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"The Forward City"
"The Heart of the American Riviera"
Location of Foley in Baldwin County, Alabama.
|• Mayor||Ralph Hellmich|
|• Total||32.64 sq mi (84.54 km2)|
|• Land||32.49 sq mi (84.14 km2)|
|• Water||0.15 sq mi (0.40 km2)|
|Elevation||79 ft (24 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||627.69/sq mi (242.35/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0118464|
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 Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Baldwin County.
Foley is located at 30°24'20.138" North, 87°40'53.432" West (30.405594, -87.681509).
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 14,618 people, 6,165 households, and 4,124 families residing in the city. The population density was 530.8 people per square mile (205.1/km2). There were 7,359 housing units at an average density of 284.1 per square mile (198.7/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% from two or more races. 9.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 6,165 households, out of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.82.
In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 20.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $41,221, and the median income for a family was $50,854. Males had a median income of $36,959 versus $26,855 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,967. About 15.4% of families and 19.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.9% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.
- Foley High School (9-12)
- Foley Middle School (7-8)
- Foley Intermediate School (5-6)
- Foley Elementary School (K-4)
- Magnolia Elementary Schools (K-6)
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.
Points of interest
- Justin Anderson, professional football linebacker
- Fannie Flagg, actress, comedienne, and author of Fried Green Tomatoes and other novels, lived in Fairhope for a time
- D. J. Fluker, former offensive lineman for the Alabama Crimson Tide and current offensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks
- Julio Jones, former wide receiver for the Alabama Crimson Tide and current wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons
- Everett A. Kelly, member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1978 to 1982
- Robert Lester, professional football defensive back
- Bubba Marriott, football player
- Ken Stabler, former quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints in the NFL, and the Alabama Crimson Tide in collegiate football
- Chris Watton, former professional football offensive lineman
The City of Foley Museum & Archives and Model Train Exhibit is located in a restored train depot from the early 1900s. It holds archives for the City of Foley as well as railroad memorabilia.
The Foley Golf Course is an eighteen-hole course.
Holmes Medical Museum is located in downtown Foley and 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.
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- "City of Foley Antique Rose Trail". Alabama Tourism Department. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
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