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Jefferson County, Alabama

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Jefferson County, Alabama
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
667,820
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
667,820
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
674,721
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 674,721
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 658,466
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.3%
Female persons, percent
52.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
53.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
43.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
4.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
49.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 36,250
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 3.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 309,697
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 63.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $165,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,342
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $431
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $934
Building permits, 2021 2,121
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 263,801
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.44
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 84.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 5.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 89.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 83.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 90.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 34.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 10.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 61.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 57.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,461,142
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,766,161
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 10,951,810
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 10,154,005
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,385
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 24.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $55,088
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $33,343
Persons in poverty, percent
14.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 16,522
Total employment, 2020 341,139
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 18,439,423
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 2.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 50,156
All firms, 2012 57,590
Men-owned firms, 2012 30,937
Women-owned firms, 2012 21,298
Minority-owned firms, 2012 19,911
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 35,268
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 6,086
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 48,182
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 592.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,111.28
FIPS Code 01073
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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