. "Ellis Hooks | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-02-16.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 30°53′00″N87°46′38″W / 30.883446°N 87.777183°W / 30.883446; -87.777183

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Population in 2019: 9,354 (92% urban, 8% rural).
Population change since 2000: +19.6%
Males: 4,756  (50.8%)
Females: 4,598  (49.2%)
Median resident age:34.4 years
Alabama median age:39.4 years

Zip codes:36507.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $37,714 (it was $27,226 in 2000)
Bay Minette:$37,714

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,097 (it was $16,093 in 2000)

Bay Minette city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $141,706 (it was $68,900 in 2000)
Bay Minette:$141,706

Mean prices in 2019:all housing units: $265,514; detached houses: $284,363; townhouses or other attached units: $190,878; in 2-unit structures: $154,901; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $171,858; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $366,681; mobile homes: $118,752; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $253,317

Median gross rent in 2019: $612.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bay Minette: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.2%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.3% for Black residents)

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According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 58 registered sex offenders living in Bay Minette, Alabama as of October 22, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bay Minette is 156 to 1.

The crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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Crime rate in Bay Minette detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 31 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:2.55
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Ancestries: American (15.0%), Irish (5.3%), Scotch-Irish (4.4%), English (2.3%), German (1.9%), Scottish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 268 feet

Land area: 8.00 square miles.

Population density: 1,169 people per square mile  (low).

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157 residents are foreign born

This city:1.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $601 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $397 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Mobile, AL (24.0 miles , pop. 198,915).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (135.0 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (460.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Bucks, AL (4.1 miles),

Latitude: 30.88 N, Longitude: 87.78 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,707 (+17.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,293 (39.4%)

Area code: 251

Distribution of median household income in Bay Minette, AL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Bay Minette, AL in 2019
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Bay Minette, Alabama accommodation & food services, waste management - Economy and Business Data

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $83,700
  • 1998: 19 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $96,400
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $96,400
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 2006: 70 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2007: 88 buildings, average cost: $112,400
  • 2008: 58 buildings, average cost: $112,400
  • 2009: 17 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2010: 31 buildings, average cost: $153,200
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $144,200
  • 2012: 78 buildings, average cost: $47,400
  • 2013: 19 buildings, average cost: $158,700
  • 2014: 12 buildings, average cost: $154,600
  • 2015: 60 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 2016: 34 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 2017: 40 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2018: 46 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2019: 46 buildings, average cost: $137,300
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Unemployment in November 2020:
Historical population in Bay Minette, AL
Historical housing units in Bay Minette, AL

Population change in the 1990s: +559 (+7.7%).
Most common industries in Bay Minette, AL (%)
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.3%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.6%)
  • Educational services (15.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.9%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.3%)
  • Social assistance (5.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Bay Minette, AL (%)
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.2%)
  • Cashiers (6.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.1%)
  • Child care workers (4.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.6%)

Average climate in Bay Minette, Alabama

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.3. This is about average.

Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2003 was 0.329. This is worse than average.Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.

Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.487. This is significantly better than average.Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.8. This is better than average.Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.

Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.99. This is about average.Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.

Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00319. This is significantly better than average.Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

Tornado activity:

Bay Minette-area historical tornado activity is below Alabama state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/21/1997, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.9 miles away from the Bay Minette city center caused $2 million in damages.

On 4/18/1950, a category F3 tornado 19.3 miles away from the city center injured 15 peopleand causedbetween $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bay Minette-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 34.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 177.1 miles away from Bay Minette center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 122.5 miles away from Bay Minette center
On 9/3/2020 at 15:07:53, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 36.0 miles away from Bay Minette center
On 10/26/1997 at 23:27:12, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 32.0 miles away from Bay Minette center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 196.2 miles away from Bay Minette center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Baldwin County (30) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 16, Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 4, Tropical Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).Bay Minette topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Bay Minette:

  • NORTH BALDWIN INFIRMARY (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1815 HAND AVENUE)

Airports located in Bay Minette:

Amtrak station near Bay Minette:

  • 20 miles: ATMORE (107 E. LOUISVILLE ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, car rental agency.

Local government

College/University in Bay Minette:

  • James H Faulkner State Community College (Full-time enrollment: 3,703; Location: 1900 US Hwy 31 S; Public; Website:

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bay Minette:

  • Bishop State Community College (about 22 miles; Mobile, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,822)
  • University of South Alabama (about 28 miles; Mobile, AL; FT enrollment: 13,228)
  • Columbia Southern University (about 39 miles; Orange Beach, AL; FT enrollment: 14,996)
  • The University of West Florida (about 41 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)
  • Pensacola State College (about 45 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 8,740)
  • Northwest Florida State College (about 82 miles; Niceville, FL; FT enrollment: 5,052)
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 82 miles; Perkinston, MS; FT enrollment: 8,320)

Public high schools in Bay Minette:

  • BALDWIN CO HIGH SCH(Students: 1, Location: ONE TIGER DR, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bay Minette:

  • BAY MINETTE ELEM SCH(Students: 567, Location: 800 BLACKBURN AVE, Grades: PK-3)
  • BAY MINETTE MIDDLE SCH(Students: 529, Location: 1311 W 13TH STREET, Grades: 7-8)
  • PINE GROVE ELEM SCH(Students: 521, Location: 43980 PINE GROVE RD, Grades: PK-6)
  • BAY MINETTE INTERMEDIATE SCH(Students: 419, Location: 600 BLACKBURN AVENUE, Grades: 4-6)
  • DELTA ELEM SCH(Students: 282, Location: 10251 WHITE HOUSE FORK RD, Grades: PK-6)
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Library in Bay Minette:

  • BAY MINETTE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $290,473; Location: 205 WEST SECOND STREET; 33,340 books; 2,277 audio materials; 3,502 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 81 state licensed databases; 54 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bay Minette: Bay Minette Public Library (A), Baldwin County Courthouse (B), North Baldwin Emergency Medical Services (C), Bay Minette Fire Department Fort Beveridge Station (D), The Willows at Bay Minette (E), Oakwood Nursing Home (F), William F Green State Veterans Home (G), Baldwin County Level II Municipal Shelter (H), Bay Minette Public Library (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Bay Minette Plaza Shopping Center (1), Gracelaine Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bay Minette include: Saint Agatha Catholic Church (A), Northside Assembly of God Church (B), First United Methodist Church (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), First Assembly of God Church (F), Eastwood Baptist Church (G), Hand Avenue Baptist Church (H), Bay Minette Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Stanmyer Cemetery (1), Bay Minette Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Bay Minette: Holiday Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Bay Minette Days Inn (1819 South US Highway 31), Baldwin Motel (Highway 31 South), Bay Inn and Suites (1402 South US Highway 31), Star Motel (302 East 2nd Street), Windwood Inn of Bay Minette (610 McMeans Avenue), Quality Inn (1402 S US Highway 31).

Birthplace of: Anthony Mix - Football player.

Baldwin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bay Minette and their reported violations in the past:

NORTH BALDWIN UTILITIES (Population served: 15,795, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-20-2014 and APR-16-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-06-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-06-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-20-2014 and APR-16-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-06-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-06-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-17-2013 and JAN-29-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-06-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-06-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-17-2013 and JAN-29-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-06-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-06-2014)
  • 94 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:2.5 people
Alabama:2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:68.7%
Whole state:67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:5.5%
Whole state:4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Bay Minette in 2010:

  • 486 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 373 people in college/university student housing
  • 221 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Bay Minette in 2000:

  • 387 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 221 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 188 people in nursing homes
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Bay Minette (2011 data):

  • United Bank: Bay Minette Branch at 404 Courthouse Square, branch established on 1998/12/30; Bay Minette Branch at 615 Mcmeans Avenue, branch established on 2003/09/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $446.4 mil, Deposits: $395.5 mil, headquarters in Atmore, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: United Bancorporation Of Alabama, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Courthouse Square Branch at 408 Courthouse Square, branch established on 1954/11/27. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Bay Minette Branch at 119 Courthouse Square, branch established on 1932/10/25. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Bay Minette Branch at 511 Dolive Street, branch established on 1984/08/04. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The

For population 15 years and over in Bay Minette:

Marital status in Bay Minette, AL
  • Never married: 40.5%
  • Now married: 34.5%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

For population 25 years and over in Bay Minette:

  • High school or higher: 83.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Alabama average:11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Bay Minette

Political contributions by individuals in Bay Minette, AL

Religion statistics for Bay Minette, AL (based on Baldwin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
Evangelical Protestant57,986178
Mainline Protestant20,07548
Black Protestant3,13017
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 23
Baldwin County:1.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Baldwin County:0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 113
Baldwin County:6.58 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 184
Baldwin County:10.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Baldwin County:9.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:24.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Baldwin County:10.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:48.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bay Minette:44.1%

Average BMI:
Bay Minette:29.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bay Minette:20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:

Average hours sleeping at night:

Overweight people:
This city:33.5%

General health condition:
This city:54.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Bay Minette:78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bay Minette, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
FunctionFull-time employeesMonthly full-time payrollAverage yearly full-time wagePart-time employeesMonthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable43$205,444$57,3334$4,575
Police Protection - Officers20$79,314$47,5880$0
Water Supply14$48,030$41,1690$0
Streets and Highways12$25,675$25,6750$0
Parks and Recreation10$22,136$26,56312$16,576
Solid Waste Management8$12,349$18,5240$0
Police - Other8$20,719$31,0790$0
Local Libraries6$13,390$26,7801$1,561
Gas Supply6$20,185$40,3700$0
Financial Administration4$12,728$38,1840$0
Judicial and Legal2$5,883$35,2981$1,000
Other Government Administration1$4,296$51,5526$5,550
Housing and Community Development (Local)1$4,570$54,8400$0

Bay Minette government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $86,000 ($9.19)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,146,000 ($229.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,114,000 ($226.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,740,000 ($186.02)
    Central Staff Services: $1,014,000 ($108.40)
    Local Fire Protection: $973,000 ($104.02)
    Financial Administration: $550,000 ($58.80)
    Libraries: $298,000 ($31.86)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $181,000 ($19.35)
    Air Transportation: $175,000 ($18.71)
    General Public Buildings: $155,000 ($16.57)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $289,000 ($30.90)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,378,000 ($574.94)

Bay Minette government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $783,000 ($83.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $604,000 ($64.57)
    Air Transportation: $34,000 ($3.63)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $22,000 ($2.35)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $269,000 ($28.76)
    General Revenue - Other: $265,000 ($28.33)
    Rents: $97,000 ($10.37)
    Donations From Private Sources: $23,000 ($2.46)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($0.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $879,000 ($93.97)
    Highways: $118,000 ($12.61)
    Other: $85,000 ($9.09)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,711,000 ($503.63)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,297,000 ($138.66)
    Property: $1,039,000 ($111.08)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $415,000 ($44.37)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $182,000 ($19.46)
    Public Utility License: $84,000 ($8.98)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $84,000 ($8.98)
    Motor Vehicle License: $26,000 ($2.78)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000 ($0.32)

Bay Minette government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,213,000 ($771.11)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,484,000 ($693.18)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose:
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City Of Bay Minette

Nestled in the pine forests of North Baldwin County, Bay Minette is conveniently located 35 miles northeast of Mobile, Alabama, 45 miles west of Pensacola, Florida, and 75 miles east of Biloxi, Mississippi. Because of our favorable location, we enjoy the economic, social and cultural benefits of the surrounding urban areas while maintaining the charm and relaxed pace of a small southern community.


In addition to being home to a thriving timber industry, our surrounding forests serve as a playground for the southern sportsman, as does the nearby Tensaw River Delta and the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Bay Minette is also surrounded by restored Civil War and early American history sites perfect for history buffs, family picnics, hikers and campers.


Bay Minette has enjoyed steady, managed growth for many years. As the seat of Baldwin County (the second fastest growing county in the state), our residents enjoy many employment opportunities through local government, the county board of education, as well as legal and other professional offices, which support the county government.


Home to the largest employer in Baldwin County, Bay Minette also offers residents employment opportunities in manufacturing and industry. In addition, the city actively seeks new employers through partnerships with the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance and the North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce.


There are approximately 8,500 residents living in the city limits of Bay Minette and an additional 20,000 beyond the city limits who call North Baldwin home.


We hope you will enjoy Bay Minette as much as we enjoy living here. We invite you to personally visit our city. While here, we hope you will stop by our City Hall, located in Downtown Bay Minette, if you find yourself in need of any information or assistance.


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Animal Control: 251-580-2559

Rebecca Jernigan, Animal Control Officer

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Building Department: 251-580-1610

Rob Madison, Building Official

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Finance/Business License: 251-580-1619

Tammy Smith, Finance Director

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Fire Department: 251-580-1617

Mike Minchew, Fire Chief

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Holly Hills Municipal Golf Course: 580-2553

Mikki Bjuro, Manager

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Municipal Court: 251-580-2558

Earl Stephens, Court Clerk

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Parks/Grounds: 251-580-1848

Joseph Hall, Superintendent

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Planning Department: 251-580-1650

Clair Dorough, City Planner

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Police Department: 251-580-2559

Al Tolbert, Chief of Police

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Pool Complex: 251-937-1367

Janet Caraway, Manager

Public Library: 251-580-1648

Joanna Bailey, Library Director

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Public Works/Sanitation: 251-580-1848

Murray Stewart, Superintendent

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Recreation Department: 251-580-2546

Kelly Johnson, Director

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Strike City Lanes: 251-580-2547

Stephanie Sullivan, Manager


Mayor Robert A. “Bob” Wills [email protected] 251-580-1619

City Administrator Tammy S. Smith: [email protected] 251-580-1692

City Clerk Rita Diedtrich: [email protected] 251-580-1637

Tina Covington, Community Relations: [email protected] 251-580-1625

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