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Alabama

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Table

Alabama
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
5,039,877
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
5,039,877
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
5,024,279
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 5,024,279
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 4,779,736
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.6%
Female persons, percent
51.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
26.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
4.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
64.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 324,857
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 3.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 2,313,642
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 69.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $149,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,196
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $367
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $811
Building permits, 2021 22,100
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 1,888,504
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.53
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 86.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 5.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 87.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 79.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 86.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 26.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 11.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
11.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 57.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 52.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 10,527,667
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 31,238,872
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,990,180
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 63,740,433
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $13,067
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 25.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $52,035
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $28,934
Persons in poverty, percent
16.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 100,955
Total employment, 2020 1,777,495
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 81,317,411
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 1.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 345,095
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 68,829
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 42,941
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 12,169
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,043
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 56,066
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,534
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 56,032
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 99.2
Population per square mile, 2010 94.4
Land area in square miles, 2020 50,647.13
Land area in square miles, 2010 50,645.33
FIPS Code 01
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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