Jefferson County AL Information


Jefferson County Subdivisions

Jefferson County AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 659,553
Population in Households 643,643
Population in Familes 518,454
Population in Group Qrtrs 15,910
Population Density1 594
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 264,713
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 170,102
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 304,168 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 168,580 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 96,133 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 39,455 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $193,649
Average Home Value $264,443


Median Household Income $42,978
Average Household Income $63,502
Per Capita Income $25,713
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.04% 0.18%
Households 0.1% 0.2%
Families -0.01% 0.13%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Jefferson County AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 1 100th
Diversity Index2 # 2 99th
Median Household Income # 10 87th
Per Capita Income # 4 96th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.