Alabama, US

state
Alabama is in United States of America. Alabama has a population of 1.51 percent of the United States population. There are 67 counties, 219 places in Alabama.

You'll find demographics, education information about Alabama, as well as a list of nearby locations, further down this page.

Demographics of Alabama

Total Population of Alabama

  • Alabama
  • US
Total Population chart statistics
Total4,850,7714,850,771321,004,407321,004,407
According to 2017 US Census, the population of Alabama state is 4,850,771 people. This is 1.51% of the total 321,004,407 United States of America country citizens.
Total population statistics is shown in the table below:
Total PopulationAlabamaUS
Total4,850,771
1.5% of US
321,004,407
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Gender of Alabama

  • Alabama
  • US
Gender chart statistics
Male47.9%47.9%52.1%52.1%
Female48.8%48.8%51.2%51.2%
Alabama state has a total of 1,886,515 (47.9%) male and 2,054,847 (52.1%) female citizens as per 2017 US Census data. In comparison, the proportions of United States of America country citizens are: 48.8% male and 51.2% female.
Detailed statistics for gender is shown in the table below:
GenderAlabamaUS
Male1,886,515
47.9% of Alabama,
1.5% of US
126,850,422
48.8%
Female2,054,847
52.1% of Alabama,
1.5% of US
133,142,237
51.2%
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Income of Alabama

  • Alabama
  • US
Income per Household chart statistics
< $10k9.2%9.2%6.7%6.7%
$10k - $25k18.9%18.9%14.6%14.6%
$25k - $40k15.9%15.9%14%14%
$40k - $60k16.9%16.9%16.2%16.2%
$60k - $100k20.6%20.6%22.3%22.3%
$100k - $125k7.2%7.2%8.6%8.6%
$125k - $150k4.1%4.1%5.4%5.4%
$150k - $200k3.9%3.9%5.8%5.8%
> $200k3.3%3.3%6.3%6.3%
According to 2017 US Census statistics, the most frequent household income levels in Alabama state are: $60 000 to $99 999 (20.6 percent), $10 000 to $24 999 (18.9 percent) and $40 000 to $59 999 (16.9 percent).
Detailed statistics for income is shown in the table below:
IncomeAlabamaUS
Total1,856,695
100% of Alabama,
1.6% of US
118,825,921
100%
< $10k170,650
9.2% of Alabama,
2.1% of US
7,942,251
6.7%
$10k - $25k350,367
18.9% of Alabama,
2% of US
17,406,019
14.6%
$25k - $40k294,952
15.9% of Alabama,
1.8% of US
16,663,066
14%
$40k - $60k314,549
16.9% of Alabama,
1.6% of US
19,261,515
16.2%
$60k - $100k383,025
20.6% of Alabama,
1.4% of US
26,454,560
22.3%
$100k - $125k133,618
7.2% of Alabama,
1.3% of US
10,273,788
8.6%
$125k - $150k76,939
4.1% of Alabama,
1.2% of US
6,428,069
5.4%
$150k - $200k71,748
3.9% of Alabama,
1% of US
6,931,136
5.8%
> $200k60,847
3.3% of Alabama,
0.8% of US
7,465,517
6.3%
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Median Age of Alabama

  • Alabama
  • US
Median Age chart statistics
Total38.738.737.837.8
Male37.237.236.536.5
Female40.140.139.139.1
According to 2017 US census data, the average male age in Alabama state is 37.2 and the average female age is 40.1. In comparison United States of America country average male age 37.2 and average female age is 40.1.
Detailed statistics for median age is shown in the table below:
Median AgeAlabamaUS
Total38.737.8
Male37.236.5
Female40.139.1
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Age Groups of Alabama

  • Alabama
  • US
Age Groups chart statistics
<18 years22.7%22.7%22.9%22.9%
18 - 24 years9.7%9.7%9.7%9.7%
25 - 34 years12.9%12.9%13.7%13.7%
35 - 49 years18.8%18.8%19.2%19.2%
50 - 64 years20.1%20.1%19.6%19.6%
65 - 84 years14%14%13%13%
>85 years1.7%1.7%1.9%1.9%
According to 2017 US Census statistics, the major age groups in Alabama state are: < 18 (22.7%), 50 - 64 (20.1%), and 35 - 49 (18.8%).
Detailed statistics for age groups is shown in the table below:
Age GroupsAlabamaUS
Total4,850,771
100% of Alabama,
1.5% of US
321,004,407
100%
<18 years1,102,682
22.7% of Alabama,
1.5% of US
73,601,279
22.9%
18 - 24 years471,452
9.7% of Alabama,
1.5% of US
31,131,484
9.7%
25 - 34 years628,088
12.9% of Alabama,
1.4% of US
44,044,173
13.7%
35 - 49 years913,015
18.8% of Alabama,
1.5% of US
61,618,015
19.2%
50 - 64 years973,502
20.1% of Alabama,
1.5% of US
62,877,067
19.6%
65 - 84 years679,063
14% of Alabama,
1.6% of US
41,590,866
13%
>85 years82,969
1.7% of Alabama,
1.4% of US
6,141,523
1.9%
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Marital Status of Alabama

  • Alabama
  • US
Marital Status chart statistics
Married50.2%50.2%50.2%50.2%
Never Married30.4%30.4%33.1%33.1%
Divorced12.3%12.3%10.9%10.9%
Widowed7.1%7.1%5.8%5.8%
As per 2017 US Census data Alabama state dominant marital statuses are: Now married (50.2%) and Never married (30.4%).
The marital status data table is as follows:
Marital StatusAlabamaUS
Total3,941,362
100% of Alabama,
1.5% of US
259,992,659
100%
Married1,979,275
50.2% of Alabama,
1.5% of US
130,528,964
50.2%
Never Married1,197,758
30.4% of Alabama,
1.4% of US
86,087,136
33.1%
Divorced483,872
12.3% of Alabama,
1.7% of US
28,212,237
10.9%
Widowed280,457
7.1% of Alabama,
1.8% of US
15,164,322
5.8%
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Education of Alabama

  • Alabama
  • US
Education Level chart statistics
No Schooling1.3%1.3%1.4%1.4%
Unifinished High-school13.4%13.4%11.2%11.2%
High-school Diploma25.4%25.4%23.3%23.3%
GED or alt. creds5.5%5.5%4%4%
Unfinished College21.7%21.7%20.8%20.8%
Associate's degree8.2%8.2%8.3%8.3%
Bachelor's degree15.4%15.4%19.1%19.1%
Master's degree6.6%6.6%8.4%8.4%
Professional School degree1.5%1.5%2%2%
Doctorate degree1%1%1.4%1.4%
According to 2017 US Census data, the most common education levels in Alabama state are High-school Diploma (25.4 percent), Unfinished College (21.7 percent) and Bachelor's degree (15.4 percent).
Following is the data table for education statistics:
EducationAlabamaUS
No Schooling41,118
1.3% of Alabama,
1.3% of US
3,121,238
1.4%
Unifinished High-school439,941
13.4% of Alabama,
1.8% of US
24,315,876
11.2%
High-school Diploma831,994
25.4% of Alabama,
1.6% of US
50,496,716
23.3%
GED or alt. creds180,557
5.5% of Alabama,
2.1% of US
8,596,896
4%
Unfinished College712,204
21.7% of Alabama,
1.6% of US
44,935,834
20.8%
Associate's degree267,245
8.2% of Alabama,
1.5% of US
17,917,481
8.3%
Bachelor's degree503,930
15.4% of Alabama,
1.2% of US
41,377,068
19.1%
Master's degree216,001
6.6% of Alabama,
1.2% of US
18,154,808
8.4%
Professional School degree49,452
1.5% of Alabama,
1.1% of US
4,393,328
2%
Doctorate degree34,195
1% of Alabama,
1.2% of US
2,962,399
1.4%
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Languages Spoken of Alabama

  • Alabama
  • US
Languages Spoken chart statistics
English only94.9%94.9%78.7%78.7%
Spanish3.2%3.2%13.2%13.2%
Other Indo-European0.8%0.8%3.6%3.6%
Asian and Pacific0.9%0.9%3.5%3.5%
Other Languages0.3%0.3%1%1%
As per 2017 US Census data Alabama state dominant spoken languages are: only English (94.9 percent), Spanish (3.2 percent) and Asian and Pacific Islands (0.9 percent).
Detailed statistics for languages spoken is shown in the table below:
Languages SpokenAlabamaUS
Total4,558,608
100% of Alabama,
1.5% of US
301,150,892
100%
English only4,324,223
94.9% of Alabama,
1.8% of US
236,929,699
78.7%
Spanish146,478
3.2% of Alabama,
0.4% of US
39,769,281
13.2%
Other Indo-European34,781
0.8% of Alabama,
0.3% of US
10,907,675
3.6%
Asian and Pacific Islands40,045
0.9% of Alabama,
0.4% of US
10,409,087
3.5%
Other Languages13,081
0.3% of Alabama,
0.4% of US
3,135,150
1%
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Ethnic Diversity of Alabama

  • Alabama
  • US
Ethnic Diversity chart statistics
White68.4%68.4%73%73%
African American26.5%26.5%12.7%12.7%
American Indian0.5%0.5%0.8%0.8%
Asian1.3%1.3%5.4%5.4%
Hawaiian & Pacific0%0%0.2%0.2%
Two+ ethnicities1.8%1.8%3.1%3.1%
Other1.4%1.4%4.8%4.8%
As per 2017 US census data Alabama state dominant ethnic diversity groups are: White (68.4%), African American (26.5%) and Two or more ethnicities (1.8%).
Ethnic diversity statistics is shown in the table below:
Ethnic DiversityAlabamaUS
Total4,850,771
100% of Alabama,
1.5% of US
321,004,407
100%
White3,317,702
68.4% of Alabama,
1.4% of US
234,370,202
73%
African American1,287,167
26.5% of Alabama,
3.2% of US
40,610,815
12.7%
American Indian & Alaska Native25,098
0.5% of Alabama,
1% of US
2,632,102
0.8%
Asian62,815
1.3% of Alabama,
0.4% of US
17,186,320
5.4%
Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander2,213
0% of Alabama,
0.4% of US
570,116
0.2%
Two or more ethnicities88,834
1.8% of Alabama,
0.9% of US
10,081,044
3.1%
Other66,942
1.4% of Alabama,
0.4% of US
15,553,808
4.8%
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Household Types of Alabama

  • Alabama
  • US
Household Types chart statistics
Family Households66.5%66.5%65.9%65.9%
Non-family Households33.5%33.5%34.1%34.1%
Alabama state family households are 66.5% and non-family households 33.5% as per 2017 US census data. In comparison United States of America country family households contains 65.9% and non-family households 34.1%.
The household types data table is as follows:
Household TypesAlabamaUS
Total1,856,695
100% of Alabama,
1.6% of US
118,825,921
100%
Family households,
Married-couple family
879,924
47.4% of Alabama,
1.5% of US
57,459,352
48.4%
Family households,
Other family
353,939
19.1% of Alabama,
1.7% of US
20,839,351
17.5%
Family households,
Other family,
Male householder no wife present
79,578
4.3% of Alabama,
1.4% of US
5,747,150
4.8%
Family households,
Other family,
Female householder no husband present
274,361
14.8% of Alabama,
1.8% of US
15,092,201
12.7%
Nonfamily households,
Householder living alone
543,128
29.3% of Alabama,
1.7% of US
32,863,560
27.7%
Nonfamily households,
Householder not living alone
79,704
4.3% of Alabama,
1% of US
7,663,658
6.4%
Family Households1,233,863
66.5% of Alabama,
1.6% of US
78,298,703
65.9%
Non-family Households622,832
33.5% of Alabama,
1.5% of US
40,527,218
34.1%
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Employment Industries of Alabama

  • Alabama
  • US
Employment Industries chart statistics
Agriculture1.1%1.1%1.3%1.3%
Construction6.4%6.4%6.4%6.4%
Manufacturing14.2%14.2%10.3%10.3%
Wholesale2.5%2.5%2.7%2.7%
Retail12%12%11.4%11.4%
Utilities1.5%1.5%0.8%0.8%
Information1.6%1.6%2.1%2.1%
Finance & Insurance4.1%4.1%4.6%4.6%
Real Estate1.5%1.5%1.9%1.9%
Sci & Tech Services5.5%5.5%6.9%6.9%
Company Management0%0%0.1%0.1%
Administrative Services3.8%3.8%4.3%4.3%
Educational Services9.1%9.1%9.3%9.3%
Health Care13.4%13.4%13.8%13.8%
Arts & Entertainment1.3%1.3%2.2%2.2%
Accommodation & Food Services7.1%7.1%7.5%7.5%
Public Administration5.5%5.5%4.7%4.7%
Other Services5.1%5.1%4.9%4.9%
As per 2017 US census data Alabama state dominant household income ranges are: Manufacturing (14.2%), Health care and social assistance (13.4%), Retail trade (12%) and Educational services (9.1%).
The employment industries data table is as follows:
Employment IndustriesAlabamaUS
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting22,857
1.1% of Alabama,
1.2% of US
1,958,431
1.3%
Construction131,822
6.4% of Alabama,
1.4% of US
9,564,541
6.4%
Manufacturing291,616
14.2% of Alabama,
1.9% of US
15,477,389
10.3%
Wholesale51,415
2.5% of Alabama,
1.3% of US
4,042,867
2.7%
Retail246,556
12% of Alabama,
1.4% of US
17,167,000
11.4%
Utilities30,284
1.5% of Alabama,
2.4% of US
1,257,353
0.8%
Information33,292
1.6% of Alabama,
1% of US
3,173,300
2.1%
Finance & Insurance83,686
4.1% of Alabama,
1.2% of US
7,001,182
4.6%
Real Estate31,474
1.5% of Alabama,
1.1% of US
2,907,138
1.9%
Scientific & Technical Services112,787
5.5% of Alabama,
1.1% of US
10,416,745
6.9%
Company Management985
0% of Alabama,
0.7% of US
144,719
0.1%
Administrative & Waste Management Services79,020
3.8% of Alabama,
1.2% of US
6,439,693
4.3%
Educational Services186,744
9.1% of Alabama,
1.3% of US
13,931,235
9.3%
Health Care & Social Assistance275,792
13.4% of Alabama,
1.3% of US
20,850,113
13.8%
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation26,520
1.3% of Alabama,
0.8% of US
3,283,165
2.2%
Accommodation & Food Services145,928
7.1% of Alabama,
1.3% of US
11,303,481
7.5%
Public Administration113,269
5.5% of Alabama,
1.6% of US
7,025,870
4.7%
Other Services105,209
5.1% of Alabama,
1.4% of US
7,371,226
4.9%
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Means of Transportation of Alabama

  • Alabama
  • US
Means of Transportation chart statistics
Car, Truck or Van97.4%97.4%89.9%89.9%
Public Transportation0.4%0.4%5.4%5.4%
Walk1.2%1.2%2.9%2.9%
Motorcycle or Bicycle1%1%1.9%1.9%
As per 2017 US census data Alabama state dominant types of transportation to work are: Car truck or van (97.4%).
The data table for means of transportation is as follows:
Means of TransportationAlabamaUS
Car, Truck or Van1,916,975
97.4% of Alabama,
1.5% of US
127,053,717
89.9%
Public Transportation7,433
0.4% of Alabama,
0.1% of US
7,607,907
5.4%
Walk22,659
1.2% of Alabama,
0.6% of US
4,049,337
2.9%
Taxicab, Motorcycle, Bicycle or Other20,531
1% of Alabama,
0.8% of US
2,693,671
1.9%
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Time of Commute of Alabama

  • Alabama
  • US
Time of Commute to Work chart statistics
< 10 mins12.2%12.2%12.7%12.7%
10-15 mins14.3%14.3%13.6%13.6%
15-20 mins16.9%16.9%15.3%15.3%
20-25 mins15.7%15.7%14.6%14.6%
25-30 mins6.8%6.8%6.4%6.4%
30-35 mins14.8%14.8%13.7%13.7%
35-45 mins5.7%5.7%6.8%6.8%
45-50 mins7.5%7.5%8.1%8.1%
> 60 mins6.1%6.1%8.9%8.9%
As per 2017 US census data Alabama state dominant travel time to work ranges are: 15-20 minutes, 20-25 minutes and 30-35 minutes.
Following is the data table for time of commute statistics:
Time of CommuteAlabamaUS
< 10 mins239,078
12.2% of Alabama,
1.3% of US
17,921,724
12.7%
10-15 mins280,886
14.3% of Alabama,
1.5% of US
19,241,335
13.6%
15-20 mins333,065
16.9% of Alabama,
1.5% of US
21,633,308
15.3%
20-25 mins309,003
15.7% of Alabama,
1.5% of US
20,585,782
14.6%
25-30 mins133,661
6.8% of Alabama,
1.5% of US
8,998,679
6.4%
30-35 mins292,122
14.8% of Alabama,
1.5% of US
19,345,968
13.7%
35-45 mins112,383
5.7% of Alabama,
1.2% of US
9,634,261
6.8%
45-50 mins148,225
7.5% of Alabama,
1.3% of US
11,464,394
8.1%
> 60 mins119,175
6.1% of Alabama,
0.9% of US
12,579,181
8.9%
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Education of Alabama

Colleges in Alabama

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Universities in Alabama

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Locations in Alabama