Alabama Demographic Data

Alabama Demographic Summary

  • Population: 4,822,023
  • Area: 52,420.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 50,644.00 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 1,776.00 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 91.98 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 155.51 ft
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time (GMT -6)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Alabama Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
2,506,170
51.6%
50.8
Male
2,352,810
48.4%
49.2
Total Population
4,858,980
 
 

Alabama Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
285,122
5.9% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
318,172
6.5% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
308,481
6.3% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
332,224
6.8% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
332,728
6.8% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
624,472
12.9% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
612,193
12.6% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
644,006
13.3% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
335,370
6.9% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
304,364
6.3% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
450,119
9.3% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
229,810
4.7% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
81,918
1.7% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
3,750,570
77.2%
77.1
Female
1,963,410
52.3%
51.4%
Male
1,787,160
47.7%
48.6%
21 Years and over
3,547,490
73.0%
72.9
62 Years and over
937,956
19.3%
18.3
65 Years and over
761,847
15.7%
14.9
Female
432,542
56.8%
55.9%
Male
329,305
43.2%
44.1%
Median Age (years)
39

Alabama Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
4,771,660
98.2% 
96.9
White
3,329,910
68.5% 
73.1
Black or African American
1,303,300
26.8% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
20,503
0.4% 
0.8
Asian
59,393
1.2% 
5.4
Asian Indian
11,736
0.2% 
1.2
Chinese
10,885
0.2% 
1.3
Filipino
5,663
0.1% 
0.9
Japanese
2,436
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
9,909
0.2% 
0.5
Vietnamese
7,943
0.2% 
0.5
Other Asian
10,821
0.2% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
4,448
0.1% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
NR
NR 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
NR
NR 
0.0
Samoan
NR
NR 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
NR
NR 
0.1
Some Other Race
54,105
1.1% 
4.8
Two or More Races
87,319
1.8% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
192,870
4.0% 
17.6
Mexican
126,295
2.6% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
14,507
0.3% 
1.7
Cuban
4,379
0.1% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
47,689
1.0% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
4,666,110
96.0% 
82.4

Alabama Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
158,830
4.8% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
338,052
10.3% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
1,018,060
31.0% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
707,979
21.6% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
266,452
8.1% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
504,626
15.4% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
288,250
8.8% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
496,882
15.1%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
2,785,367
84.9%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
792,876
24.2%
30.6

Alabama Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
1,231,259
31.2%
33.5
Now Married
1,839,686
46.6%
47.5
Divorced
497,367
12.6%
11.0
Separated
99,500
2.5%
2.1
Widowed
279,392
7.1%
5.8

Alabama Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
4,340,560
94.9%
78.5%
Languages other than english
233,295
5.1%
21.5%
Spanish
149,576
3.3%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
35,754
0.8%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
36,719
0.8%
3.5%
Other Languages
11,246
0.2%
1.0%

Alabama Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
175,030
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
127,716
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
234,173
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
208,434
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
254,344
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
329,352
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
198,404
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
193,760
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
67,117
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
58,060
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
44,765
 
55,775
Per capita income
24,769
 
29,979

Alabama Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
34,383
1.7%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
171,239
8.4%
9.8
Construction
128,389
6.3%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
459,777
22.5%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
111,441
5.5%
6.5
Information
33,689
1.7%
2.1
Manufacturing
291,477
14.3%
10.3
Other services except public administration
106,030
5.2%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
196,149
9.6%
11.3
Public administration
106,557
5.2%
4.6
Retail trade
241,235
11.8%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
108,227
5.3%
5.1
Wholesale trade
51,525
2.5%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
198,139
9.7%
9.0
Management, professional, and related occupations
692,610
33.9%
37.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
334,381
16.4%
12.3
Sales and office occupations
483,264
23.7%
23.6
Service occupations
331,724
16.3%
18.0

Alabama Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
2,011,720
 
148,324,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
1,719,970
85.5%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
180,752
9.0%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
6,066
0.3%
5.2
Walked
22,130
1.1%
2.8
Other means
19,046
0.9%
1.8
Worked at home
63,757
3.2%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
25.0
 
26.0

Alabama Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
121,692
6.6%
8.9
1 vehicles
616,079
33.4%
33.5
2 vehicles
676,696
36.6%
37.2
3 or more
431,923
23.4%
20.3

Alabama Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,846,390
83.2%
87.7
Owner Occupied
1,253,600
67.9%
63.0
Renter Occupied
592,795
32.1%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
372,001
16.8%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
10
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0

Alabama Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
2,218,390
1 room
24,309
1.1%
2.3
2 rooms
29,551
1.3%
2.5
3 rooms
125,110
5.6%
9.0
4 rooms
334,010
15.1%
16.6
5 rooms
504,791
22.8%
20.0
6 rooms
467,868
21.1%
17.9
7 rooms
309,156
13.9%
12.1
8 rooms
190,916
8.6%
8.5
9 rooms or more
232,680
10.5%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 

Alabama Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
2,218,390
134,794,000
1-unit, detached
1,526,560
68.8%
61.4
1-unit, attached
34,684
1.6%
5.8
2-units
44,714
2.0%
3.7
3 or 4 units
63,107
2.8%
4.5
5 to 9 units
104,327
4.7%
4.8
10 to 19 units
69,304
3.1%
4.6
20 or more units
86,774
3.9%
8.8
Mobile home
286,795
12.9%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
2,126
0.1%
0.1

Alabama Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
124,526
5.6%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
91,049
4.1%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
202,417
9.1%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
259,558
11.7%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
388,115
17.5%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
313,832
14.1%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
385,802
17.4%
14.0%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Alabama Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
508,335
27.5%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
114,106
6.2%
4.7
Electricity
1,191,230
64.5%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
3,176
0.2%
5.1
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
20,342
1.1%
2.0
Solar energy
82
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
2,188
0.1%
0.5
No fuel used
6,932
0.4%
1.2

Alabama Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
712,544
 
47140700.0
$2,500 to $2,999
17,150
2.4%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
18,043
2.5%
1.5%
Less than $500
23,246
3.3%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
40,751
5.7%
4.1%
$1,500 to 1,999
109,608
15.4%
$1,000 to 1,499
241,057
33.8%
$500 to $999
262,689
36.9%
42.7%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
358,847
50.8%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
101,013
14.3%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
68,513
9.7%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
44,118
6.2%
7.3%
35.0% or more
133,710
18.9%
22.3%
Not Computed
6,343
NR
NR

Alabama Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
525,412 
 
41,410,200 
$1,000 to $1,499
86,807
16.5%
27.9%
$1,500 to $1,999
11,508
2.2%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
3,450
0.7%
4.1%
$2,500 to $2,999
660
0.1%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
2,543
0.5%
1.5%
$500 to $999
311,451
59.3%
42.7%
Less than $500
108,993
20.7%
11.0%
No Cash Rent
67,383
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
729
NR
959
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
73,100
14.3%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
67,012
13.1%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
59,472
11.7%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
56,864
11.2%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
45,130
8.9%
9.2%
35.0% or more
208,251
40.8%
41.4%
Not Computed
82,966
NR
NR

Alabama Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
1,253,600
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
174,211
13.9%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
285,708
22.8%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
236,285
18.8%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
198,870
15.9%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
194,280
15.5%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
115,817
9.2%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
39,247
3.1%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
9,177
0.7%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
134,100
 
194,500
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