Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs, AL

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Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 7,648 people and just one neighborhood, Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs is the 87th largest community in Alabama. Much of the housing stock in Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs, where the median household income is $56,961.00.

Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

When you are in Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.09% of Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs who work in sales jobs (10.82%), management occupations (9.28%), and office and administrative support (8.70%).

Also of interest is that Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Setting & Lifestyle

One of the nice things about Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.07 minutes every day commuting to work.

As is often the case in a small town, Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.


The education level of Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.76% of adults in Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs in 2018 was $35,001, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,004 for a family of four. However, Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.


is ranked among the top 5.6% of neighborhoods for first-time home buyers to consider in the state of Alabama according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Homes here are priced below median housing values in the state, yet maintain moderate appreciation rates compared to other communities. Buying into the neighborhood is not only an accessible option but an investment opportunity for many first-time home buyers. In addition to being an excellent choice for first-time home buyers, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees.


Significantly, 0.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 63.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 10.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 51.5% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 34.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 34.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.6%), and 8.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.


The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.5% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs, AL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (8.9%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (8.0%), and residents who report German roots (7.1%), and some of the residents are also of Greek ancestry (1.6%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (1.3%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (50.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (82.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (13.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

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