Grand Bay 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 3,701 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Grand Bay is the 145th largest community in Alabama.
Grand Bay is a blue-collar town, with 42.73% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Grand Bay is a town of service providers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grand Bay who work in food service (13.79%), management occupations (12.36%), and office and administrative support (9.04%).
A relatively large number of people in Grand Bay telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.72% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Grand Bay has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Grand Bay a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Grand Bay 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.
Grand Bay is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Grand Bay, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 98.64% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
Being a small town, Grand Bay does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of people in Grand Bay with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.14% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Grand Bay in 2018 was $24,701, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,804 for a family of four. However, Grand Bay contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Grand Bay home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grand Bay residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Grand Bay include German, English, Irish, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Grand Bay is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.