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Jefferson County, Alabama

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Jefferson County, Alabama
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 659,300
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 659,300
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 658,506
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 0.1%
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
15.9%
Female persons, percent
52.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
53.2%
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)
4.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
49.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 38,310
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 4.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 309,560
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 62.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $149,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,283
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $398
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $847
Building permits, 2018 1,657
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 261,390
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.46
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 83.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 5.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 84.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 73.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 89.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 31.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 11.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 62.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 57.8%
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 merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 15,668,520
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+, 2013-2017 23.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $49,321
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $29,456
Persons in poverty, percent
16.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 16,484
Total employment, 2016 314,992
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 15,782,752
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 -0.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 48,609
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., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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