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Point Clear, Alabama
Point Clear, Alabama Post Office
Point Clear, Alabama Post Office
Location in Baldwin County and the state of Alabama
Location in Baldwin County and the state of Alabama
Country United States
State Alabama
County Baldwin
Area
 • Total 4.63 sq mi (11.99 km2)
 • Land 4.59 sq mi (11.89 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2)
Elevation
10 ft (3 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,076
 • Density 452.09/sq mi (174.54/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
36564
Area code(s) 251
FIPS code 01-61488
GNIS feature ID 0155211

Point Clear is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,125. It is part of the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley metropolitan area.

Geography

Point Clear is located at 30°29'48.505" North, 87°54'35.489" West (30.496807, -87.909858).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14 km2), of which 5.5 square miles (14 km2) is land and 0.43% is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 49
1980 1,812
1990 2,125 17.3%
2000 1,876 −11.7%
2010 2,125 13.3%
2020 2,076 −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Point Clear racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 1,356 65.32%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 607 29.24%
Asian 7 0.34%
Pacific Islander 1 0.05%
Other/Mixed 58 2.79%
Hispanic or Latino 47 2.26%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,076 people, 793 households, and 639 families residing in the CDP.

Other

From as early as the 1800s, wealthy families from Mobile, New Orleans and across the United States chose to spend their summers in Point Clear. In the days of yellow fever outbreaks, Pt. Clear residents believed they were escaping to what was deemed as "good air" because of the daily breeze off Mobile Bay. Arrival to the area was traditionally by ferry boat and most people arrived in Pt. Clear at Zundel's Wharf Because of this, the front of the homes (sometimes referred to as cottages) face Mobile Bay and there is a boardwalk between the water and the homes leading to and from Zundel's Wharf. Remnants of the old pier at the Zundel property were still visible prior to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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