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Bay Minette
—  City  —
Bay Minette is located in Alabama
Bay Minette
Location in Alabama.
Coordinates: 30°53′0″N 87°46′37″W / 30.883333°N 87.77694°W / 30.883333; -87.77694
Country United States
State Alabama
County Baldwin
Government
 - Mayor Jamie Tillery
Area
 - Total 8 sq mi (20.8 km2)
 - Land 8 sq mi (20.7 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 269 ft (82 m)
Population (2007)[1]
 - Total 7,726
 Density 977.5/sq mi (376/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36507
Area code(s) 251
FIPS code 01-04660
GNIS feature ID 0113588
Website http://www.cityofbayminette.org/

Bay Minette is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city was 7,820.[2] According to the 2007 U.S. Census estimates, the city had an population of about 7,726 people.[1] The city is the county seat of Baldwin County. It is part of the DaphneFairhopeFoley Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

In the first days of Baldwin County, the Town of McIntosh Bluff, Alabama (now in Mobile County,Alabama, 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 and delivered them to the City of Bay Minette - where Baldwin County's County Seat remains to this day.[3]

Geography

Bay Minette is located at 30°53′0″N 87°46′38″W / 30.883333°N 87.77722°W / 30.883333; -87.77722 (30.883446, -87.777183).[4]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.0 square miles (21 km2) of which 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.50%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 7,820 people, 2,950 households, and 1,911 families residing in the city. The population density was 977.6 inhabitants per square mile (377.5 /km2) . There were 2,950 housing units at an average density of 368.8 square miles (955 km2) . The racial makeup of the city was 64.3% White, 33.5% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. 1% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[2]

There were 2,739 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.11.[2]

In the city the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 13.4% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.4 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.[2]

The median income for a household in the city was $27,226, and the median income for a family was $34,605. Males had a median income of $30,149 versus $21,369 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,093. About 20.0% of families and 22.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.0% of those under age 18 and 19.0% of those age 65 or over.[2]

Government

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.[6]

Education

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Public Schools

Bay Minette is a part of the Baldwin County Public Schools system.[7]

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

Culture

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

Notable residents

References

External links

Coordinates: 30°53′00″N 87°46′38″W / 30.883446°N 87.777183°W / 30.883446; -87.777183


Simple English

Bay Minette, Alabama
—  City  —
Coordinates: 30°53′0″N 87°46′37″W / 30.883333°N 87.77694°W / 30.883333; -87.77694
Country United States
State Alabama
County Baldwin
Area
 - Total 8 sq mi (20.8 km2)
 - Land 8 sq mi (20.7 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 269 ft (82 m)
Population (2007)[1]
 - Total 7,726
 Density 977.5/sq mi (376/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36507
Area code(s) 251
FIPS code 01-04660
GNIS feature ID 0113588

Bay Minette is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city was 7,820. [1] According to the 2007 U.S. Census estimates, the city had a population of 7726. [2] The city is the county seat of Baldwin County.

References

  1. "Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Alabama". United States Census Bureau. 2008-07-10. http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2007-04-01.csv. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 


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