Bay Minette is a city in and the county seat of Baldwin County, Alabama. It is part of the Daphne–Fairhope–Foley Micropolitan Statistical Area, and its population as per 2007 estimates is about 7,726. The county seat was shifted to Bay Minette from Daphne in 1900, and it was incorporated in 1901. The city has a total area of 8.0 square miles of which 0.04 square miles (0.50%) is water, with the rest being land. It is situated at an elevation of 268 feet.
Significant contributors to the local economy include manufacturing, construction, retail trade, as well as administrative services. Some movies have also been filmed here. Bay Minette's cost of living is 11.90% lower that the country average, making living here comparatively cheaper. The public schools here are a part of the Baldwin County Public Schools system. The city has one college, the Faulkner State Community College. The closest hospital is Atmore Community Hospital, located about 22 miles away. The local airport is the Bay Minette Municipal Airport. It also has a number of parks and open spaces.