Nationwide Claims to Fame

Alabama is 4th out of 51 other states in Female residents

Alabama is 7th out of 51 other states in Income below poverty line

Alabama is 7th out of 51 other states in Race - Black or African American

Alabama is 11th out of 51 other states in Home ownership rate

Alabama is 20th out of 51 other states in Building permits (last year)

Alabama is 21st out of 51 other states in People per household

Alabama is 21st out of 51 other states in Residents 65 or older

Alabama is 23rd out of 51 other states in Current population (2012)

Alabama is 23rd out of 51 other states in Households

Alabama is 23rd out of 51 other states in Housing units

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Alabama Rank US
Current population (2012) 4,822,023 23rd 313,914,040
Size in square miles 50,645.3 28th 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 94.4 28th 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Alabama Rank US
Residents younger than 5 6.3% 31st 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 23.3% 24th 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 14.5% 21st 13.7%
Education Demographics
Alabama Rank US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 81.9% 46th 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 22.0% 46th 28.2%
Race Demographics
Alabama Rank US
Race - White 70.0% 43rd 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 26.5% 7th 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.7% 26th 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.2% 44th 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 44th 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.5% 46th 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 4.1% 40th 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 66.6% 31st 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Alabama Rank US
Female residents 51.5% 4th 50.8%
Foreign born residents 3.4% 43rd 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Alabama Rank US
Housing units 2,182,088 23rd 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 15.5% 45th 25.9%
Households 1,831,269 23rd 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 70.7% 11th 66.1%
Home median value $120,800 45th $186,200
People per household 2.5 21st 2.6
Building permits (last year) 13,506 20th 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Alabama Rank US
Income per capita $23,483 46th $27,915
Income per household $42,934 47th $52,762
Income below poverty line 17.6% 7th 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Alabama Rank US
Non-farm private establishments 97,743 26th 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 1,573,138 24th 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 382,350 23rd 27,092,908
Retail sales $57,344,851 23rd $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $12,364 39th $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $6,426,342 30th $613,795,732

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