BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) -The latest US Census estimates are in and they show Baldwin County outpacing the rest of the state in growth. While the numbers show Mobile County losing people from 2016 to 2017, Baldwin County added several thousand.
Road construction, groundbreakings and new home construction are all signs of growth. It’s something that Baldwin County residents have become accustomed to in recent years. Now, more than ever there’s a push to keep up with a population that’s growing faster than any other in the state. New home construction is on the rise and doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon.
“We were the first house to be built in here by Truland in almost five years so as soon as our house got broke down, started getting done, then the next house, then the next house, then the next house,” said homeowner, Terri Dillard.
Dillard’s home is just one of many Truland Homes is building in Austin Park Estates off County Road 54 and other subdivisions around the county. While not at its height from 2007, the new home market is booming again to keep up with the growth.
“We’ve been growing for the last four or five years at about a twenty to thirty percent rate and already this year, we’re well on our way to record numbers in sales,” said Truland Homes Sales Manager, Dan Beasley.