Summerdale, Alabama

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Summerdale, Alabama
Official seal of Summerdale, Alabama
The Sunshine of Baldwin County
Location of Summerdale in Baldwin County, Alabama.
Location of Summerdale in Baldwin County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 30°29′16″N 87°41′59″W / 30.48778°N 87.69972°W / 30.48778; -87.69972Coordinates: 30°29′16″N 87°41′59″W / 30.48778°N 87.69972°W / 30.48778; -87.69972
CountryUnited States
 • MayorDavid Wilson
 • Total10.17 sq mi (26.34 km2)
 • Land10.13 sq mi (26.24 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
115 ft (35 m)
 • Total862
 • Estimate 
 • Density165.89/sq mi (64.05/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)251
FIPS code01-73872
GNIS feature ID0155262

Summerdale is a rural town in south-central Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. It is the site of the Naval Outlying Landing Field Summerdale. At the 2010 census the population was 862.[3] It is part of the DaphneFairhopeFoley Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Summerdale is located at 30°29'15.468" North, 87°42'4.036" West (30.487630, -87.701121).[4] Alabama State Route 59 passes along the west side of the town, leading north 5 miles (8 km) to Robertsdale and south 6 miles (10 km) to Foley.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 9.7 square miles (25.2 km2), of which 9.7 square miles (25.1 km2) is land and 0.039 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.38%, is water.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)1,681[2]95.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 655 people, 255 households, and 184 families residing in the town. The population density was 125.7 people per square mile (48.5/km2). There were 282 housing units at an average density of 54.1 per square mile (20.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 90.23% White, 4.89% Black or African American, 1.07% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.92% from other races, and 2.75% from two or more races. Nearly 2.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 255 households, out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57, and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 27.6% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,917, and the median income for a family was $32,159. Males had a median income of $26,563 versus $19,167 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,775. About 13.7% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.3% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

Speed trap reputation[edit]

Summerdale is known both locally and regionally as a speed trap city, with officers stopping drivers daily along the two major highways through the town. During the summer months, hundreds of thousands of tourists pass through the town headed for southern Baldwin County's beaches.[8][9]


Summerdale is a part of the Baldwin County Public Schools system.

Summerdale has one school, Summerdale School, which serves grades kindergarten through 8. Students continue on to Foley High School in nearby Foley for grades 9 through 12. Alabama Gulf Coast Christian Academy is a private school located on the corner of County Roads 28 and 71. It serves grades Pre-K through 12.

Naval Outlying Landing Field Summerdale[edit]

The Navy Outlying Landing Field (NOLF) Summerdale airport is on the east side of Summerdale (at latitude, longitude: 30.507695, –87.645541).[10] The Airport Code is NFD, in region: ASO - Southern, with boundary ARTCC: ZJX - Jacksonville, and Tie-in FSS: ANB - Anniston. The airport runway length/width is 2850 x 150 ft (868.7 x 45.7 m), with runway elevation: 149 feet (45 m).[10] The airport is owned/operated by the US Navy, through Commanding Officer, Operations Department, 7077 USS Lexington Court, Milton, FL 32570-6016.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Summerdale town, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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  10. ^ a b "FAA Information about Summerdale Nolf Airport",, 2004-2008, webpage: Summerdale-NOLF.

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