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Petal, Mississippi
Gulf Shores, Alabama
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Petal is 52% more densely populated than Gulf Shores.
People are 2% less likely to be married in Gulf Shores.
The Median Age is 13.0 years younger in Petal.

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PEOPLE
 Petal, MSGulf Shores, ALUnited States
 Population10,70111,131321,418,820
 Population - 201010,3019,035308,745,538
 Population - 20007,5795,044285,036,114
 Population - 19907,8833,261251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now35.75%241.34%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now41.19%120.68%12.76%
 Pop. Density63842191
 Land Area17263,531,905
 Water Area05264,837
 Median Age35.148.137.4
 Female Population50.83%55.44%50.81%
 Male Population49.17%44.56%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Petal, MSGulf Shores, ALUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.40%6.29%6.36%
 Age 5 to 99.68%5.48%6.51%
 Age 10 to 149.06%2.89%6.59%
 Age 15 to 174.08%3.13%4.03%
 Age 18 to 202.56%2.14%4.35%
 Age 21 to 244.21%5.10%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3413.86%13.05%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4411.48%9.27%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5415.61%14.46%14.09%
 Age 55 to 593.79%7.18%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.15%7.40%5.72%
 Age 65 to 748.55%17.70%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.66%5.16%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.92%0.75%1.85%
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 RACE
 Petal, MSGulf Shores, ALUnited States
 White77.31%89.12%62.77%
 Black10.07%0.32%12.24%
 Asian0.52%1.89%4.95%
 Native American0.70%0.38%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.00%0.00%0.16%
 Other0.08%0.76%0.20%
 Two or More Races3.03%4.83%2.13%
 Hispanic8.29%2.70%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic91.71%97.30%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Petal, MSGulf Shores, ALUnited States
 Households3,8634,728116,211,000
 Family Households2,7533,26876,958,100
 Non Family Households1,1101,46039,253,000
 Household Size2.752.222.63
 Married Population56.48%58.54%50.58%
 Single Population43.52%41.46%49.42%
 Now Married53.35%57.09%48.41%
 Married but Separated3.13%1.45%2.17%
 Never Married22.01%19.09%32.55%
 Widowed8.30%5.39%5.95%
 Divorced13.21%16.98%10.92%
 Married, w/children38.83%18.30%31.68%
 Married, no children32.07%58.23%41.44%
 Single, w/children17.69%16.59%16.94%
 Single, no children11.41%6.89%9.95%
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