Dauphin Island, AL

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Dauphin Island Profile


Overview

Dauphin Island is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 1,778 people and just one neighborhood, Dauphin Island is the 246th largest community in Alabama.

Dauphin Island home prices are not only among the most expensive in Alabama, but Dauphin Island real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Dauphin Island isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dauphin Island are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dauphin Island is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dauphin Island who work in office and administrative support (15.58%), sales jobs (13.74%), and management occupations (12.56%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Another notable thing is that Dauphin Island is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Dauphin Island has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Dauphin Island has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Dauphin Island than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Dauphin Island may be for you.

Dauphin Island is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Dauphin Island is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Dauphin Island, the average commute to work is 30.85 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small town, Dauphin Island doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Dauphin Island Demographics

The population of Dauphin Island is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.90% of adults in Dauphin Island have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dauphin Island in 2018 was $45,999, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $183,996 for a family of four.

The people who call Dauphin Island home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dauphin Island residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dauphin Island include English, German, Irish, French, and European.

The most common language spoken in Dauphin Island is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

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School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to AL* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Peter F Alba Middle School
14180 S Wintzell Ave
Bayou La Batre, AL 36509
06-08
Dauphin Island Elementary School
1501 Bienville Blvd
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
KG-05
Alma Bryant High School
14001 Hurricane Blvd
Irvington, AL 36544
09-12
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

MOBILE COUNTY


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District Quality Compared to Alabama

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Better than of AL school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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School District Enrollment By Group

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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 69.7% 54.9%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 64.6% 48.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 5.1% 6.3%

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