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
2,507,250
51.6%
50.8
Male
2,356,050
48.4%
49.2
Total Population
4,863,300
 
 

Alabama Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
286,643
5.9% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
312,788
6.4% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
301,747
6.2% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
335,687
6.9% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
325,722
6.7% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
629,565
12.9% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
598,269
12.3% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
645,623
13.3% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
340,893
7.0% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
302,411
6.2% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
465,669
9.6% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
231,894
4.8% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
86,389
1.8% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
3,763,780
77.4%
77.2
Female
1,972,970
52.4%
51.3%
Male
1,790,810
47.6%
48.7%
21 Years and over
3,553,480
73.1%
73.1
62 Years and over
964,274
19.8%
18.8
65 Years and over
783,952
16.1%
15.2
Female
445,182
56.8%
55.8%
Male
338,770
43.2%
44.2%
Median Age (years)
39
0.0%
0.0

Alabama Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
4,779,440
98.3% 
96.8
White
3,316,380
68.2% 
72.6
Black or African American
1,301,100
26.8% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
24,509
0.5% 
0.8
Asian
65,611
1.3% 
5.4
Asian Indian
11,975
0.2% 
1.2
Chinese
15,231
0.3% 
1.3
Filipino
8,698
0.2% 
0.9
Japanese
1,981
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
10,398
0.2% 
0.4
Vietnamese
6,347
0.1% 
0.6
Other Asian
10,981
0.2% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
1,503
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
270
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
683
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
37
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
513
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
70,333
1.4% 
5.1
Two or More Races
83,858
1.7% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
199,686
4.1% 
17.8
Mexican
126,577
2.6% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
19,930
0.4% 
1.7
Cuban
4,880
0.1% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
48,299
1.0% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
4,663,610
95.9% 
82.2

Alabama Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
157,797
4.8% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
333,897
10.1% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
1,011,240
30.6% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
711,231
21.5% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
271,030
8.2% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
506,680
15.4% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
308,842
9.4% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
491,694
14.9%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
2,809,023
85.1%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
815,522
24.8%
31.2

Alabama Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
1,228,770
31.0%
33.7
Now Married
1,858,001
46.9%
47.5
Divorced
498,483
12.6%
11.0
Separated
90,861
2.3%
2.0
Widowed
286,007
7.2%
5.8

Alabama Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
4,342,450
94.9%
78.4%
Languages other than english
234,206
5.1%
21.6%
Spanish
148,602
3.2%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
32,158
0.7%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
38,093
0.8%
3.5%
Other Languages
15,353
0.3%
1.1%

Alabama Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
176,641
9.5%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
120,590
6.5%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
226,244
12.2%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
205,446
11.1%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
252,871
13.7%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
321,691
17.4%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
210,500
11.4%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
203,740
11.0%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
73,159
3.9%
5.8
$200,000 or more
61,636
3.3%
6.4
Median household income
46,257
 
57,617
Per capita income
25,810
 
31,128

Alabama Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
27,522
1.3%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
181,258
8.7%
9.8
Construction
130,405
6.3%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
465,537
22.4%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
119,653
5.8%
6.6
Information
33,547
1.6%
2.1
Manufacturing
293,587
14.1%
10.1
Other services except public administration
104,935
5.0%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
199,982
9.6%
11.4
Public administration
109,526
5.3%
4.6
Retail trade
247,120
11.9%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
110,686
5.3%
5.2
Wholesale trade
54,567
2.6%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
195,071
9.4%
8.8
Management, professional, and related occupations
711,483
34.2%
37.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
328,821
15.8%
12.2
Sales and office occupations
496,476
23.9%
23.3
Service occupations
346,474
16.7%
18.1

Alabama Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
2,053,190
 
150,377,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
1,768,180
86.1%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
165,046
8.0%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
6,334
0.3%
5.1
Walked
23,875
1.2%
2.7
Other means
21,175
1.0%
1.8
Worked at home
68,581
3.3%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
24.6
 
26.6

Alabama Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
115,434
6.2%
8.7
1 vehicles
613,278
33.1%
33.2
2 vehicles
680,434
36.7%
37.1
3 or more
443,372
23.9%
21.0

Alabama Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,852,520
83.1%
87.6
Owner Occupied
1,268,140
68.5%
63.1
Renter Occupied
584,380
31.5%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
377,662
16.9%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
10
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.6
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.5
0.0%
2.5

Alabama Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
2,230,180
1 room
26,657
1.2%
2.4
2 rooms
27,048
1.2%
2.7
3 rooms
131,537
5.9%
9.1
4 rooms
321,706
14.4%
16.5
5 rooms
518,806
23.3%
19.8
6 rooms
464,650
20.8%
17.8
7 rooms
297,851
13.4%
12.0
8 rooms
200,341
9.0%
8.6
9 rooms or more
241,584
10.8%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 
0.0

Alabama Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
2,230,180
135,703,000
1-unit, detached
1,529,310
68.6%
61.5
1-unit, attached
34,266
1.5%
5.9
2-units
47,313
2.1%
3.6
3 or 4 units
67,572
3.0%
4.4
5 to 9 units
92,631
4.2%
4.8
10 to 19 units
73,099
3.3%
4.4
20 or more units
87,804
3.9%
9.0
Mobile home
296,549
13.3%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
1,637
0.1%
0.1

Alabama Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
115,519
5.2%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
95,099
4.3%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
191,163
8.6%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
260,860
11.7%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
363,038
16.3%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
320,499
14.4%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
411,110
18.4%
13.9%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Alabama Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
528,624
28.5%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
110,784
6.0%
4.7
Electricity
1,184,160
63.9%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
2,853
0.2%
4.8
Coal or coke
104
0.0%
0.1
Wood
17,764
1.0%
1.9
Solar energy
84
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
776
0.0%
0.5
No fuel used
7,371
0.4%
1.1

Alabama Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
717,843
 
47295100.0
$2,500 to $2,999
14,555
2.0%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
19,698
2.7%
1.8%
Less than $500
23,905
3.3%
10.7%
$2,000 to $2,499
43,117
6.0%
4.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
106,464
14.8%
11.9%
$1,000 to $1,499
250,310
34.9%
28.3%
$500 to $999
259,794
36.2%
41.0%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
373,924
52.4%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
99,202
13.9%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
60,078
8.4%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
41,526
5.8%
7.0%
35.0% or more
138,235
19.4%
21.3%
Not Computed
4,878
0.0%
0.0%

Alabama Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
517,823 
 
41,631,300 
$1,000 to $1,499
96,568
18.6%
28.3%
$1,500 to $1,999
17,613
3.4%
11.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
3,453
0.7%
4.4%
$2,500 to $2,999
661
0.1%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
1,416
0.3%
1.8%
$500 to $999
295,725
57.1%
41.0%
Less than $500
102,387
19.8%
10.7%
No Cash Rent
66,557
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
743
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
72,204
14.5%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
64,662
13.0%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
58,466
11.7%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
58,538
11.7%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
40,487
8.1%
9.0%
35.0% or more
204,028
40.9%
40.7%
Not Computed
85,995
0.0%
0.0%

Alabama Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
1,268,140
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
174,251
13.7%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
278,950
22.0%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
243,638
19.2%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
203,651
16.1%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
201,890
15.9%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
117,813
9.3%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
38,396
3.0%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
9,549
0.8%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
136,200
 
205,000
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