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Population
  2010 2019
Population 4,779,736 4,903,185
Rank 23 24
Median Age 37.9 39.4
   
Total 8 year-olds 61,602 60,023
Boys 31,370 30,945
Girls 30,232 29,078
Total 9 year-olds 65,001 60,241
Boys 33,243 30,692
Girls 31,758 29,549
Total 10 year-olds 64,990 60,897
Boys 33,135 31,082
Girls 31,855 29,815
Total 11 year-olds 63,701 63,083
Boys 32,413 31,969
Girls 31,288 31,114
Total 12 year-olds 64,189 62,906
Boys 32,912 32,069
Girls 31,277 30,837
Total 13 year-olds 63,095 61,883
Boys 32,412 31,501
Girls 30,683 30,382
Total 14 year-olds 63,680 61,729
Boys 32,545 31,513
Girls 31,135 30,216
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 84.5% 85.2%
Car Pool 10.0% 8.7%
Public Transportation 0.4% 0.4%
Work at Home 2.9% 3.4%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 89.4%

Geography
  2010
Capital Montgomery
Largest City Birmingham
Second Largest City Montgomery
Persons Per Square Mile 94.4

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 1,458 1,487
Amusement Parks 7 7
Fast-Food Restaurants 3,286 4,005
Toy Stores 83 89
Video/Disc Rental Stores 236 9
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 11 12
Candy & Nut Stores 23 19
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 77 95
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 3 4

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: December 14, 1819
  • Population 1820: 127,901
  • Population 1850: 771,623
  • Population 1900: 1,828,697
  • Population 1950: 3,061,743
  • Population 2000: 4,447,100
  • Population 2010: 4,779,736

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : Heart of Dixie
  • Flower : Camellia
  • Tree : Southern Longleaf Pine
  • Bird : Yellowhammer
  • Mammal : Black Bear
  • Nut : Pecan

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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